Free COVID-19 testing at Parc metro this weekend

Avleen K Mokha

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CIUSSS West Central has converted a bus into a mobile clinic to test residents for COVID-19. The clinic does free, drop-in testing to all public members including residents without health insurance. Photo: CIUSSS

The health and social services, CIUSSS West Central, have converted city buses into clinics to test for coronavirus in high-priority regions. The bus clinic is coming to Park Extension for a fourth time from Friday, June 12, to Sunday, June 14. The clinic will be parked at Parc metro, on Hutchison street, and will operate from 10 am to 4 pm.

Testing is free to anyone regardless of immigration status or health insurance coverage. Residents can come even if they don’t have the provincial health insurance plan or if their insurance cards have experienced.

Although nurses on-site will not turn anyone away, the clinic is especially for residents who:

  • Are presenting flu-like symptoms
  • Are not presenting symptoms, but have been in contact with someone who is confirmed positive for COVID-19

No appointment is needed. However, the clinic can do a maximum of 200 tests per day.

The clinic also stops taking new residents to line up fifteen to twenty minutes before it closes at 4 pm. Therefore, residents coming in the late afternoon should plan to come latest by 3:45 pm to make sure they can get tested.