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Southeastern Health To Offer Drive-Thru COVID-19 Screening

LUMBERTON — Southeastern Health will open a drive-thru screening site for COVID-19 beginning Saturday for those meeting criteria to be tested and also announced Thursday that all elective surgeries and procedures will be rescheduled.

The healthcare organization said that changes to the visitation policy at Southeastern Medical Center and outpatients clinics will go into effect Friday, March 20.

Drive-thru COVID-19 Screening

The COVID-19 drive-thru screening site will be at Southeastern Health Park at 4901 Dawn Drive in Lumberton from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

“In accordance with the CDC and to meet the demands of our community, we made the decision to open the drive-thru screening,” said Joann Anderson, President/CEO of SeHealth. “The safety of our residents and patients will remain our top priorities, and we are committed to doing everything we can to support our community. As long as there is a need in the community, we will provide the screening.”

If participants meet the established criteria for COVID-19 testing after multiple screening phases at the testing site, samples will be collected and processed off site. Results will not be available on the same day as testing.

The screening site will be for Robeson County residents, as well as established patients of the health system.

Individuals who wish to be screened must be over the age of 18 and have valid identification. Individuals will be billed for any flu or strep tests that are administered at the site, however, there will be no charge for COVID-19 testing. Those with insurance should bring their insurance cards.

Participants are also encouraged to bring a mobile phone to be used for communication with the on-site assessment team as they move through the screening site. Participants will be required to remain in their vehicle. Smoking and the use of tobacco-related products will not be allowed on the property.

Southeastern Multi-Specialty and Urgent Care Pembroke will also be administering screening for COVID-19 within the clinic during normal operating hours for patients who meet testing criteria.

The Clinic at Walmart, The Clinic at Lumberton Drug and The Clinic at Brisson Drugswill close as of Friday, March 20 so resources, including staff and providers, may be deployed to the Health Park drive-thru screening site.

Visitation

SeHealth has made the decision to restrict visitation for Southeastern Regional Medical Center and outpatient clinics. The rules are:

• No visitation for SRMC with the exception of one visitor per pediatric patient. Additional exceptions will be made only for extreme medical circumstances.

For outpatient clinics:

• No visitors will be allowed and are encouraged to wait in their vehicle.

• Well visits will be conducted by telephone. Patients will be contacted by the appropriate clinic.

• No new patient consults will be scheduled for non-emergency issues.

For more information about SeHealth’s COVID-19 drive-thru screening, call (910) 735-8864.

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