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Test for flu-like symptoms or symptoms similar to COVID-19

When to get tested

If you have flu-like symptoms similar to those of COVID-19, it is recommended that you do a COVID-19 rapid test.

Who can get tested at a local point of service

You can get tested at a local point of service if:

  • you are a healthcare and social services workers;
  • a screening test is required by a healthcare worker before a surgery, a hospitalization or a medical treatment;
  • you have COVID-19 symptoms and you may benefit from a COVID-19 treatment such as PaxlovidTM;

Book your appointment to get tested

If you are concerned, you can also make an appointment at a local point of service by calling 1-877-644-4545.

Contraindications to getting tested for COVID-19

There are no contraindications. However, some situations require a medical assessment before getting tested:

  • you have a nasal obstruction other than nasal congestion;
  • you are having a nosebleed now;
  • you had a nosebleed in the last week;
  • you have had surgery:
    • oral surgery in the last week;
    • nose surgery in the last month;
  • you are having an episode of wheezing.

Last update: December 13, 2023

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