UNC Health Southeastern to begin Phase 1B-Group 1 vaccinations on Wednesday
UNC Health Southeastern will begin administering COVID-19 vaccinations to the public on Wednesday, January 6, beginning with individuals ages 75 and older as recommended in Phase 1B-Group 1 by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.
Individuals ages 75 and older who are residents of Robeson County and/or established patients of UNC Health Southeastern may call (910) 671-5395 to schedule appointments to receive their vaccination at the Southeastern COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic located at 2901 N. Elm Street, Lumberton, beginning Wednesday, January 6 at 8:30 am. The clinic will be open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Patients will need to bring their insurance card and a state issued identification card such as a driver’s license to verify their age. Registrars will assist patients with registration requirements by NCDHHS at check-in so patients should arrive at least 20 minutes before their scheduled appointment for processing. Patients are reminded to wear masks and practice social distancing.
Drive-thru testing update
UNC Health Southeastern announced last week that it had moved its COVID-19 testing to a drive-thru site located at the front of the medical center. Testing will be administered daily from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., however, due to increased demand, patients are asked to arrive no later than 3:30 p.m. in order to be processed by 5 p.m. Rapid format testing results will not be provided on site but will be available via MyChart shortly after the testing is performed. Patients who have a positive test result will also be notified by telephone with instructions on how to quarantine so as to prevent further spread of the virus.
UNC Health Southeastern also announced last week that visitation throughout its system, including the medical center, has been restricted to no visitors until further notice except in extreme medical circumstances. Family and friends are encouraged to use alternate methods of communicating with their loved ones who may be hospitalized through telephone calls or virtual visits using smartphones or tablets. Patient Relations can assist with alternate forms of communication by calling (910) 671-5592 between the hours of 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.