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COVID-19 Testing for Your Peace of Mind

Access PCR Testing and Ensure Your Health and Safety

At Cloud Pharmacy, your well-being is our priority. Explore our COVID-19 testing services, with a focus on PCR testing, to provide you with accurate results for peace of mind. Book your appointment today and take a proactive step in safeguarding your health.

Why PCR Testing?

PCR testing is a reliable method for detecting the presence of the COVID-19 virus. It offers high accuracy and is widely recognized as a gold standard for COVID-19 testing. At Cloud Pharmacy, our public testing service prioritizes your safety, providing you with dependable results.

Our COVID-19 Testing Services

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Rapid Antigen Take Home Test Kit

Discover the convenience of our Rapid Antigen Take Home Test Kit. Swift and user-friendly, this kit allows you to conduct COVID-19 testing in the comfort of your home. Obtain rapid results, empowering you to make informed decisions about your health. Order your kit today for an accessible and reliable testing solution.

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COVID-19 PCR Testing

Experience the pinnacle of COVID-19 testing with our PCR service. Renowned for its accuracy, PCR testing provides comprehensive insights into your COVID-19 status. Our expert team ensures a seamless testing process, prioritizing your safety and delivering reliable results. Schedule your PCR test now for thorough and precise testing.

As of March 21, 2022, the following individuals are eligible to receive pharmacy services related to publicly funded COVID-19 testing. Symptomatic1 people who fall into one of the following groups:

  • Patient-facing healthcare workers
  • Staff, volunteers, residents/inpatients, essential care providers, and visitors in highest risk settings
    • Highest risk settings include: hospital (including complex continuing care facilities and paramedic services) and congregate living settings, including Long-Term Care, retirement homes, First Nation elder care lodges, group homes, shelters, hospices and correctional institutions
  • Household members of workers in highest risk settings and patient-facing health care workers.
  • Temporary Foreign Workers in congregate living settings
  • Patients seeking emergency medical care, at the discretion of the treating clinician
  • Outpatients for whom COVID-19 treatment is being considered.
  • Other outpatients for whom a diagnostic test is required for clinical management, at the discretion of the treating clinician.
  • Pregnant people
  • People who are underhoused or homeless
  • First responders, including fire, police and paramedics
  • Elementary and secondary students and education staff who have received a PCR self-collection kit through their school


Symptomatic and Asymptomatic people who fall into one of the following groups:

  • Individuals who are from a First Nation, Inuit, Metis community, and/or who self-identify as First Nation, Inuit, and Metis and their household members.
  • On admission/transfer to or from hospital or congregate living setting
  • Close contacts and people in the context of confirmed or suspected outbreaks in highest risk2 settings as directed by the local public health unit
  • Individuals, and one accompanying caregiver, with written prior approval for out-of-country medical services from the General Manager, OHIP


1 People are considered symptomatic if they have any of the following COVID-19 symptoms:

  • Fever and/or chills; OR
  • Cough; OR
  • Shortness of breath; OR
  • Decrease or loss of taste of smell; OR
  • Two of more of:
    • Runny nose/nasal congestion
    • Headache
    • Extreme fatigue
    • Sore throat
    • Muscle aches/joint pain
    • GI symptoms


2 Highest risk settings include hospitals (including complex continuing care facilities and paramedic services) and congregate living settings, including Long-Term Care, retirement homes, First Nation elder care lodges, group homes, shelters, hospices, and correctional institutions. All other settings would be considered non-highest risk.

As part of a vaccine policy or mandate.

To satisfy a travel requirement, unless you are a temporary foreign worker returning to your country of origin or are travelling into and out of remote/isolated First Nation and Indigenous communities for work purposes.

For entry to a private venue, event or gathering which requires a negative test result to enter.

With the announcement of symptomatic testing in pharmacies, we have put processes in place in addition to those that already existed, including proper sanitization at testing locations, HEPA air purifiers for enclosed testing areas, proper PPE for those conducting the test including a surgical/procedure mask, eye protection, gloves, and gowns along with frequent hand hygiene throughout the day. We also require the patient to book an appointment ahead of time (this is not a walk-in service), to arrive at their scheduled time and not early for the appointment and to leave immediately following the test. They will also be required to wear proper PPE.
You can request an appointment online through the COVID-19 Public PCR Test appointment request webpage. Patients must complete the online screening request form to request a COVID-19 appointment. The request will be delivered to your selected pharmacy and the pharmacy team will contact you to review the required screening assessment and book an appointment for the test. When you make an appointment, you will be asked to arrive at your scheduled time and not earlier, and will be directed to leave the store immediately following your test. You will be required to wear a mask at all times during your visit. Additional information on your appointment will be communicated by the pharmacy at time of booking.
Patients who present their green health card at the time of their test will be able to obtain their test results online, through the Ministry of Health’s access portal. Patients who present without a health card or with a red and white health card will not be able to access their results online; for these patients, the pharmacy team will contact you with your results. The Pharmacy team and Public Health will contact all patients with positive results.
Tests will be processed at a lab selected by the Ministry of Health. Due to laboratory capacity, there will also be delays in receiving test results. The turnaround time can be up to 7 days for results to be uploaded by the Lab and shared with the Pharmacy.