Running List of COVID-19 Testing Centers in Metro Manila

Published: August 24, 2020 | Updated: September 8, 2020 | Posted by: Venus Zoleta | Personal Finance


COVID-19 Testing Centers in Metro Manila | Moneymax

Do you think you’re infected by the coronavirus? The only way to confirm is to take a COVID-19 test.

Whether you have the symptoms or not, you don’t want to take any chances. Recently, the government sees a new trend in which COVID-19 transmissions come from family gatherings and workplaces[1]. Infected but asymptomatic people carry the virus and unknowingly spread the disease to their families or co-workers.

Protect your loved ones (and get that peace of mind) by getting tested. We’ve listed some of the major COVID-19 testing centers where you can get a swab test or a rapid test.

Read more: Swab Test and Rapid Test Price: COVID-19 Testing Guide

Where to Get a COVID-19 Test in Metro Manila

A number of medical facilities in Metro Manila, where the majority of COVID-19 cases have been reported, have set up their own drive-thru and walk-in centers so that patients who want to get tested won’t have to enter the premises and risk getting infected. Here is a running list of COVID-19 testing centers in Metro Manila.

Asian Hospital Drive-Thru Swab Test

Service type: Drive-thru (for swab test only) and outpatient (for rapid test and ECLIA test)

Location: 2205 Civic Drive, Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang, Muntinlupa

COVID-19 testing methods: RT-PCR test, rapid antibody test, and Enhanced Chemiluminiscence Immunoassay (ECLIA) test[2]

Swab test price: PHP 6,000

Rapid test price: PHP 2,500

Payment modes accepted: Credit or debit card

Contact information: (02) 8771-9000 local 5759 / info@asianhospital.com / feedback@asianhospital.com

How to avail: Book an online appointment via ahmc-onlineregistration.hopprlab.com at least 24 hours before your preferred schedule.

Swab test result: Sent via email within five to seven days

Rapid test result: Sent via email within four hours

Cardinal Santos Medical Center

COVID-19 Testing Centers in Metro Manila - Cardinal Santos Medical Center

Service type: Walk-in

Location: 10 Wilson St., Greenhills West, San Juan

COVID-19 testing methods: Swab test and rapid test

Swab test price: PHP 7,500 (if booked online) / PHP 8,000 (walk-in)

Rapid test price: PHP 1,600 (if booked online) / PHP 1,700 (walk-in)

Payment mode accepted: Credit card

Swab testing schedule: 

  • Mondays to Fridays, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m
  • Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Contact information: (02) 8727-0001 local 4105 / (0949) 333-5489

How to avail: You may get tested without an appointment. For a lower swab test or rapid test price, book a schedule online via www.csmceconsult.com.

Swab test result: Sent via email after five to seven working days

Rapid test result: Can be viewed online within 24 hours via csmcresults.com.ph

Chinese General Hospital Drive-Thru COVID Test

COVID-19 Testing Centers in Metro Manila - Chinese General Hospital

Service type: Drive-thru and walk-in

Location: 286 Blumentritt Rd, Santa Cruz, Manila

COVID-19 testing method: RT-PCR test

Swab test prices(PhilHealth and HMOs not supported)

  • Regular RT-PCR test (3 to 5-day processing): PHP 5,500
  • STAT-Express (24 to 48-hour processing): PHP 13,000
  • Super STAT (6 to 8-hour processing): PHP 19,000

Testing schedule: Mondays to Sundays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Contact information: (02) 8711-4141

How to avail: Walk-ins are accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. But for convenience, set an online appointment via cghmc.com.ph/online/booking.

Swab test result: Can be viewed online after six hours to five days (depending on your chosen service) via cghmc.com.ph/online/booking/covid-19-pcr-test-result

Makati Medical Center

COVID-19 Testing Centers in Metro Manila - Makati Medical Center

Service type: Walk-in

Location: 2 Amorsolo St., Legaspi Village, Makati

COVID-19 testing methods: RT-PCR test and serologic test

Swab test price: PHP 8,150

How to avail: Book an appointment through any of the following channels:

  • MMC COVID-19 hotline: (02) 8888-8999 local 7335
  • Email: central.registration@makatimed.net.ph / covid.hotline@makatimed.net.ph

Test results: Swab test result is available after 24 to 48 hours, while the serologic test result can be accessed after 12 to 24 hours. COVID-19 test results can be viewed online via www.makatimed.net.ph/online-laboratory. Once you get your results, contact your doctor for interpretation and clearance.

