LIST: How much a COVID-19 PCR test costs in Metro Manila private facilities

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LIST: How much a COVID-19 PCR test costs in Metro Manila private facilities

Members of the Northern Police District undergo swab testing for possible COVID-19 infection at the People's Park in Caloocan City on May 6, 2020. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

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(4th UPDATE) PCR tests for the coronavirus in Metro Manila private hospitals and facilities range from P3,800 to P10,000, depending on the turnaround time for results

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.

Cardinal Santos Medical Center

How much?


How to avail?

While walk-ins are allowed, patients are highly encouraged to book an appointment by creating an account on CSMC’s online portal.

Chinese General Hospital

How much?

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

How to avail?

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.

Makati Medical Center

How much?


How to avail?

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.

Results are available within 48 hours, and can be viewed online

Philippine Red Cross

How much?


How to avail?

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

Results are released within 24 to 48 hours, according to the Philippine Red Cross.

St Luke’s Medical Center – Quezon City and Bonifacio Global City

How much?

Out-patient department – P4,300
Drive-thru – P5,000

How to avail?

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

The Medical City-Ortigas

How much?


How to avail?

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.

Patients can also visit The Medical City’s website to book an appointment.

World Citi Medical Center

How much?

Regular – P7,090
Senior citizens and PWDs – P5,701

How to avail?

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:

  • +632 3438 4580
  • +632 8913 8380 local 183
  • 09338548613
  • 09565371211

Results are released within 3 to 5 days.


How much?


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.

How to avail?

Tests are available from Sunday to Thursday, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.

Patients can book appointments by emailing or by calling 0917-629-6584.

Those who want to avail of home service testing can book by emailing 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.

Hi-Precision Diagnostics

How much?

Booth swab
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)

Home service
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)

How to avail?

Testing is strictly by appointment only.

Those interested to avail of home testing can book an appointment by emailing or calling 09176285669.


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Jodesz Gavilan

Jodesz Gavilan is a writer and researcher for Rappler and its investigative arm, Newsbreak. She covers human rights and impunity beats, producing in-depth and investigative reports particularly on the quest for justice of victims of former president Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs and war on dissent.