Dauphin is set to get its first COVID-19 mobile, drive-thru testing centre. Manitoba Public Insurance in town will be closing its service centre at the end of today, March 26.

MPI will turn over the facility to Prairie Mountain Health which will oversee drive-thru testing. 

Public health says the Dauphin testing site will be opening Saturday, March 28th. We are still waiting for PMH to provide information regarding the hours of service.

“Manitobans are working together during these very difficult times,” said Crown Services Minister Jeff Wharton. “I want to thank MPI for its continued community leadership and cooperation with this effort. Working together, we will overcome this challenge stronger than ever before.”

“Through cooperation and partnerships, we will all do our part to flatten the COVID-19 curve,” MPI’s President and CEO Ben Graham. “Business will continue in the Parkland region, albeit a bit differently from what our customers are used to. But such efforts are for the greater good.”

As a result, all remaining vehicle appointments at this location will be cancelled. Impacted customers will be contacted with alternative options. 

You are reminded not to visit the testing centre unless you are directed to do so.