We received the very first Maine shipment of the newly developed rapid COVID-19 tests. The new test offers results in minutes, rather than the days required by current tests—a critical step in helping curb the spread of the new coronavirus.
We have added the rapid tests to our existing tests at mobile testing sites at our Health Care Centers in Portland and Brunswick beginning Monday, April 6. We have requested to receive 1000 Abbott tests per week, significantly increasing the availability of testing to our patients.
At this point, COVID-19 testing is available to established Martin’s Point patients only, although we are accepting new patients seeking a new primary care provider. Testing is available by appointment only for those meeting medical criteria.