Flyer PCR-Test (in German)
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The FOPH recommends that all persons with COVID-19 symptoms should be tested. At the AndreasKlinik Cham Zug, both the regular PCR test and the so-called antigen rapid tests are possible. The specialist staff at the test centre decide which test to use. Both tests are only carried out by appointment.
We want to offer you the best possible care and short waiting times. For this reason, we only carry out corona smears after making an appointment in advance. The appointment includes a short evaluation and the smear test.
This procedure applies to both the regular PCR test and the so-called antigen rapid test. Whether an antigen rapid test is suitable for the person to be tested is decided by the specialised staff of the test centre. The PCR test can be performed on request.
How to register for an appointment:
For persons with symptoms of illness, the costs are covered by the federal government (via health insurance, no deductible, no franchise). The typical symptoms of the disease can be found on the FOPH's page Disease COVID-19, Symptoms and Treatment, Origin new coronavirus.
For persons without disease symptoms, the federal government will cover the cost of the test if:
In all other cases the costs of CHF 133.50 have to be paid by the person himself (payment on site, cash or with EC/credit card).
Appointments are possible on weekdays from 08.00 to 12.00h and from 15.00 to 18.15h and on Saturdays and Sundays between 12.00 and 15.30h.
We kindly ask you to arrive on time for this appointment (about 2 minutes before the appointment). Please report to the security personnel at the emergency entrance.
Please have your health insurance card ready, because we need the number of your insurance card.
Before entering, disinfect your hands and keep the mask on until the medical staff takes the swab. The Covid-19 test center is open to persons aged 10 years and older.
In most cases, the test result is available within 24 to 48 hours. Due to the increased demand in the external laboratory it can take up to 72 hours. Please leave a telephone number where we can reach you within the next 24-72 hours.
You will receive your test result from the laboratory by e-mail or SMS. If you do not have an e-mail address, the test result will be sent to you by A-post. If the test result is positive, you will also be informed by telephone by one of our employees. Please leave a number where you can be reached during the next 24 to 72 hours.
Please remain in quarantine at home in case of symptoms of illness until your negative test result is available. Even if the test is negative, you can only end the quarantine 24 hours after the symptoms have subsided.
The test result of the rapid antigen test is available within 15 minutes. We kindly ask you not to wait for the test result on site but to go home. You will receive your test result from the laboratory by e-mail or SMS:
A quick test is only performed if you enter an e-mail address or mobile phone number. If the test result is positive, you will also be informed by telephone during the day by one of our employees.
Please remain in quarantine at home if you have symptoms of illness. As the rapid test can also produce false negative results, you should repeat the test after 2 days if symptoms worsen or if symptoms persist. Even if the test is negative, you can only end quarantine 24 hours after the symptoms have subsided.
The test center is located next to the emergency entrance on the right side of the clinic. Please follow the signs.
08.00-12.15 and 15.00-18.15 hrs
Saturday and Sunday
On 8 December 2020 our test centre will only be open from 12.00-15.30 hrs due to the public holiday.