Drive through COVID-19 clinic at Kanwal

drive cover-19A drive through COVID-19 testing clinic such as this one in Adelaide has been set up at Kanwal on the Central Coast.

The new drive through clinic opened on May 4 and is located within the grounds of the Wyong Leagues Club at Kanwal.

It will operate from 8am to 4pm from Monday to Friday and from 8am to 1pm on Saturdays.

It is not open on Sundays.

The Wyong clinic is the latest in a series of similar Laverty run drive through clinics established across the state to assist NSW Health keep up with testing.

“We are opening these drive-through clinics in response to the Federal and State Governments’ desire for an expansion of COVID-19 testing to make it easier for more people to be tested as lockdown restrictions begin to ease and business and community activity begins to return,” said Laverty General Manager, Matthew Brumby.

“Anyone can come to the drive through for collection of a swab specimen for COVID-19 testing.

“All people need is a pathology request form from their doctor and they will be able to use the drive-through clinic.

“This is by far the easiest, safest and most convenient way for anyone to be tested for COVID- 19,” Brumby said.

Request from doctor required

Residents wishing to use the service will need to arrive in a vehicle and have their pathology request form from their doctor, their Medicare card and ID.

Patients must always remain in their vehicles while a collector in full protective equipment will perform the test.

Test results are generally provided to the referring doctor within 24 hours of the samples reaching the laboratory.

Patients may elect to have negative results sent to them via SMS.

Any patient with a positive result will be contacted directly by the GP referring them to the clinic.

Source: Press release, May 3, 2020 – Alan Jury, Domestique Consulting