Private company receives approval to provide mobile COVID-19 testing in Saskatchewan

Haztech has been approved to conduct COVID tests in Saskatchewan./Courtesy Haztech

On Monday it was announced that Haztech, a healthcare and safety company will perform COVID-19 testing in cooperation with the Government of Saskatchewan and the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA).

The company has received approval and provincial licensing for Haztech’s owned and operated medical laboratory in Regina.

Haztech’s services will now include PCR and Rapid point-of-care testing in their Health Centre and in their Mobile Health Units across the prairies.

“Our team has developed an intuitive online booking system with automated test reminders and digital certificates, we have also procured PCR, Rapid Antigen and Rapid Antibody testing. Our COVID-19 testing equipment and devices are Health Canada approved and delivered by licensed healthcare professionals.

All tests are available in our Health Centre or we can come to you in the comfort and safety of your home” Shawn Hazen, CEO of Haztech said in a release.

Anyone in the province who is asymptomatic and wishes to be tested can get tested whether for work, travel, school or if they want one.

Haztech’s PCR test results are available within 24 to 48 hours or rush results within 24 hours upon request.

Rapid testing results for Antigen and Antibody tests are available within 15 minutes. Testing certificates for travel and other purposes are also provided after each test.

The company is currently undergoing an expansion which will include a Saskatoon-based laboratory along with their Health Centre expansion plans.

“With the capabilities of our 4×4 Mobile Health Units, we are working to make testing access more readily available to our neighboring rural and indigenous communities in Saskatchewan as well,” said Hazen.

Booking tests can be completed by visiting the company’s website where you then choose your test with their Mobile Health Unit or at the Haztech Health Centre, there is an option to book multiple people in one appointment and results are emailed to you directly.