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Testing for COVID-19 at Program Health Plus

If clients of Program Health Plus need to be tested for Covid-19 in order to obtain a negative confirmation due to a trip abroad, they can take a PCR test (nasopharyngeal swab) directly within the premises of the clinic. Clients who feel healthy but nevertheless wish to make certain they do not have the virus can also take the test at the clinic. 

Testing for Covid-19 takes place at a special testing point directly within the clinic’s premises on every weekday. At weekends and on state holidays, clients are sent for testing at co-operating healthcare facilities. For clients in the Diamond programme testing is free of charge, and this applies once a year also for clients in the Sapphire programme. Other clients must pay for the test unless they are referred for testing for health reasons. 

Clients with symptoms of Covid-19, those who have been in contact with a Covid-positive person or clients with symptoms of a viral infection are sent by their personal doctor or ENT specialist to selected testing stations. Program Health Plus co-operates closely with a number of laboratories, continuously monitors free capacities and sends clients where they can be tested if possible without having to wait. With reference to the constantly changing testing situation, personal doctors always have a current overview of free testing capacities available to them, and will provide clients with all the necessary information and make out an electronic requisition slip. We will also update important information on the Program Health Plus website. We are also continuing to take blood samples for Elisa antibody tests (IgG, IgM, IgA) and Rapid tests directly within the premises of the clinic. 

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