Free COVID-19 rapid antigen tests available in St Catharines, Welland and Niagara Region

Published February 9, 2022 at 3:02 pm


Starting today (Febuary 9), millions of COVID-19 rapid antigen tests will be made available at pharmacies and grocery stores across the province.

In Welland, the test kits will be available at 15 stores (see locations below) as the provincial government plans to distribute 5.5 million tests each week for at least the next eight weeks.

In Niagara Falls, the tests are available at 19 locations while St. Catharines will have 26 different location, all listed below.

In addition to the store locations, test kits will also be made available through community partners in vulnerable communities, officials said.

Participating retailers will receive additional supplies each week. Also, they can determine how tests are distributed in order to best serve the community, including through appointment bookings, at checkouts or through online orders.

For residents in Fort Erie, Grimsby, Lincoln, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Pelham, Port Colborne, Thorold, Wainfleet and West Lincoln, here is the link from the province of outlets in those municipalities. The towns and cities are listing in alphabetical order so simply continue until you find your town. Go to Step 2: “Where to access a free test.” The provincial link:


Food Basics 325 Thorold Road
Lincoln Centre Pharmacy 390 Lincoln Street
Mahdieh’s Pharmacy 95 Lincoln Street
Pharma Plus 200 Fitch Street
Pharmasave 390 Crowland Avenue
Rexall 399 King Street
Rexall Dell 325 Thorold Road West
Shoppers Drug Mart H2-800 Niagara Street North
Shoppers Drug Mart 825 Ontario Road
Sobeys 609 South Pelham Road
Walmart 102 Primeway Drive
Welland Life Compounding & Medical Clinic 838 Ontario Road
Welland Pharmacy 1-601 East Main Street
Whole Health Niagara Pharmacy 1-905 Niagara Street
Zehrs 821 Niagara Street



Niagara Falls

Boggio and Mackinnon Pharmacy 6680 Drummond Road
Community Health Pharmacy 4790 Victoria Avenue
Costco Pharmacy 7500 Pin Oak Drive
Falls Pharmacy 6635 Drummond Road
Food Basics 6770 Macleod Road South
Food Basics 3770 Montrose Road
Golden Care Pharmacy 5546 Portage Road
Live Well Pharmacy 3531 Portage Road
Medcare Drugmart E2-7555 Montrose Road
Morrison Pharmacy A5-4725 Dorchester Road
Niagara Falls Pharmacy 4796 Victoria Avenue
Pharma Plus 6484 Lundy’s Lane
Shoppers Drug Mart 6565 Lundy’s Lane
Shoppers Drug Mart 5125 Montrose Road
Shoppers Drug Mart 1-3701 Portage Road
Shoppers Drug Mart 1-5175 Victoria Avenue
Sobeys 3714 Portage Road
Walmart 7481 Oakwood Drive
Zehrs 6940 Morrison Street


St. Catharines

Food Basics 275 Geneva Street
Food Basics 149 Hartzell Road
Grantham Pharmasave B2-400 Scott Street
Healthmax Pharmacy 1-366 Bunting Road
Metro 101 Lakeshore Road
Modern Pharmacy 551 Ontario Street
Niagara Street Remedy’s Rx 106-140 Niagara Street
Port Dalhousie Pharmacy 3-2 Lakeshore Road
Real Canadian Superstore 411 Louth Street
Rexall Dell 111 Queenston Street
Scott Vine Pharmacy 107 108-350 Scott Street
Shoppers Drug Mart 8A-125 Carlton Street
Shoppers Drug Mart 22-286 Bunting Road
Shoppers Drug Mart 275 Fourth Avenue
Shoppers Drug Mart 221 Glendale Avenue
Shoppers Drug Mart 600 Ontario Street
Shoppers Drug Mart 1-387 Scott Street
Singar’s Pharmacy 164 Welland Avenue
Sobeys 343 Glendale Avenue
Sobeys 400 Scott Street
Vansickle Pharmacy 11-10 Macturnbull Drive
Walmart 221 Glendale Avenue
Walmart 525 Welland Avenue
Walmart 420 Vansickle Road
Zehrs 285 Geneva Street
Zehrs 221 Glendale Avenue



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