Two pharmacy locations in Niagara Region start offering free COVID-19 tests

St. Catharines Shoppers Drug Mart This St Catharines Shoppers Drug Mart on Bunting Rd is one of two pharmacies in the the Niagara Region that offers free COVID-19 tests. Photo credit: Google Maps.

Two Shoppers Drug Mart stores in the Niagara Region are now offering COVID-19 tests by appointment to those that are non-symptomatic.

The free tests are for people that are not showing COVID-19 symptoms but suspect they may have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive. Tests are available by appointment only.

In Niagara Falls, the Shopper’s Drug Mart at Victoria Plaza offers tests Monday to Sunday between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. Residents are required to book an appointment in advance. The store’s phone number is 905-356-5096.

The St. Catharines Shoppers Drug Mart at 286 Bunting Road in the Briarfield Shopping Centre is also offering free COVID-19 testing. The store’s number is 905-688-6733

Additional test centres in Ontario are listed by the province on this website.

Shoppers Drug Marts in West Niagara communities of Grimsby, Lincoln and West Lincoln, currently do not offer COVID-19 testing.