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Covid-19 Primary Care Centres not a ‘walk-in’ service

COVID Primary Care Centre

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust is reminding the public how to use the Covid-19 Primary Care Centres in Dungannon and Banbridge.

The centres are for clinical assessment following referral from your own GP.

They operate on an appointment only system and do not offer testing for Covid-19. The Centres, which opened their doors on March 30, are for the people who live in the Southern Trust area.

Current opening hours are, for Dungannon, 8am-6pm Monday to Thursday, and 8am to 10pm Friday Saturday and Sunday, and Banbridge, 8am-10pm Monday to Thursday, 8am-6pm Friday. (The Banbridge centre is currently closed on Saturday & Sunday).

Patients presenting with Covid-19 symptoms to their GP or the Urgent Care Out of Hours service (OOHs), are triaged and risk assessed.

When the person requires a face to face clinical assessment, the GP in the practice or OOHs will arrange an appointment at the COVID Primary Care Centre or through a home visit if possible.

Onward referral can be made to other primary or secondary Trust services as needed. The Centre works through a referral process from GP practices or OOHs and therefore this is not a “walk in” service.

If you think you need to be tested for COVID-19, please follow the link:
https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/forms/should-i-get-tested-coronavirus-covid-19

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