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PCR tests in Benidorm

PCR, Antigen and Antibody tests in Benidorm - Where to go for testing

PCR tests in Benidorm - This information provide here is for people wishing to take a private test ie for travel purposes.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough or shortness of breath), call 112, otherwise you can contact you nearest centro de salud (health centre) by phone or call the enabled phone for your autonomous community which is 900 300 555 for the Valencian communidad.

PCR tests in Benidorm

Returning to the UK 

Travelling to the UK from Spain

Who needs to take a test

You must take a COVID-19 test before you travel to England if you either:

  • do not qualify as fully vaccinated for travel to England
  • have been in a country or territory on the red list in the 10 days before you will arrive in England

You do not have to take a COVID-19 test before you travel to England if you qualify as fully vaccinated and you have not been in a red list country.

Check the Travel to England guidance to find out if you qualify as fully vaccinated.

PCR tests in Benidorm

Type of test

The test must meet performance standards of ≥97% specificity, ≥80% sensitivity at viral loads above 100,000 copies/ml.

This could include tests such as:

  • a nucleic acid test, including a PCR test
  • a LAMP test
  • an antigen test, such as an LFD (lateral flow device) test

You must check with your test provider that the test meets the standards. You may not be able to travel if it does not.

If you have recently had COVID

If you have recently recovered from COVID but are no longer infectious, you should use a lateral flow device (LFD) test. LFD tests have a lower sensitivity than PCR or LAMP tests, so they are less likely to return a positive result from a historic infection. The LFD test must meet the minimum performance standards as set out above.

When to take your test

You can take the test any time in the 3 days before the service on which you will arrive in England departs.

For example, if you travel directly to England on Friday, you could take a test any time on the Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. The test result must be available for boarding.

Where to take your test - See the information provided below 

You will need to find a private test provider to take a test.

You can choose to take a test:

  • in the place where you start your journey
  • in another country on your way to England, if you are travelling through another country

If you do not have proof of a test because you planned to get tested on your journey, but you were not able to do so because you were not able to enter the country in which you planned to get tested, you will be allowed to board. But you may be fined £500 on arrival in England because you do not have a valid test result.

Taking your test in the UK before travel

If you are returning to the UK within 3 days, you can use the result of a COVID-19 test that you take in the UK before you travel. You must use a private test provider for the test and not an NHS test.

The service on which you will arrive back in the UK must set off for the UK within 3 days of when you took the test.

PCR tests in Benidorm

Positive test results

If your test result is positive, you must not travel. You must follow local rules and guidance for positive coronavirus cases.

If the result is inconclusive, you must take another test.

British nationals who need consular assistance should contact the nearest consulate, embassy or high commission.

Information that the test result must include

Your test result must be in either English, French or Spanish. Translations will not be accepted.

You must provide the original test result notification. It must include the following information:

  • your name, which should match the name on your travel documents
  • your date of birth or age
  • the result of the test
  • the date the test sample was collected or received by the test provider
  • the name of the test provider and their contact details
  • confirmation of the device used for the test, or that the test was a PCR test

If the test result does not include this information you may not be able to board, and may not be able to travel to England. If you arrive without a test result that includes this information, you might have to pay a £500 fine.

How to provide proof of a negative test result

Your test result can be provided as:

  • a printed document
  • an email or text message you can show on your phone - make sure your device is charged

NHS tests

NHS tests cannot be used for the purpose of pre-departure testing before travel to England.

You cannot take an NHS test abroad with you to use on yourself before you return.

Exemptions – people who do not need to take a test

You only need to take a test if you do not qualify as fully vaccinated for travel to England. If you do not qualify as fully vaccinated, the following exemptions apply.

Children

Children aged 10 and under do not need to take a pre-departure test to travel to England. There are different age limits for other COVID-19 travel tests.

Job and medical exemptions

You do not need to take a test if you are travelling to the UK:

  • for urgent medical treatment or are accompanying someone who is travelling for urgent medical treatment, and it is not reasonably practical for you to obtain a negative COVID-19 test in the 3 days before departure
  • if you have a medical condition which means you cannot take a test – you must present a note from a medical practitioner at check in and to Border Force staff on arrival in England

Some people are exempt from some or all of the requirements because of the job they do

Travel from some countries

You do not need to take a test if you began your journey to England from:

  • Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Isle of Man, Jersey or Guernsey
  • Falkland Islands, St Helena or Ascension

This applies even if you do not qualify as fully vaccinated for travel to England.

 

PCR, Antigen and Antibody tests in Benidorm - Where to go for testing

IMED LEVANTE HOSPITAL

You can also make appointments on line HERE or call 963 00 30 00

Every day from 8:00 to 20:00, access the floor -2. Use the panoramic elevator located in front of the main reception desk. 

Combined PCR and Antigen Test - 120€

The PCR test detects the presence of SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID-19) at any time during the disease. Results in within 24 hours via email, under some circumstances results may take longer.

The antigen test can detect the presence of SARS-CoV-2 virus proteins (COVID-19) in the early stages of the disease. Results in 15 minutes

What is the combined test? Sample extraction for both tests is performed by a nasopharyngeal performed by a qualified health personnel. A swab is inserted through the mouth and the nostrils, a process that is somewhat annoying but does not last more than 30 seconds.

PCR tests in Benidorm

The antigen test sample is immediately analysed on a device that takes 15 minutes to return the result. If you are within 5 days of infection and have compatible symptoms, the antigen test is a very reliable test. On the other hand, the PCR test sample to confirm the result is analysed in the IMED Hospitals clinical laboratory. After about 24 hours you will receive an email with the result of this test.

Obtaining both samples during the same appointment.

Get two separate reports.

SMS and email results.

