From today members of the public can go to designated facilities for COVID-19 testing. In a press release issued today the Ministry of Health said that persons experiencing any or a combination of fever, cough, runny nose, headache, redness in eyes or loss of taste will be eligible for testing. Testing will take place between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm.
The following is a press release from the Ministry of Health:
The Ministry of Health advises the public that as of July 1, 2020, the following health facilities have been designated as COVID-19 Community Testing sites. Testing will take place between the hours of 8:00 am – 4:00 pm:
|Facility||Contacts for Health Centre||County||Contact for County Medical Officer of Health|
|St James District Health Facility||#112 Western Main Road,St. JamesPhone: (868)-625-1295 Ext 6012||St George West||624-3439625-4151|
|El Socorro Health Centre||El Socorro Road, San JuanPhone: (868)-638-5218||St George Central||285-8992|
|St Joseph Enhanced Health Centre||Uriah Butler Highway, Champ FleursPhone: (868)-662-0355||St George East||667-5273667-3693667-6688|
|Chaguanas Accident & Emergency Department||Main Road and Galt Street, ChaguanasPhone: (868)-672-4734/ 671-4081||Caroni||226-4400Ext. 4402|
|Mayaro District Health Facility||Pierreville, MayaroPhone: (868)-630-1258||Nariva/ Mayaro||222-5005Ext. 3003|
|Siparia District Health Facility||High Street, SipariaPhone: (868)-649-1136/ 0691||St Patrick||649-2056|
|Sangre Grande Enhanced Health Centre||Brierly Sreet and River Street, Sangre GrandePhone: (868)-668-2509/226-1102||St Andrew/St David||668-2053 to668-2055|
|Pleasantville Health Centre||Chaconia Avenue and Prince Albert Streets, Pleasantville(868)-653-0521||Victoria||653-0515652-2716|
Members of the public are asked to note the following:
1. Persons presenting with any or a combination of the following symptoms will be eligible for testing:
c) Rhinorrhea (runny nose)
e) Redness of Eyes
f) Loss of Taste
g) Loss of Smell
2. Asymptomatic persons (persons without symptoms) will not be tested at these Centres. This also applies to persons seeking to be tested for the following special circumstances:
a) Pre-Delivery Screening (for pregnant women)
b) Pre-Surgical Screening
c) Screening prior to repatriation
Members of the public can contact the requisite office of the County Medical Officer of Health for further details.
If COVID-19 testing is refused for any reason other than those listed above, they can contact the Ministry of Health’s Hotline at 877-WELL (9355) or at our Facebook page.