Private Asymptomatic Rapid PCR & Antigen COVID-19 Testing

We provide rapid testing and result certificates that satisfy travel requirements. Our medical clinic offers:

SAME DAY PCR Tests (~8h results)

$299 + GST

RAPID ANTIGEN Tests (~1h results)

$69 + GST

The “PURE Advantage

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1000's served - Zero Missed Flights

We pride ourselves on a fantastic track record of getting our clients where they need to go.  We have created robust systems to ensure that you reach your departure gate with confidence.  Be confident in your COVID test, and getting your results on time!

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Quickest Lab Based PCR Results !

Same-Day (~8hrs). Most other labs send your PCR sample out of province to get analyzed. We analyze it right here in Winnipeg! This is why other labs cannot promise a same day result. Furthermore, out of province analysis increases the risk of not getting your result back on time as it depends on the transport chain of your sample which can be affected by many factors including severe weather.

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"Test & Fly" Located 8mins from Airport

Conveniently located ~8 mins drive from the airport at 1127 Empress St., come get your Rapid Antigen Test on the way to the airport! Perfect for business travellers and non-manitoban residents flying out of Winnipeg.

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"Concierge" In & Out Appointments

Your time is valuable, don’t wait in a crowded room. We have perfected the efficiency of our appointments so that clients are often in and out of our facility in <10 mins.  Our process has been described as “concierge” by previous clients as our professional and courteous staff get the job done in a timely manner so you can get on with your day.

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Originators NOT Duplicators

We have been delivering COVID testing to corporations and and travellers for over 12 months now!  As one of the original facilities to offer COVID testing to Manitobans, our team led the way in understanding the travel landscape and developing the products that satisfied international travel. Don’t end up on our doorstep after missing a flight, or not having the right certificate requirements from another facility. Come to us first, we’ve been doing this awhile, and know how to do it right!

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Trusted by the PRO's

We are the trusted COVID testing provider for all professional sports leagues in Manitoba including the NHL, AHL, CFL, and CPL! Our high quality services meet even the most rigorous protocols and this is why we continue to be the trusted testing facility of the PROs.

    CREATING AND PREPARING FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT

    1

    Check Your Testing Requirements

    *** You must be asymptomatic to enter our facility ***

    Airlines and travel destinations can have different COVID-19 testing requirements. Please check what type of COVID-19 test is required by contacting your airline and travel destination prior to booking.

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    Book And Pay For Your Appointment

    Book either:

    SAME DAY COVID-19 PCR Test ($299+ GST) – Nasopharyngeal

    OR

    COVID-19 RAPID ANTIGEN Test ($69 + GST) – Nasal

     

    1. The button below will allow you to schedule your test.
    2. Please select the appropriate date and TYPE OF TEST for your requirements.
    3. A payment link at the end of the booking process must be completed to receive appointment CONFIRMATION.

    (Click the yellow highlighted text to access the payment portal in the last questionnaire)

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    Prepare For Your Visit

    • Please bring your Manitoba Health Card, or Passport, or Government issued photo ID to your test appointment.
    • Our Asymptomatic swabbing is conducted in our PURE Lifestyle medical clinic located at 1129 Empress Street (in the Polo Park area).
    • Please do not enter the building more than 5 minutes prior to your appointment time.
    • There will be a sign (example on right) at the entrance where you should enter for your private COVID test.
    • Convenient free parking is available at the front of the building, on the side street, and also behind the building.
    • Appointments are required – no walk-ins are permitted.
    • Please wear a mask at all times 
    • Result certificates will be digitally delivered rapidly! 
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    * Should you experience any difficulties or need any assistance please contact us via our COVID email which is checked regularly .  covidtests@purewinnipeg.com

    FAQ

    What Types of Test do you offer?

    We offer both COVID-19 PCR tests OR COVID-19 Antigen Tests

    How quickly do I receive my test results?

