PHILIPSBURG: As of June 1, Health Care Laboratory Services St. Maarten will operate a new COVID-19 testing centre at Emmaplein across from CIBC FirstCaribbean Bank.
Cruisers, stayover tourists, residents and businesses in Philipsburg can access pre-travel rapid antigen and PCR tests at the new location. No appointment is needed. Customers can walk in from Monday to Friday from 11:00am until 1:00pm and leave with their printed rapid antigen test results within 20 minutes. The PRC test results, which are more detailed, will be available for pick-up within 24 hours.
Dr. Fey van der Dijs of HCLS is very happy with the new testing facility in town. “Our new testing site is located in the heart of Philipsburg with ample free parking space in front and public transport within reach.”
While COVID-19 tests are mandatory for travel purposes, testing is also a very important tool to control the pandemic and to keep the community safe.