Rapid antigen testing kits are free for residents of B.C. 70 years and older who have a Personal Health Number (PHN).
If you’re under the age of 70, kits will be available soon.
1 kit contains 5 individual tests
You are allowed 1 kit every 28 days. This makes sure that everyone who wants a kit can get one.
You can’t pay for additional kits.
A test should only be used by people who develop symptoms of COVID-19 and want to confirm a positive or negative result. The tests are not suitable for international travel requirements.
Get your kit
Visit your local pharmacy and ask for your testing kit. Pharmacy staff will:
- Ask for your PHN. You can find your PHN on the back of your B.C. driver’s licence, BC Services Card or CareCard
- Give you 1 kit
A pharmacy should never ask you to pay for a kit.
Pick up a kit for someone else
You can pick up a kit for someone else, like a parent or grandparent. Make sure you know their full name, date of birth and PHN, the pharmacist will ask you for that information.
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