Steps for Taking PCR COVID-19 Testing at SERHA’s Facilities
Updated: May 31, 2022
The South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) wishes to advise members of the public who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 to get tested immediately. Some of the health facilities in SERHA offer Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing, which is free of cost to the
Persons are being asked to make an appointment for PCR testing in Kingston and St.
Andrew by calling the Emergency Operations Centre for the Health Department at 876
926-1550-2 or call (876) 317-9680-1. Persons may also send an email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walk-in testing is available at the Morant Bay Health Centre, St. Thomas from Monday
to Friday at 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. In addition, persons are being asked to make an
appointment for testing in St. Catherine by calling the Health Department’s Emergency
Operations Centre at (876) 547-5791.
The health departments will make contact with individuals to give them their results
which usually take 3 to 4 working days after tests are conducted. The release forms are
also obtained from the health departments.
Meanwhile, members of the public are being urged to remain vigilant in their practice of
the infection prevention and control measures put in place to reduce the spread of
infections, that is, washing or sanitizing hands, avoiding crowds, wearing a face mask
and keeping a physical distance from others.