Where to Get Tested for Coronavirus in the KSA?

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With 413,174 cases and 6,913 deaths, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been hit quite hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, the threat is so grave that the Saudi Arabian government has made it mandatory for hajj pilgrims to get vaccinated.
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A meaningful way to prevent the spread of the virus, as seen in the example of countries that have managed to contain it, has been timely and efficient testing. However, it is essential to note that it is not 100% percent mandatory or even recommended for everyone to get tested for coronavirus unless the affected person truly needs it. One should avoid panic as this will only burden the already overburdened health facilities and personnel. In this article, we seek to ease all your testing woes:

  • Whether or not you need to get tested?
  • Where and how to get tested in the KSA?
  • What do you do if you do a positive test? 

Should I get tested for Coronavirus or COVID-19 virus?  

If you have recently contacted someone who tested positive, the first step is to quarantine at home for 7-10 days. It is likely that you may not have caught the virus from them, and this period would be enough for you to ensure your safety and your loved ones. However, if after this period, you feel like you have the following symptoms associated with COVID-19, you need to get tested as soon as possible.

Also, if you have come in contact with someone who tested positive for the virus, and you are older in age or have any underlying health conditions such as asthma, you should get tested immediately. These are the symptoms to look out for when you or someone you know has come in contact with an infected individual:

  • · Fever or chills
  • · Dry Cough 
  • · Shortness of breath, or any difficulty in breathing 
  • · Pain in the chest
  • · Loss of taste, smell, and/or appetite 
  • · Muscle/body ache 
  • · Fatigue 
  • · Nausea or vomiting 
  • · Diarrhea 
  • · Headaches 

Any combination of these symptoms is your sign to get tested immediately. 

Where can you get tested for coronavirus in the KSA? 

Following is a list of places where you can get tested across the KSA: 

RIYADH:

· Dr. Sulaiman al Habib Hospital, Khurais Branch Rd, AR Rayyan, Riyadh 14212, Saudi Arabia https://goo.gl/maps/YBCtvcLWbxakZwHn6

  • Open 24×7
  • To book, call +966 11 2833333

· Dr. Sulaiman al Habib Hospital, King Fahd Rd, Al Olaya, Riyadh 12214, Saudi Arabia https://goo.gl/maps/hyZVwXV6dFhJwLZcA

  • Open 24×7 
  • To book, call +966 11 2833333

· SMARTLAB, 7179 King Fahd Road, Al Sahafah Dist. Unit No 12, Riyadh 13315 – 2359 https://goo.gl/maps/vJG9hzNdM2LciQ5Z8

  • Open 9 AM to 12 AM
  • To book, call +966920022520

· Al Farabi Laboratory MAIN BRANCH, Abu Bakr Alsiddiq Rd, Al Mursalat, Riyadh 12464 https://goo.gl/maps/mVgDNQPeEHWfU5BD6

  • Open 8 AM to 9 PM 
  • To book, call +966114533356

· Specialized Medical Center Hospital, King Fahd Rd, Al Olaya, Riyadh 12311, Saudi Arabia https://goo.gl/maps/3obCyBPfptvBWXnz8

  • Open 24×7
  • To book, call 00966-11-4343800

JEDDAH:

· Dr. Soliman Fakeeh Hospital, Falastin, Al-Hamra’a, Jeddah 23323, Saudi Arabia https://goo.gl/maps/oER6d1ss1cPnicwi6

  • Open 24X7
  • To book, please call +966920012777

· Al Borg Medical Laboratories, Prince Sultan Rd, As Salamah, Jeddah 23437 https://goo.gl/maps/YHscAKCvbZdViCUcA 

  • Open 8 AM – 10 PM
  • To book, please call +966920004422

· Jeddah National Hospital, Aziziyah, طريق المكرونة،، Jeddah 21492, Saudi Arabia  https://goo.gl/maps/W7WFLqKJkCJ6Kp4K9

  • Open 24X7
  • To book, please call +966126710040

DAMMAM:

· Saudi German Hospital, Al Amanah, Dammam Saudi Arabia https://g.page/SGHDMM?share

  • Open 24X7
  • To book, please call +966920007997

· Dar Afia Medical Company Clinics Complex Khaleej Rd, Al Jawharah, Dammam 32422, Saudi Arabia https://g.page/darafiacenter?share

  • Open 7AM – 1AM
  • To book, please call +96692000936

DHAHRAN:

Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare Speciality Clinics, 6th Street, Gharb Al Dhahran, Dhahran 34465, Saudi Arabia https://goo.gl/maps/Dyevbv9QdxWrKvmVA

Please call +966138703888

HOFUF:

Almana General Hospital, Al Rawdha, الأحساء 36364, Saudi Arabia https://goo.gl/maps/DfHXhtfgcMoP78Xc8

  • Open 24X7
  • To book, please call +966135887000

ASEER:

Saudi German Hospital, King Fahd Rd, Hijlah, Khamis Mushait 62451, Saudi Arabia https://g.page/sghaseer?share

  • Open 24X7
  • To book, please call +966920007997

To conclude, the coronavirus that came into effect in most countries around the world in early 2020 and still goes on to this day changed how we live. Wearing face masks and sanitizing our hands after every time we go outside to barely even going out have become things that are “normal” now. We must do our best to stay vigilant and get tested at the first sign of symptoms. 

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