No Doctor Referral Required
Free Rescheduling & Cancellation
Results in 24-36hrs & Just R500 All Inclusive
Free PCR Travel/Medical Results Certificate With Each Test
Test From the Safety of Your Vehicle or In Our State-of-the-Art COVID-19 Testing Tent
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What our EPIC clients have to say
Compliments to your staff and centre. I was so impressed by how the entire process was handled. So polite and comforting and professional.
Very impressed with your service. Your Staff were professional and well mannered. Will definitely recommend you!
Baie danke dat julle epicentre gekry het om my COVID-19 toets tuis to kom doen. Die hele proses was glad nie onaangenaam nie, Josh was baie vriendelike en die toets was vinnig en glad nie traumaties soos wat die staat en social media jou wil laat dink nie. Weereens dankie, ek sal jul op hoogte hou oor die resultaat proses.
What a fast and friendly service!
My client would like to thank the entire Cape Town Epicentre team, for the excellent manner in which their employees have been made aware of their status.
I am so grateful for all that Johann has done for us as a family and still doing. I am eternally grateful, and I stand in awe of his kindness. It brings tears to my eyes to think that someone can be so kind to total strangers. May the Lord bless you and keep you and take you from strength to strength. I took my uncle from a drug house about two months ago. He was slowly disappearing because of malnutrition. He doesn’t have any children or a wife. We all he has, and now you are willing to go the extra mile for him. My words are not enough to thank you. 🙏🏼 Bless you sir
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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!
Drive-Thru COVID-19 PCR test
All branches – FREE!
(Not for travel)
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!
Drive-Thru COVID Tests
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Which Test Should I Get?
Having a COVID-19 PCR test is helpful if:
1. You are looking to get a test done for an official purpose
Such as leaving the country
Entering a nursing home
Having a medical procedure
Or needing to get on an international flight
Want more information on international travel regulations?
2. You have been exposed to COVID-19 at least 5 or more days ago
3. You have been exposed to COVID-19 and started symptoms
4. You are showing COVID-19 like symptoms without a known exposure
Get a COVID-19 PCR Home test if
You are unable to come to our drive-through location
Due to frailty, young children or condition
However, we highly recommend our drive through testing due to its ease of use and competitive price
If you urgently need to know your infection status, and you were exposed to COVID-19
But you have not yet started COVID-19 symptoms
Or you started symptoms more than 3 days ago
Some countries require both a COVID-19 Antigen test and PCR test always check our travel regulations page and double check with your airline what is needed for your destination country.
Get only an COVID-19 Antigen test if:
You have recently started symptoms of COVID-19 (1-3 days) and want a quick infection check.
Your doctor thinks you may have the novel coronavirus and have recently started (1-3 days) symptoms and recommends a quick unofficial purpose infection check
You have been in close contact with an individual suspected of or confirmed to have COVID-19 between 5-7 days ago, and you want to have a quick test done to check your status.
Get a Rapid COVID Antibody test if:
You had symptoms of COVID-19 in the past but weren’t tested.
Your doctor thinks you may have the novel coronavirus and started symptoms more than 3 days ago. But keep in mind:
– Rapid COVID Antibody tests are less sensitive to picking up current infections
– Rapid COVID Antibody tests predominately cannot be used for official purposes
– You have recovered from COVID-19 & want to check your immunity status
When should you get a COVID-19 PCR test?
Here are some handy tips for timing your test just right:
At Epicentre, we have 2 collection times on Monday to Friday. Our first collection is at 11am and our second collection time is at 4pm.
During the weekend, we are closed.
If you are looking to get your result within the 24hr window or less, you should come before our 11am sample collection as it will be processed at the lab sooner.
This is recommended for those getting a test done for an official purpose, such as travelling or medical appointments
If you are looking to avoid any waiting times, we recommend avoiding peak times such as 8-9am or during our nurses’ lunch break from 11:45am to 12:30pm
A personal recommendation for those travelling is to come at 10am