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 center?

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

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.

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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 at 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 of 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).

MAKE AN APPOINTMENT ONLINE

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FAST TEST

Who are the quick tests for?

  • For non-vulnerable people who have had symptoms for less than 4 days (with medical consultation if requested by you or if recommended by the staff taking care of you)
  • Asymptomatic persons who have received a SwissCovid notification or at the request of the cantonal doctor
  • For people wishing to reduce the quarantine time from 10 to 7 days

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?

  • Since March 15, 2021, all rapid tests are covered by the Swiss Confederation

 

PCR TEST

Who are PCR tests for?

  • To symptomatic people excluded from rapid tests (with medical consultation if requested from you or recommended by the staff taking care of you)
  • 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
  • To people who are going to be hospitalized whose institution clearly requests it

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.