Many Filipinos have already resorted to getting tested for the coronavirus using their own resources, while the government is yet to implement a massive testing program.
Private hospitals and institutions now offer the real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), the gold standard in coronavirus testing. (FAST FACTS: What's the difference between PCR, rapid antibody tests?)
Rappler lists some of these hospitals and facilities in Metro Manila. Prices indicated are subject to change without prior notice, according to the hospitals. These rates are as of March 31, 2021.
We will update this story as soon as more information comes in.
While walk-ins are allowed, patients are highly encouraged to book an appointment by creating an account on CSMC’s online portal.
Regular (48 hours processing, plate-based) – P5,500
Super regular (24 hours processing, plate-based) – P4,500
Stat (12 hours processing, cartridge-based) – P8,000
Super state (5 hours processing, cartridge-based) – P10,000
You can avail of the drive-thru testing by booking an appointment online. The hospital will send a text message a day before your appointment.
PCR tests are strictly by appointment only. To book an appointment, contact the MMC’s COVID-19 hotline +632 8888 8999 local 7335.
Testing can be done with or without a referral from a doctor, MMC told Rappler in an email.
Book an appointment by calling Red Cross hotline 1158. Patients who want to avail of the test can also secure their slot through the RC143 mobile application. They can also book online via https://book.redcross.org.ph.
Results are released within 24 to 48 hours, according to the Philippine Red Cross.
Out-patient department – P4,300
Drive-thru – P5,000
Visit St Luke's e-health hub to book online. Patients may also call St Luke’s Product Information Center:
8-789-7700 local 1006, 1050, and 5104 for BGC
8-723-0101 local 4163, 5564, or 4815 for Quezon City
Patients may also send an email to email@example.com
Patients are highly encouraged to reach out to The Medical City to check available schedules. Call (02) 8988-1000 or (02) 8988-7000 local 6267 to book an appointment.
Regular – P7,090
Senior citizens and PWDs – P5,701
PCR tests are available Monday to Saturday, from 6 am to 2 pm. Patients are required to book an appointment by calling any of the following hotlines to schedule:
Results are released within 3 to 5 days.
Patients can also be tested at home, for an additional mobilization fee, provided that they live in the Greater Manila Area or Metro Manila, Bulacan, Rizal, Cavite, and Laguna.
Tests are available from Sunday to Thursday, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.
Patients can book appointments by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 0917-629-6584.
Those who want to avail of home service testing can book by emailing email@example.com or by calling 0916-724-9792 / 0967-507-5194.
Home service testing is available from Sunday to Thursday, 8 am to 5 pm.
Results are released within 3 to 5 business days.
Regular – P3,700 (results out in 48-72 hours), P4,000 (48 hours)
Senior citizen/PWD – P3,500 (48-72 hours), P3,800 (48 hours)
Regular – P4,700 (results out in 48-72 hours), P5,000 (48 hours)
Senior citizen/PWD – P4,500 (48-72 hours), P4,800 (48 hours)
Testing is strictly by appointment only.
Those interested to avail of home testing can book an appointment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 09176285669.
Jodesz Gavilan is a writer and researcher for Rappler and its investigative arm, Newsbreak. She covers human rights and also hosts the weekly podcast Newsbreak: Beyond the Stories. She joined Rappler in 2014 after obtaining her journalism degree from the University of the Philippines.