GRMC to Open Drive-Thru COVID Testing
(Tuesday, May 5, 2020; Dededo, Guam) Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) has begun conducting onsite drive-thru testing for COVID-19. This service is available to everyone including GRMC patients and the public, who will need a referral from their doctor to qualify to have the COVID-19 test performed at GRMC.
A patient’s primary doctor will be the one to contact GRMC’s Specialty Clinic to ensure the necessary paperwork has been received via email and if so, to book the testing appointment for their patient. Specialty Clinic will contact the patient with the details of their testing appointment.
The drive-thru testing area is staged outside of GRMC’s Emergency Department, on the east side of the building. GRMC asks that patients arrive ten (10) minutes prior to their appointment.
All test kits will be processed at GRMC’s in-house laboratory using BD MAX™ System technology. This test uses a real-time PCR method to detect SARS-CoV-2 virus and confirm the diagnosis of COVID-19 infection.
There is a fee involved. Payments may be made by cash, check, or credit card payment.
The drive-thru testing sites will be open from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, Monday through Thursday for the general public. The sites will be open for GRMC staff and patients, including Pre-Op patients, also from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
For more information, please call GRMC’s Specialty Clinic at 969-4895.