Western Health Opening COVID-19 Rapid Testing Clinic

Feb 17, 2021

Western Health will hold a rapid testing clinic at the Valley Mall in Corner Brook from Thursday, February 18, 2021 to Monday, February 22, 2021. The rapid testing clinic can detect COVID-19 in people who do not have symptoms, helping limit potential spread of the virus. Appointments are not required.

The clinic will operate in the upper level of the Valley Mall, rear entrance. It is not accessible from inside the building.

Once you arrive, you will be greeted by a parking lot attendant who will explain the process for rapid testing. You will remain in your vehicle until directed to enter the building for testing. If you do not arrive by vehicle the attendant will provide instructions. The clinic will ensure all public health and physical distancing protocols are followed.Clinic hours are:

Thursday, February 18 and Friday, February 19 from 12 noon to 8 p.m., and
Saturday, February 20, Sunday, February 21 and Monday, February 22 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Individuals tested at the rapid testing clinic will receive notification of their test results by text or telephone within two to four hours. People who get tested at the rapid testing clinic are not required to self-isolate while waiting for their results. Rapid testing is not available for any person who is self-isolating for any reason including if you have traveled or worked outside Newfoundland and Labrador in the past 14 days. 

Given the recent outbreak in the St. John's-Metro area, we are particularly interested in testing individuals that have:

•   Travelled to the St. John's-Metro area since February 3, 2021.

•   And/or attend high school.

Please do not attend the rapid testing clinic if you meet the following criteria:

1. Have one or more COVID-19 symptom
-Fever (including chills/sweats)
-Cough (new or worsening)
-Small red or purple spots on hands and/or feet
-Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
-Loss of appetite
-Vomiting or diarrhea for more than 24 hours
-Runny, stuffy or congested nose (not related to seasonal allergies or other known causes/conditions)
-Sore throat or difficulty swallowing
-Acute loss of sense of smell or taste
-Unusual fatigue, lack of energy
-New onset of muscle aches
2. Have visited a location announced in a public health advisory.
3. Have been in contact with someone who is positive for COVID 19.
If you meet these criteria, you should stay home, immediately start self-isolating and complete self-assessment online at https://covidassessment.nlchi.nl.ca or by contacting 811.

Everyone has a responsibility to monitor for symptoms and prevent the spread of COVID-19. The province is currently in Alert Level 5 and the best defense against COVID-19 is through physical distancing, hand hygiene, and wearing a mask.

Individuals who have questions about their health are directed to call 811 or visit www.811healthline.ca. For more information on COVID-19,please visit the Provincial Department of Health and Community Services website here.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Western Health Client Relations Confidential Toll Free Client Feedback Line 1 833 784 6802 or email clientrelations@westernhealth.nl.ca.

See FAQ here.