    For PCR testing: When sampling is conducted in the morning, results are delivered same day (most usually late afternoon to early evening which is ~ 8h post swabbing).

    For Antigen testing: Results are delivered ~60 mins following swabbing. You may leave the testing site or choose to wait in your car until results are received. If you are in a rush, ie “Test & Fly”, we can process your result in as little as 20 mins. Please ask the front desk.

    For both forms of testing, clients  receive a digital result certificate which is sent to both email and SMS. These results can be kept digitally or printed to satisfy airlines/travel requirements. Please check with your airline, or travel destination. If you choose to get a hard copy, you may wait in your car for antigen results and we will bring them out to you once complete, or for PCR’s you can come back later in the day, after you have received 

    How much does testing cost?

    Our same day PCR test is $299+ GST

    Our same day Antigen test is $69+ GST

    What happens if I need to reschedule, cancel my appointment, or change test type?

    Cancellations under 24 hours notice are non-refundable.

    Cancellations over 24 hours notice are refunded, minus a $25 cancellation fee for PCR tests, minus a $25 cancellation fee for antigen tests. 

    Rescheduled appointments 

    If rescheduling is required, contact us immediately at covidtests@purewinnipeg.com

    If your new appointment is not booked within 3 business days of contacting us, it will be subject to the cancellation policies described above. 

    Changing Test Type

    Clients who wish to change from a PCR test to an Antigen test will be refunded the difference between the test prices minus a $10 transfer fee. 

    Do you have age limits for testing?

    Currently we are only collecting samples for individuals 5 years of age or older.

    My destination has special requirements for proving result authenticity, what should I do ?

    Please notify us via email at covidtests@purewinnipeg.com well in advance of your appointment if you have special requirements for your destination.

    What happens if a result comes back inconclusive?

    Our expert staff are exceptional at what they do and this minimizes inconclusive results. In fact, we have only had 1 inconclusive travel test to date. If this occurs, we organize for an immediate reswabbing at no additional cost. 

    Do you do testing for CHINA travel?

    YES! Our lab is one of the very few that provides appropriate PCR certificates for CHINA travel. CHINA requires that the PCR result certificate is accompanied by a local government issued lab accrediation document. We provide our customers with a printed certificate of our lab accreditation from  The College of  Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba. This satisfies requirements by the Chinese government. Printed certificates are given out at your appointment. Please remember to ask the administrator when you check-in. 

    Do you do testing for JAPAN travel?

    YES. In fact, we were the preferred lab for athlete testing for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympc Games! Japan requires that the PCR result certificate is accompanied by a specific form that is both “Signed and Sealed” by an accredited lab, and physician. We provide our customers this necessary document along with their results.  This satisfies requirements by the Japanese government. Clients must come back later in the day to obtain the signed Japan form. They can do so when they receive their digital results notification indicating that their sample has been processed . Please remember to tell the administrator when you check-in that you require the Japan form. 

    Our Physicians

    Dr. Richard Rusk

    Clinical Physician

    Dr. Richard Rusk

    Clinical Physician

    Dr. Rusk started his training in South Africa as a veterinarian at the University of Pretoria.  After graduation, he came to rural Canada for an adventure and has been here ever since.  He lived in rural Alberta and Manitoba for 8 years practicing as a cattle veterinarian before moving to Winnipeg to do his medical degree.

    Dr. Rusk trained in Preventative and Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba for medical school and residency.  He completed the Public Health and Preventative Medicine residency, with a focus on primary and secondary prevention of infectious and chronic diseases.

    Dr Rusk has worked in Concordia Emergency Department, community family practice and with the Ministry of Health focusing on developing preventative programs and addressing the emergence of infectious diseases.  He has also been instrumental in advancing the One Wellness framework and concept that focuses on the wellness of humans and animals and takes into consideration the health of the environment.

