New online tool to help determine need for COVID testing

March 13, 2020

Alberta Health Services (AHS) has developed simple online screening to help people decide whether they need to be tested for COVID-19. Available starting at 5 p.m. today at, this tool asks questions about symptoms and takes users through steps to help determine whether they should call Health Link at 811 for testing.

If you have symptoms such as fever, cough and difficulty breathing and have travelled outside Canada or have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19, stay home and call Health Link at 811. If you are not seriously ill, do not go to a physician’s office, a healthcare facility or a lab without consulting with Health Link first. Call 911 if you are seriously ill and need immediate medical attention and inform them you may have COVID-19.

If you aren’t sure, visit the online tool at or go to for more information.