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Novel Coronavirus update

PCR Swab Test at Mount Elizabeth Hospitals

As of 1 December 2020, COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) swab testing is available to all individuals, including non-travellers, at our network of 21 clinics at Parkway Shenton islandwide.

Travellers from Singapore who are required to do their pre-departure tests can also do so at Parkway Shenton. (An approval from the Ministry of Health for pre-departure tests is no longer required.)

Cost of swab test

Health provider Price Availability Test results
Parkway Shenton SGD170 Clinic operating hours Within 24 hours

Making an appointment


Documents to prepare

Please bring the following documents for your PCR swab test:

  • NRIC for registration
  • Copy of the air ticket itinerary

Testing window

For pre-departure tests, these must be done within 24 – 72 hours before your flight. Please call and confirm with the clinic on your individual flight schedule. Latest cut-off timings listed below are for example and illustration purposes.


Flight Departure Time Latest Cut-off Timing for Swab Test
12:00am – 9:29am 10:00 am two (2) calendar days before flight
9:30 am - 3:29 pm 4:00 pm two (2) calendar days before flight
3:30 pm - 11:59 pm 10:00 am the day before the flight

Travellers are responsible for checking the testing window requirements of their destination country and if the clinic can meet the required timeline.


Test results

You will be informed of your COVID-19 PCR swab test results within 24 hours. You can also download our DigiHealth app to access your lab results. We will email the results memo to you within 24 hours. Please print this for easy reference during your travel.

All our tests are processed in-house by ParkwayHealth Laboratory, the largest private laboratory to conduct COVID-19 testing in Singapore. The laboratory was approved by the Ministry of Health to conduct COVID-19 testing since March 2020.

Air Travel Bubble


Singapore

We will inform you of your COVID-19 PCR swab test results within 24 hours. You can also use our DigiHealth app to access your lab results. A results memo will be emailed to you within 24 hours, and you are advised to print this for reference during your travel.

Hong Kong

As of 22 November 2020, an air travel bubble between Singapore and Hong Kong has been initiated. For the latest updates on air travel bubble developments, visit www.caas.gov.sg.

FAQs


Can I get a pre-departure COVID-19 PCR swab test at Mount Elizabeth Orchard and Novena?

You can book an appointment for a COVID-19 PCR swab test at our network of 21 clinics at Parkway Shenton in Singapore.

What is the pre-departure COVID-19 PCR swab test approval letter?

You will need to bring an approval letter issued by the Singapore government agency to our clinics before a pre-departure COVID-19 PCR swab test can be performed. Only approval letters issued by the Singapore government agency are allowed.

Please note that from 1 December 2020, approval by the government is no longer required for pre-departure COVID-19 tests.

Can I get tested even if I’m not travelling?

From 1 December 2020, approval by the government is no longer required for the pre-departure COVID-19 tests.

What is the required testing window for a pre-departure COVID-19 PCR swab test?

The required testing window is dependent on your destination country and flight. It is generally advisable to be present at the clinic for your swab test within 24 – 72 hours prior to flight.

How long is the turnaround time for the test result?

You will be able to receive your COVID-19 PCR swab test results within 24 hours. You can also use our DigiHealth app to access your lab results.

Can I have a pre-departure COVID-19 PCR swab test without an appointment?

You can call or WhatsApp our network of 21 clinics at Parkway Shenton to arrange for a pre-departure COVID-19 PCR swab test.

This service is also available at Mount Elizabeth Orchard’s 24-hour A&E clinic.

How long does it take to get tested? Do I need to prepare prior to the procedure?

The pre-departure COVID-19 PCR swab test takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. You are advised to reduce contact with other individuals before the swab test results are released.

What happens after the pre-departure COVID-19 PCR swab test?

We will inform you of your COVID-19 PCR swab test results within 24 hours. You can also use our DigiHealth app to access your lab results. A results memo will be emailed to you within 24 hours, and you are advised to print this for reference during your travel.

Which countries can we travel to for leisure within the air travel bubble?

As of 22 November 2020, an air travel bubble between Singapore and Hong Kong has been initiated. For the latest updates on air travel bubble developments, visit www.caas.gov.sg.