    He is very passionate about his career which he demonstrates by sharing his knowledge and expertise by teaching medical students and residents on the benefits of focusing upstream with prevention before disease. He too believes in a multidisciplinary approach and collaborates with physiotherapists, athletic therapists, kinesiologists and teaches continuing education courses in Manitoba and Canada.

    Dr. Rusk strives to provide and expand Preventative Medicine in Manitoba. He believes that patients can prevent many conditions through careful consideration to their nutritional and mental diet, through participating in physical and social activities, and thus preventing disease and promoting wellbeing. Through the multi-disciplinary team of Pure Wellness, we have a unique opportunity to improve each and everyone that participates in care from this team.

    In his spare time, he has competed for Canada in the Age Group World Triathlon championships, has bicycled to Everest base camp and has run the Hypothermic Half Marathon as only a true Manitoban could.

    Education

    Community and Family Preventative Medicine Physician
    Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc)
    Medical Doctor (MD)
    Certificant of the College of Family Physicians (CCFP)
    Diploma of American Board of Preventative Medicine (Dip ABPM)
    Masters of Public Health (MPH)

    Dr. Matthew Katz

    Sports Medicine Physician

    Dr. Matthew Katz

    Sports Medicine Physician

    Dr. Katz is a locally trained physician, specializing in sport and exercise medicine. He completed his medical school training at the University of Manitoba in 2015. After completing his family medicine training at the University of Manitoba, Dr. Katz went onto obtain a certificate of added competence in sport and exercise medicine from the University of Manitoba and Legacy Sport Medicine Clinic.

    Dr. Katz currently is employed at Pure Lifestyle, Legacy Sport Medicine and Pine Falls Primary Health Clinic where he focuses on patient with common musculoskeletal conditions such as rotator cuff disease and osteoarthritis. He also is one of the consulting physicians for FC Valour of the Canadian Premier League.

    Education

    Bachelor of Sciences, University of Winnipeg, BSc
    Doctor of Medicine, 2016, University of Manitoba, MD
    Certificant of the Family of College Physicians, CFPC
    Certificate of Added Competence 2019, Sport and Exercise Medicine
    Katrice Kazmerik

    Dr. Katrice Kazmerik

    Family Medicine Physician
    Katrice Kazmerik

    Dr. Katrice Kazmerik

    Family Medicine Physician

    Dr. Katrice Kazmerik graduated from Biosystems Engineering at the University of Manitoba in 2014 completing a biomedical specialization, then going on to pursue medicine. She completed both medical school and a Family Medicine residency in Winnipeg and included placements in northern Manitoba, Nova Scotia and a medical mission to the Philippines. She has incorporated an Integrative Medicine in Residency program remotely through the University of Arizona, Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine to further appreciate the breadth of medicine. Dr. Kazmerik enjoys working with patients of all ages, and has particular interest in women’s health and geriatric care.

    Outside of medicine, Dr. Kazmerik prioritizes spending time with family and friends, and is often outdoors enjoying the lake, fishing, running, swimming or skiing in the winter time.

    Dr. Ian Burron

    Dr. Ian Burron

    Clinical Physician
    Dr. Ian Burron

    Dr. Ian Burron

    Clinical Physician
    Dr. Burron holds a Doctor of Medicine and a Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation (physiotherapy), both from the University of Manitoba. Dr. Burron is certified in both Family and Emergency Medicine through the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CCFP).   Dr. Burron’s areas of practice interest include emergency medicine, musculoskeletal and rehabilitation medicine, occupational and insurance medicine and, obesity and exercise medicine.

    Occupational and insurance medicine, musculoskeletal /rehabilitation medicine

    In addition to training and previously practicing as a physiotherapist, Dr. Burron completed Occupational Medicine training through the University of Alberta (Foundation Course Occupational Medicine Part A and B) and completed the examination for Associate status with the Canadian Board of Occupational Medicine (ACBOM). Dr. Burron is a Certified Independent Medical Examiner (CIME) through the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (ABIME). Dr. Burron is a medical consultant for the Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba and has provided Non-Treating (independent) medical exams and overseen rehabilitation programing for Manitoba Public Insurance, Manitoba Teachers Society, Health Employee Benefits Branch. Dr. Burron has provided consultation to Industry on Occupational health and workplace injury prevention and management.

