Bison Family Medical Clinics provides 2 locations within the city to conduct SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) PCR Testing for Essential workers and travelers.

Norwood Family Medical Centre and Gateway Medical Clinic are conducting SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) PCR Testing for Essential workers and travelers.

The patient is required to provide information for testing including country of travel, testing results time frame and their passport. This is a privately paid test; the patient is responsible for the cost.

Health Canada approved results will be provided to the patient electronically upon results of testing.

Are you working as an essential service? Are you travelling for your work and need a Health Canada approved PCR test? Contact us today! 24-hour lab results with the proper credentials in hand. Book your appointment today at:

Norwood Family Medical
(204) 233-9477

Gateway Medical Clinic (Inside the Superstore)
(204) 667-5227

PCR Rapid Covid 19 Testing – Information for Patients

These tests are conducted by our clinic Physicians via a Nasopharyngeal Swab at our clinic location. The swab is then sent to our partner laboratory for testing. We provide delivered lab results within 24 hours of the swab being taken at our clinic. The test results will be sent electronically to the traveler/worker, via Norwood Family Medical Centre, when lab results have been produced and analyzed. PLEASE NOTE: 24 hours’ notice prior to your appointment is required for cancellations. If 24-hour notice is not given you will be invoiced for the cost of the test.

The traveler or worker is required to provide certain information for testing and producing a valid travel document. These include:

  • Country of travel, including time frame the testing needs to be completed within.
  • Manitoba Health Card or other Provincial Health Card must be presented at the appointment.
  • The traveler/workers current, valid passport.
  • The traveler/workers valid email address – this will be where your electronic results will be sent.
  • Your current address and contact information.
  • The patient must be aware of the following for testing to be completed:
  • You must be symptom FREE, to have this testing completed at our location.
  • This is a PRIVATELY PAID test. The cost to the patient is $250.00 payable at the time of testing.
  • You will be screened for symptoms of Covid 19 upon arrival at the clinic.
  • You must wear a mask for your appointment.
  • We suggest all patients have CANCELLATION INSURANCE on any flight that may be booked prior to receiving lab results.

Once the traveler/worker arrives at the clinic, they will be asked to produce all required information. This will be entered into our EMR and into our partner laboratories database to be able to produce the electronic results to be sent to the traveler/worker. All information is entered into secure and encrypted platforms, we ensure that your information is protected.

Once the staff have gathered all the information required, you will be taken to an exam room to see the physician conducting the swabbing. A temperature check will be done, to ensure there is no fever, the physician will ensure that you are fit for testing and the Nasopharyngeal Swab will be taken. Your results will be sent to your email address that you provided at the time of your appointment within 24 hours.

Our partner laboratory conducts SARS-CoV-2 (COVID 19) testing and confirmation on the following Real Time RT – PCR platform:

  • Hyris bCUBE – Taregting E,N Genes – This Real Time RT – PCR platform is Approved by Health Canada.

Covid-19 PCR Testing Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Nasophyarangeal Swab?

A Nasophyrangeal swab is the way a sample is collected to conduct SARS-CoV-2 (COVID 19) testing. The swab itself looks like a long, small q-tip. Collecting the sample is conducting by inserting the swab into the nose and up the nasal cavity. This swab can be uncomfortable for patients and tends to make your eyes water.

Why do I have to pay for this test when the Province is conducting testing?

The current Covid-19 restriction call for all non-essential travel to be halted. Therefore, the Provincial Testing sites are NOT conducting testing for travellers/workers who are travelling for non-essential reasons. The results documentation that is provided from a provincial test do not meet Countries, Airlines, or the Governments standards for what needs to be reported on the test.

How will I receive my results?

You will receive your results electronically, via the email address you provided at the time of your appointment. Your results will be emailed directly to you from Norwood Family Medical Clinic once results are completed and analyzed. Your results will include in the document:

· Your Full Name, Date of Birth, Email Address, Gender and Nationality.

· Your Passport Number.

· The Date and Time that the swabbing was conducted.

· The type of Swab (Nasopharyngeal).

· A Negative or Positive Result and the date and time the result was submitted.

· Which type of testing was conducted (Hyris bCUBE – Taregting E,N Genes – This Real Time RT – PCR platform is Approved by Health Canada) and which laboratory it was performed by.

· The name and clinic address of the overseeing physician.

· A scannable QR code (this code maybe required by the country you are travelling to).

What if I receive a POSITIVE result?

If you receive a POSITIVE result, the clinic will also be notified. The clinic will contact you upon receiving these results to set up a phone appointment with our physician for further direction. You should isolate until speaking to the physician. You will be required to go for Provincial testing if a POSITIVE result is received.

I received a NEGATIVE result, what is next?

If you receive a NEGATIVE result, you are cleared to travel. The results that were emailed to you will need to be produced at the time of check in at the airport. They will review the results to ensure that all required information is there and that the results is NEGATIVE.

I received an INCONCLUSIVE result, what is next?

An inconclusive result is neither positive nor negative. This result can occur from an inadequate sample collection, very early stage infection, or for patients close to recovery. With an inconclusive result collecting and testing another sample is recommended. If you receive an inconclusive on your electronic test results from ConnectUs- Winnipeg, please contact the clinic as soon as possible to schedule another appointment for a second swab. The second swab will be of no cost to the patient and will be done as quickly as possible.

If, a second swab, shows another Inconclusive result, you will be directed to go for testing at a Provincial Testing Site.