PCR tests performed in screening clinics will now be reserved for certain higher priority clients. Thus, they will be refocused on : symptomatic individuals in the following groups:
- symptomatic individuals in the following groups: hospitalized patients, emergency department patients, health care workers in contact with patients, staff, residents, essential care providers and visitors in hospitals and group lodging facilities, ambulatory patients for whom treatment against COVID-19 is being considered, and people who are homeless or in precarious residential situations
- persons from First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities and persons travelling to these communities for work
- persons on admission or transfer to or from a hospital or group home
- high-risk contacts and asymptomatic or symptomatic persons in the context of confirmed or suspected outbreaks in high-risk settings;
- Asymptomatic persons in hospitals, long-term care facilities and congregate settings, in accordance with provincial policies or guidelines.
The CISSS de l’Outaouais would like to remind you that Covid-19 is still circulating in the community.
To help you decide if you need testing, consult the Symptom Self-Assesment Tool : https://www.quebec.ca/en/health/health-issues/a-z/2019-coronavirus/covid-19-symptom-self-assessment-tool/
Designated pediatric clinic becomes designated population clinic as of January 10, 2022
NOTE – It is possible to call 1-844-965-2640 (Centrale COVID Outaouais) to speak to a nurse to obtain an appointment at this clinic.
Located at 104 Du Barry Street, Gatineau.
Open Monday to Sunday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, by appointment only.
We now welcome clients aged 0 to 100+ years for medical consultation for those who do not have a family doctor or who could not obtain an appointment in their medical clinic within 24-48 hours and who require a “semi-urgent” medical consultation.
Depending on the medical assessment, a screening may be done on site.
To make a medical appointment at designated population clinic, please call 1-844-965-2640
Making an appointment for testing
It is now mandatory to make an appointment online by clicking here.
Please note that walk-in testing is no longer available.
To make an appointment in one of our clinics, call 1 877 644-4545.
Opening ours of the COVID-19 call center are from:
- Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Saturday, Sunday and holidays 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Attention : As of July 5 to August 28, the opening hours of the COVID-19 call center will be modified.
- Monday to Friday from 8 a.m to 4 p.m.
- Saturday, Sunday and holidays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m
List of testing clinics with appointments only
|Urban||Testing clinic 135, St-Raymond Blvd||
Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
|Vallée-de-la-Gatineau||Testing clinic 12 Comeau Street (Château Logue, behind the library)||
Monday to Friday from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
|CLSC Maniwaki, 149 principale Nord J9E 2B7
(By appointment only by calling the covid line or online)
Saturday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
|Papineau||Testing clinic 617, avenue Buckingham||Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
|Testing clinic 16, St André Street, Saint-André-Avellin||Monday to Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.|
Testing clinic, 160 chemin de la chute, Mainsfield
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Testing clinic at the Wakefield Hospital, 101 Ch. Burnside
Monday to Friday : 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
In Car testing – By gargle
- Casino du Lac Leamy – 1 Boulevard du Casino
- Pediatric Designated Clinic – 104 Barry Street
By appointment only from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Available to persons 6 years and older only
Please note that in-car testing requires that you exit your vehicle to pick up the test, return to your vehicle to perform the gargle test and then exit your vehicle a second time to return to the test. We therefore advise users to dress appropriately for the weather conditions and the winter period.
Testing for COVID-19 by gargling
Some screening clinics offer a new method of testing for COVID-19 that involves gargling with spring water. If your situation allows, this method of sampling will be offered to you during your screening.
Here is a video explaining the gargle test. (french only)
Gargling method (PDF) (french only)
To be eligible for this method, users must not drink, eat, smoke or chew gum 15 minutes before the test.
To make an appointment online
Testing in preparation for a trip
Testing for travellers is not a service provided by the Government of Quebec and therefore anyone who wishes to be screened for travel will be redirected to a private laboratory.
The Direction de santé publique and the Direction des services multidisciplinaires et à la communauté of the CISSS de l’Outaouais are asking for the collaboration of employers in the Outaouais region in order not to require a medical certificate following a screening test for COVID-19. For more information, please consult the press release to this effect.
Waiting for a surgery?
If you are about to have a surgery, please note that you must be tested for Covid-19 48 hours prior to the surgery and follow some special instructions. Check this document for all the details.