Novel Coronavirus COVID-19
 

COVID-19 Testing Eligibility at Provincial Testing Sites


On this page




PCR Testing

Pre-operative patients, eligible symptomatic people and eligible people who have tested positive on a rapid antigen test can access PCR testing through the following locations, or from their health care provider.


Location Hours of Operation

Dakota Medical Centre
17-845 Dakota St., Winnipeg

By appointment only.
Book by calling 204-254-2087 or visiting www.dakotamedical.ca
Monday to Friday, 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sunday, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Minor Illness and Injury Clinic
by Red River College Polytechnic
2055 Notre Dame Ave., Winnipeg
Drive-thru only

By appointment only.
Book by visiting: www.covidwpg.com
Monday to Friday, 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday to Sunday, 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre
Indigenous Testing Site
445 King St., Winnipeg
Drive-thru only

Walk-ins only.
Monday to Saturday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM


More information on who is eligible for a PCR test

Symptomatic people who fall into one of the following groups:

  • hospitalized patients,
  • patients seeing a physician if the physician or designate determines that a PCR COVID-19 test is important for medical management (e.g., eligible for COVID-19 treatment or as part of the work-up for multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C)),
  • people with an immune system moderately to severely weakened by disease or medical treatment,
  • people who may be eligible for COVID-19 treatment and determined by a prescribing clinician to require a PCR test,
  • people experiencing homelessness or are under-housed,
  • people who have traveled outside of Canada in the past 14 days,
  • pregnant individuals, or
  • unvaccinated or partially vaccinated people age 40 and older.

People who tested positive on a rapid antigen test and are:

  • health care workers who provide direct patient care and first responders,
  • staff who have direct contact with patients, residents, and clients in hospitals and congregate living settings/residential care facilities (including personal care homes, assisted living, group homes, shelters and correctional institutions),
  • symptomatic residents in congregate living settings/residential care facilities if there has been no known case in the facility or specific unit in last 14 days, and
  • people who may be eligible for COVID-19 treatment and determined by a prescribing clinician to require a PCR test.

Other individuals that may be recommended to have a PCR test include:

  • people admitted or transferred to or from hospital or personal care homes,
  • people having surgery that require PCR testing prior to the procedure,
  • people advised by public health officials including for the purpose of initial investigation in a confirmed or suspected outbreak in high risk settings,
  • residents of First Nation communities, and
  • individuals who are travelling to or returning from First Nations and Indigenous and Northern Relations communities.

NOTEIf your PCR result is positive, you need to consider yourself as having COVID-19. Isolate based on timelines available here.

Treatment for COVID-19 is now available for people at higher risk of severe disease, including those that are vaccinated. If you have a positive rapid test or PCR test result, please visit https://manitoba.ca/covid19/treatment/index.html or call Health Links - Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or (toll-free) at 1-888-315-9257 for more information and to find out if you are eligible.
 

 



Rapid Antigen Test

Most of the rapid antigen tests authorized by Health Canada can be used for people aged 2 and up. For children, RATs should always be done by an adult. For youth, they should be supervised by an adult. See the instructions provided with the test for any safety instructions to follow if using the test on a child.

For more information on rapid tests and where to find them, visit: Rapid Antigen Testing.

NOTEIf your RAT result is positive, you need to consider yourself as having COVID-19. Isolate based on timelines available here.

Treatment for COVID-19 is now available for people at higher risk of severe disease, including those that are vaccinated. If you have a positive rapid test or PCR test result, please visit https://manitoba.ca/covid19/treatment/index.html or call Health Links - Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or (toll-free) at 1-888-315-9257 for more information and to find out if you are eligible.