New Brunswick patients can now gain faster access to COVID-19 test results, thanks to a new patient portal. The provincial government, with support from Canada Health Infoway, has set up a secure web portal where New Brunswickers can sign on to get their test results. The portal is available through the MyHealthNB website.
Patients who are tested for the virus are given a registration code for the website. Patients will receive access to their test results as soon as they are available, typically within 48 hours. The site will indicate whether a person has tested positive or negative, or whether the test is inconclusive. Those who test positive will also be provided with information on self-isolation and how to prevent spreading the virus to others. They will also be contacted by public health officials.
“With this new portal, patients will be able to access their test results faster from the safety of their home,” said Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health. “The quicker access to test results will relieve some of the stress associated with the testing process and enable those with positive tests to take immediate actions to protect the health of their family and community.”
Read the Government of New Brunswick news release to learn more.
“We’re pleased to collaborate with the Government of New Brunswick to help patients get faster access to their test results. Virtual care is quickly becoming the new normal.” -- Michael Green, President and CEO, Infoway