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Don't come without a referral!

Hospital ready to test patients referred by their doctors

Mar 19, 2020
Photo by: Carolyn Zachary Once referred by their primary care physician, patients can pull their vehicles into this tent at 146 Northport Ave., Belfast, phone a posted number for assistance, and be tested for COVID-19.

Belfast — Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast and Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport have opened respiratory evaluation centers that provide COVID-19 testing. Tents have been erected on both hospital campuses for patients who come with appropriate physician referrals.

In Belfast, evaluations and tests are being performed in a tent set in the parking area of a hospital building at 146 Northport Ave., corner of Huntress Avenue. Part of the Waldo County General Hospital complex, the building is a cedar shake-shingled house now being used for medical purposes.

It's important to note that these centers are not walk-in testing centers. Each patient must have a referral from a provider in order to be evaluated or tested at either of these centers. To be tested, those experiencing symptoms must call their doctor to determine whether testing is appropriate.

To be evaluated or tested for COVID-19, patients must have a referral from their primary care physician. Evaluations and testing are being performed in a tent temporarily erected in the parking area behind this building on the Waldo County General Hospital campus in Belfast. (Photo by: Carolyn Zachary)
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