Dr. Andrija Štampar Clinic Offers “Drive In” Coronavirus Testing Service

Lauren Simmonds

The need to get tested for coronavirus if you’re feeling unwell or have been around people who have been confirmed to have contracted the illness is of paramount importance in monitoring the number of cases and limiting its spread across the country. Not only is it the morally responsible thing to do, but it’s now absolutely necessary.

The need to slow and hopefully half the spread of COVID-19 is essential, and various measures have been set out, and now one Zagreb clinic has introduced a very modern and innovative take on coronavirus testing.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes on the 31st of March, 2020, the Dr. Andrija Štampar Public Health Institution has introduced ”drive in” testing and diagnosis of coronavirus this morning in order to speed up the diagnostic process and increase the number of people tested, Vecernji list reports.

”People don’t even get out of their cars for this type of testing, which increases the level of safety of the person being tested and that of the health care provider, too,” they describe from the aforementioned institute and point out that the increased number of tests is the best measure possible for early diagnosis and the prevention of coronavirus infection.

The Institute says that despite the ”drive in” service now being offered, the ordering for coronavirus testing will continue to be carried out through a selected family doctor.

”Considering the well-being and health of citizens, especially in these extraordinary circumstances, this is just one of the measures taken by the Dr. Andrija Štampar Public Health Institution and the City of Zagreb have taken to further protect citizens,” a statement on the matter read.

For rolling updates and information in English on coronavirus in Croatia, as well as scientific texts by Croatian scientist Igor Rudan, make sure to stay up to date with our dedicated section.


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