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The FOPH recommends that all persons with COVID-19 symptoms undergo a test. At the test centre at the Klinik Stephanshorn emergency room, COVID-19 swab tests (not rapid tests) are taken daily from 7.30 to 10.30 a.m. and from 12.30 to 3 p.m. by appointment. Therefore, we only perform coronavirus swab testing if you have made a prior appointment. The appointment includes a short evaluation and the swab test.
Please register below via the online appointment system and select your desired appointment time. You will receive confirmation by email.
Currently, we require up to 72 hours for the test results. You will receive the test result via email and SMS code directly from the laboratory. We do not offer rapid tests.
After the test you must isolate yourself immediately until you receive your test result from us.
The Coronavirus Test Centre is open to persons aged 16 years and older. Younger patients must go to a paediatrician.
Please note the separate access road to the emergency room where the test centre is located and use the parking spaces along Brauerstrasse.
Please register via online appointment and send the completed form in advance by email to the test centre.
COVID-19 swab tests are taken at the test centre at the emergency room. Please note the separate access road to the emergency room and use the parking spaces along Brauerstrasse.
Monday – Sunday: 7.30 - 10.30 a.m. and 12.30 - 3 p.m.
The federal government covers the costs for persons with symptoms of the disease (via health insurance, no excess, no deductible). Please refer to the FOPH page for information on typical symptoms of the COVID-19 disease, symptoms and treatment, origin of new coronavirus.
The federal government will cover the costs of the test for persons without symptoms of the disease if:
The coronavirus test can be performed at the patient’s request (e.g. for a trip). An invoice will be mailed to the home address of patients residing in Switzerland. Patients residing abroad will receive an invoice after the test which must be paid (CHF 160.-) by credit card on the spot.
It takes a while to assess the test. Please also observe the following important information at this time:
If you have any questions or concerns, please call us on 071 282 74 74.
Please note that even if your test result is negative, if you have symptoms you must remain in isolation until you have been free of symptoms for 24 hours. Likewise, you must also remain in quarantine after close contact* with a COVID-19-positive person for a total of 10 days, even if you get a negative test result.
*Close contact means that you have been close (a distance of less than 1.5 metres) to an infected person for more than 15 minutes without protection (face mask or physical barrier such as a sheet of plexiglass).