Rapid Tests

1. Free for individuals aged 18 and over (while supplies last)

Eligible individuals can pick up one kit containing five tests every 28 days from participating pharmacies at no cost. Individuals must present their personal health number when picking up the kit or, if others are picking up kits on their behalf, in addition to the individual’s name and personal health number, date of birth must also be supplied.

Individuals should pick up a test kit when they are asymptomatic to use at a future time when they have symptoms. Guidelines for testing continue to indicate tests should be used for symptomatic individuals.

More information can be found here: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2022HLTH0095-000409

2. $14 per kit for eligible small/medium sized businesses

Who is eligible:
You may be eligible to receive rapid tests from pharmacies if you:

  • are an incorporated business
  • have 10 to 199 employees
  • are in an industry that is currently open under provincial guidelines
    Small and medium sized organizations need to follow provincial or territorial guidelines when implementing workplace screening programs.

How to register:
Register to get rapid tests:

You will need your business number and a piece of government-issued identification document, such as a driver’s licence.

Full information here: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/testing-screening-contact-tracing/rapid-tests-employees/small-medium-organizations.html

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