Screening and assessment

Screening for the population

  • You have symptoms similar to influenza, gastro or COVID-19 (fever, cough, difficulty breathing).
  • You have no symptoms, but have been in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19.

Instructions for travellers during the COVID-19 pandemic

Leaving Canada

Some countries require medical certificates or COVID-19 tests from travellers and nationals upon arrival. These requirements are not an indication for testing in Québec. Certificates are not covered by the Régie d'assurance maladie du Québec.

The following private laboratories are recognized by the Laboratoire de Santé publique du Québec and have agreed to carry out the tests and issue the certificates prescribed for travellers and nationals. You can contact these laboratories directly to get tested or contact a specimen collection centre which will confirm whether or not the centre has the test done by a recognized laboratory.  

List of volunteer laboratories

For more information, please consult :

Good to know before coming

  • In order to make an appointment online, two platforms are currently available, either Clic santé or directly on the website of the ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux. Please consult the BOOKING AN APPOINTMENT ONLINE box for more information.
  • It is also possible to make an appointment via 450 975-5491
  • Please respect your meeting time by showing up only 5 minutes early.
  • In cold weather, it is important to dress accordingly. If you have not made an appointment, please bring warm clothes as you may have to wait outside.
  • It is important not to have drank, eaten or smoked 15 minutes before the sample.
  • Testing for COVID-19 is free for everyone.
  • If 2 screening tests are scheduled for the same day, you must wait to receive the 2 results
  • If you have a health insurance card, bring it.
  • If you don't have a health insurance card or ID, you can still get tested.

Screening clinics in Laval

Online appointment booking

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* As of January 12, the CISSS de Laval will gradually change its platform for COVID-19 screening appointments. COVID-19 screening tests will be available to all by appointment through the website of the ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux.

Place and schedule 
Saint-François district 
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With appointment: 

To make an appointment

7 days a week
9 AM to 4:30 PM 

Chomedey district

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Use the entrance door on the
south side of the building (not the main door)
Use the parking lot on the north side of
the building identified as "visitors 1200"

With appointment: 

To make an appointment

7 days a week
11 AM to 6:30 PM 

Laval-des-rapides district

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With appointment: 

To make an appointment

7 days a week
10 AM to 5:30 PM 

Fabreville et Sainte-Rose district

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Former Autozoom garage 
(near CLSC de l'Ouest-de-l'Île)

With appointment: 

To make an appointment

7 days a week
7 AM to 2:30 PM 

Saint-Vincent-de-Paul district
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(entrance via Avenue du Parc -
Location of the Centre de la nature de Laval
swimming pool)

With appointment: 

To make an appointment

Monday to Friday
9 AM to 4:30 PM 

Auteuil district 
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Local 15

With appointment: 

To make an appointment

7 days a week
8 AM to 11 AM

Last updated: January 15, 2021

Waiting for test results

Whether the result is positive or negative, we will contact you to give you the result. If you have not received your result after 4 days, please contact 450 668-1010, extension 81010.

  • Each person who tests positive is called by a person from the Public Health. This is called an epidemiological investigation.
  • The investigation is carried out using a questionnaire that is used to identify how you may have contracted COVID-19 and the people or places you may have been unknowingly exposed to the virus without knowing it. The information collected during the investigation is strictly confidential.
  • Answering Public Health’s call and providing the requested information helps prevent a contagious person from exposing others to the virus.
  • The public Health officer will also give you isolation instructions.
  • You will be called twice. If all the information is collected during these calls, Public Health will not call you back.

To learn more about the role of Direction de santé publique et l'enquête épidémiologique.

Instructions for the person who is awaiting a test or the result of a test for COVID-19

You should self-isolate while waiting for your test result if:

  • you have symptoms of COVID-19;
  • you have been identified as a contact of a COVID-19 case;
  • you have returned from a trip abroad.

If you don't meet any of these criteria, you don't have to isolate yourself. We recommend that you observe general sanitary measures.

Consult the detailed instructions (PDF)

Questions about your health

Call 1 877 644-4545 (toll free) if the following symptoms appear or become more severe:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, or chest pain
  • Severe diarrhea or vomiting
  • Unusual severe fatigue

Don't forget to mention that you are someone under investigation for COVID-19. If it is recommended that you consult in a healthcare setting, you will be told where, how and what precautions to take to get there (eg: use of personal transport or an ambulance, wearing a mask).

Copy of result

To obtain a hard copy of your result, please contact the CLSC medical records service at 450 668-1010, extension 64920.

IMPORTANT: You must have received a call from the nurse indicating your outcome before making this request.

Designated assessment clinics

Two designated assessment clinics (CDÉ) are open in Laval, 7 days a week, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. These clinics carry out a medical evaluation of any patient who wishes a medical consultation in family medicine and who presents symptoms such as:

  • fever (temperature 38 ° C or 100.4 ° F and above)
  • cough
  • breathing difficulties
  • diarrhea
  • vomitings
  • sudden loss of smell

Those clinics are also intended for people who believe they have COVID-19 or who have been diagnosed positive for the virus.

To make an appointment, the population must contact the dedicated telephone line (toll free) at: 1 877 644-4545

Depending on the results of the assessment, the user will be directed to the appropriate resource.