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Dbibeau 30.07.2020 08:00

Covid Test sites? (Needed quick results for travel)
 
Hi all -

I have to travel quickly to Boston next week for personal reasons and MA just put into law a requirement for either negative Covid test results (from a sample taken within 72 hours) or 2 week quarantine (not really an option for me). I thought it should be easy to figure out where to get a rapid Coronavirus test and go on Monday after work (I fly Wed), but my internet search skills are failing me :( any ideas here? I work near Bern, live in Aarau, and fly from Zurich so testing site needs to be in/near one of those three locations...

I tried calling my doctors office (which I have never talked to before - Iím relatively new to CH), but the call just disconnects :/

Also, does anyone know if the test is covered by my insurance (either under travel or regular medical expenses)?

Pdalsantus 30.07.2020 09:00

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Hello,

The best location I have found is in Zurich --> https://coronatest.uzh.ch/en/.

Given the situation I would anyway prepare for the 14 days quarantine

Ato 30.07.2020 09:36

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I was tested in my house doctors at 1530, had a phone call and email at 1100 the next day with results and the letter arrived the following day. I'm not sure is that sufficient for your purposes.

FCBarca 30.07.2020 10:29

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They get results back within 4 hrs now. At Nyon hospital, for example, you have to schedule now for COVID-19 screening test

bowlie 30.07.2020 12:07

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Quote:

Originally Posted by FCBarca (Post 3202620)
They get results back within 4 hrs now. At Nyon hospital, for example, you have to schedule now for COVID-19 screening test

How do you schedule? In person, by phone, on-line?

I donít need one (touch wood) but I might.

Ato 30.07.2020 12:08

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Quote:

Originally Posted by bowlie (Post 3202664)
How do you schedule? In person, by phone, on-line?

I donít need one (touch wood) but I might.

-Disinfect wood
-Touch wood
-Disinfect wood touching hand

Susie-Q 30.07.2020 12:14

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I guess you are aware that you will have to quarantine for 10 days upon coming back to Switzerland? Good luck!

FCBarca 30.07.2020 12:35

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Quote:

Originally Posted by bowlie (Post 3202664)
How do you schedule? In person, by phone, on-line?

I donít need one (touch wood) but I might.

By phone or online, no walk-ins

nejc 30.07.2020 20:31

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If you fly over Frankfurt and have some time left between flights, they make a test in 3 hours there:


https://www.centogene.com/covid-19/t...t-airport.html


you need to apply on-line before, you can get a certificate there.

runningdeer 30.07.2020 20:55

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A bit far for OP, but Yverdon Hospital has a drive thru testing facility.

According to the webpage it says testing takes 3 minutes and results in a few hours.

https://www.ehnv.ch/coronavirus

bowlie 30.07.2020 21:17

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Hereís the link (in French) for Nyon hospital. https://www.ghol.ch/jcms/ghol_169423...stage-covid-19

BlackTee 07.09.2020 15:12

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Hi
Any up to date information on where i can get quick test in the Zurich area for travel.
I have a 15hrs flight and destination country require negative test result 72hrs before boarding. Most test centres i have seen in ZH get a test result 24-48hrs.
Anywhere i can do a test and get result just 4 hours later?

Tragital 07.09.2020 15:57

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Would also be interested especially in CHEAP PCR-testing facilities. Need a negative test not older than 72h for travelling purposes. Am very flexible with time (can also wait 1-3 days) and place, I just don't want to pay CHF 200+ for something that you can get abroad for CHF 40 or free.... Any recommendations?

sparkle_girl 08.09.2020 14:18

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Hi, I got tested yesterday at USZ hospital. I actually had an appointment scheduled but stood in the line outside as I wasnt sure where to go. The line I waited in you didn't need an appointment. My test was at 11am and I got my results at 6.30pm same day.

BlackTee 08.09.2020 23:24

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Quote:

Originally Posted by sparkle_girl (Post 3215345)
Hi, I got tested yesterday at USZ hospital. I actually had an appointment scheduled but stood in the line outside as I wasnt sure where to go. The line I waited in you didn't need an appointment. My test was at 11am and I got my results at 6.30pm same day.

Thanks you for this useful information.

fibonacci9 17.09.2020 22:57

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Quote:

Originally Posted by sparkle_girl (Post 3215345)
Hi, I got tested yesterday at USZ hospital. I actually had an appointment scheduled but stood in the line outside as I wasnt sure where to go. The line I waited in you didn't need an appointment. My test was at 11am and I got my results at 6.30pm same day.

and if I my ask, how much did it cost? were you asymptomatic person (without symptoms), so you had cover the cost by yourself?

Pancakes 17.09.2020 23:32

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I was tested at my regular doctor's office a few months ago, and it was free. I had called her and told her I had a sore throat, etc. and she said I should come in for a test. The appt. was at 5 pm and I had my results the next morning (negative... yay!).

I know there are also testing facilities set up around hospitals (e.g. Uster Spital) that don't require an appt. and you usually get your results the next day. My friend had her kids tested there and it was free.

Capetownian 18.09.2020 10:24

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The Zuger Kantonsspital in Baar is offering a great uncomplicated walk-in service.
Always parking available and close to highway in case that helps anyone.

And they’ve stopped going ultra deep up the nose with the swab so it’s super painless too now.

https://www.zgks.ch/patienten-besuch...estcenter.html

170Chf if it’s for personal reasons and not due to symptoms, otherwise free.

mossie 18.09.2020 11:07

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Capetownian (Post 3218265)
The Zuger Kantonsspital in Baar is offering a great uncomplicated walk-in service.
Always parking available and close to highway in case that helps anyone.

And theyíve stopped going ultra deep up the nose with the swab so itís super painless too now.

https://www.zgks.ch/patienten-besuch...estcenter.html

170Chf if itís for personal reasons and not due to symptoms, otherwise free.

I did a test Wednesday afternoon got my result back in 24 hrs really easy, just walk in 5 mins later your done.

nasa2000 02.10.2020 21:17

Covid walk-in/rapid test sites (for travel-without prescription) in Fribourg
 
Does anyone know if there are any in Fribourg? I know about this one in Yverdon-les-bains but couldn't find closer ones in Fribourg.


Cheers


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