(victoriaconference.com)

A new COVID-19 testing facility has opened in downtown Victoria.

Island Health announced the opening of the new facility at the Victoria Conference Centre located at 720 Douglas Street for people with cold, flu or COVID-19-like symptoms. 

The facility is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Appointments can now be booked.

To determine whether you require a COVID-19 test, Island Health recommends you to use this self-assessment tool.

Conversely, people with symptoms can call: 1-844-901-8442 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, and  expect to hear back from an Island Health representative within 24-hours to schedule a test.

The vaccination centre will still be available in tandem with the testing facility.

Free parking is available and the walk-in entry point can be accessed off of Douglas Street on the south side of the building.

Island Health requires you to have yours or your child’s personal health number available when booking a test and arriving.

Gargle tests will also be available for children and adults. Island Health recommends that children being tested watch this video in advance to prepare. 

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