Information regarding the COVID smears (quick and PCR tests)

Madam, Sir, dear Patient,

Would you like to take a COVID-19 test at our medical centre?

Please read all this information before calling us or presenting yourself at our medical center.

From December 18, you are asked to make an appointment online.

In order not to overload our telephone lines first in connection with other emergencies, we thank you for avoiding calling unless it is really necessary.

A big thank you for your valuable collaboration.

The CMGV team.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Hours to perform a COVID-19 test (fast or PCR)

  • From Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Please make an appointment via the link on the bottom of this post.

Insurance card

  • Please bring your health insurance card to facilitate administrative aspects.
  • For foreign patients, please bring an identity document.

Additional information

  • For people wishing to travel, please inquire beforehand about the type of test requested and the time frames.
  • Depending on your symptoms, the centre’s team may suggest that you do a medical consultation.
  • We are available for any questions by phone on 021 566 59 69

Explanations on symptomatic or “vulnerable” people

  • Symptoms justifying a COVID-19 test: fever, cold, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, sore throat or head, muscle or chest pain, loss of taste or smell, digestive disorders, unusual fatigue, confusion.
  • Vulnerable persons: anyone with at least the following characteristics: over 65 years of age, pregnancy, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, cancer, immunosuppression, obesity (BMI>40).

 

FAST TEST

Since December 2020, our centre has been part of the cantonal rapid testing sector.

Who are the quick tests for?

  • For non-vulnerable people who have had symptoms for less than 4 days
  • Asymptomatic persons who have received a SwissCovid notification or at the request of the cantonal doctor

Where are the quick tests and analyses done?

  • The smear and analysis are carried out on-site in our medical centre

How soon are the quick test results available?

  • Results are generally available within 60 minutes

Who pays for quick testing?

  • The costs of rapid testing for those listed above are covered by the Swiss Confederation

 

TESTS PCR

Who are PCR tests for?

  • To symptomatic people excluded from rapid tests (with medical consultation).
  • For people who want to travel and need a medical certificate
  • To those whose employer has requested it
  • To health professionals and people in contact with patients

Where are PCR tests and scans done?

  • The smear is carried out on-site in our medical centre
  • The analysis is carried out in an external laboratory

How soon are PCR test results available?

  • PCR test results are generally available within 24-48 hours

Who pays for PCR testing?

  • Symptomatic patients excluded from rapid testing: at the expense of the Swiss Confederation
  • People wishing to travel and needing a medical certificate: at the expense of the patient (CHF 169.-)
  • Personnes whose employer requested it: charged at the patient who might request for a refund from his employer afterwards.