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Dis-Chem has re-opened several Covid-19 testing stations in various areas across the country.

According to Lizeth Kruger, National Clinic Manager, Dis-Chem, the availability of additional testing sites will ease the pressure on government’s existing testing facilities that has resulted from the countrywide spike in daily positive cases over the past few weeks…

Dis-Chem has improved its testing process to include an online registration and direct integration into the laboratories to speed up the feedback of results to the patient.

“The system will be able to regulate the number of tests carried out at each site while controlling the number of tests that will be sent to contracted laboratories, which have committed to making test results available within 24 to 48 hours”, says  Kruger.

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How to get tested:

  • Pre-register online on Dis-Chem’s website or app
  • Choose a convenient date and drive-through site. The system will issue visitor identification.
  • On arrival at the testing site, show your visitor identification which confirms your booking
  • Pass through the entry point into the queue for the test

The registered Dis-Chem nurse will record the patient symptoms before carrying out the test which is referenced to the patient details.

Cell numbers will be confirmed to ensure that the test results are sent to the correct numbers, and there is also an option to have the results emailed.

As soon as the test results are made available, not later than 48 hours, an SMS will automatically be sent to the patient with their result.

Where are the Dis-Chem testing sites?

For more information on the rollout and location of testing sites and to pre-register online, go to www.dischem.co.za.

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