Pharyngitis and tonsillitis are infections sometimes caused by bacteria, in particular streptococcus A. Symptoms include fever, pain on swallowing, tender glands and sudden onset of severe sore throat.
People aged 3 and over can be screened free of charge at local points of service in the Montérégie region if they meet the criteria when assessed by a nurse.. By appointment only via Clic Santé. If you are unable to do so online, or if you are experiencing difficulties, please ask a friend or family member, or call 1 877-817-5279.
Following your visit, if the screening proves positive, you will be given a liaison form by the healthcare professional to obtain the appropriate medication from your local pharmacist.
For more information, see Streptococcus A pharyngitis or tonsillitis.