Fast PCR Test - 150€

The rapid PCR test detects the presence of SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID-19) early at any stage of the disease.

Fast PCR is the latest innovation in coronavirus detection. IMED makes this technology available to its patients.

Test available in Valencia, Benidorm, Elche and Murcia.

Immediate peace of mind with RESULTS by SMS and email in 1 hour.

You do not need a prescription for the test, but do need to make an appointment online

Who should get these tests?

If you have symptoms - The Ministry of Health advises a PCR test if an acute respiratory infection occurs with any or all of these symptoms:

Fever

Cough

Feeling short of air

Pain when swallowing

Loss of smell

Loss of taste

Muscle aches

Diarrhea

If you have been at risk of infection - When no symptoms occur but you have been in contact with someone with a positive case in SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, or have been in a place that may raise doubts that you have been at risk of infection. It is advisable to have a PCR after at least two days from contact with this risk situation, as it is possible that during the first two days the viral load is not high enough to detect it.

If you are travelling to another country - Some countries require some kind of test such as the PCR well in advance of the date of travel.

If you are visiting a person in a High Risk group - Before visiting people with high risk profiles or age over 60, a PCR test is recommended. 

If attending a family reunion or social gathering - Before attending a family or social meeting in closed environments with a significant number of people, it is recommended that each attendee take the necessary precautions and even perform a PCR test in advance of the event.

Other tests available 

Serological Rapid Test - 40€

Antigen test - 40€

ELISA / Chemoluminescence Test - 60€

PCR tests in Benidorm

If you are staying at a Servigroup Hotel they will offer you a discount code to access COVID-19 diagnosis tests offered by the IMED Levante

HOSPITAL CLINICA BENIDORM

Clinica Benidorm offers 3 different types of tests.

ELISA antibody test - To be taken if you don't have symptoms and need to know if the disease has already passed. COST 60€

ELISA ANTIBODY TEST: It is done with a blood draw. The results can be known within 24 hours.

PCR - To be taken - In cases where the ELISA Rapid TEST comes out positive on its two markers or on the IGM marker (recent infection). In cases with patients with SYMPTOMS compatible with COVID-19. If it has been close contact of someone infected by COVID-19 confirmed. To prove that you no longer have the infection. Once the PCR test is negative, it is understood that the infection is no longer active and no longer spreads. COST 120€

PCR: A sample consisting of a nasopharynx exudate or other respiratory sample is obtained. The results can be known within 24 hours.

NOTE - The results of the two types of tests above can be known in 24 hours, except if the tests are performed on a Friday, in which case they will be given the following Monday morning.

Quick Antigen test -  For its reliability and quick results is very useful for the following cases: Rule out infection in close contacts. Study of contacts in groups. Rapid diagnosis in cases of emergency. COST 30 - 40€

Quick Antigen Test: It is done by nasopharyngeal smears. The results are delivered in 15 minutes by hand.

Travel Pack - PCR and Antigen - Cost 120€

How to book - Open  Monday to Friday 08.00 to 14.00hs and 16.00 to 18.30 , Saturday and Sunday 08.00 - 15.00 call 96 585 38 50 Appointments necessary.  If your call is not answered, they will return it to you on the same day. Or, make an appointment through this form and you will get a call you as soon as possible.

Euro Clinica Rincon

Avenida Dr. Sévero Ochoa 6, 03503 Benidorm (Next to the Rock and Roll House)

Antigen testing available at 19€ including certificate This price will rise to 25€ from 9th August 

PCR Test, Result within 48 hours - 110€

Opening Hours - Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm closed  bank holidays

Call or email for an appointment - (+34) 966 830 849 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

DAM Health Test Centre - 0034 865 660 402 Open Mon - Sun 10.00 - 16.00

Av. Castelló, 4, 03503 Benidorm - MAP HERE

RT-PCR Test | Fit to Fly 99€ Results by midnight

An RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID19) with a certificate you will need for travel

EMERGENCY RT-PCR Test | Fit to Fly​ 140€ Same day results - An RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID19) with a certificate you will need for travel

Lateral Flow Antigen Test 39€ Results by midnight - rapid lateral flow antigen test checks for viral protein and a negative result can be used for entry into some countries. Travelers should always confirm the entry requirements for the country/ies being visiting prior to travelling

Emergency Lateral Flow Antigen Test 65€ Same day results - rapid lateral flow antigen test checks for viral protein and a negative result can be used for entry into some countries. Travelers should always confirm the entry requirements for the country/ies being visiting prior to travelling.

Book online HERE

Test Corona Direct - Benidorm Old Town - Book online HERE

Plaza de SS. MM. Los Reyes de España, 8 03501 Benidorm, Alicante

+34 965 02 3712
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Opening hours - Every day: 08:00 - 14:00 16:00 - 20:00 (from July 5th, 2021)

PCR test and travel document - 110€

Same day result at 6 pm: test Monday until Saturday between 8 am and 1 pm

Next day result at 6 pm : test Monday until Saturday between 1 pm until 8 pm

Monday result at 8 pm: test Saturday between 12 am and  8 pm or test on Sunday

International travel certificate (pdf by email, English/Spanish, no QR code)

Antigen Test and Travel certificate 45€- per test

Result within 15 minutes!

Shallow antigen nose test International travel certificate (pdf by email, English/Spanish, no QR code)

If the test is positive the clinics have an obligation to inform health authorities, and you will need to contact your health centre to report your situation and follow the protocols established by health authorities.  Follow the clinics guidelines with regards to isolation etc.

Dental Medical Centre

Calle Lepanto 21, local 8 

Tests from 25€

Call 966 362 758 or WhatsApp 617 934 423 email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make an appointment

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