4000 Tests Completed in July – Third Full Month of Operations
VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / August 5, 2022 / EMPOWER CLINICS INC (CSE:CBDT)(Frankfurt:8EC)(OTCQB:EPWCF) (“Empower” or the “Company“) an integrated healthcare company – serving patients through medical centers, telemedicine platforms, a medical device company, and a high complexity medical diagnostics laboratory – announced today its COVID-19 testing solutions offered in and around Vancouver’s Port of Vancouver and Canada Place processed more than 4000 tests for the month of July. The Company also has more than 600 appointments confirmed for the remainder of the cruise season.
“More than half way into this year’s cruise season, we’re proud to have the cruise industry standing behind our fully accredited COVID-19 testing solutions in Vancouver,” stated Steven McAuley, Chairman and CEO of Empower Clinics. “I’m grateful and proud of our entire team who continually deliver excellent, reliable and convenient testing solutions. The feedback from cruise line companies and their passengers has been very positive throughout the season. We remain ready to serve for the rest of the season and anticipate continued strong volumes for August and September.”
While the cruise season in Vancouver runs until November, the peak season runs from July to October based on cruise schedules managed by the Port of Vancouver. With several ships carrying more than 4000 people, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority expects more than 300 cruise ship calls for the 2022 season – nearly an 8% increase from 288 calls in pre-pandemic 2019.
All of Empower’s COVID-19 testing solutions are fully accredited by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia’s Diagnostic Accreditation Program (DAP). All COVID-19 testing in British Columbia requires accreditation by the College’s Diagnostic Accreditation Program (DAP). Empower’s fully accredited COVID-19 testing solutions includes three certified sites at the Port of Vancouver, Canada Place and Fairmont Waterfront Hotel as well as a recently accredited concierge mobile service.
Passengers can visit https://empowerclinics.com/covid-19-testing/ to book COVID-19 testing solutions that include virtual (telehealth) or in-person Rapid Antigen / Rapid PCR (RT-Lamp) testing at a site at Fairmont Waterfront Hotel – adjacent to the port terminal at Canada Place.
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