How to Get Epicentre’s Free COVID-19 PCR Tests in Hillcrest, Randburg, & Rondebosch

Free COVID-19 PCR tests are back at all our Drive-Through Walk-In Labs! Simply come through, no booking or doctor’s referral required.

When you get tested with our completely free and anonymous study, you will also receive a free Medical Results Certificate with each test within 24hrs. This certificate can be used for work, or for admission to areas that require antigen tests.

Who Can Take Part?

You need to think you might have COVID to take part. To get this free test, you must have been exposed to COVID or have COVID like symptoms.

How Can I Take Part?

To take part you just need to come to our Walk-In Lab in Hillcrest (KZN), Rondebosch (WC), or Randburg (GP). You can also make a booking here or WhatsApp our team at 072 843 7564. Please note that as COVID is low at the moment, so this study test is very quick!

What Does Taking Part In A Study Mean?

When you come through to our Walk-In Lab, you will see our nurses and ask to take part in our free study tests. Our nurse will ask you a few study questions. There are no right or wrong answers to these questions. We are just trying to learn more about this virus.

We will then give you more information on this study and some forms to sign. At this point, we will explain your rights as a study participant. Not many people know that studies in South Africa are very strict and Epicentre like all sample collectors is monitored and bound by a committee to make sure you feel safe and that your rights and anonymity is protected. That is why no one

Our highly trained nurses will then gently take your sample and send it with a courier to our lab for processing. Our lab will automatically let you know when it has been put in the machine for testing and when your result has been released.

Want to Get Tested For Free But Don’t Want To Be Part Of A Study?

❌ Unfortunately, it is a requirement of our free testing that you take part in our study

✔ You are welcome to make use of our Walk-in lab.

Learn More About Our Walk-In Lab

Epicentre has an extensive walk-in testing centre for both rapid and lab tests. Learn more here.

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Book with Epicentre

For 20 years Epicentre has been fighting South African’s infectious diseases, and now we’re taking on COVID-19! We are a company founded on a vision, ending disease in South Africa! So we believe in making an IMPACT.

We are an independent organization that is committed to creating a positive impact on health & wellness for all in South Africa. We want to close the gap between unscreened, undiagnosed, and uncontrolled HIV & COVID-19 infections as well as other chronic diseases for all South Africans.

By booking your tests with Epicentre, you are supporting a real local company that has worked for 20 years in all 9 provinces, from Pollsmoor prison to Constantia; & you’re getting a gold standard service that experts trust!

Epicentre Special Deals

We offer free and heavily discounted tests as they are subsidized by research organizations that are looking to use this anonymous information to investigate various research questions, like can people test themselves for COVID?

10% Off All Walk-In Lab Tests

Only for pensioners at all branches.

Free Blood Pressure Tests

With all Walk-In Lab tests

Rapid COVID-19 Antigen/infection testing

R50 pensioners discount!

Epicentre offers

Walk-In Lab

Please note that our packages are just a guide, you can pick any of these tests in these packages, add extra tests or take out any tests. Choose what suits your needs!

Women’s Wellness Package (Foundation)

Women’s Wellness Package (+40yrs)

Men’s Wellness Package (Foundation)

Men’s Wellness Package (+40yrs)

Arthritis Package

Athletes Total Wellness Package

Diabetes Monitoring Package

Diabetes Screening Package

Comprehensive Metabolic Panel Package

Comprehensive Weight Loss Package

Kidney Package

Liver & Pancreas Package

Long COVID Package

HIV Monitoring Package

HIV Screening Package

Iron Deficiency & Anaemia Package

Menopause Package

Women’s Fertility Test Package

Men’s Fertility Test Package

STI Screening Package

Thyroid Screening Package

Laboratory Typhoid Test


Measles Test Package

Drive Through

Drive-Thru COVID Tests

Rapid COVID-19 Antigen/infection testing

(R250 with a R50 pensioners discount!)

Drive-Thru COVID-19 PCR Testing


Home based COVID-19 PCR Testing

(R1150 + travel over 50kms)

Rapid COVID-19 Antibody Tests

On Sale! (R150)

Express International Flight Testing

(PCR Flight certificate in 12hrs)


Cape Town Only

Extra Express International Flight Testing

(PCR Flight certificate in 4-5hrs)


Cape Town Only

International Flight Testing Package

(PCR + Antiviral Mask)


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