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 the person awaiting a test or result and people living under the same roof

The Public Health Department recommends that:

  • The person who has at least one symptom related to COVID-19 and who is waiting for a screening test or awaiting a result:
    • Must self-isolate at home until his negative result is obtained.
    • If symptoms persist, contact Info-Santé (811).

  • The person identified as a close contact* and who is waiting for the first recommended screening test or awaiting the result:
    • Must self-isolate at home until negative result.

If the result is positive, the infected person and the people living under the same roof must follow the instructions which will then be given to them by the Public Health Department. For schools and educational childcare centers, it is recommended to follow the instructions communicated by the establishment.

People identified as close contact who need to isolate themselves and be tested will be informed by the Public Health Department following the investigation of a person infected with COVID-19.

Good to know before coming

  • In order to make an appointment online, please consult the BOOKING AN APPOINTMENT ONLINE box for more information.
  • Please make an appointment per person. Each member from the same family must make an appointment. Children are also included by this measure.
  • 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

Place and schedule 
CDD St-François (near Banque Nationale)
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With appointment

7 days a week
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  

CDD  Hôtel de ville
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With appointment

7 days a week
11 a.m. to 6 :30 p.m.

Schedule for September 20, 2021: 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

CDD Pont-Viau

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Near Guzzo cinema

With appointment

7 days a week
8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

CDD Dagenais

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

With appointment

7 days a week

7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Last update: September 13th, 2021


Get your result after 48 hours of waiting

Although results are usually communicated within 2 days following the test, some delays may occur or the contact informations of the person who got tested might be missing.

Get a hard copy of your 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.

If Public Health calls me

  • Whether your result is positive or negative, someone from the CISSS de Laval will contact you to give you the result.
  • 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 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 :

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).