A Wimmera resident has applauded the "kind and compassionate" service at Horsham's drive-through COVID-19 testing clinic.
Lower Norton's Ross Smith was one of 200 Wimmera residents tested on Saturday.
Mr Smith, 62, said the process was a breeze.
He said the friendly service made him feel "100 per cent" comfortable.
"It was wonderful, once I figured out where Arnott Street was," Mr Smith joked.
"The people were outstanding, including the ADF people there helping out.
"They were all so empathetic, warm and friendly - just like good country folk."
Mr Smith said he had been tested for the virus seven weeks earlier at a different facility, which had been a somewhat unpleasant experience.
"I explained that to (the health care worker) and she was fantastic," he said.
"She put the swab in and it was probably only half a point out of 10 for discomfort.
"It was no problem at all."
Mr Smith said he also received the negative test results back within two days.
Mr Smith had symptoms such as lethargy and a dry cough prior to the check-up.
He said his age and past illnesses had made him more susceptible to the dangers of COVID-19.
He said the staff's ability to make him feel comfortable meant a lot.
"We've all been in hospital and had things done that aren't pleasant. I've certainly had my share over the last 10 years," he said.
"So when you get wonderful care delivered, it almost brings a tear to your eyes. Emotionally, it means so much."
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