    Exercise and Obesity medicine

    Dr. Burron strongly believes in the importance of lifestyle modification and exercise for the prevention and treatment of all medical conditions. He is Board Certified in Obesity Medicine through the American Board of Obesity Medicine. Dr. Burron performs and interprets Cardiac stress testing and electrocardiograms (EKG) for diagnosis of cardiovascular conditions, exercise assessment and prescription.

    Emergency medicine

    Dr. Burron is a practicing emergency physician at Selkirk Regional Health Center and was the Director of Emergency Medicine at Selkirk Regional Health Center from 2015-2020. Dr. Burron sits on the Manitoba Emergency Medicine Specialty Privileges Committee.
    Dr. Kobus Du Preez

    Dr. Kobus Du Preez

    Physician, Minor Surgeries
    Dr. Kobus Du Preez

    Dr. Kobus Du Preez

    Physician, Minor Surgeries

    Dr. Du Preez was born in Zimbabwe. At age 16, his family immigrated to South Africa, enabling him to pursue his passion of becoming a medical doctor. He joined the South African military, through whom he completed his degree in medicine and surgery at the University of Pretoria in 1990.

    During his 11 years in the military, Dr. Du Preez trained and worked in both general and plastic and reconstructive surgery, obtaining the rank of Major. Later, he spent 5 years in private practice as a family physician, continuing his work in general and plastic surgery. He also worked in emergency medicine and addictions medicine through SANCA (South African National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence).

    In 1999 he immigrated with his family to Canada to provide them with better opportunities. He started working as an ER physician in Selkirk Hospital -- a position he holds to this day. As a flight physician and Provincial Air Ambulance Medical Director with the Lifeflight Air Ambulance program, he provided critical care to remote Indigenous communities in northern Manitoba for almost 20 years until the program ended in December 2020.

    Dr. Du Preez is thankful for the many learning experiences and opportunities afforded him through his career. He enjoys sharing his knowledge and expertise with paramedics, medical residents and international medical graduates. Dr. Du Preez is a founding member of the Department of Emergency Medicine at University of Manitoba and remains a member of the faculty. Since 2016, he has served as medical advisor for the Paramedic Program at Red River College.

    Dr. Du Preez leads a minor surgical procedure clinic that focuses on providing an aesthetic result, whether dealing with cancers on the face, or lesions on the body. He is also trained in the use of fillers and laser therapy.

    Dr. Du Preez enjoys an active lifestyle. He has competed in the Manitoba Half Marathon, and participates in both sprint triathlons and golf.

    Stephanie Johnson

    Dr. Stephanie Johnson

    Obstetrician/Gynecologist (OBGYN)
    Stephanie Johnson

    Dr. Stephanie Johnson

    Obstetrician/Gynecologist (OBGYN)

    Dr Stephanie Johnston completed her medical degree at Dalhousie University in 2009 and her obstetrics/gynecology residency program at the University of Manitoba in 2014. She has a diverse practice consisting of low and high risk of obstetrics, preconception counseling, infertility, period management, contraception, endometriosis and menopause. She has a surgical practice focusing on laparoscopic and hysteroscopic techniques. She is able to provide care in French and English.

    She completed her Masters in Health Professions Education in 2021 with a focus on mastery learning in laparoscopic surgery. She is the assistant program director for obstetrics/gynecology residency program at the University of Manitoba.

    She is passionate about women’s health and enjoys empowering women to engage in their healthcare. When not working, she enjoys having an active lifestyle by training towards triathlons and working on improving her gardening and culinary skills.