The mobile COVID-19 screening clinic will be open Tuesday (May 4) through Friday (May 7) from noon to 6:00 pm at the Collaborative Space (formerly National Bank) located at 1754, rue Saint-Calixte in Plessisville.
The clinic, set up by the Comprehensive University Center for Health and Social Services, Maurice y du Center du Quebec (CIUSSS MCQ), will be able to conduct up to 80 screening tests per day. It is primarily intended for people who have symptoms related to COVID-19, or people who have been in contact with a positive person.
Screening is free of charge. Once in there, people will be able to get a coupon. Screening will be done by gargling.
The CIUSSS MCQ is spearheading this screening offensive in the region, although some cases have occurred in recent days, and the MRC de L’Érable’s epidemiological portrait shows COVID infection rates at around 14 per 100,000 inhabitants, similar to the rate seen at Drummond’s RCM.
There is also some evidence that 48% of people with symptoms do not get tested in the area. Thus, the CIUSSS MCQ wants distance not to be an obstacle to screening, which should be a valuable contribution to limiting the spread of the virus in the population.
Depending on the need, the mobile clinic can also be extended for several days.