December 3, 2023

Who can get tested for COVID-19?

PCR COVID-19 testing is only recommended for eligible individuals. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, please follow public health advice as recommended by the province.

Visit the links below for information about testing in:

For testing at the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte Community Health Centre, please call 613-967-3603. 


  • Take-home PCR self-collection kits – are available for eligible individuals only at participating pharmacies. In addition, many pharmacies offer booked appointments. Please contact the pharmacy for availability and appointment booking prior to your visit.

Other COVID-19 Testing FAQ

Who can get access to Rapid Antigen Tests, and where can they be picked up?

Rapid Antigen Tests are NOT available through public health unit offices, at vaccine clinics, or at Community Assessment Centres.

Rapid Antigen Tests are being distributed through many local retailers. You can find addresses of participating locations using this chart. Search “city” to narrow down your results.

I am eligible for a PCR test. Where do I find my test results?

To find your COVID-19 test results go to It can take 2 to 7 days for your result to become available on this portal. This timeframe varies with changes in assessment centre and laboratory capacity.

What happens if you test positive for COVID-19 (PCR or RAT)?

Visit to find out what to do.

What happens if I get an indeterminate or invalid PCR test result?

If you are eligible for a PCR test and receive an invalid or indeterminate result, please get re-tested as soon as possible. Continue to follow directions as appropriate for your situation, while you await your test results (e.g. if you have symptoms or have otherwise been advised to isolate, continue isolating while waiting for your re-test results).

What should you do if you have symptoms but you do not qualify for PCR or RAT?

Visit to find out what to do if you have symptoms of illness.

Can I get a test if I do not have symptoms and I have not had an exposure?

Only certain individuals are eligible for government funded PCR testing, as listed above.

Individuals who are not eligible for government-funded testing but require testing for travel or other personal purposes may be able to obtain testing at participating pharmacies, for a fee.



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