Fraser Health will be opening its second COVID-19 test collection centre in Surrey.
The new centre, located at 10025 King George Blvd., will open Nov. 12, according to a release from Fraser Health Tuesday morning (Nov. 3).
The health authority said it will “offer increased access to testing,” and will be able to process between 500 and 800 tests per day “when operating at full capacity.”
According to the release, it will offer walk-in testing seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Dr. Victoria Lee, Fraser Health’s president and CEO, said the new centre is to “support people in that community who need quick access to a COVID-19 test.”
She added that Fraser Health has “quickly racked up” its capacity for testing collection, and it has “increased capacity by more than six-fold.”
JUST IN: Fraser Health has just announced a 2nd COVID-19 test collection centre is to open in #SurreyBC on Nov. 12. It will be located near Central City Shopping Centre @ 10025 King George Blvd. Will process 500-800 tests/day.
Dr. Lee to speak to media at noon.#COVID19
— Surrey Now-Leader (@SurreyNowLeader) November 3, 2020
The Newton test collection centre, located at 14577 66th Ave., will still offer drive-through testing. That centre was opened in September to increase testing capacity.
Fraser Health recommends “that any person experiencing COVID-19-like symptoms, even mild ones such as cough, fever and headache, get tested for COVID-19 as quickly as possible.”
People can book online for tests at fraserhealth.secureform.ca/index.php.