Tuesday 29 November 2022 - 1:00:30 am

SEHA launces new app to streamline visa screening appointments

ABU DHABI, 12th January, 2022 (WAM) -- Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has launched the SEHA Visa Screening App to simplify the process of booking an appointment at SEHA’s Disease Prevention and Screening Centres for residents.

Currently available for individual booking only, the application will be expanded to include businesses at a later stage.

With 12 Disease Prevention and Screening Centres located across the emirate, SEHA is streamlining the booking process and reducing waiting times by launching the smartphone-based appointment service. The SEHA Visa Screening App is available on iOS and Android phones through the App Store and Google Play.

Residents in Abu Dhabi are required to visit Disease Prevention and Screening Centres to undergo the medical check-up prior to getting or renewing their visa. Previously, clients visited the centres on a walk-in basis, but with the new app residents now have the option to select an allotted time to suit them, ensuring a seamless process.

SEHA’s Disease Prevention and Screening Centres – which are accredited by Joint Commission International (JCI) - provide the full range of medical services for the visa process, including fast track and premium options at selected locations. They also serve as specialised units offering communicable disease screening and prevention services across Abu Dhabi.

Dr Omar Al Hashmi, Chief Clinical Affairs Officer at Ambulatory Healthcare Services, said, "In alignment with SEHA’s patient-centric approach to delivering the best healthcare, we remain committed to providing world-class services to the public. Through the new SEHA Visa Screening app, we ensure a seamless and convenient process when visiting our Disease Prevention and Screening Centres, limiting the need for queuing. Our clients continue to be at the centre of everything we do and we continue to focus on our mission to provide convenient, safe and accessible visa services throughout Abu Dhabi."

SEHA currently runs 12 Disease Prevention and Screening Centres located in Abu Dhabi City, Mussafah, Al Shahama, Baniyas and Etihad Visa Screening Center in addition to Sweihan, Madinat Zayed, Delma, Sila, Ghayathi and Al Marfa in Al Ain.

WAM/Amjad Saleh