Screening criteria and locations

Screening criteria

The PCR tests offered in screening centers are now reserved for priority clients:

Prioritized groups for PCR screening

At all times

Workers in the health and social services system 

Health and social service workers and subcontractors providing care and services to users or residents in the following settings may be tested in a screening clinic: 

  • Health and social services institutions
  • Intermediate and family-type resources (IRs-FTRs) or continuing assistance resources (CARs)
  • Private seniors' residences (PSRs)
  • Residential and long-term care centres (CHSLDs), whether subject to an agreement or not 
  • Domestic help social economy business (EÉSAD) or associative cooperatives
  • Service employment paycheque (CES) services
  • Respite homes
  • Birthing centres
  • Hospices
  • Residential settings (including religious communities)
  • Community housing resources
  • Detention centres
  • Pharmacies
  • Organizations providing ambulance services
  • FMGs and private medical clinics 
  • Rehabilitation settings
  • Community organizations recognized or funded by the Programme de soutien aux organismes communautaires (PSOC)
  • All other facilities and organizations defined under provincial guidelines

Other priority persons 

  • Users who are receiving or will receive care and social services in a care or residential setting listed above
  • Persons who are homeless or in a precarious housing situation
  • First Nations, Inuit, or Métis persons living in a community or not
  • Persons living in or travelling to isolated areas for work
  • Persons with a temporary exemption for essential medical treatment and services as defined by Transport Canada

Symptomatic persons who fall into the following groups:

  • Police officers, firefighters, and first responders, and members of the National Assembly security staff
  • School staff
  • Staff member of a childcare facility
  • Persons working in slaughterhouses or who are essential to the care of animals in the agricultural sector
  • Temporary foreign workers
  • Persons being considered for monoclonal antibody therapy
  • Informal caregivers 
  • Persons 70 years of age or older

Confirmation of membership in these groups might be requested at the screening centre (e.g., employee card, confirmation of surgery, proof of residence in group accommodation facilities, etc.).
For all details and for people who are not in the priority groups:

Travellers

Additional symptom information

Where to get tested in Estrie

Screening sites Schedules (Appointment is MANDATORY)

Cowansville | 397, Rivière Street (new address)

Opening hours

Monday to Friday, from 8:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m

Make an appointment:

ONLIGNE: clicsante.ca
BY PHONE: 7/ 7, from 8:00 a.m to 8:00 p.m, (Please note that hours may vary depending on holidays.): 1-877-644-4545

Lac-Mégantic | 3569, Laval Street

Opening hours

Monday to Friday, from 10:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m (Centre de prélèvement du CSSS Granit)

Make an appointment:

ONLIGNE: clicsante.ca
BY PHONE: 7/ 7, from 8:00 a.m to 8:00 p.m, (Please note that hours may vary depending on holidays.): 1-877-644-4545

Granby | 574, Principale Street

Opening hours

Monday to Friday, from 8:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m
Saturday and Sunday, from 8:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m

Make an appointment:

ONLIGNE: clicsante.ca
BY PHONE: 7/ 7, from 8:00 a.m to 8:00 p.m, (Please note that hours may vary depending on holidays.): 1-877-644-4545

Magog | 1700, Sherbrooke Street

Opening hours

Monday to Friday, noon to 4:00 p.m (Centre de prélèvement du CSSS Memprémagog – Entry #5, behind les Galeries Orford)

Make an appointment:

ONLIGNE: clicsante.ca
BY PHONE: 7/ 7, from 8:00 a.m to 8:00 p.m, (Please note that hours may vary depending on holidays.): 1-877-644-4545

Sherbrooke | 75, J.-A.-Bombardier Street

Opening hours

Monday to Wednesday : 7:00 a.m to 5:15 p.m

Thusday to Sunday : 7:00 ap.m to 4:00 p.m

Make an appointment:

ONLIGNE: clicsante.ca
BY PHONE: 7/ 7, from 8:00 a.m to 8:00 p.m, (Please note that hours may vary depending on holidays.): 1-877-644-4545



Note
You should check the weather conditions before coming so that you can wear suitable clothes (you might wait outside).

Parking

People who have to go to 75, rue J.-A. Bombardier for vaccination or screening, look for the entrance to the old Costco located near TVA and in front of Multi Luminaire. From there, signalers will tell them where to park their vehicle.

Val-des-Sources | 425, Chassé Street

Opening hours

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for priority clients and health care staff.

Tuesdays and Thursdays for health care staff only (self-care).

Make an appointment:

ONLIGNE: clicsante.ca
BY PHONE: 7/ 7, from 8:00 a.m to 8:00 p.m, (Please note that hours may vary depending on holidays.): 1-877-644-4545

Test types and procedure

Waiting for a test result

Consult the "After your screening test..." flyer

Waiting for a test result (more than 72 hours)

To Estrians who have been waiting for their COVID-19 test results for at least 72 hours.

What to do to receive my result

Email at resultats.covid19.ciussse-chusanti-spam@anti-spamssss.gouv.qcanti-spam.anti-spamca:
  • your name
  • your birth date
  • your phone number
  • the location where your test was taken
A staff member wil contact you as soon as possible only if your test was taken at least 3 days ago. 

When to self isolate?

Special instructions

Self-isolating means staying at home. Follow the instructions that apply to your situation.


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