Call 911 if you are seriously ill and need medical help right away. Tell them that you may have COVID-19.
Only book a COVID-19 test if you meet the eligibility criteria. Please do not attend the Emergency Department or Urgent Care for COVID-19 testing. Book an appointment for a test at an AHS assessment centre only if you are eligible.
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 you can use an at-home rapid test if you have access to one. Rapid antigen tests are available for free at a participating pharmacy. Find a pharmacy near you.
Important: If you are sick, stay home. If your symptoms get worse you can call Health Link at 811 for further advice, or speak to your healthcare provider. If you have a medical emergency and need help right away call 911.
Most people recover from COVID-19 without special treatment and can manage mild symptoms at home.
Resources are available to help you manage mild symptoms at home and take care of someone who has COVID-19:
If you are caring for a person who has COVID-19 at home, designate one healthy person to be their caregiver.
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COVID-19 infection can result in long lasting symptoms. Your recovery and rehabilitation can be challenging, but there are resources to help: