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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

You will find in this page the main information about COVID-19. For more information, go to the page


Vaccination against COVID-19

Visit our Vaccination against COVID-19 page.


Getting tested

If you have flu-like symptoms similar to those of COVID-19 and are a priority client, it is recommended that you get tested at a screening centre.

To book an appointment for a screening test, visit or call 438-940-5651. This telephone service is available Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Rapid test

  • If you have symptoms and are not a priority client, it is recommended that you do a rapid test.
  • Rapid tests are offered free of charge at all Local point of service.
  • Community organizations and businesses in the region can obtain rapid screening tests free of charge from Local point of service.
  • Rapid tests are available free of charge at most pharmacies, but are reserved for :
    • persons who are being considered for treatment with COVID-19;
    • People who receive free medication under the public drug plan (recipients of last-resort financial assistance and people aged 65 and over with low income);
    • Youths aged 14 to 17;
    • full-time students aged 18 to 25.


If you need to have a screening test to travel, you must go to a private clinic or a pharmacy that offers this service.


Oral COVID-19 treatment

Do you have COVID-19 and have had symptoms for less than 5 days? A treatment exists and you could benefit from it if you are at risk of developing serious complications.

To find out if you meet the criteria, visit



Acute care and ambulatory care environments (Hospitals, CLSCs, etc.)

Considering that we are in a care environment, wearing a medical mask is strongly recommended as soon as you enter an acute care facility for persons who are 12 years old or over. On the other hand, wearing a medical mask in clinics, care units and waiting rooms continues to be mandatory.

It is also mandatory for persons who have symptoms similar to the flu, gastroenteritis or associated with COVID-19

Visitors and family care-givers

It is preferable to telephone the hospital concerned before going to visit a relative in order to check whether the unit has had an outbreak.

In units where there have been no outbreaks, visits are permitted in our hospitals according to the following procedures:

  • One visitor at a time for a person hospitalized (excluding family caregivers), except for humanitarian reasons.
  • Visiting hours are from 2 to 8 p.m.
  • Two family caregivers at a time per 24-hour period can accompany a user, except for exceptions.

IMPORTANT: When there is an outbreak, or the epidemiological situation requires, visits to users can be curtailed. However, family caregivers and visits for humanitarian reasons are authorized.


Wearing a medical mask is no longer mandatory in these living environments. However, it continues to be mandatory for persons with symptoms resembling the flu, gastroenteritis of COVID-19. It is also mandatory in a care unit experiencing a outbreak.

Visitors and family caregivers

Family caregivers and visitors must rigorously respect the sanitary instructions in the living environment such as:

  • Carrying out hand hygiene
  • Do not visit if you have symptoms similar to the flu, gastroenteritis or COVID-19

IMPORTANT: Rules regarding visits may be adapted depending on an outbreak or the epidemiological situation. Follow the instructions posted in the entrance to the units or residents' rooms during such a situation.




For specific information about the three CISSSs in the Montérégie region, visit the associated COVID-19 page. (See the map of the three CISSSs)