COVID-19 info for Albertans & Health Professionals and about Family Support & Visitation.

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COVID-19 Testing / Online Booking

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COVID-19 Testing Callbacks

If you have already submitted a referral for COVID-19 testing and are waiting for a callback to schedule your appointment, please do not complete the self-assessment again before you receive your callback. We are experiencing high volumes of testing referrals and call volumes for 811. Please be patient and someone from AHS will call you back as quickly as possible.

Modifying an Appointment

If you have already booked a COVID-19 test using the online tool and would like to reschedule or cancel your appointment, please visit AHS.ca/mybooking

COVID-19 Testing / Online Booking

For Albertans

As of September 17, 2020, COVID-19 testing in Alberta is now recommended only for:

  • Albertans with symptoms of COVID-19;
  • Albertans who are close contacts of a confirmed case, whether symptomatic or not;
  • Albertans who are linked to a known outbreak, whether symptomatic or not; and,
  • Asymptomatic Albertans who require asymptomatic testing for the purpose of travel.

If you do not have symptoms and do not fall into the above list, you are not recommended for COVID-19 testing.

Anyone who has the following symptoms are legally required to self-isolate and should be tested for COVID-19.

  • fever, new onset of cough or worsening chronic cough, new or worsening shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, sore throat, runny nose

If you are not tested for COVID-19, you MUST self-isolate for 10 days following the start of these symptoms and until you are feeling better (whichever is longer). If you are tested, further instructions are available at ahs.ca/results based on your test results.

People with other symptoms are also recommended to be tested. These include:

  • chills, painful swallowing, stuffy nose, headache, muscle or joint ache, feeling unwell, fatigue or severe exhaustion, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or unexplained loss of appetite, loss of sense of smell or taste, conjunctivitis (pink eye)

If you have these symptoms, it is strongly advised that you stay home and minimize contact with others until you are feeling better.

Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 is legally required to self-isolate for a minimum of 10 days from the start of symptoms, or until symptoms resolve, whichever is longer; however, these individuals ARE allowed to leave home to come for testing, following the guidance outlined in this Order.

You can complete this assessment for yourself or on behalf of someone else, if they are not able.

COVID-19 Testing / Online Booking

For Healthcare Workers, Group Home and Shelter Workers, School Teachers and/or School Staff

Everyone working in the areas listed below are eligible for testing for COVID-19. You can also book an appointment for testing online if you live within 75 kms from a testing assessment centre.

  • Healthcare workers;
  • School teachers and/or school staff;
  • Group home, disability support and shelter workers;
  • Correctional facility staff in provincial / federal facilities; and
  • Individuals who provide services in a clinical care setting including hospitals, clinics, pharmacies.

Fit for Work Assessment for Healthcare Workers

Complete the Online Questionnaire.