As per the April 25, 2022 Public Health Advisory 


Who is eligible for PCR testing?

PCR testing is currently only available by prescription for certain high-risk groups.  To be eligible for PCR testing you must be a health care provider, first responder, or in one of the following high risk groups:

  • People who are immunocompromised
  • People aged 70 and over
  • People aged 60 and over with fewer than 3 doses
  • People aged 18 and over with fewer than 3 doses, AND at least one of the following risk conditions:
    • obesity
    • diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, or congestive heart failure
    • chronic respiratory disease (incl. cystic fibrosis)
    • cerebral palsy
    • intellectual or developmental disability
    • sickle cell disease
    • moderate to severe liver disease
    • moderate to severe kidney disease
    • pregnancy
  • People who are First Nations, Inuit, or Métis, or work in First Nation, Inuit, or Métis communities
  • People who are in a hospital, long-term care, retirement home or other congregate living setting, as directed by public health units, provincial guidance or other directives


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