Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 20 September 2020

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Coronavirus: Where to get a PCR nasal swab test in Abu Dhabi for under Dh200

Clinics and hospitals across the city give discounts in an effort to drive down Covid-19 infections

School workers, bank employees and residents with a valid flight booking on some airlines can secure discounts on the PCR nasal swab in Abu Dhabi.

Clinics and hospitals across the city have introduced a reduced rate for the test as part of ongoing efforts to drive down Covid-19 infection rates in the emirate.

In line with a nationwide strategy to test as many people as possible for the virus, some healthcare facilities have also offered free screenings for residents working in certain sectors.

At Medeor Hospital, employees from Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank can get discounted PCR testing at its walk-in facility located along Muroor Road, around-the-clock.

At Mediclinic Al Noor Hospital, school pupils and school workers who want to get tested will be charged only Dh199 for the PCR nasal swab.

And passengers with a valid flight booking on Etihad can also take a PCR test at Mediclinic Hospital on Airport Road for just Dh199 too.

To avail the discount, it's mandatory to book an appointment online, via phone or present ID when checking in at the chosen facility.

Previously, the test typically cost Dh370 at all clinics in the capital. It is still free of charge for those suspected to have contracted the virus and those in vulnerable categories including people with chronic illness, UAE nationals, and those aged 50 and above.

People can also book a PCR nasal swab test at more than 20 screening centres operated by Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, or Seha, located across five locations in the city including Abu Dhabi Corniche and Zayed Sports City.

Prices at these facilities are still set at Dh370.

Here, The National has put together a list of some clinics offering affordable PCR testing:

Mediclinic Al Noor Hospital, Abu Dhabi

Price: Dh199 for school pupils or staff (results within 48 hours); Dh250 for normal appointment (results within 48 hours)

Appointment: Walk-in (via Emergency Room)

Opening times: 24/7

Location: Khalifa Street (next to National Bank of Abu Dhabi)

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Mediclinic Airport Road Hospital, Abu Dhabi

Price: Dh199 for Etihad Airways passengers (results within 24 hours); Dh472 for at-home service (results within 24 hours)

Appointment: Call 800 2022 to arrange test booking 48 hours before travel (proof of flight ticket required)

Opening times: 24/7

Location: Airport Road, Abu Dhabi

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Medeor Hospital, Abu Dhabi

Price: Dh200 (results within 48 hours); Corporate discount for ADCB bank employees; Dh250 (results within 12 hours)

Appointment: Walk-in or book appointment via 80055

Opening times: 24/7

Location: Muroor Road

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NMC Bareen International Hospital, Abu Dhabi

Price: Dh189 for passengers travelling on Etihad Airways (results 24 hours); Dh300 for normal appointment (results within 24 hours)

Appointment: Walk-in

Opening times: 10am to 5pm (via fever clinic) after 5pm (via urgent care clinic)

Location: Mohammad Bin Zayed City, Zone 15

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Burjeel Medical Centre, Abu Dhabi

Price: Dh200 (results within 48 hours); Dh250 (results within 12 hours)

Appointment: Walk-in or book appointment via 80055

Opening times: 9am to 8pm (via laboratory reception)

Location: Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi

Updated: September 7, 2020 04:05 PM

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