Powell River COVID-19 Info

Powell River COVID-19 Info

Due to the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic, this website is now inactive.  

Vaccination Information

For the qathet/Powell River area, book your COVID vaccination online at getvaccinated.gov.bc.ca or by calling 1.833.838.2323. Select local pharmacies and VCH qathet/Powell River Vaccination Clinic are hosting clinics locally.

For updates on the VCH COVID-19 vaccination clinic, visit www.vch.ca/covid-19/covid-19-vaccine#clinics.

COVID-19 Testing

Due to a decrease in testing demand and increased availability of rapid tests, the local COVID-19 supported self-testing clinic at the Hospital is now closed.

As per the announcement by the province, rapid tests are available at no cost to individuals aged 18+ at the following local pharmacies:

  • Powell River Pharmacy 
  • Shoppers Drug Mart Pharmacy 
  • Walmart Pharmacy 
  • Save-On-Foods Pharmacy 
  • FreshCo Pharmacy  

Please bring your care card with you to pick up rapid tests. 

If you need to see a physician about your COVID-19 symptoms, please make an appointment with your doctor or visit the Emergency Department at the Hospital.

PCR tests will be administered at Emergency to those who qualify for testing through the Self-Assessment tool, available here:  https://bc.thrive.health/covid19/en.  

We will continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 situation and return to website updates, if necessary, in the future.

Thank you to our community and healthcare workers for navigating these challenging times together. We appreciate you all! 

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