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22.01.2021 Health

COVID-19: UHAS offers walk-in COVID-19 test services

COVID-19: UHAS offers walk-in COVID-19 test services
LISTEN JAN 22, 2021

UHAS COVID-19 Testing centre is offering COVID-19 testing for members of the general public for immigration purposes.

This service is also available to individuals who need test results to meet various in-country requirements.

The testing classified into two services are firstly the ‘Regular Service’ which has a duration of 24 hours and costs GHS350.

The second service is the ‘Expedited Service’ with a 3 and half hour time limit at the cost of GHS450.

The centre states that “persons in need of a test result will be required to turn up in person for sample collection”.

“For immigration purposes, a photocopy of the biodata page of a valid passport is required. For other purposes, a photocopy of any valid National ID card, i.e. biodata page of a valid passport, Ghana Card, Voters ID card, or National Health Insurance ID, is required”, it added.

Also, one recent passport photograph is needed for its documentation process.

The samples are “collected either in the UHAS COVID-19 Testing Centre or the Laboratory of the Ho Teaching Hospital (HTH). A person requiring testing services must turn up in person for sampling. No sample taken outside these areas are accepted”, it reiterated.

Find the full release below Walk-in COVID-19 Testing Procedures at UHAS

The UHAS COVID-19 Testing centre offers COVID-19 testing for members of the general public for immigration purposes. This service is also available to individuals who need test results to meet various in-country requirements. 1. Requirements and Documentation

  • Persons in need of a test result will be required to turn up in person for sample collection.
  • For immigration purposes, a photocopy of biodata page of a valid passport is required
  • For other purposes, a photocopy of any valid National ID card, i.e. biodata page of a valid passport, Ghana Card, Voters ID card, or National Health Insurance ID, is required.
  • One recent passport photograph.

2. Sample Collection

  • Samples are collected either in the UHAS COVID-19 Testing Centre or the Laboratory of the Ho Teaching Hospital (HTH). Person requiring testing services, must turn up in person for sampling. No sample taken outside these areas are accepted.
  • Contact Dr. Ayivor-Djanie on +233 (0) 24 454 5878 for all voluntary and immigration testing.

3. Costs and how to pay

Category Turnaround time Amount
Regular Service 24 hours GHC 350
Expedited Service 31/2 hours GHC 450
  • Kindly pay at the Finance Office, UHAS permanent campus.
  • This fee is waived for staff of the University and their registered
  • Please do not give money to anyone, apart from staff of the Finance Office who will issue an official receipt.

4. Turnaround and Collection of Results

  • Test Result will be ready for pickup 24 hours after sample is received in the testing facility. This applies to samples received by 2pm (Monday to Friday).
  • You will receive a text message, via the telephone number you provide, to notify you of the availability of your result and when to pick it up.
  • Present a copy of your receipt at the testing center and pick up your certificate.

5. Contact

  • For inquiries, please contact Dr. Ayivor-Djanie on +233 (0) 24-454-5878 or Email [email protected]

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