There are now about 1,400 community pharmacies in B.C. distributing COVID-19 Rapid Test Kits free of charge to eligible British Columbians. These kits are rapid antigen tests that work by detecting the antigens (proteins) of the virus that causes COVID-19.
Each kit comes with five take-home tests. These kits are free and anyone can ask for a kit without having to have to show ID. Visitors to pharmacies can also pick up a kit for someone else. Pharmacies will hand out kits one at a time. Patients are advised to keep the test kits at 2C to 30C.
Find a Participating Pharmacy
For a map or list of participating pharmacies, please click on a button below.
For further information about rapid testing, translated versions of this guide and videos of how to perform the test, use the QR code below or visit: bccdc.ca/covid19rapidtesting