Corona Testcenter St. Gallen
– PCR – Test
– Antigen – Rapid Test
– Covid – Certificate
Mon – Thr
08.00 – 14.00
15.00 – 20.00
Fri & Sat
Fri & Sat Walk-in
08.00 – 14.00 | 15.00 – 19.30
21.00 – 01.00
8.00 – 14.00
15.00 – 20.00
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With us you can easily and quickly get tested for Covid – 19. Whether you have symptoms, need a travel certificate or the official Covid – Certificate.
Antigen - Rapid Test
(The test result together with the Covid certificate usually takes about 30 minutes).
Travel certificates provided in German and English.
The costs for all Antigen – Rapid Tests are covered by the BAG / health insurance until the 24.01.2022.
PCR - Test (CURRENTLY NOT POSSIBLE)
(Test result usually within 24-36 hours).
Price: 180.00 SFr. (for travel or test at own request with certificate).
Free of charge if symptoms indicate Covid-19, if reported to the SwissCovid app or if ordered by authorities/doctor. (Without certificate)
What you need to bring to the test
- Your identification (ID or passport)
- Insurance card
- Appointment confirmation (e-mail)
In order to perform the test on your selected date, you must follow these steps:
Book an appointment on this website.
Bring your health insurance card with you to the appointment.
Bring your ID or passport and appointment confirmation with you to the center.
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Goliathgasse 28, 9000 St. Gallen
Address Fri & Sat 21:00 - 01:00 Uhr
Bahnhofstr. 8, 9000 St. Gallen
New regulations from the 20.12.2021
Costs of the Antigen - Rapid Test for a Covid-Certificate (result in 30 to 60 minutes)
Test costs for certificate are covered again.
The Federal Council has decided that the future costs of certain Covid-19 tests leading to a Covid-Certificate will again be covered. Antigen - Rapid Tests and PCR-Pool-Tests will be paid for. Self-Tests and travel PCR - Tests and Antigen-Tests will not be covered. The costs of individual PCR - Tests in persons with symptoms of disease, in contact persons and after positive pool samples will continue to be covered. The new test cost system is effective since Saturday, the 18.12.2021.
PCR-Test cost (Result in 24-48h) - CURRENTLY NOT POSSIBLE
The federal government covers the costs of individual PCR tests in the following cases (test result without Covid certificate):
- You are getting tested due to symptoms.
- You have received a notification from the SwissCovid app.
- You have received an instruction from a cantonal office or a doctor to be tested.
The federal government will not cover the cost of PCR testing in the following cases:
- You need a negative test result for a trip with Covid certificate. (180.- SFr.)
How is the Antigen - Rapid Test performed?
Specimen collection for the Covid-19 Antigen - Rapid Test will be by nasopharyngeal swab (nasopharyngeal method) as recommended by the BAG
We offer spit tests only for PCR-Tests as. Therefore, there is no possibility to perform spit tests for a Antigen - Rapid Test.
How is the PCR-Test performed?
Our PCR tests are performed by our health professional according to the BAG recommendation using the nasopharyngeal swab (nasopharyngeal method).
We do not offer spit tests. Therefore, there is no possibility to perform spit tests on site.
Validity of the Covid-Certificate
The validity period of the Covid certificate differs depending on the type of test used to document a negative test result . Due to new scientific findings, the validity period may be adjusted.
Important: The information listed below is valid in Switzerland. Other countries may specify different validity periods.
- PCR test: 72 hours from time of sample collection (Travel PCR only).
- Antigen rapid test: 24 hours from time of sample collection.
The certificate shows the surname, first name and date of birth.
The Swiss Covid certificate is recognized by the EU/EFTA countries. It can therefore be used in the entire EU/EFTA area.
However, a Covid certificate that is valid in Switzerland does not guarantee entry into other countries. Each country determines its own entry rules and has the sovereignty to adapt them continuously depending on the development of the epidemiological situation.
Accordingly, as before, it is possible that certain countries have stricter entry rules than Switzerland. Therefore, always check the official website of the destination country for on entry requirements before traveling .
