Book a COVID-19 test appointment in Whitehorse
You cannot book a test at this time
The priority for lab-based PCR testing is for situations where there is the highest risk to individual or public health outcomes. As you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms you should assume that you likely have COVID-19 and self-isolate. You can also choose to take a rapid antigen home test.
The amount of time you are recommended to isolate for depends on whether or not you are fully vaccinated. Fully vaccinated is defined as:
- two COVID-19 mRNA vaccines provided more than 2 weeks and less than 6 months before the start of your symptoms; or
- 2 doses mRNA vaccine plus a booster/3rd dose more than 2 weeks before the start of your symptoms.
There is evidence that those fully vaccinated are infectious (communicable) for a shorter period of time.
- People who are fully vaccinated with no high-risk health conditions can stop isolating 7 days after the start of their symptoms, if your symptoms have been improving for 24 hours (48 hours if you have gastrointestinal symptoms).
- People who are not fully vaccinated with no high-risk health conditions can stop isolating 10 days after the start of their symptoms, if your symptoms have been improving for 24 hours (48 hours if you have gastrointestinal symptoms).
Pick up a rapid antigen home test
The rapid antigen home tests are available for symptomatic people who do not meet the requirements for a lab-based PCR test. Interested Yukoners can pick up one test kit per symptomatic person in their household Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Takhini Arena drive-thru in Whitehorse.