Keep in mind that we are having an extreme demand for testing in Whistler, and you may wait up to 4 hours to be contacted by us. Please be patient, do not text and/or call multiple times, and DO NOT call the Whistler Medical Clinic directly for covid testing. We need that line to remain open for our family practice patients.
PLEASE NOTE: As of Jan. 18, 2022, B.C. has updated its testing guidelines. Our COVID-19 testing site is now implementing these new testing criteria. Read VCH’s Test Eligibility Requirements here.
Before coming to the site please complete B.C.’ COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool to help determine eligibility.
Our testing site does not provide testing services for those requiring proof of a negative test for travel, recreational or employment purposes. Those who require testing for travel purposes can visit the BCCDC website for a list of private pay clinics operating in our region.
If you qualify for a rapid test you can pick one up at the Olympic Plaza Distribution Site (open 9-1 pm daily), located in Olympic Plaza between the skating rink and the new washrooms towards the lot 4 pedestrian pathway. Look for a blue COVID-19 sign out front of the hut.
The guidelines on who should be tested have been changed for a number of reasons. The majority of infections in B.C. are now associated with the Omicron variant and most infected people have milder illness compared to previous variants. In addition, B.C. has very high vaccination coverage which provides good protection from serious illness. At times when illness rates are very high (such as from the current Omicron wave), testing everyone is neither feasible nor necessary. Testing is currently prioritized for those for whom the test result will make a difference to individual care or public health management.
If you have completed B.C.’ COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool are deemed eligible for a test AND have one of the following medical conditions:
Please text the COVID-19 testing line at 604-966-1428.
*Public Health recommendations and test availability are changing rapidly because of the nature of the current phase of the pandemic. Please check back frequently to make sure you have the most up to date information
The Whistler Medical Clinic records system can be setup so that you are able to book appointments online to see your doctor.
Next time you are in, ask your doctor about it.