The costs of testing for COVID-19 infection
According to information obtained by Thai PBS, the charges made for an individual to be tested for COVID-19 infection vary from hospital to hospital.
Hospital Price (Baht)
Siriraj Piya Maharajkaroon 9,900
Rama IX 8,000-10,000
Bangkok Christian 5,000-10,000
Phya Thai 2 6,500
Those who qualify as high-risk and have been in close contact with high-risk people, or who have just returned from high-risk countries and who have developed symptoms, such as a fever, a cough and runny nose, will not be charged if they report to state hospitals.
It also depends whether the hospitals are ready to conduct the tests. If not, the individual may be transferred to one of seven hospitals which are better equipped.
The seven hospitals and institutes which are capable of conducting the tests are:
- Medical Science Faculty of Siriraj hospital
- Medical Science Faculty of Chulalongkorn University
- Medical Science Faculty of Prince of Songkhla University
- Rajavithi Hospital
- Bumrungrad Hospital
- Bamrasnaradura Institute of Infectious Diseases