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COVID-19: PCR Tests at AED 150

COVID-19: PCR Tests at AED 150 - Coming Soon in UAE
30 September 2020
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The DHA reduces prices for PCR tests undertaken at healthcare centers, hospitals, clinics and screening centers.

After several slashes for COVID-19 tests, the price at government hospitals has now dropped to AED 150. The reduced price will apply only to DHA primary healthcare centers, hospitals, clinics, and screening centers. Private hospitals and clinics can still state the cost of PCR tests at AED 250, but are not allowed to charge more.

The government noted that to undergo COVID-19 nasal swab tests for a discounted price, residents should turn to SEHA testing centers including Mediclinic, Seha, Medeor Hospital, and LLH Hospital. In its turn, Abu Dhabi also reduced its PCR test prices – tests are now available for AED 180.

This action is taken to make testing more easily accessible for UAE residents. There are some exemptions for people who can undergo tests free of charge in the UAE, including:

  • UAE nationals;
  • children of Emirati women;
  • domestic workers within an Emirati household;
  • residents and citizens older than 50;
  • people with chronic diseases;
  • people of determination;
  • pregnant women.

DHA noted that free testing is only available every 4 months. Individuals should book a drive-through test on the SEHA app (Apple Store or Google Play) and pay through the app.

To make an appointment, individuals need to bring their Emirates ID along to the testing center. The results are sent via SMS within 24-48 hours.

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