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UHAS offers walk-in COVID-19 testing to general public

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The 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.

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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.https://www.youtube.com/embed//91jMtj4H0j0

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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.

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Walk-in COVID-19 Testing Procedures at UHAS

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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

CategoryTurnaround timeAmount
Regular Service24 hoursGHC 350
Expedited Service31/2 hoursGHC 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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