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New coronavirus testing centre opens in Brussels

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The Clinique Saint-Jean will open a new COVID-19 Test Centre on Monday in cooperation with the Common Community Commission (CCC) where up to 1,400 tests per day can be taken after the start-up phase.

The testing centre is located at Boulevard Pacheco 44 in a building made available by Belfius Insurance.

For the Clinique Saint-Jean, the opening of the new test centre also means that their current test centre will be moved to Boulevard Pacheco 44. At the same time, its capacity will be further expanded.

A variety of patients can be tested in the centre. For example, Brussels residents returning from a red zone, wanting to leave on holiday or who have been contacted via contact tracers will be able to get tested there.

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General practitioners can refer patients with mild symptoms to the test centre and, from the beginning of October, patients from the Clinique Saint-Jean will also be tested there prior to hospitalisation.

“Together with our partners CCC and Brussels Minister Alain Maron, we want to meet the great need for extra testing capacity, but on the other hand, we want to refocus on non-Covid care and emergency care within the hospital,” said Kenneth Coenye, head doctor at Clinique Saint-Jean.

The Covid-19 testing centre is open every weekday from 9:40 AM to 5:30 PM and works mainly by appointment. Patients who are referred by their GP do not need to make an appointment.

The Brussels Times