Individuals in Penticton who believe they may have contracted COVID-19 can get tested at the Penticton Health Centre, by appointment only. (File)

Penticton COVID-19 testing centre ‘not a walk-in service’

Those who believe they have contracted COVID-19 can make an appointment with the public health nurse

Individuals in Penticton who believe they may have contracted COVID-19 can get tested at the Penticton Health Centre.

However, the centre is emphasizing that it is not a walk-in service. Individuals who believe they might be infected are urged not to show up unannounced, as this puts individuals at the centre at risk.

READ MORE: B.C. COVID-19 contact restrictions working, Dr. Bonnie Henry says

READ MORE: B.C. launches online COVID-19 self-assessment tool

People who believe they might be infected must call the health centre and make an appointment with the public health nurse.

To reach the public health nurse, call the centre at 250-770-3434.

Every evening, the centre tests about 14 individuals.

Lately the centre has received a large number of calls, and those who are not able to reach the public health nurse right away will receive a call back within two to three hours.

Often the centre will be able to fit someone in for a test that night, and if not, the following night.

The centre is located at 740 Carmi Avenue, just next to the Penticton Regional Hospital.

READ MORE: COVID-19: City of Penticton’s online ‘toolkit’ aims to assist those seeking support

READ MORE: Over 50 Penticton cab drivers walk off the job amid COVID-19 concern


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.


Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Penticton may soon allow drinking alcohol in some public places

Trying to inconspicuously drink on the beach could become a thing of the past

Dementia intensifies loneliness and loss for seniors in pandemic, says caregiver

Seniors care expert says patience and sharing keys to helping those with dementia cope through virus

No injuries in Penticton Indian Band structure fire

The structure, which sustained significant damage, was boarded up and seemingly vacant

B.C. legislature coming back June 22 as COVID-19 emergency hits record

Pandemic restrictions now longer than 2017 wildfire emergency

Central Okanagan schools ready to welcome students back

Students are set to go back to school next Monday, June 1

Houseboat company partly owned by Shuswap MLA withdraws controversial ad

The ad welcomed houseboaters from other provinces, contradicting anti COVID-19 measures.

Squabble between campers in North Shuswap leads to bear spraying

An argument over late night partying escalated into a fight which led to one person being sprayed

B.C.’s essential grocery, hardware store employees should get pandemic pay: retail group

Only B.C.’s social, health and corrections workers are eligible for top-ups

Edmonton, Vancouver and Toronto vying to be NHL hubs, but there’s a catch

The NHL unveiled a return-to-play plan that would feature 24 teams

B.C. sees 9 new COVID-19 cases, one death as officials watch for new cases amid Phase Two

Number of confirmed active cases is at 244, with 37 people in hospital

VIDEO: Flowers stolen from Vernon distillery

Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery captured surveillance footage of the thief in a black car

Fundraiser launched for North Okanagan drive-in

Vernon resident seeks to raise $20K to save Starlight Drive-In

Most Read