Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing at Shoppers Drug Mart & Loblaw Pharmacies

Lisa C. Settlement & Community News, Updates

To date, more than 837,649 COVID-19 tests have been completed in Alberta.

If you reside in Alberta and have no symptoms of COVID-19, you can now have yourself tested in your community by booking an asymptomatic test appointment at one of the Shoppers Drug Mart and pharmacies in stores owned by Loblaw.

More than 50 Shoppers Drug Mart and Loblaw pharmacies in Real Canadian Superstore locations are already offering asymptomatic testing, and by September 1, 2020, all 234 of the company’s pharmacies in Alberta (including pharmacies at Independent Foods, Extra Foods, City Market, and No Frills) will offer asymptomatic COVID-19 testing.

Province-wide testing via AHS assessment centres and about 75 other community pharmacies are already being offered.

To support school re-entry, Albertans without symptoms are asked to delay testing until after the 2020-21 school year starts on Sept.1.

Asymptomatic testing
Symptomatic testing

Word of the Day:

Asymptomatic: this is when a patient is a carrier for a disease or infection but experiences no symptoms. When the prefix “a-” is used to form an adjective, it means “without” or “not”. Learn more about prefixes and ways to expand your English vocabulary.

More information: https://www.alberta.ca/release.cfm?xID=7305022E36BE4-F8C5-76C0-958B802CBF495E8E