Both the regular PCR test and the rapid antigen test are available at the Rotkreuz test centre operated by the AndreasKlinik Cham Zug. The tests are only available to people who are symptom-free. If you have symptoms, please talk to your family doctor or to a test centre at the two hospitals of the Canton of Zug. Both tests performed at the Rotkreuz test centre are by appointment only. The test centre is open to people 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. Tests ordered by the cantonal doctor are an exception. People under the age of 16 must be accompanied by their parents and fill in an informed consent form.

COVID certificate
Please note the following information regarding the COVID certificate:

  • Rapid antigen test: At the Rotkreuz test centre, we can issue the official COVID-19 rapid antigen test certificate in German or English on request. Please let us know in which language you prefer to receive your test certificate when you register at the centre. If necessary, please tell the staff at the test centre. If the test is negative, the certificate will be sent to you electronically; if it is positive, the team will call you with the result. 
  • PCR test: You will automatically receive your official COVID-19 certificate in German or in English when you get your test result. Please let us know which language you prefer when you register at the centre.

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:

  • The PCR test result is usually available within 24 to 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 provide travel recommendations or advice.

Who covers the costs?

Who covers the costs?

Rapid antigen tests

From 11 October 2021 the federal government will cover the costs of rapid antigen tests in the following cases:

  • You are experiencing coronavirus symptoms.
  • You have been in close contact with a confirmed case.
  • You are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons. A medical certificate is required.
  • You are under 16 years of age.
  • You are visiting a healthcare institution and require a negative test result. Please note: In this case you will merely receive confirmation of your test result, not a COVID certificate.

If these criteria are not met, the cost of a rapid antigen test is CHF 47.

The costs of tests for once-vaccinated persons leading to test certificates will be covered by the federal government until 30 November 2021 (until full vaccination).

PCR tests

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

  • You have a test on the basis of symptoms.
  • You have received a notification from the SwissCovid app.
  • You have been instructed by a cantonal authority or a doctor to have a test.

The federal government does not cover the costs of PCR tests in the following cases:

  • You need a negative test result for travel. In this case we recommend that you find out in advance how much it will cost.

If the criteria for cost coverage are not met, a PCR test costs CHF 131. You will be invoiced for the costs. For organisational reasons, you will receive two invoices for the PCR test (clinic and laboratory).

People without a European Health Insurance Card
The entire cost 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 KVG in Solothurn.

 

When and how will I receive my test result?

When and how will I receive my test result?

PCR test

The test result is usually available within 24 to 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.
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-Testzentrum
directly at Rotkreuz station next to the HSLU
Suurstoffi 6 6343 Rotkreuz
Opening times
Monday to Thursday 06.00 h to 18.00 h
Friday 06.00 h till 20.00 h
Saturday & Sunday 09.00 h to 20.00 h

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».

Would you like to register for the test?

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