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COVID test #249746
03/11/2021 03:49 PM
03/11/2021 03:49 PM
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Rhode Island
RonDon Offline OP
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Had 8am appointment at SLS. Decided for some unknown reason to get there at 730 I do not exaggerate over 100 people waiting, no place to park. Local woman called police because people standing around made her dogs bark.

We were given number slips like at the deli counter and hubby said 21 isn’t bad...until they called 56. Went to security asked if we missed our number and he said that when they reach 100 it will start again with #1.

One person in each party goes in when number called gives passports for all in their party, pays $75 each then we wait until our name is called. 1032am they swabbed my nose. Shortly after hubby was done.

Whew a long and wasted morning.

Last edited by RonDon; 03/11/2021 03:50 PM.
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Re: COVID test [Re: RonDon] #249748
03/11/2021 03:56 PM
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Wow, that is not good. Did you get your results yet?


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Re: COVID test [Re: RonDon] #249750
03/11/2021 03:59 PM
03/11/2021 03:59 PM
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Where is SLS? Hope this isn’t the place I made an appointment for. Near AdvantikA 😳

Re: COVID test [Re: RonDon] #249751
03/11/2021 04:01 PM
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Unless this changes I will not be going to SXM anytime soon....

Re: COVID test [Re: kim] #249752
03/11/2021 04:08 PM
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for testing on island. The one near Avantika is Medwork.


Carol Hill
Re: COVID test [Re: Carol_Hill] #249753
03/11/2021 04:14 PM
03/11/2021 04:14 PM
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Newtown, CT
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Ok thanks! Wasn’t sure if all were SLS just different locations. I’m not a patient waiter!!!

Re: COVID test [Re: RonDon] #249754
03/11/2021 04:19 PM
03/11/2021 04:19 PM
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Sorry to hear about the hassle that you Folks had. Kind regards.

Re: COVID test [Re: RonDon] #249759
03/11/2021 04:53 PM
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...and this is a choice made instead of the SBR or the Red Cross testing site? I don't get it....

Re: COVID test [Re: sxmmartini] #249770
03/11/2021 07:13 PM
03/11/2021 07:13 PM
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Originally Posted by sxmmartini
Unless this changes I will not be going to SXM anytime soon....

Just a step you need to do. I have a feeling when more have the vaccine the US won't require this to return home.

Re: COVID test [Re: sxmmartini] #249775
03/11/2021 07:35 PM
03/11/2021 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by sxmmartini
Unless this changes I will not be going to SXM anytime soon....


Others have reported completely different experiences; I think this poster just chose the wrong testing site.


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Re: COVID test [Re: RonDon] #249776
03/11/2021 07:45 PM
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We went to the same site twice on our recent trip and had pleasurable experience both times. They are probably busier for weekend flight deadlines , which was not our case.

Re: COVID test [Re: RonDon] #249796
03/12/2021 07:25 AM
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We had ours done yesterday at medwork made appointment online , showed up a little early checked in at office then were told to wait outside until called, we sat in the chairs for Atvantica and waited for our time we were both called in separate and finished our tests and received negative emails in 2 1/2 hrs. Very professional staff and system.

Last edited by bbeach; 03/12/2021 07:26 AM.
Re: COVID test [Re: bbeach] #249806
03/12/2021 10:44 AM
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Thanks for the report. Medwork seems to be doing a decent job. It actually makes a lot more sense to me, what they are doing, scheduling specific times, versus what the place were RonDon went, where they were scheduling everyone between 8 and 9 in the morning, apparently.


Carol Hill

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