The HSE/South East Community Healthcare is reminding people to book an online appointment, as presentations on a “walk-in” (no appointment) basis remain temporarily suspended at all five of its COVID-19 testing facilities.
The HSE has said it is very grateful to its outstanding testing staff across counties Carlow, Kilkenny, South Tipperary, Waterford and Wexford. Their hard work over the last year and a half of pandemic has ensured that, to date, some 370,000 tests for COVID-19 have been administered at pop up facilities and the five permanent centres for doing so in the South East.
There has been an increase in recent weeks of numbers coming to these five centres operated by HSE/South East Community Healthcare and they continue to be high.
Online self-referrals (and those from GPs) remain open for appointments at Carlow (St. Dympna’s Hospital), 7 days a week.
Capacity has been extended by the HSE nationwide to meet a demand of 20,000 tests per day. The HSE expects that anyone who requires or wishes to get tested will get a same-day test (depending on what time they book).
Members of the public are welcome to make an appointment by self-referral, using the web portal for doing so at https://covid19test. healthservice.ie/hse-self- referral/
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