City Hall expands COVID-19 testing sites for the population of Belo Horizonte

Name of the local/regional government
Belo Horizonte
Brazil
Government representative or decision and policy-maker
Type of initiative
Preparedness
Response
Highest scale of the initiative
Metropolitan Area
Type of response
Governance
Health
Contact information:
Bruno Pimenta Starling: brunops@pbh.gov.br
Initiative language
English

As of January 20, 2022, residents of Belo Horizonte will have two more places for COVID-19 testing: the universities FAMINAS and UNA. Appointments must be made exclusively through the Belo Horizonte City Hall Portal and the availability on the PBH APP will be made in the coming days. Opening hours will be from 8 am to 5 pm. The scheduling process is yet another partnership with Unimed-BH.

Initially, about 100 rapid antigen tests will be offered to the population at each of the institutions. The enlargement will be done gradually. The schedule will be available daily from 5 pm for appointments the next day. At the moment, the tests are stocked in more than 160 testing sites available in the municipality, among 152 Health Centers, nine UPAs and two Center for Respiratory Diseases (CEDOR).

This is another action by Belo Horizonte City Hall to ensure assistance to the population in dealing with the pandemic and in monitoring the evolution of cases in the municipality.

To which (if any) collective(s) is addressed mainly this initiative?
No distiction
No distintion
Is this initiative supported by any organization?
No
This initiative has been created...
As a reaction to specific problems generated by the pandemic

Similar initiatives

Belo Horizonte
The CRAS [Social Assistance Reference Center] Vila Cemig reference team, located in the Barreiro region, is working with the local community to…
Belo Horizonte
The face-to-face activities of Vida Ativa, a program developed by the Belo Horizonte City Hall for the public over 50 years old, were resumed on…
Belo Horizonte
Belo Horizonte is the city with more than 2 million habitants that has the lowest Covid-19 mortality rate in the country, according to data from the…