Drive through COVID-19 swabbing facility starts from Sunday

Drive through COVID-19 swabbing facility starts from Sunday

By QLNews

As a part of the country's wide efforts to manage the COVID-19 outbreak, reduce the viral spread and ensure early detection to prevent the progression of the disease, the Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) will be operating three drive-through swabbing hubs at three PHCC Health Centers from Sunday, May 31, 2020.

Al Thumama, Al Waab, and Leabaib Health Centers are the three locations around Qatar and can be done from 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

Only those who received a phone call from the PHCC to book an appointment are eligible for this service and priority will be awarded to the elderly and those at higher risk of the virus.

Drive Through Swabbing Steps:

Receive phone call to book an appointment

- Text message to confirm the appointment

- Arrive at the designated health center in your own vehicle

- You will be asked a few verification questions upon arrival

- Nose and throat swab

- Home quarantine until results are received (for those in contact with COVID-19 patients only)

- You will get your result on your phone

- Advice on any follow-up action required

Individuals who display symptoms of COVID-19 should either quickly contact the 16000 helplines or go directly to one of the designated health centers for testing. This is important to ensure early detection and appropriate treatment and care.

Here's everything you need to know about the virus, including ways to protect yourself.

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