Both the regular PCR test and the rapid antigen test are available at the Rotkreuz test centre operated by the AndreasKlinik Cham Zug. Both tests are by appointment only. The Covid-19 test center is open to persons aged 6 years and older.

How can I get tested?

How can I get tested?

We want to offer you the best possible service and shortest possible waiting times. Therefore, we will only perform COVID-19 swab tests if you have made an online appointment. The appointment includes a short assessment and the swab test. This applies to both the PCR test and the rapid antigen test. The specialist staff at the test centre will decide on the most suitable test on an individual basis.  
Please note that we do not perform antibody tests (only the PCR test or the rapid antigen test).

How to register for an appointment:
To make an appointment, please use the online booking tool below.

What else do I need to consider?

What else do I need to consider?

Arriving at the test centre
To guarantee that we can provide a safe and efficient service:

  • Please come to your appointment on time (be there approx. 2 minutes before). 
  • Disinfect your hands before you come in and keep your mask on until the healthcare worker takes the swab.
  • Have you health insurance card and ID ready.

Entry rules for adults and children
The COVID-19 test centre is open to adults and children over 6. People under the age of 16 must be accompanied by their parents and fill in an informed consent form. For children under 12 who do not want a nasopharyngeal swab, we will do an oral swab.

COVID certificate

  • With the transmission of the test result, you will receive the official Covid certificate in German/English, provided that you pay for the test yourself or the certificate is provided according to the FOPH.
  • You will not receive a Covid certificate of recovery after a positive rapid antigen test. A certificate of recovery will only be issued based on a positive PCR test. In this case, please make an appointment for a PCR test immediately.

What do I need to know before I travel?

What do I need to know before I travel?

Please note the following information regarding travel:

  • In most cases, test results are available within 24–48 hours. Please book an appointment well in advance before your departure and inform yourself about the entry requirements.
  • The Rotkreuz test centre cannot be held liable for additional costs or claims for damages (e.g. hotel costs, etc. in the event that holidays/flights are postponed) resulting from late test results.
  • The Rotkreuz test centre does not offer any travel recommendations or advice regarding entry requirements. It is also not possible to issue country-specific Covid-19 test certificates (e.g. Japan), which must be signed by a physician. For this purpose, please book an appointment with the travel medicine consultation of our infectious dieseases departement at the AndreasKlinik Cham Zug or St. Anna Luzern sites.

Who covers the costs?

Who covers the costs?

PCR test 
The federal government covers the costs of individual PCR tests in the following cases:

  • You are being tested because you have symptoms.
  • You have been in close contact with a confirmed case.
  • You have been instructed by a cantonal authority or a doctor to have a test.

The federal government does not cover any of the costs of individual PCR tests required to obtain a COVID test certificate (for travel).

If these criteria are not met, the cost of a PCR test is CHF 131.00. You will be invoiced for the costs. For organisational reasons, you will receive two invoices for the PCR test (clinic and laboratory).

Rapid antigen tests 
The federal government covers the costs of rapid antigen tests.

People without a European Health Insurance Card
The entire costs (with or without symptoms) of the test must be paid on site (with an EC/credit card).

People with a European Health Insurance Card
The bill for people with a European Health Insurance Card will be sent to the “gemeinsame Einrichtung” in Solothurn.

When and how will I receive my test result?

When and how will I receive my test result?

PCR test

In most cases, test results are available within 24–48 hours. One percent of tests have to be repeated because the results are invalid.
You will receive your test result from the laboratory by email or SMS. If you do not have an email address, the test result will be sent to you by A-Post.
If you have symptoms of illness, please self-quarantine at home until you get a negative result. Even if the test is negative, you must continue to self-quarantine for 24 hours after the symptoms have subsided.

The exception is if quarantine has been ordered by the cantonal medical service (e.g. contact tracing) if you have had contact with a person who has tested positive. In this case, please adhere to the requirements of contact tracing.
If you have further questions, more help is available on the website of the Federal Office of Public Health.

 

Rapid antigen test

The result of the rapid antigen test is available within 15 minutes. Please do not wait for the test result on site; we kindly ask that you go home instead.
You will receive your test result from the laboratory by email or SMS.
The rapid antigen test will only be performed if you provide an email address or mobile phone number.

Since January 24, 2022, you will receive a certificate of recovery after a positive rapid antigen test. This is only a temporary solution in response to the limited availability of PCR tests due to the high number of cases. The COVID certificate on the basis of a positive rapid antigen test is only valid in Switzerland. If you need a recovery certificate that is also valid abroad, you have to take a PCR test for confirmation. 

Please self-quarantine at home if you have any symptoms of illness. Because the rapid antigen test can also produce false negative results, you should repeat the test after 2 days if your symptoms persist or get worse. Even if the test is negative, you must continue to self-quarantine until 24 hours after the symptoms have subsided.

The exception is if quarantine has been ordered by the cantonal medical service (e.g. contact tracing) if you have had contact with a person who has tested positive. In this case, please adhere to the requirements of contact tracing.

If you have further questions, more help is available on the website of the Federal Office of Public Health.

Corona test centre Rotkreuz Zug
directly at Rotkreuz station next to the HSLU
Suurstoffi 6 6343 Rotkreuz Canton Zug

Please note: the test centre will close temporarily at 24th of july

How to find us

Please use public transport to travel to the centre. The test centre is located in Suurstoffi and can be reached from the train station in a few minutes via the Passerelle.
A limited number of public parking spaces is available in Suurstoffi if you travel by car. Please follow the signs for «Suurstoffi Ost».

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