Following the current development of the Covid-19 and to implement precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the disease, Al Gharaffa Health Centre and Um Slal Health Centre will be used as Test and Hold Covid-19 facility from Thursday.
Al Gharaffa test and hold health centre will operate 24 hours a day while Umm Slal centre will operate from 7am – 11pm. All registered patients have been notified of the changes.
For Al Gharaffa Health Centres, Well Baby and Obstetric Ultra sound appointments will now be rescheduled to Leabaib Health Centre. Walk in appointments patient can visit nearby health centres including Madinat Khalifa, Leabaib, Al Daayen and Qatar University health centres
For Umm Slal Health center, Well Baby and Obstetric Ultra sound appointments will now be rescheduled at Qatar University Health Centre. Walk in appointments patients can visit nearby health centres including Madinat Khalifa, Leabaib, Al Daayen, Qatar University health centres.
All other clinics for both health centres may be rescheduled in coming months. To support managing this and to ensure safer access to primary care services, recently PHCC successfully launched the Community Call Centre, offering both telephone and virtual consultation services to patients who need medical advice and consultation.
Patients who display mild to moderate symptoms of Covid-19 can call 16000 and will be directed to a swabbing facility at a PHCC Covid-19 health centre. This interim measure has been put in place to divert people away from hospitals and health centres in a bid to curb the spread of the illness.
Individuals will be swabbed at these facilities and receive their results from a healthcare professional once the sample has been tested.
These two health centers bring the total of number of operating test and hold Covid-19 health centres managed by PHCC to four that include Muaither and Rawdat Al Khail health centres.