Assessment & Testing

COVID-19

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 the Restrictions Exemption Program or 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

For Albertans

Free PCR testing at AHS Assessment Centres is available for:

  • People with symptoms who may be eligible for Sotrovimab (monocolonal antibody treatment)
  • 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 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 core symptoms of COVID-19, you are legally required to isolate.

Private testing is available, for a fee, for testing related to:

  • Travel
  • Accessing businesses or events participating in the Restrictions Exemption Program

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.