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Online booking has begun for COVID-19 tests in Interior Health region

A drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at the Urgent and Primary Care Centre on Harvey Avenue in Kelowna is pictured in this April 27, 2020 file photo.
October 20, 2020 - 2:39 PM

People across the Interior Health region have an online booking option for COVID-19 tests.

Testing at COVID-19 Community Collection Centres is available for those experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and those who have been sent for testing by their primary care provider or Public Health, according to an Interior Health media release.

Beginning Oct. 20, appointments can be booked online for COVID-19 tests at Community Collection Centres in Williams Lake, 100 Mile House, and Penticton. The online booking tool can be found at www.interiorhealth.ca. A health authority COVID-19 Test Booking phone line is also available for these communities at 1-877-740-7747, seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Between Oct. 20-30, online booking and the Test Booking phone line are rolling out for each of the health authority’s 23 COVID-19 Community Collection Centres. 

Testing is available for anyone with cold, influenza, or COVID-19-like symptoms, including fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, loss of sense of taste or smell and other milder symptoms including runny nose, fatigue, body aches (muscles and joints aching), diarrhea, headache, sore throat, vomiting and red eyes.


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