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There are two reasons: the most important is that screening tests are only valuable if they are done in time to catch problems early. The second reason is one of safety. Hospitals and medical facilities have figured out how to be as safe as possible.
“COVID-19 safe zones” and rules surrounding cleansing and personal safewty have been prioritized.
My suggestion is that you call to set up an appointment but ask specific questions about safety for you and those around you.
There is no doubt that you can have the tests you need, but don't be surprised that the facilities will be asking you as many questions as you are asking them — and that is a great thing.