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Don’t line up for coronavirus testing without calling 811 first, health officials say (SPH)

Don't line up for coronavirus testing without calling 811 first, health officials say (CBC News)

Health-care officials are urging people to not wait in line at drop-in clinics, emergency rooms or urgent care centres for COVID-19 testing unless they have been specifically referred there by a medical professional.

“Not everybody needs to be tested,” said Dr. Bonnie Henry in response to reports of lineups and several hours-long waits at walk-in medical facilities across the Lower Mainland.

The reminder comes after the emergency room at St. Paul’s Hospital and the City Centre Urgent Primary Care Centre in downtown Vancouver saw hours-long lineups of people looking to get tested for COVID-19.

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