ABOUT COVID-19 TESTING IN WINNIPEG
As the number of Manitobans who have tested positive for the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to rise, the need for testing has never been greater.
Recently, the province of Manitoba has requested the assistance of community physicians to provide additional testing sites and resources.
As such, our group of ER physicians, nurses and support staff, in conjunction with our partners at Red River College, the Manitoba Office of the Fire Commissioner, the WRHA and Shared Services, have created a novel model for clients who want a COVID-19 test performed but who also want that test to fit into their busy schedules. We are offering testing predominantly in the evenings and on weekends to compliment the existing testing infrastructure.
At our testing site, COVID-19 testing will be done on an appointment basis. These appointments will be booked online through our secure booking portal - this will allow our clients to better organize the rest of their day so as to have the least amount of impact.
Once our secure online booking form has been completed, clients will be given an appointment time. All of the pertinent information required will be collected through the online booking form and/or confirmed via telephone. Clients will then be directed to attend the testing site for their appointment time.
Once at the test site, clients are directed to remain in the comfort of their vehicle - this is to further limit the risk of exposure to COVID during the testing process. One of our team member will re-confirm that the testing documents have the correct information before the sample can be taken - this redundancy is to further limit the chance of sample error.
After this re-confirmation, one of our team members will collect your sample efficiently and we will have you on your way in no time. Our goal is to have the entire process completed within 15 minutes.
Results will come from Shared Health just as with the other testing sites. You will be able to access your result online or by telephone.