Use this self-assessment tool to help determine whether you need to be tested for COVID-19 or if you would like to be voluntarily tested. You can complete this assessment for yourself or on behalf of someone else, if they are not able.
If you have already scheduled an appointment for COVID-19 testing, please do not complete the self-assessment again before attending your test appointment. You can cancel or reschedule your appointment up to 24 hours prior to your appointment time.
If you have already submitted a referral for COVID-19 testing and are waiting for a callback to schedule your appointment, please do not complete the self-assessment again before you receive your callback. We are experiencing high volumes of testing referrals and call volumes for 811. Please be patient and someone from AHS Public Health will call you back as quickly as possible.
Testing will tell you whether you have COVID-19 at the time of your test, even if you are not showing symptoms. Testing will not tell you whether you have previously had COVID-19. It will also not tell you whether or not you have any immunity to COVID-19.
If your test result indicates that you do not have COVID-19, you must still practice physical distancing.
If you have questions about COVID-19 or novel coronavirus, please visit the following resources:
The COVID-19 test detects if the virus is in your nose or mouth. It is important that you understand what it means if your COVID-19 test is positive.
You are legally required to self-isolate if:
You do not have to self-isolate if:
For complete isolation requirement details, including minimum isolation periods, please visit: https://www.alberta.ca/isolation.aspx
Very rarely, the COVID-19 test is falsely positive. This means you do not have the virus and you cannot pass it to anyone. There is no way to tell if a false positive result is wrong.
By taking the self-assessment and asking for a test, you are acknowledging that you understand the information above.