Clarification regarding coronavirus/COVID-19 at the University Hospital Basel


Do you want to get tested for COVID-19? Perhaps you're having symptoms or you need a test result for employment or travel. We encourage you to visit our testing center. We conduct both PCR tests and rapid tests.



The testing center is located on the premises of the University Hospital Basel. The entrance is on Klingelbergstrasse/Schanzenstrasse and the way there is signposted from clinic entrances 1 and 2.


Opening times

  • Our opening hours are Monday–Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday/Sunday and public holidays.
  • Our busiest time is usually between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Information on the PCR test

  • It can take up to 24 hours for the result of the PCR test to come through. A fee will be charged for those requiring a PCR test for travel.
  • A PCR test taken at your own request (e.g. for travel or work) costs CHF 169. Please note that we do not accept cash.
  • A PCR test is valid for 72 hours.

    Information on the rapid antigen test

    The costs of a rapid antigen test are currently covered by the government in all cases. It is usually valid for 48 hours.


    Saliva test information

    In order to ensure that the test result is as unaltered as possible during saliva collection (more suitable for children), we ask you to do the following one hour before saliva collection:

    • do not eat or drink anything
    • do not smoke
    • do not chew gum
    • do not brush your teeth or rinse your mouth

    Important information

    • When queuing, please observe the measures prescribed by the Federal Office of Public Health, as well as social distancing guidelines.
    • Please bring your health insurance card and mobile phone with you.
    • Children from school age onwards (i.e. 6 and over) who are asymptomatic or only have minor symptoms and do not require a doctor also have to be tested at the University Hospital Basel. There is no need to book an appointment and young people do not have to be accompanied by their parents. All preschool children (i.e. under 6) are tested at the University Children’s Hospital Basel.
    • Only persons who are being tested are permitted to enter the test center (including children).
    • Anyone traveling abroad is requested to check the regulations currently in force in the destination country. Further information
    • Note for families: each person requires their own individual appointment.