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How and Where can I get Tested?

How do I take a COVID-19 test?

PCR tests and antigen tests are administered in the same manner: By insertion of a sterile swab (a pick with a cotton wool tip) into the oral and nasal cavity in order to collect a sample. The sample collection process only takes a few seconds and does not hurt.

Where do I take the test?

PCR tests

Are administered in HMO clinics, in accordance with the HMO's guidance and with a referral from a doctor.
Those who do not have HMO insurance, can take a PCR test for a fee in authorized laboratories.


Authorized antigen tests

These tests are administered at authorized sites across the country.

Remote supervised home antigen test - the service is done through private companies that have received the approval of the Ministry of Health, and is subject to a fee.

Information regarding an authorized remote home test >

How much do these tests cost?

PCR tests

  • PCR tests administered at testing sites by the HMOs - free of charge.
  • PCR tests taken before leaving Israel (If traveling to a destination where such testing is required) - for a fee.

Antigen tests

  • Authorized antigen test administered at one of the authorized testing sites - for a fee.
  • Remote authorized antigen home test - for a fee
  • Home antigen test kits - for a fee.
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