Calgary & Area COVID-19 News

Temporary COVID-19 testing site opens in N.E. Calgary Friday

CALGARY – In an effort to increase COVID-19 testing capacity in Calgary, Alberta Health Services (AHS) has established an assessment and testing site in N.E. Calgary.

A temporary walk-up testing site will be at the McKnight Westwinds Park & Ride lot, 6200 36 Street N.E.

This facility is for those with COVID-19 symptoms or those who are close contacts of a confirmed COVID-19 case.

With an increase in COVID-19 cases, including the more contagious variant strains, Albertans with symptoms and those who have been in close contact with a suspect or confirmed case are strongly encouraged to book a quick, free appointment.

The site, opening on April 30, will operate from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

This service is for booked appointments only. This location will be available through the booking tool and people can easily schedule appointments online on the AHS website at COVID-19 Testing / Online Booking or by calling 811.

It is expected that the number of daily tests conducted at this site will reach 500 by early next week with the goal of completing as many as 2,000 tests per day when the facility is operating at full capacity.

The temporary trailer-based testing facility is located in the south parking lot of the McKnight Westwinds LRT station. Follow the signs to the testing trailer and please remain in your vehicle until called by a nurse for your test.

Bring your Alberta Health Card and photo ID ready. You will be required to wear a face mask and use hand sanitizer. There are no washroom facilities available on site for client use.

If you are experiencing symptoms, stay home and arrange for COVID-19 testing through AHS.ca or by calling 811.