When should you go to the test center?
- If you have mild symptoms of an acute respiratory infection (cough, sore throat, with or without fever, feeling feverish, muscle aches) and/or a sudden loss of sense of smell and/or taste
- If your employer sends you for a test
- If you want a test for personal reasons
- If the SwissCovid Infoline (app) recommends a test
- If the cantonal doctor recommends a test
I need the test for a trip, when should I come?
Here you can find all information about the Topic: Travel abroad
Pre-registered you will receive the test result with certificate of an antigen rapid test within 15 - 60 minutes and the test result of a PCR test within 24 - 48 hours. If you need a PCR test for your trip, we recommend to do the test 48h before travel. On a Saturday 60h before travel. (The test is valid for 72h from sample collection).
The Covid certificate is issued in English & German. (French or Italian are also available )
If you need a PCR test, you have to pay CHF 180.- in cash on site. (Payment by Card are not accepted )
Are there waiting times?
Please book an appointment online for a Corona test.
We cannot guarantee you a test without a booked appointment. Even if you do not have a health insurance card and cannot show the card number, no appointment is guaranteed.
Nevertheless, we kindly apologize for any possible delays .ask for your understanding for any waiting times.
How much does the test cost and who pays for it?
The costs for all Antigen - Rapid Tests are covered by the BAG / health insurance again as of 20.12.2021
PCR-Test (test result with certificate usually within 24-48 hours)
Price: 180.00 CHF (for travel or test on own request)
Free of charge if symptoms indicate Covid-19, when reported to the SwissCovid app, or when ordered by authorities/medical practitioners
What you need to bring to the test
- Your identification (ID or passport)
- Insurance card (807 number)
- Confirmation of appointment (e-mail)
You can pay with us by card (without postcard/twint) or in cash.
Can tourists or people who are not resident in Switzerland also take the test?
- The costs for all antigen rapid tests are covered by BAG / health insurance until the 10.10.2021.
- The costs for a PCR - test, are for persons who are not insured in a Swiss health insurance in any case liable to pay costs. (180.- SFr.)
From the 11.10.2021 the new regulations are valid , These regulations can be found in the FAQ above .
How and when will I receive the test result?
You will usually receive the result by email after 20 - 30 minutes. (Antigen test). You can also have the COVID Certificate App ready at the reception and receive the certificate directly on the App via transfer code.
If a PCR test is necessary in your case, you will usually receive the result within 24 to 48 hours by unencrypted email in German and English. (French or Italian also possible)
If you need a PCR test for your trip, we recommend to do the test 48h before travel. (The test is valid for 72h from the day after the sample was taken).
The test result will be sent over the holidays or Sundays usually within 48 to 60 hours.
The Covid certificate is issued in German & English in both cases. (Even in French or Italian )
Is the Covid certificate also issued in English?
The Covid-Certificate is issued in English & German.
Upon request, the Covid-Certificate of an Antigen - Rapid Test can also be issued in French or Italian.
How should I isolate myself at home after the test?
After you have received a positive test result, you must immediately isolate yourself at home. Follow the BAG leaflet "Instructions for isolation", see Link
Do I have to wear a protective mask?
You must wear a protective mask in the test center. Wear a protective mask already on the way in the test center.
To prevent unnecessary warning messages, we recommend that you switch off the COVID app when you enter the test center.
You are protected against infection in the test center by the protective measures in place.
Does Covid 19 vaccination affect the test result?
No, since it is an mRNA vaccine, the test result should not be falsified by the vaccination.
The mRNA vaccines contain mRNA, which gives the order in the body's cells to replicate the conspicuous outer part of the coronavirus: the so-called "spike protein". However, neither the PCR test nor the rapid antigen tests test for the spike protein.
What if I cannot come after booking an appointment?
Booked appointments can easily be cancelled on site or via onedoc.ch.
Can children under the age of 12 also be tested?
We can perform our Covid-19 testing on children as young as 2 years old.