MediCard COVID Test

COVID-19 Testing Centers in Metro Manila - Medicard Clinics

Service type: Walk-in

Locations: All MediCard freestanding clinics (except for Cebu)

COVID-19 testing method: Rapid antibody test

Rapid test price: PHP 1,500 (MediCard members) / PHP 1,800 (non-members)

Testing schedule: Check the MediCard website (www.medicardphils.com) and Facebook page for the clinic schedule.

How to avail: Set an online appointment through the MACE app or by calling any MediCard freestanding clinic.

Pasig Doctors Medical Center Swab Test

COVID-19 Testing Centers in Metro Manila - Pasig Doctors Medical Center

Service type: Walk-in

Location: 254 A. Rodriguez Ave., Manggahan, Pasig

COVID-19 testing method: Rapid antibody test

Rapid test price: PHP 1,500

Testing schedule: The service is open 24/7

Contact information: (02) 8878-7362

How to avail: Just visit the facility anytime. Your rapid test result will be released after a few hours, which will be interpreted by a trained health professional. You may also request a certificate for returning to work, if needed.

Philippine Red Cross

COVID-19 Testing Centers in Metro Manila - Philippine Red Cross

Service type: Walk-in

Testing locations:

  • PRC National Headquarters: 37 EDSA cor. Boni Ave., Mandaluyong
  • PRC Logistics and Multi-Purpose Center: Pinatubo cor. Apo St., Mandaluyong (behind the PRC Tower)
  • PRC National Blood Center Manila: Bonifacio Drive, Port Area, Manila

COVID-19 testing method: RT-PCR test

Swab test price: PHP 4,000 (plus a PHP 500 certification fee for issuing a swab test certificate)

Payment modes accepted: Direct bank deposit or fund transfer, GCash, PayMaya

How to avail: Red Cross accepts bookings for COVID-19 test from individuals, as well as companies and agencies that need to have their employees tested. Book a schedule by calling the COVID-19 hotline 1158 or download the RC143 app and connect to Viber chat.

Swab test result: Sent via email after 24 to 48 hours

St. Luke’s Medical Center Swab Test and Drive-Thru

COVID-19 Testing Centers in Metro Manila - St. Luke's Medical Center

Service type: Outpatient and drive-thru (strictly for asymptomatic patients)

Locations:

  • St. Luke’s Global City: Rizal Drive cor. 32nd St. and 5th Ave., Taguig
  • St. Luke’s Quezon City: 279 E Rodriguez Sr. Ave., Quezon City (in front of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Extension)

COVID-19 testing method: RT-PCR test

Swab test price:

  • Drive-thru: PHP 6,500
  • Outpatient: PHP 4,300

Testing schedule:

  • St. Luke’s Global City: Mondays to Sundays, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • St. Luke’s Quezon City – Mondays to Sundays, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

How to avail:

Walk-ins are no longer accepted. Book an appointment at least two days before your preferred swabbing schedule through any of the following channels (available from Mondays to Fridays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.):

  • St. Luke’s BGC: (02) 8789-7700 local 1006, 1050, or 5104 / (0998) 582-2276 / covid19rtpcr@stlukes.com.ph
  • St. Luke’s QC: (02) 8723-0101 local 4163, 5564, or 4815 / (0947) 994-3550 / covid19rtpcr@stlukes.com.ph

The Medical City – Ortigas

COVID-19 Testing Centers in Metro Manila - The Medical City Ortigas

Service type: Drive-thru

Location: Ortigas Ave., Pasig

  • Swab testing facility: Basement 1 exit (MD Camacho Road)
  • ECLIA testing facility: Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health parking area (at the back of The Medical City)

COVID-19 testing methods: RT-PCR test and ECLIA antibody test

Swab test price: PHP 6,000

ECLIA test price: PHP 2,200

Payment modes accepted: Cash and credit card

Testing schedule:

  • Swab test: Mondays to Sundays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • ECLIA test: Mondays to Sundays (including holidays), 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Contact information: (02) 8988-1000 local 3300 (available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

How to avail:

  • RT-PCR test: Book an online appointment via themedicalcity.com/covidtest.
  • ECLIA test: Only walk-ins are accepted. No need to register. Just go straight to the drive-thru facility at the back of TMC.

