COVID-19 testing is available in Creston for anyone experiencing cold, influenza or COVID-19 symptoms. If you are unsure of your symptoms, you can take the COVID-19 online assessment here or call 8-1-1 to speak to HealthLinkBC for health information or advice.
“The importance of staying connected to our friends, family and neighbors in safe and thoughtful ways cannot be emphasized enough,” Creston Mayor Ron Toyota said. “We know that we are stronger when we are kind, supported by one another and working as part of a team. It will take a collective effort from each and every one of us to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community. It will take dedication to the provincial and federal health recommendations, and it will take commitment to keep our community healthy, safe and kind. On behalf of Council and staff, thank you for all you have done to make Creston a town we are very proud of.”
To book a COVID-19 test call 1-877-740-7747 or click here. In Creston, the closest COVID-19 Community Collection Centre is at the Creston Valley Hospital.
For instructions on what to do when you arrive for your test, click here.
Interior Health reminds anyone experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 of supports in place in our communities:
Booking a COVID-19 Test
To book a COVID-19 test book online or call 1-877-740-7747
Visit IH’s testing information page for testing centre locations and hours
For emergencies, call 911 and go to the nearest emergency department
Testing is available for anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. If you are unsure of your symptoms, you can take the COVID-19 online assessment or call 811 to speak to HealthLinkBC for health information or advice.
Receiving COVID-19 Test Results
Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 will be contacted by public health directly by phone. If you receive a positive test result by text message, you will be contacted by public health and we ask that you wait for that call.
Anyone having difficulty breathing, or struggling from extreme symptoms, should call 911 or go to an emergency department.
Self-Isolating with COVID-19
After testing positive for COVID-19, you will be supported by public health to stay at home and isolate for a minimum ten days after onset of symptoms. Most people can manage their symptoms at home while mild to moderate cold or flu-like symptoms can be supported by a family doctor, a local urgent primary care centre, or a walk-in clinic.
If you are self-isolating because you have COVID-19, you must take measures to stay isolated from others within your household. If this is not possible and you remain in close contact with others in your household, they should isolate with you.
While waiting for COVID-19 test results, you should self-isolate and if you test negative for COVID19 despite your COVID-like symptom, you should still stay home to recover.
When to get a COVID-19 Test
Testing is available for people with cold, influenza, or COVID-19-like symptoms, including:
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Loss of sense of taste or smell
- Body aches (muscles and joints aching)
Other milder symptoms may include: runny nose, fatigue, sore throat, vomiting and red eyes.
COVID-19 Safety Protocols
- Residents in all communities are asked to remain vigilant in following COVID-19 precautions:
- Keep to your household bubbles and avoid social gatherings.
- Stay home when you are sick and get tested if you have any symptoms consistent with COVID19.
- Practise physical distancing.
- Wear a mask in indoor public settings.
- Wash your hands often.
- Avoid non-essential travel.