COVID-19 info for Albertans & Health Professionals and about Visiting Patients.

COVID-19 Testing - Complete a Self-Assessment and book an appointment for testing.

COVID-19 Self-Assessment

novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

AHS continues to revise testing criteria in Alberta, to reflect enhanced lab testing capacity, and the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. These categories will continue to change in the coming weeks and months as the pandemic evolves.


For Albertans

All Albertans are now eligible for testing for COVID-19. You can also now book an appointment for testing online if you live within 75 kms from a testing assessment centre.

If you have any of the following symptoms, you will need to immediately self-isolate.

  • fever, new onset of cough or worsening chronic cough, new or worsening shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, sore throat, runny nose, chills, painful swallowing, stuffy nose, headache, muscle/joint ache, feeling unwell, fatigue, severe exhaustion, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, unexplained loss of appetite, loss of sense of smell or taste, conjunctivitis (pink eye)

NOTE: Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19, or is experiencing a cough, fever, shortness of breath, difficult breathing, runny nose, or sore throat, not related to a pre-existing illness or health condition, 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.


For Healthcare & Shelter Workers / Enforcement Personnel / First Responders

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

  • Healthcare workers
  • Group home, disability support and shelter workers
  • First responders including firefighters
  • Workers involved in COVID-19 enforcement including:
    • Police officers
    • Peace officers
    • Bylaw officers
    • Environmental health officers
    • Fish and Wildlife officers
  • Correctional facility staff in provincial / federal facilities
  • Individuals who provide services in a clinical care setting including hospitals, clinics, pharmacies.

Fit for Work Assessment for Healthcare Workers

Complete the Online Questionnaire.