If you are experiencing symptoms, DO NOT drop into your doctor’s office or the hospital emergency department unannounced!
Use the online Self-Assessment Tool to determine whether you need further testing or medical assistance.
Interior Health Authority provides this advice:
Reported signs and symptoms include: fever, new cough, and difficulty breathing. If you think you have the symptoms of COVID-19, please stay at home and call 8-1-1, or your family doctor/nurse practitioner. People without symptoms, or those with mild symptoms who can be managed at home, should not be tested. The exception is health-care workers with COVID-19 infection who have recovered and require a negative test prior to returning to work.
Testing will occur by appointment for people who have been referred by their primary care provider or an 8-1-1 nurse.
If you have health concerns, call HealthLink BC at 8-1-1.