Where to get a PCR COVID-19 test in Metro Vancouver

Oct 14 2021, 8:39 pm

The US is set to open its land border to fully vaccinated Canadians next month, and would-be day-trippers need to remember to book a COVID-19 PCR test to re-enter Canada at the end of their visit.

Canadians coming home need to show proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 that’s less than 72 hours old. People going on short trips are allowed to take the PCR test before they leave to save the hassle of finding one in the US.

COVID-19 tests for people who are sick or close contacts of COVID-19 cases are covered by the BC government, but people who want to get tested for travel purposes have to pay out of pocket.

Luckily, the BC Centre for Disease Control has identified several testing centres in the Lower Mainland that allow travellers to pay for a test before their trip.

The cheapest ones cost $149 including tax at City Centre Urgent Primary Care Centre, but check out the whole list for something close to home:

24/7 Testing

This mobile service brings a COVID-19 PCR test to your door. Available in Metro Vancouver, Kelowna, Nanaimo, and Victoria. Prices vary depending on how far staff have to travel. Results typically come back in 24 to 36 hours.

A+ Travel Tests

This Kerrisdale clinic is open seven days a week and offers travel-related PCR tests for $198, including taxes. The average turnaround time is 24 hours. Same-day results are available for an additional charge.

Address: 2105 West 40th Avenue, Vancouver

Ace Travel Clinic

This clinic has two locations in downtown Vancouver near Robson Square and Chinatown. PCR tests cost $280 plus tax, and turnaround time is between 12 and 24 hours.

Addresses:

777 Hornby Street, Vancouver

118 Keefer Street, Vancouver

Bon Voyage Medical

This clinic offers PCR tests starting at $190, with results delivered by 11 pm the next day.

Addresses:

1161 The High Street, Unit 2, Coquitlam

3111 Grant McConachie Way, Richmond (located inside the Fairmont hotel at YVR)

7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond

Care Point Medical Centre – Joyce

PCR tests at this clinic cost $199, including tax. Results are guaranteed within 48 hours and usually are ready by 10 pm the next day. Same-day results are also available for an extra charge.

Address: 5138 Joyce Street, Vancouver

City Centre Urgent Primary Care Centre

This downtown walk-in clinic provides travel COVID-19 tests which are bookable online or available by drop-in. They cost $149 including tax for a 48-hour turnaround time or $199 to get results in 24 hours.

Address: 1290 Hornby Street, Vancouver

COVID Travel Vancouver

This clinic prices PCR tests between $195 and $375 plus tax. Results are available in 24 to 48 hours. It also takes walk-in appointments.

Addresses:

Spring Medical Centre, 4453 Lougheed Highway, Burnaby

Fleetwood Medical Clinic, 306-9014 152 Street, Surrey

Kerrisdale Medical Clinic, 2077 West 42nd Avenue, Vancouver

105-1590 Bellevue Avenue, West Vancouver

CVM Medical Ltd

The base price at this Richmond clinic for a PCR test is $249.

Address: Executive Hotel Vancouver Airport, 8th floor, 7311 Westminster Highway

Elicare Lansdowne Medical Clinic

PCR tests here start at $200. The clinic also has booking services available on WeChat.

Address: 140-5611 Cooney Road, Richmond (Service Canada 1st Floor)

FastTest

This organization prides itself on delivering results in as little as 12 hours — for a $350 plus tax fee.

Addresses:

900 West Georgia Street, Vancouver

4588 Dunbar Street, Vancouver

Lougheed Town Centre, 101-9855 Austin Avenue, Burnaby

Morgan Crossing, 130-15850 26th Avenue, Surrey

London Station, 10348 King George Highway, Surrey

IME Clinic

This South Vancouver clinic offers PCR tests starting at $180 plus tax.

Address: 6408 Main Street

Integrated Wellness Medical Centre

This clinic markets itself as being affordable and offers PCR tests for $180 plus tax.

Address: A120-2099 Lougheed Highway, Port Coquitlam

Iridia Medical

PCR tests here cost $185 plus tax, and results are delivered by 4 pm the next day.

Address: 206-1755 West Broadway, Vancouver

Live Well Medical Centre

This Richmond clinic does PCR tests for $199 plus tax.

Address: 160-8980 No. 3 Road, Richmond

London Drugs

This BC-based pharmacy chain offers asymptomatic PCR COVID-19 testing at select locations for $249 plus tax in partnership with FastTest.

Locations:

Dunbar: 4588 Dunbar Street, Vancouver

London Station: 10348 King George Highway, Surrey

Lougheed Town Centre: 101-9855 Austin Avenue, Burnaby

Morgan Crossing: 130-15850 26th Avenue, Surrey

New Westminster: 555-6th Street, New Westminster

Loyal Medical Clinic

PCR tests cost $225 plus tax here. Turnaround is usually within 24 hours.

Address: 112-1055 West Georgia Street, Vancouver

Midtown Medical Clinic

This clinic offers PCR tests for $190 plus tax, and they’re approved for travel to Hawaii. Rushed results are available for an extra charge.

Address: 130-8780 Blundell Road, Richmond

Onsite Immunization and Wellness

Mobile PCR tests in Metro Vancouver starting at $285, including tax.

Sky Medical Clinic

This clinic offers PCR tests for $235, with results delivered in 24 to 48 hours.

Address: 305-1160 Burrard Street

Travel Medicine & Vaccination Centre

This clinic offers COVID-19 tests at its Langley location.

Address: 20255 Fraser Highway, Langley

Travel Safe Immunization

PCR results from this Kitsilano clinic are available in 24 to 48 hours.

Address: 420-2184 West Broadway

Whitecap RSC Medical

This service offers PCR testing at YVR airport but is not approved for trips to Hawaii or China.

Address: YVR Airport at 3211 Grant McConachie Way, Richmond

Megan DevlinMegan Devlin

+ News
+ Curated
+ Coronavirus
+ Travel
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT