As demand for COVID-19 testing continues to decrease across the Central Zone, and with eligible individuals limited to high-risk groups, Alberta Health Services (AHS) continues its phased approach to transitioning COVID-19 testing and immunization away from stand-alone centres.
The COVID-19 assessment centre in Red Deer, previously at 1780 49 Ave, is now closed, and effective today, COVID-19 testing will be available at a mobile unit located at 28 Michener Street.
Appointments will continue to be scheduled online, with instructions and site details provided when booking: COVID-19 Assessment & Testing | Alberta Health Services.
At-home use of rapid antigen testing kits is encouraged for clients who are symptomatic. Kits remain free of charge and available at pharmacies. Rapid antigen testing at home is an option for clients who are eligible to book a PCR test online, and as the alternative for clients who are ineligible for PCR testing.
COVID-19 immunization appointments will transition to the Johnstone Crossing Community Health Centre, at 300 Jordan Parkway in Red Deer. Appointments for immunization and boosters can be booked here: COVID-19 Immunization Booking | Alberta Health Services
We will continue to closely monitor COVID-19 activity across the zone, and will be ready to adjust testing options should the need arise.
Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.