COVID-19 testing in Košice

How do I apply for a COVID-19 test?


• If you suspect you’re infected with coronavirus (showing some symptoms, traced due to contact with a positive-tested person, or just returned from a high-risk foreign country) contact your local doctor or Regional Health Authority (phone or e-mail). In these cases you will texted with a test appointment (place and time), and the test will be free-of-charge.
• If you need to travel abroad and you require confirmation of a negative result from a COVID-19 test not older than 96 hours, you can apply without referral from your local doctor or Regional Health Authority, but you have to be tested at a private lboratory and you have to pay for the test.
• You can expect to be texted with the results of the test within 48 hours.

Before being tested for COVID-19 you need to meet the following conditions:


• Do come with an empty stomach
• Don’t use toothpaste, mouthwash or other oral disinfectant beforehand
• Don’t smoke before the test
• Do blow your nose and clear your throat before being swabbed.

Free-of-charge Covid-19 tests

LAST SAMPLES ARE TAKEN HALF AN HOUR BEFORE CLOSING TIME AT ALL TESTING CENTRES

•Pop-up testing centre for antigen tests at 1, Ipeľská Street, opposite the Univeristy Hospital
Monday - Saturday 8:00 am to 12:00 noon and 1:00 to 5:00 pm
Appointments for next day can be made by phone between 1:00 and 3:30 pm o: 0948 421 130 Number of individual tests per day: 250-300


•University Children’s Hospital, 1, Trieda SNP Drive
Monday - Friday 11:00 am to 3:00 pm



•LUMY DENT s.r.o.; 1, Toryská Street, Košice
Monday - Friday 12:00 noon to 8:00 pm



•Michaella s.r.o.; 19, Alžbetina Street - indoors
Monday - Friday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm



•PCR tests at 6, Bardejovská Street, Košice
Every day 9:00 am to 12:00 noon
Appointments made on referral from a GP or the Regional Public Health Authority, or by sending completed e-form at korona.gov.sk
Phone contact: 0915 931 855, 0918 822 936

Commercial tests for Covid-19


• MEDIREX, 2 Magnezitárska Street PCR tests
Monday to Friday, 7.30 am to 1.00 pm
Appointments can be made free-of-charge using the medirex.sk website
Capacity: 60 tests daily

• AGEL SK, 57 Lúčna Street, Košice-Šaca
Antigen and PCR testing
Monday to Friday, 8.00 am to 4.00 pm
Contact: 0902 995 511
Capacity: 20 tests daily