Continuing Apple’s efforts in helping fight the coronavirus, Apple Maps will soon display testing sites directly on the map.
Apple has launched a portal for hospitals, healthcare providers and businesses to register as a COVID-19 testing location. Apple will review the application and when approved, the location will start appearing on Apple Maps.
The testing locations will appear with a red medical glyph icon, and a special banner in the Apple Maps card.
Apple Maps will be able to show information like the place name, the associated healthcare provider, contact phone number and website. It will also surface information about the type of testing location (laboratory, hospital, etcetera) and the nature of the site (like drive-through, parking lot, or building).
Apple is also asking applicants to state whether the site will require a referral. This means the banner can advise Apple Maps users if they need to schedule an appointment before turning up for COVID-19 testing, or whether a doctor’s note is required.