MONTREAL -- Two new COVID-19 screening clinics are now open in Montreal and hours at existing clinics have been extended.

Quebec health officials say the changes will increase testing capacity by 1,000 people per day. Services had to be readjusted in Montreal due to a surge in demand when the city's health officials requested for anyone who’d been to a bar since July 1 to get tested for the virus. 

Wait times at existing clinics spanned several hours in the days that followed, and Montrealers were quick to criticize the government for making a call to get tested without providing adequate services.

One of the new sites, located in Outremont at 544 Davaar Ave., is open from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. while the other – a mobile testing site currently stationed at 9600 Saint-Denis St. in Ahuntsic – is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Neither require an appointment.

Existing clinics are located in the following areas: 

  • The Jewish General Hospital (5800 Cote-des-Neiges Rd.)
    8 a.m. to 8 p.m., by appointment only (514-644-4545)
  • The Hotel-Dieu (109 des Pins Ave.)
    10 a.m. to 8 p.m., no appointment necessary
  • Chaveau Clinic (5455 Chauveau St.)
    12 p.m. to 8 p.m., no appointment necessary
  • Sainte-Marcel Church (1630 Saint-Jean-Baptiste Blvd., Pointe-aux-Trembles)
    1 p.m. to 6 p.m., no appointment necessary
  • Maurice-Duplessis ( 7071 Maurice-Duplessis Blvd.)
    8 a.m. to 8 p.m., by appointment only (514-644-4545)
  • Montreal North CLSC (11441, Lacordaire Blvd.)
    9 a.m. to 7 p.m., no appointment necessary
  • Beaconsfield COVID-19 screening clinic (137 Elm Ave., Beaconsfield)
    8 a.m. to 8 p.m., no appointment necessary
  • Level 1 parking lot/Metro station (1001 Decarie Blvd.)
    12 p.m. to 8 p.m., no appointment necessary 

Anyone who would like more information on COVID-19 testing is being asked to call 514-644-4545 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday to Friday or the Info-Sante line at 811 at any time.