Novel Coronavirus COVID-19

About PCR Tests

Only eligible people can access PCR testing in Manitoba. Your health care provider will determine whether a PCR test is needed based on your specific situation, which may include:

  • People with symptoms when knowing if they have COVID-19 is important for their medical care. This includes, but is not limited to people who are:
    • hospitalized, or
    • who may be eligible for COVID-19 treatment.
  • People with symptoms when knowing if they have COVID-19 is important for the ongoing surveillance of COVID-19 activity and variants in Manitoba. This may include people who:
    • are moderately or severely immunocompromised,
    • have traveled outside of Canada in the past 14 days, or
    • people who live in a congregate setting (e.g., personal care home or community residential home/facility) especially if there has been no known case in the facility or specific unit in last 14 days.
  • People admitted to a health care facility, including prior to a surgery.
  • People advised by public health officials, which might include investigating confirmed or suspected outbreaks in high-risk settings.

Pre-operative patients and eligible symptomatic people can access PCR testing through the following locations, or from their health care provider.

Location Hours of Operation

Dakota Medical Centre

17-845 Dakota St., Winnipeg

By appointment only.
Book by calling 204-254-2087 or visiting

Monday to Friday, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Minor Illness and Injury Clinic

102-1001 Corydon Ave., Winnipeg

By appointment only.
Book by visiting:

Monday to Friday, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday to Sunday, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed on holidays.


Individuals who have had a PCR test for COVID-19 can access all of their previous test results at the Shared Health portal at Individuals who experience an issue accessing their records can request support at

Rapid antigen test results are not collected by the province or available through the portal.


Testing for Travel

For information about COVID-19 testing requirements for travel, visit the Government of Canada’s web site.