Mobile COVID-19 screening unit soon available
On May 25, the Public Health Department of the Integrated Center for Health and Social Services (CISSS) in the Laurentians deploys a mobile COVID-19 screening unit, no appointment required, for the Laurentides region.
The current pandemic has led all of the CISSS des Laurentides’ departments to review their methods of intervention in order to be innovative in meeting the needs of the population.
Thus, the mobile screening unit will serve to significantly increase the number of screenings for COVID-19 and to increase the accessibility of the screening service to the population in areas of particular geographic challenges or with reduced access to services, who are vulnerable or having an outbreak. This mobile screening unit will be of great importance in ensuring the protection and security of the
citizens of the region in the face of the current pandemic.
However, the deployment of such a project obviously cannot be done without the collaboration of different partners. This is why the CISSS des Laurentides partnered with Grand Défi Pierre Lavoie, the Saguenay transport company and the city of Saguenay which loaned the bus as well as the Center de formation du transport commerciale de Saint- Jérôme as well as the Rivière-du-Nord School Board, which made its drivers available.
“In times of crisis, support and mutual aid are at the heart of the action. Thank you very much to our various partners for being there to support the Laurentian Public Health Department. We are extremely grateful to you,” said Dr. Éric Goyer, Director of Public Health.