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PH Hospitals Now Offer ‘Drive-Thru Testing’ for Safer Service

Drive-thru testing is considered to be safer because of lessened contact between health workers and individuals.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect individuals from all around the world, many can’t help but feel worried about their health and safety. This comes as thousands of new cases are being reported in both developed and developing countries every day.

In the Philippines per se, there has been a spike in new cases the past few days, as some daily numbers even reach 2,000. Because of this, many have been demanding mass testing, as the government currently prioritizes frontliners—health workers, uniformed men, hospital staff—and anyone else who are at risk of being exposed to the virus. (Read: What’s the difference between the PCR and the Rapid test kits?)

Good thing, many hospitals and centers are now offering to test individuals who might have been exposed to the virus. For a safer process and lessened contact between health workers and individuals, some hospitals in the National Capital Region have even started offering drive-thru testing!

St. Luke’s Medical Center

Beginning July 13, 2020 (Monday), St. Luke's Medical Center will offer the gold standard COVID-19 RT-PCR Swab Testing…

Posted by St. Luke's Medical Center on Friday, July 10, 2020

St. Luke’s Medical Center in Quezon City offers RT-PCR tests from Monday to Sunday, at 2 pm to 6 pm. To schedule appointments, you may call any of the following numbers two days before the desired appointment date:

  • 8789-7700 loc. 2677/5104
  • 8789-7277/8846-8830
  • 0998 582 2093/0998 582 2276

Meanwhile, St. Luke’s Medical Center in Bonifacio Global City likewise offers RT-PCR tests. Their clinics are available from Monday to Sunday, at 7 am to 4 pm. To schedule appointments, you may call any of the following numbers two days before the desired appointment date:

  • 8789-7700 loc. 2677/5104
  • 8789-7277/8846-8830
  • 0998 582 2093/0998 582 2276

The Medical City

The Medical City in Pasig offers ECLIA tests—an antibody test. Their clinics are open from Monday to Sunday at 7 am- to 6 pm. To schedule appointments, you may visit their website at tmccovidtest.com. On-site or walk-in patients are also accepted.

For other testing facilities within Metro Manila, you may check the Department of Health’s master list of accredited testing laboratories through this link.

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