As of Tuesday May 31, 2022 the Airdrie Fire Hall Assessment Drive Through at 805 Main Street, Airdrie has been decommissioned.
Use the COVID-19 Assessment & Testing Tool to help you decide if you should talk to someone about your symptoms, for advice on managing mild symptoms, and whether you need to be tested for COVID-19.
Rapid Testing At Home: Pending availability, free COVID-19 rapid testing kits can be picked up at these locations.
Note: Hospitals are not distributing rapid test kits.
Note: Rapid test kits cannot be used for travel.
Change or Cancel Your COVID-19 Test Appointment: If you have already booked a COVID-19 test using the online tool and would like to reschedule or cancel, visit AHS.ca/mybooking. For cancelling a COVID-19 immunization appointment visit here.
COVID-19 Assessment & Testing
Free molecular testing (e.g. PCR) at AHS Assessment Centres is available for:
- Children with symptoms under two years of age
- People with symptoms who may be eligible for outpatient treatments for COVID-19
- People with symptoms who are household contacts of a person who works in continuing care or acute care
- People with symptoms who are pregnant
- People with symptoms who live or work in isolated and remote First Nation, Inuit, and Métis communities
- Returning international travellers who become symptomatic within 14 days after their return to Canada
If you do not fall into the above list, you are not eligible for COVID-19 molecular (e.g. PCR) testing from AHS.
You can use an at-home rapid test to screen for COVID-19. If you don’t have access to one, stay home and away from other people until your symptoms get better.
If you have any of the symptoms of COVID-19, you are recommended to isolate.
Private testing is available, for a fee, for testing related to:
If you require COVID-19 testing outside of the public testing program, a variety of fee-for-service options are available through the private sector, including DynaLIFE Medical Labs, Numi Health, Equity Health Services and some pharmacies.
COVID-19 Assessment & Testing
For Healthcare Workers and Workers in Specific High Risk Settings
People in the settings listed here should use the button above to determine if they need to book a test.
- Healthcare workers*
- Group home, disability support and shelter workers;
- Correctional facility staff in provincial & federal facilities
- Individuals who provide services in a clinical care setting including hospitals, clinics, pharmacies
*You are considered a healthcare worker if you work in the following settings:
- AHS or Covenant facility in which patient care is provided
- Home Care
- Primary Care
- Diagnostic Imaging or Laboratory Clinics
- Medical Specialty Clinics
- Continuing Care and Licensed Supportive Living Sites
- Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians in patient care settings
- Other settings where face-to-face patient care is provided (including emergency medial responders)
Fit for Work Assessment for Healthcare Workers
Complete the Online Questionnaire.