Swab test result: Sent via email within 48 to 72 hours

ECLIA test result: Sent via email within 24 hours

World Citi Medical Center 

COVID-19 Testing Centers in Metro Manila - World Citi Medical Center

Service type: Drive-thru and walk-in

Location: 960 Aurora Blvd. cor. Anonas St., Quezon City

COVID-19 testing method: RT-PCR test and rapid antibody test

Swab test price: PHP 7,090

Payment mode accepted: Bank transfer

Testing schedule:

  • Swab test: Mondays to Saturdays, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Rapid test: Mondays to Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

How to avail:

Schedule an appointment at least two days before your preferred testing date through the following:

  • RT-PCR test: Book online via bit.ly/2Eka59d or call (02) 3438-4580 local 183 / (0933) 854-8613 / (0956) 537-1211.
  • Rapid test: Call (02) 3438-4580 local 181 or 182.

Swab test result: Sent via email within 48 to 72 hours

Rapid test result: Sent via email within one hour

Community-Based COVID-19 Testing Centers

COVID-19 Testing Centers in Metro Manila - Community-Based Testing Centers

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Local governments in Metro Manila provide free swab testing or rapid testing services to their residents who can’t get tested in hospitals. Here are some of them.

Drive-Thru and Walk-In Testing Sites in Manila

Who can get tested: All Manila residents and non-residents

Locations:

  • Plaza Lawton drive-thru center (in front of the Andres Bonifacio Monument beside the Manila City Hall)
  • Quirino Grandstand swab test drive-thru center (along Independence Road fronting the Quirino Grandstand in Luneta)
  • Ossam walk-in center (outside Ospital ng Sampaloc)
  • Gat Andres Bonifacio Memorial Medical Center (GABMMC) walk-in center
  • Justice Jose Abad Santos General Hospital (JASGEN) walk-in center

COVID-19 testing method: Serology antibody test[3]

Testing schedule: Mondays to Fridays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

How to avail: Visit one of the testing facilities in Manila and present a valid ID. No need to secure an appointment.

Serology test result: Sent via text or email within 24 hours. For Manila residents, a hard copy in a sealed envelope will be delivered to their homes. Non-residents may claim their certificate from a designated lane at the Quirino Grandstand drive-thru facility.

Drive-Thru Testing Sites in Taguig

Who can get tested: Taguig residents only

Locations:

  • Bonifacio Global City (Northeast Parking Area in front of Kidzania, beside Citibank and IBM One World Place)
  • Lakeshore Hall (in Lower Bicutan)

COVID-19 testing method: RT-PCR test

Testing schedule:

  • BGC: Wednesdays, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Lakeshore: Fridays, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

How to avail: Take an assessment online through smarttesting.taguiginfo.com or by calling the Taguig COVID-19 hotline at (02) 8789-3200 or (0966) 419-4510. If you’re qualified for testing, you’ll receive your schedule and control number, which you must show at the testing area during your appointment date.

Swab test result: Wait for a call from the City Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit (CEDSU) after three to five days.

COVID-19 Testing Centers in Quezon City

Who can get tested: Quezon City residents only

Locations:

  • Quezon City General Hospital
  • Nova District Hospital
  • Maclang General Hospital
  • Esteban Abada Elementary School (District 1)
  • Batasan National High School (District 2)
  • Matandang Balara Covered Court (District 3)
  • Quezon City Experience (QCX) in Quezon Memorial Circle (District 4)
  • SB Park Novaliches (District 5)
  • UP Asian Institute of Tourism East Wing along Commonwealth Ave. (District 6)

COVID-19 testing method: RT-PCR

Contact information: QC Task Force COVID-19 hotline 122 or via email at TFCovid19@quezoncity.gov.ph

How to avail: Coordinate with the nearest barangay health center[4] for initial interview and assessment. Walk-ins are not allowed. If you’re qualified for testing, you’ll be scheduled and brought to one of the testing centers where you’ll undergo an x-ray, blood test, and swab test.

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Final Thoughts

Although it’s highly encouraged to get a COVID-19 test, not everyone needs to be tested. Certain high-risk groups are prioritized for the expanded testing in the Philippines. This list of COVID-19 testing centers, however, may help you when in need.

According to the Department of Health (DOH), an assessment by a licensed medical professional is a requirement before anyone can get tested for COVID-19[5]. You can get assessed in your home through a telemedicine consultation.

If you think you have COVID-19, you may call the DOH COVID-19 Hotline 1555 or (02) 894-26843 for free.

Read More: The New Normal: What to Expect After the Lockdown

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