In Prague, there are 33 places where you can take a PCR test for COVID-19 and 22 places where you can get free antigen testing. In some locations, you can have both tests don at different times.
The first one is 1. lékařská fakulta UK which is located in the city center – Klinika pracovního lékařství VFN, Na Bojišti 1, Praha 2. To take a test, you either have to be an employee or a student at Charles University or be ready to pay. The test slots depend on the registration form: if you have registered in advance, you need to come at the scheduled time (usually from 9.00-12.00); if not, you should wait in the queue (12.45-16.00). The cost of the PCR test varies, as well. For example, students and employees of the medicine faculty of Charles University have to pay 600 czk; from other faculties – 1,000 czk if they present a valid card identification. Students and teachers from different schools and universities have to pay 1,390 czk when giving their ISIC/ITIC card. The rest of the citizens have to pay a standard price of 1,690 czk. Note: you should not have any virus symptoms; the hours in the Christmas period may vary – always check their website!
The second place to get tested for the coronavirus infection is GHC GENETICS Praha. The company has several locations around the city – Václavské náměstí, Výstaviště Holešovice, Vítězné náměstí, Poliklinika Prosek and Letiště Václava Havla. When choosing the site, be aware of the fact that the outlet in the Výstaviště Holešovice takes patients only with a note from a doctor. To ease the process, you can register with on the website: this one for the PCR test and for the antigen test. The PCR test price is 1,750 czk, and usually, it is in the appointed time from 12.00 -18.00, whereas the antigen test is free with the pre-scheduled time between 8.00 -12.00. Obtaining the results takes 24 hours or less – you will receive an SMS or e-mail with your results. Note: this approximate is for the outlet in Václavské náměstí; to know the other times, check the official website of the clinic.
EUC laboratoře also offers tests for COVID-19 in two locations – Poliklinika Kartouzská and Veleslavínská 1/30, Praha 6. In both areas, you can take PCR and antigen tests. It is not necessary to have a note from a doctor; however, it is obligatory to register for the tests by following this link. The time for the antigen and PCR testing is 8.00-16.00 on the working days, and 8.00-12.00 on Saturday in Veleslavínská 1/30, Praha 6; and 8.00 – 13.00 on the working days in Poliklinika Kartouzská. The price for the PCR test depends on the time for obtaining the results: up to four hours – 4,500 czk; up to twelve hours – 3,000 czk, and one-two working days is 2,200 czk. The hours during Christmas time may differ; please, check it in advance on their website.
Synlab Czech s.r.o. is the fourth most popular place to get tested for both tests – PCR and antigen. It has different outlets in Bělohorská (everyone), Evropská 423/178, Praha 6 (everyone + people with doctor’s note), and Žitavského 496 (everyone). The registration process varies based on the location. For instance, in Žitavského 496, people should write the request on the email [email protected] and the opening hours are from Monday to Wednesday from 12.00 to 14.00. In Evropská 423/178, you should register via this link, and the opening hours are 8.00 – 12.00 (Monday, Wednesday), 9.00 – 13.00 (Saturday), 13.00 – 16.00 (Sunday). In Bělohorská, the email for registration is [email protected] and the opening hours are from 12.00 to 16.00 from Wednesday to Friday. The opening hours may vary during Christmas; the price for the PCR test starts from 1,499 czk.
The last place to take a test for the coronavirus is CovidPoint – ČSAP, z.s. Praha 8 (Dům světla, Karlín). There you can have both tests done – PCR and antigen, and you do not need to have the doctor’s note for it. The working hours are from 8.00 to 12.00; 16.00 – 20.00 every day; the registration form is filled through a link. The price of the PCR test depends on the time for getting the results: under two hours is 7,900 czk, under twelve hours is 3,500 czk, within one-two working days is 2,500 czk (if you pay by card) and 2,300 czk (paying before reservation). The working hours may differ during Christmas time.