Why Does Epicentre Offer

Free & Heavily Discounted COVID-19 Testing?

Our Special Deals
Our testing centers

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.

What our EPIC customers 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.

Dee Munks, Durban Epic Testing Centre Client

Very impressed with your service. Your Staff were professional and well mannered. Will definitely recommend you!

Cheryl Clegg, Cape Town Epic Testing Centre Client

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.

Jaco, PI; Cape Town Epic Testing Centre Client
What a fast and friendly service!
Nadia, Maritime Solutions

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.

Jan, Optimal Solve; Cape Town Epic Testing Centre Client

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

Melton, Cape Town Epic Testing centre client

What Are Our Current Special Test Deals?

Cough Check (FREE)

– In Rondebosch, Hillcrest, Randburg and surrounding areas.

– A Self administered PCR test

What are our upcoming special test deals?

EVA+K (date to be announced)

– Adds a nasal swab to test

– Gives them discounts on their chosen test

Why do we offer free and discounted tests?

Epicentre has partnered with key research organizations to test the effectiveness of new COVID-19 tests like the PAN BIO COVID-19 Antigen Test in our CATSS study, which has recently finished its first phase. We are also helping research organizations to test if self-testing works in South Africa. So, to encourage people to take part in these studies, these research organizations subsidize these tests which allows us to offer them for free or at heavily discounted prices.

Why can’t people use these subsidized tests for travelling?

A key aspect of these studies is picking up positive results because they want to see if their new test is sensitive enough to detect the virus. So they give us rules for who can test, which focuses the testing on people who could be positive. For example, to take part in our CATSS study, which would normally be R1240, you would need to be a doctor, be referred by a doctor for a COVID-19 test, have symptoms or been exposed to someone with COVID-19.

So, someone whose travelling wouldn’t fit these requirements, so according to these research organizations, they wouldn’t be eligible for subsidized testing.

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 offers:

Rapid COVID-19 Antigen/infection testing

(R250 with a R50 pensioners discount!)

Cough Check 3 in 1 PCR: RSV, Flu & COVID


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)


Laboratory Typhoid Test

Drive Through


Cape Town Only

Laboratory Typhoid Test



Cape Town Only

Rapid Typhoid Test

Drive Through


Cape Town Only

Rapid Typhoid Test



Cape Town Only

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