Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing Available for Piccadilly area Residents
Western Health is encouraging residents in the Piccadilly area to access COVID-19 testing whether or not they are symptomatic. Testing is especially recommended for individuals aged 12 to 30 years, and individuals who have multiple workplace and/or social contacts.
This testing is a precautionary measure related to individuals who have recently tested positive in the area in order to determine whether there has been transmission within the community. Being tested is an opportunity to help protect the health of all community members. Residents have the option to book a test in Stephenville either online or by phone or attending a drive-up testing clinic in Piccadilly. If you have any symptoms and can travel to Stephenville for testing, please book an appointment in Stephenville. This will allow public health to complete a rapid test and get quicker results. If you are not able to travel to Stephenville, you may be tested at the drive-up site in Piccadilly whether or not you have symptoms.
To be tested at the drive-up site, no appointment is necessary. Drive-up testing is available on Thursday, June 10, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday, June 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Western Health office located in Piccadilly.
To book an appointment in Stephenville complete the online self-assessment and referral tool available here or by calling 811. When asked do you require a COVID-19 test as a result of an advisory from Public Health? (e.g., a flight or a public place connected to a COVID-19 case), please select “YES.”
All individuals with symptoms are advised to isolate. Individuals who do not have symptoms do not need to isolate unless they have been advised to do so by public health.
Process for receiving results
Individuals who are tested can access their test results online through the Patient Results portal. Final results are normally available within 24 hours.
Western Health is strongly encouraging all residents to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Individuals over 12 years can book their first dose appointment here. Some residents may be eligible to move their second dose earlier if their second dose appointment is between July 16 and August 5, 2021 (see more details here).
Everyone is reminded to follow public health measures including wearing masks, staying home when sick and supporting employees to do the same, practicing good hand hygiene, staying home as much as possible unless necessary for work and other essential activities, and following provincial public health requirements and recommendations.