Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Saint Lucia Announces Access To COVID-19 Tests For Travel, Elective Surgery

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Press Release:-  The Ministry of Health and Wellness informs the general public that for persons travelling outside of Saint Lucia and requiring a COVID-19 PCR test can access those services at the Gros-Islet Polyclinic or the Vieux-Fort Wellness Centre.

Swabbing for the COVID-19 PCR test will only be available at the two centres on Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The cost of the COVID-19 PCR test is US $100 or EC $267 to be paid at the Gros-Islet
Polyclinic or the Vieux-Fort Wellness Centre.

Please be advised that effective Monday January 25, 2021, the Respiratory Hospital
(Victoria Hospital) will only administer the COVID-19 PCR test for persons who will be
undertaking elective surgery and require a test.

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This test will also cost US $100 or EC $267.

Persons are also advised to walk with a valid form of identification (ID card) when
accessing services at the Gros-Islet Polyclinic, Vieux-Fort Wellness Centre and the Victoria

It is recommended that persons come in at least 3 days/ 72 hours before scheduled
travel or elective surgery date.

All persons coming to conduct business at the Gros-Islet Polyclinic, Vieux-Fort Wellness
Centre or the Victoria Hospital must wear a mask before entering the facilities.

All hands will be sanitized with an alcohol based solution.

The Ministry of Health will continue to take the necessary measures to ensure the health and safety of all staff and patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Headline photo caption: Internet stock image

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