After announcing the opening of a COVID-19 screening clinic at the Cartier Arena in Pont-Viau/Laval-des-Rapides, the Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux (CISSS) de Laval says another clinic has now opened – this time at the Pierre Creamer Arena in Chomedey.
With that, there are now two screening clinics available for screening COVID-19 in Laval. They are open from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Appointments can be made by calling 450 644-4545 or 1 877 644-4545.
According to the CISSS, groups prioritized for testing are
• People with flu-like or COVID-19 symptoms (fever, onset or recent worsening of a cough, breathing difficulties, sudden loss of smell without nasal congestion with or without loss of taste).
• People who have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
• Other groups listed in the screening strategy of the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux (MSSS): (in French only) https://www.msss.gouv.qc.ca/professionnels/covid-19/directives-cliniques-aux-professionnels-etau-reseau/depistage.
Public health officials say they are stepping up their efforts to track the evolution of COVID-19 by increasing the number of tests done every day. “Screening tests are our best bet to slow and contain the spread of the virus in our area and to identify new outbreaks,” said Dr. Jean-Pierre Trépanier, Director of Public Health at the CISSS de Laval.
By appointment or walk-in clinic: Pierre-Creamer Arena, 1160 Pie-X Boulevard, Laval (Chomedey sector). The clinic offers drive-thru or walk-thru testing.
Walk-in clinic: Cartier Arena, 100 Montée Major, Laval (Pont-Viau-Laval-des-Rapides sector).