Christmas Health Units test covid-19 via SUS with results of up to 15 minutes; know where to do it

Sônia Maria Cardoso is 72 years old and has received four doses of the covid-19 vaccine / Photo: Rafael Duarte

With the exponential growth of covid-19 cases in Rio Grande do Norte, there is also a growing need for tests to confirm or not the diagnosis. In Natal, the Health Units carry out RT-PCR tests, a swab, in the neighborhoods from Monday to Friday, and deliver the results to the patient within 15 minutes. Natal City Council made 14 units available as a Family Health Unit (USF) or Basic Health Unit (UBS) study site.

Test times and days vary between units (see calendar at the end of this report).

The microbiological sample is a test that inserts a cotton swab that is longer than usual into the patient’s nose.

Retired Sônia Maria Cardoso, 72, searched the UBS in Ponta Negra on Sunday morning (8) after suffering symptoms last Sunday.

He arrived at the unit around 10 a.m. and was spotted within 15 minutes. Only three people from the same family were waiting for the test. And while Sonia was being cared for, three other patients — two women and one man — came for the test:

– The service was great and fast, much better than I thought. The health professionals who attended me were very attentive. At best, it was a negative test. I returned home calmly and with even greater confidence in the Integrated Health System. Without SUS, this unfinished pandemic could be even worse. ” said the retiree, who has already taken 4 doses of the vaccine, in addition to a single dose of Influenza.

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Following this result, Sonia Cardoso was referred to a doctor at the unit for a consultation and was diagnosed with dengue, a disease that has also been discharged in Natal in recent weeks. As UBS Ponta Negra does not perform dengue testing, the retiree was advised to look for UBS in the Cidade Satélite district, which works as an emergency and has a support structure for patients diagnosed with the disease.

Check UBS appointment locations and times for the covid-19 test, RT-PCR type, for swab. It is important to pay attention to the days and times:


UFS Rosangela Lima
Address: Santa Beatriz Street, s / n, Planalto
Tuesday and Thursday: 1pm to 3pm
Phone: 3232-8220

USF Ponta Negra
Address: R. José Medeiros, s / n – Vila de Ponta Negra
Monday to Friday: 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Hours: Phone: 3232-8410 / 8412

UBS New Discovery
Address: Av. Xavier da Silveira, 1526 – Lagoa Nova
Monday to Thursday: 8:00 to 12:00 / 13:00 to 15:30
Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Phone: 3232-8285


USF Brasilia Teimosa
Address: R. Miramar, s / n – Praia do Meio
Monday to Friday: 13:00 to 16:00
Phone: 3232-8536

USF Rocks
Address: R. São João de Deus, 190 – Rocas
Monday to Friday: 13:00 to 16:00
Phone: 3232-8820

UBS São João
Address: Av. Romualdo Galvão, 891 – Tirola
Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Phone: 3232-8570 / 8573


USF Good Shepherd
Address: R. Augusto Calheiros, S / N – Bom Pastor
Monday to Thursday: 13:00 to 16:00
Phone: 3232-8455

USF Felipe Camarão II
Address: R. Santa Cristina, 882 – Felipe Camarão
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Phone: 3232-8316

USF Mount Lebanon
Address: R. Matusalén – Good Shepherd
Wednesday and Thursday: 1pm to 4pm
Phone: 3232-8441


USF Pajuçara
Address: Rua Barão dos Cocais s / n Pajuçara
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Phone: 3232-8240 / 8241

USF New Christmas
Address: R. do Pastoril, 902, Nova Natal
Monday to Friday: 12:30 to 14:40
Phone: 3232-9237


USF Golden Valley
Address: R. Irmã Vitória, 706 – Nossa Sra. Of the presentation
Tuesday and Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Phone: 3232-8260

USF Panatis
Address: Rua Milton Servita Brito, 994 – Potengi
Tuesday and Thursday: 1pm to 3pm
Phone: 3232-8220

USF Parque dos Coqueiros
Address: R. das Pedrinhas, S / N, Parque dos Coqueiros
Tuesday and Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Phone: 3232-8183 / 9781


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