Emergency Departments at Horizon’s regional hospitals are extremely short staffed this weekend and priority will be given to trauma and critical care patients. Patients with non-urgent medical issues may experience long wait times.

COVID-19 CONTACT US

COVID-19 Assessment Centres by appointment

Getting tested in New Brunswick

If you have:

  • ONE of the following symptoms: fever, or loss of sense of taste or smell;

or

  • TWO of the following symptoms: a new cough or worsening chronic cough, difficulty breathing, sore throat, runny nose, headache, diarrhea, new onset of fatigue or purple markings on the fingers and toes of children

All testing is reserved for symptomatic people or people who live or work in specific settings.

To help determine what type of test you need please click on the link and complete the online form. This will tell you if you need a PCR lab-based test, a POCT rapid test or if no testing is required right now.

Horizon’s COVID-19 Assessment Centres offer appointments for patients with symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19), as well as those who’ve been directed by Public Health to be tested for COVID-19. Testing is essential to help reduce the risk of the spread of COVID-19 in New Brunswick.  

Following an assessment by Tele-Care, if you require an in-person assessment (COVID-19 test), a referral will be sent to a COVID-19 Assessment Centre. Staff at the assessment centre will contact you to schedule an appointment; this should be completed within 24 hours, but it will depend on the number of referrals.

These are not walk-in clinics. Hours may vary at each location, depending on the volume of referrals received.

For more information on locations, click on one of the areas below:

A health care provider will provide an assessment and medical advice and guidance, and complete the screening test. The health care team may include a physician, nurse practitioner, Registered Nurse or a Licensed Practical Nurse.

New Brunswick offers two options for COVID-19 testing in children and youth. Find information about the process and what to expect here.

In an emergency, or if you are experiencing severe symptoms, please call 911 or call ahead to your local Emergency Department so they can prepare for your arrival. Individuals should not come to the Emergency Department for a COVID-19 test or to obtain their results.

If you’ve been directed to one of these sites by Tele-Care 811, have a look at this virtual tour so you know what to expect.

COVID-19 Assessment Centre Locations

COVID-19 testing clinics in zones 4 (Edmundston area), 5 (Campbellton area) and 6 (Acadie-Bathurst area) are managed by Vitalite Health Network

Health centres and community health centres

Testing at health centres and community health centres is limited and by appointment only. More information will be provided upon booking.

While waiting for your test results

Information on how to access your online results via MyHealthNB will be provided to you by the assessment centre staff when you have your test completed.