The Primary Health Care Cooperation (PHCC) announced that Al Gharaffa Health Center and Um Slal Health Center will now be used as coronavirus test and hold facilities, effective from 9th April 2020.
Al Gharaffa Health Center will operate 24 hours a day, and Umm Slal Helaht Center will operate between 7 am – 11 pm.
All registered patients have been notified of the following:
For Al Gharaffa Health Center, the well-baby and obstetric ultra-sound appointments will now be rescheduled to Leabaib Health Centre. Patients with walk-in appointments can visit nearby health centers including Madinat Khalifa, Leabaib, Al Daayen and Qatar University health centers.
For Umm Slal Health Center, the well-baby and obstetric ultra-sound appointments will now be rescheduled to Qatar University Health Centre. Patients with walk-in appointments can visit nearby health centers including Madinat Khalifa, Leabaib, Al Daayen, Qatar University health centers.
All other clinics for both health centers may be rescheduled in coming months. To support managing this and to ensure safer access to primary care services, PHCC has successfully launched the community call center, offering both telephone & virtual consultation services to patients who need medical advice & consultation.
Patients who display mild to moderate symptoms of coronavirus can call 16000 and will be directed to a swabbing facility at a PHCC coronavirus health center. Individuals will be swabbed, and they will receive their results from a healthcare professional once the sample has been tested. These two health centers bring the total of operating test and hold COVID-19 health centers managed by PHCC to 4, which includes Muaither and Rawdat Al Khail health centers.
This interim measure has been announced to divert citizens and residents from hospitals and health centers in order to curb the spread of the coronavirus.