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Posted On: 24 February 2022 01:30 pm
Updated On: 28 February 2022 04:06 pm

COVID-19 testing centers in Qatar (PCR, Rapid Antigen, and Drive-Through)

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Both PCR swab test and Rapid Antigen test are available in Qatar for COVID-19. Where can you get tested in Qatar? Check it out below.


Who is eligible?

MOPH Health has approved the use of COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Tests (RAT) at authorized public and private centers for the following groups:

  • For people under 50 years of age who display COVID-19 symptoms.
  • For people under 50 years of age who are close contacts of confirmed COVID-19 cases.
  • For travelers returning to Qatar who require post-travel COVID-19 tests

    Things to note:

    • Individuals who have a COVID-19 rapid antigen test at one of the 101 authorized private medical facilities in Qatar will have their test results automatically reflected in Ehteraz.
    • The results of rapid antigen tests undertaken at other private medical facilities will not be reflected in Ehteraz.
    • Individuals who test positive will receive an SMS with their positive result status. Then, within 24 hours, they will receive a second SMS with a link to the e-Jaza portal and the Order ID enabling them to download their sick leave certificate.

    Where are the centers?

    Here's a list of private medical facilities approved by the MOPH for Rapid Antigen Tests with results linked to Ehteraz. The list below is as of 14 January 2022.

    NumberHealth Facility Name
    1Turkish Hospital
    2Atlas Medical Center
    3Naseem Al Rabeeh Medical Center Doha
    4Naseem Al Rabeeh Medical Center
    5New Naseem Al Rabeeh Medical Center
    6Al Esraa Polyclinic
    7Dr. Maher Abbas Polyclinic
    8Syrian American Medical Center
    9Future Medical Center
    10Premium Naseem Al-Rabeeh Medical Center-Doha
    11Apollo Polyclinic- Qatar
    12Al Esraa Medical Center
    13SAC Polyclinic- Qatar Mall
    14Dr. Moopen's Aster Hospital
    15Elite Medical Center
    16Aster Medical Center Plus- Almuntazah
    17Aster Medical Center- Al Khor
    18Aster Medical Center Plus
    19Wellcare Polyclinic
    20Aster Medical Center (Industrial Area)
    21Al Malakiya Clinics
    22Al Jameel Medical Center
    23Al Emadi Hospital Clinics- North W.L.L
    24Al Emadi Hospital
    25Al Kayalli Medical Center
    26Al Tahrir Medical Center
    27Al Fardan Medical
    28Al Abeer Medical
    29Allevia Medical Center
    30Sama Medical Care
    31Dr. Khaled Al Sheikh Medical
    32Dr. Mohammad AMine Zbieb
    33Gardenia Medical Center
    34Nova Health Care
    35Asian Medical Health
    36Al Ahli Hospital
    37Al Wakra clinics & urgent care unit- Al Ahli Hospital
    38Al Tai Medical
    39Focus Medical Center
    40KIMS Qatar Medical Center- Barwa City
    41KIMS Qatar Medical Center- Al Wakra
    42Value Medical Center
    43Doha Clinic Hospital
    44Magrabi Center for Eye, ENT & Dental
    45Al Ahmadani Medical Center
    46Dr. Samia Al Namla Medical Center
    47Al Masa Medical Center
    48Al Hayat Medical Center
    49Imara Medical Center
    50Marble Medical Center
    51Al Shami Medical Center
    52Al Dimashqui Medical Center
    53United Care Medical Center
    54Al Salam Medical Center- Ain Khalid
    55Rayhan Medical Complex
    56Al Salam Medical Center- Al Khaisa
    57Al Shorook Medical Center
    58Al Salam Medical Polyclinic- Muaither
    59Al Salam Medical Polyclinic- Al Sayliah
    60Dr. Kholood Al Mahmoud Specialized Center
    61Planet Medical Center
    62Dr. Sameer's Clinic
    63Al Hekma Medical Complex
    64Marble Medical Center Plus
    65Al Siraj Medical Center
    66The International Medical Center
    67Barzan Medical Center
    68Raha Medical Center
    69Al Safa Medical Polyclinic
    70Beauty Medical Clinic
    71Parco Healthcare
    72Al Wehda Medical Center
    73Al Aqsa Medical Center
    74Millennium Medical Center
    75The International Medical Center
    76Hilal Premium Naseem Al Rabeeh Medical Center
    77Reem Medical Center
    78Tadawi Medical Center
    79Al Sultan Medical Center
    80Al Amal Medical Center
    81Al Shefa Polyclinic- D Ring Road
    82Al Shefa Polyclinic- Alkharaitiyat
    83Westbay Medicare
    84Family Medical Clinics
    85Queen Medical Hospital
    86Al Zaeem Polyclinic
    87Feto Maternal Center
    88Houston American Medical Center
    89American Hospital Clinics
    90Qatar Foundation- Primary Healthcare Center
    91Parco Healthcare- Alshihaniya
    92Al Mahmoud Medical Center
    93Ocean Medical Center
    94Al Aziziya Medical Center
    95Ibtasem Medical Center
    96Aura Aesthetic Polyclinic
    97Avenues Dental Center
    98Lifeline Medical Center
    99Annab Laboratories and Radiology
    100Advance Medical Clinic
    101Clover Clinics


    Who is eligible?

    People with signs and symptoms of COVID-19 are advised to go directly to any of the health centers for testing, free of charge, and avoid contact with other people until the test result is confirmed.

    Where are the centers?

    COVID-19 PCR tests are available at all 28 PHCC health centers, according to the Ministry of Public Health.

    There are a total of 103 private health facilities listed by MoPH that are approved for COVID-19 PCR testing, as of 21 October 2021.

    RELATED: Cheapest COVID-19 RT-PCR test in Qatar


    UPDATE 27 February 2022:

    The Ministry of Public Health has announced that the last day of operation for the Lusail Drive Through Testing and Vaccination Center will be Monday, 28 February 2022 at 9 pm. The closure of the center follows a notable reduction in recent weeks in the number of new COVID-19 cases reported in Qatar.

    What type of COVID-19 tests does the new drive-through center in Lusail offer?

    PCR tests only (not rapid antigen tests) for eligible population groups:

    • People 50 years and above with signs and symptoms of COVID-19 (free of charge)
    • People 50 years and above who are close contacts with a confirmed case (free of charge)
    • Preoperative patients (free of charge)

    READ: All you need to know about the Lusail COVID-19 Drive-Through PCR Test Center​​

    Drive-through PCR at PHCC health centers

    The following 14 health centers also run drive-through PCR services daily from 4 pm to 10 pm.

    1. Al Wakra
    2. Al Thumama
    3. Airport
    4. West Bay
    5. Abu Baker
    6. Mesaimeer
    7. Al Waab
    8. Al Rayyan
    9. Al Wajbah
    10. Umm Slal
    11. Ghrafat Al Rayan
    12. Qatar University
    13. Leabaib
    14. Al Khor

    Cost of COVID-19 tests in Qatar

    • Rapid Antigen Test: QR50 per test
    • PCR Test: QR160 per test

    Source: Ministry of Public Health