Leading Abu Dhabi hospitals have reduced the price of a Covid-19 PCR test to Dh180.
This month was the second drop in the price of the nasal swab test.
On Wednesday, several clinics and hospitals across the city introduced a reduced rate for the test as part of ongoing efforts to reduce Covid-19 infection rates in the emirate.
Large operators like Mediclinic, which runs seven hospitals and clinics in the emirate, and Seha, which runs all of the government-owned health centers in Abu Dhabi, have further reduced their prices to encourage more people to get tested for coronavirus.
Mediclinic Al Noor hospital said the test is now Dh180. This rate is applicable to all Mediclinic branches in Abu Dhabi.
VPS Healthcare hospitals in Abu Dhabi also offer tests at the same price for all UAE residents.
Their hospitals include Medeor Hospital and LLH Hospital Abu Dhabi.
The price has also been reduced at all Seha test centers.
Originally Dh370, hospitals first reduced it to Dh250 on 10 September.
Those with Daman’s health insurance received an additional 10% discount, making it Dh225.
A price of Dh199 was awarded to pupils, students, teachers, university instructors and passengers booked on Etihad flights.
Advance booking is not required to take the test at Mediclinic hospitals as they now accept walk-ins in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Dubai. Burjeel Hospital Abu Dhabi offers tests from 7am to 10pm.
The tests are still free for suspected patients, people in vulnerable categories including those with chronic diseases, UAE citizens, and people aged 50 and over.
Updated: September 27, 2020 3:47 pm