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A Helpful List of COVID-19 Testing Facilities in Metro Manila

See eight centers and hospitals in Metro Manila that offer various COVID-19 tests.

By: Denisse Shawntel Tan | August 19, 2020
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These COVID-19 testing facilities provide accurate results.

Due to the lack of mass testing, Filipinos are now resorting to private institutions to have themselves tested for COVID-19. Whether you’re showing symptoms or not, it is best to get tested as soon as possible if you’ve come into contact with a positive case. Below are COVID-19 testing facilities and hospitals in Metro Manila that are certified to conduct various COVID-19 tests such as the polymerase chain reaction (swab) and rapid test. Read the list for the details regarding schedules, prices, and booking protocols of eight COVID-19 testing facilities.

1. Cardinal Santos Medical Center

Location: #10 Wilson,Greenhills West, San Juan City
How to book: Online via
Operating hours:
Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Saturday, 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Drive-thrus are operational from Monday to Friday, 6:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Cost: PhP7,500 for appointments booked online; PhP8,000 for walk-ins

Metro Manila

The Cardinal Santos Medical Center encourages cashless payment for its services.

Image: Cardinal Santos Medical Center Facebook Page

Cardinal Santos Medical Center’s testing facility conducts polymerase chain reaction (PCR) or swab testing. They also accept walk-ins and drive-thru patients. For their drive-thru service, patients are required to book an appointment online. They are also recommended to register at the Cardinal Santos website so they can check their result.

2. St Luke's Medical Center

Rodriguez Sr. Boulevard, Brgy. Kalusugan, Quezon City, Metropolitan Manila, NCR, 1112
Medical Arts Building, Rizal Drive, corner 32nd St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Metropolitan Manila, NCR, 1630
How to book:
Call St Luke’s Product Information Center at the following numbers:
8-723-0101 local 4163, 5564, or 4815 for Quezon City
8-789-7700 local 1006, 1050, and 5104 for BGC
You may also email them at
Operating hours (for drive-thru):
7:00 AM to 4:00 PM St. Luke’s Global City
2:00 PM to 6:00 PM St. Luke’s Quezon City
Cost: PhP4,300 out-patient department; PhP6,500 drive-thru


The RT-PCR swab test at St. Luke’s Medical Center started operations last July 13.

Image: St. Luke’s Medical Center Facebook Page

St. Luke’s Medical Center offers a gold standard COVID-19 RT-PCR swab test via drive-thru. Patients are requested to contact the Product Information Center to book a slot and to set their appointments two days before their scheduled swabbing. Note that St Luke’s no longer accepts walk-ins for asymptomatic patients to ensure the efficient management of patients who are in need of testing.

3. Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center

Locations: 286 Blumentritt Road Sampaloc, Manila
How to book: Online through
Operating hours: Drive-thru testing is also available on weekends from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
PhP4,500 for senior citizens and persons with disabilities
PhP5,500 for regular patients

testing facilities

The Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center’s walk-in PCR tests are offered on a “first come, first served” basis.

Image: Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center Facebook Page

At the Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center, patients can avail either walk-in or drive-thru testings. For the drive-thru option, patients can still book an appointment online. After booking, the hospital will send a message a day before the scheduled appointment; payments will be made on the day of the test. Results can be expected three to five days for senior citizens, persons with disabilities, and regular patients. For express PCR tests, results can be expected within 24 to 48 hours.

4. Philippine Red Cross

Locations: 37 EDSA Cor. Boni Ave., Mandaluyong City
How to book: Call the Red Cross hotline at 1158 or book through the RC143 mobile app
Operating hours: Not indicated
Cost: PhP4,000

hospitals in Metro Manila

The Philippine Red Cross also accepts walk-ins for their swab tests.

Image: Philippine Red CrossFacebook Page

One of the Philippine Red Cross’ missions is to flatten the curve by offering swab testing. Those who are interested can book their appointment through the Red Cross hotline or via the Red Cross’ RC 143 App. Results from PRC are released within 24 to 48 hours.

5. Asian Hospital and Medical Center

Locations: 2205 Civic Dr, Alabang, Muntinlupa, Metro Manila
How to book: Contact their number (02) 8771-9000 or register via
Operating hours: Not indicated, patients’ schedule is via appointment
Cost: Not indicated

COVID-19 testing facilities

Patients are recommended to book an appointment 24 hours before their preferred schedule.

Image: Asian Hospital and Medical Center Facebook Page

The COVID drive-thru testing at the Asian Hospital and Medical Center is strictly by appointment only; interested individuals have to book online before availing the test. The medical center offers RT-PCD, rapid antibody test, and automated antibody test, and results are expected within a maximum of 7 days.

6. The Medical City

Locations: The RT- PCR (Swab test) Drive Thru is located at the Basement 1 exit (MD Camacho Road)
How to book: Contact the TMC Hotline at 8988-1000
Operating hours: The swab test drive-thru is open from Mondays to Sundays, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Cost: PhP2,200 for the ECLIA antibody test; PhP6,000 for the swab test

Metro Manila

The Medical City’s drive-thru testing facility opened last July.

Image: The Medical City Facebook Page

The Medical City’s drive-thru COVID test is strictly by appointment only. Booking time for schedules will be from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday to Sunday. Patients are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes prior to their schedule. Results will be sent via email within 48 to 72 hours.

7. Bonifacio Global City Drive-Through Testing Sites

Lakeshore Hall
Northeast Parking Area in front of Kidzania, beside IBM One World Place and CitiBank
How to book: Call the Taguig City government’s hotline at 878-93200 or 0966419451
Operating hours:
Lakeshore Hall - Friday, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Northeast Parking area - Wednesday, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Cost: Free


The Taguig drive-thru testing site was launched last April.

Image: Facebook Page

Taguig City Government’s drive-thru testing site allows citizens to get tested within five to fifteen minutes. Patients will be required to call the city’s hotline for initial assessments by the City Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit before proceeding to the drive-thru facility. Results will be given three to five days after testing. This drive-thru service is only open to residents of Taguig City.

8. Manila Drive-Thru and Walk-In COVID-19 Testing Centers

Quirino Grandstand (and in front of the Andres Bonifacio Monument)
Gat Andres Bonifacio Memorial Medical Center (GABMMC)
Ospital ng Sampaloc
Justice Jose Abad Santos General Hospital
How to book: Simply drive in or walk in at the testing center.
Operating hours: All testing sites are open from Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Cost: Free

Subictesting facilities

The centers at Manila are open for non-residents.

Image: Manila Public Information Office Facebook Page

Amid statements that rapid tests are not reliable for detecting COVID-19 accurately, Manila Mayor Isko Domagoso assured that Manila drive-thru testing centers do not use inaccurate rapid tests. The testing sites use Architect plus i1000 SR machines that are said to have 99.6 percent specificity at 100 percent sensitivity. Availing the free test is hassle-free since there’s no need to sign up online; patients only need to provide valid IDs. Results are expected within 24 hours.

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If you’re experiencing symptoms, make sure to get tested at these COVID-19 testing facilities. Just remember to follow the hospital’s booking protocols to avoid inconveniences!
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About Denisse Shawntel Tan
Denisse Tan is currently a work in progress: she’s an aspiring writer, artist, and fashion designer! She’s trying to figure out how to manage her time in achieving all of her goals while also taking in life as humanly possible. Aside from art, she’s a big fan of the color pink, disco music, Bratz dolls, and Genshin Impact. By age 35, she plans to travel to New York City 🗽.
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