Covid-19: Screening center in Beja, not Polytechnic.

Unilabs and Clídis open the first COVID-19 screening center in the city of Beja, in partnership with the Polytechnic Institute.

A Unilabs Portugal e a Clídis (HPA Health Group), in partnership with the Polytechnic Institute of Beja, open a COVID-19 screening center, under Drive Thru, on the premises of this institute.

This screening center has the main objective of increasing the testing capacity of the population of Beja and helping health authorities to control the pandemic..

The screening will be carried out every Tuesday and Thursday, during the opening hours from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm, which can be extended by looking for tests. Citizens should make their mandatory appointment in the area of markings on the site and Unilabs ( or through the Drive Thru Line 220 125 001.

This new screening center performs tests by PCR or Antigen and is aimed at citizens suspected of infection and referred by the National Health Service (SNS) or by other health services. Citizens who do not have a medical prescription for this purpose can request the exam assuming the costs inherent to its performance.

The tests will be carried out on a model “Drive Thru”, where citizens do not need to get out of the car to make the diagnosis, the results are then sent directly to the client and to the public health authorities within a period between 24 hours.

To Luis Menezes, CEO of Unilabs Portugal, “With this Drive Thru in Beja, Unilabs continues to work on opening more testing sites in partnership with local authorities, helping like that, the National Health System and citizens in combating this 3rd wave of the pandemic ”.

To João Pimenta, Director of HPA Saúde Group units - Alentejo, “The functioning of this test post in the city of Beja is extremely important at this time of the pandemic, because as the scientific community has been saying for a long time, it is necessary to massively test, because only then can we quickly detect the maximum number of infected people and break the transmission chains. Besides, Drive integration on the Polytechnic Institute campus, it also presents itself as a facilitating factor to comply with the ongoing testing project of the entire academic community. ”

To João Paulo Trindade, President of the Polytechnic Institute of Beja, “The installation of the Mobile Testing Center (Drive Thru) on the campus of the Polytechnic Institute of Beja represents, for us, an exercise in social responsibility, both towards the academic community - students, teaching and non-teaching staff -, as for the regional and local community, as we contribute to increasing the offer of places where it is possible, to all, do the COVID PCR detection tests 19. We are grateful to Unilabs for having responded to this opportunity of ours, and we wish you success in the initiative. ”

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