October 28, 2020
VEGREVILLE — To increase accessibility to COVID-19 testing for symptomatic individuals, COVID-19 testing will soon be offered in the town of Vegreville. The testing site is the result of a partnership between Alberta Health Services (AHS) and the town of Vegreville, who have provided the space for the testing site.
The Vegreville location will open November 16. As with all COVID-19 testing in Alberta, at this time, testing will be by appointment only, and only available for symptomatic residents or those identified by Alberta Health Services as close contacts of a positive COVID-19 case, or part of an outbreak investigation.
AHS Public Health also continues to offer in-home testing in Vegreville and across the Zone for those who are house-bound.
Individuals with symptoms of COVID-19 are advised to self-isolate immediately, and go online to book a testing appointment at ahs.ca/covid. People without Internet access can call 811 and HealthLink staff will book a test appointment.
Albertans have the option to consent to receive their test results by SMS text message, or auto-dialer. Those who do not opt to receive results through these automated processes will receive results by a direct phone call.
COVID-19 results are also available through the MyHealth Records tool (myhealth.alberta.ca/myhealthrecords). Albertans who sign up for MyHealth Records are able to see their COVID-19 test results, as well as other lab work and immunization records, as soon as they are ready. Parents can also access their children’s COVID-19 test results in addition to their own by signing up for MyHealth Records.
Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.