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Steps for Taking PCR COVID-19 Testing at SERHA’s Facilities

Updated: May 31

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

public.

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 ksahd.eoc@ksahd.com.

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.



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