We provide preventive testing for SARS-CoV-2 and medical examination for self-payers or for persons for whom the employer bears the costs (e.g. travelers as part of visa procedures)
Specifically, the following services are available for self-payers or in cases where the employer is bearing the costs:
- Voluntary nose/throat swab to detect a potential infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus and medical examination, including when there are no signs of infection
- Voluntary antibody testing and medical examination by a certified laboratory – not a rapid test
- Voluntary combined antibody test and nose/throat swab for SARS-CoV-2 and medical examination
These services can be used only after prior
PCR test/swab test
At our emergency outpatient clinic, we offer taking swab samples and examinations performed by a physician for subsequent evaluation in a certified laboratory (accredited under ISO 15189, ISO/IEC 17025 or other recognized standards).
To ensure that a useful sample is taken, a thin swab (similar to a long cotton bud) is placed in the rear back wall of the pharynx and the back of the nasal cavity. This may briefly cause slight discomfort but is not painful. The skilled hand of the person performing the examination is the key to performing a reliable test.
According to our philosophy, in addition to careful sampling, a medical consultation and an exploratory examination are essential elements of a test (in line with the quarantine regulations of the state of Hesse and other regulations).
Please understand that we can only fill out supplementary documents (e.g. for entry, visa procedure, etc.) if the test was performed by us in line with our quality guidelines. We do not offer self-testing for the same reasons. Our experience with SARS-CoV-2 swabs and examinations over the last few months has persuaded us to maintain this approach.
To ensure comprehensive medical care, we do of course give advice on the next steps to people who test positive. We have the requisite experience and expertise for ensuring treatment also beyond the airport grounds.
The samples that we take from you at the Medical Center are processed solely for the intended purpose, namely detecting SARS-CoV-2. Any other examinations are strictly subject to your consent.
You will receive the results of the PCR test via a secure online platform of the laboratory (pilot phase in progress until July 5, 2020).
And you will be issued with a written medical certificate with the results of the examinations.
Antibody testing (not a rapid test)
At our emergency outpatient clinic, we also provide the option of a blood sample for SARS-CoV-2 antibody testing by a certified laboratory. Please not that this is not a rapid test.
A blood sample is taken here. You do not need to fast beforehand.
According to our philosophy, in addition to careful sampling, a medical consultation and an exploratory examination are essential components of a test.
The samples that we take from you at the Medical Center are processed solely for the intended purpose, namely detecting SARS-CoV-2 antibodies. Any other examinations are strictly subject to your consent.
The results of the antibody test are out sent in writing, but you are welcome to collect them yourself if you wish.
Good to know
After registering online, you will receive an e-mail with confirmation of your appointment and further information on your swab test or antibody testing (including directions to the Medical Center etc.).
The costs incurred for medical consultations and laboratory testing will be charged in line with Germany’s statutory Scale of Fees for Physicians (GOÄ). Direct payment, e.g. by credit card, is required from self-payers or in the absence of a written declaration of assumption of costs.
Questions on quarantine or isolation measures must be addressed to the responsible government agencies, such as the local Health Departments and/or the German Federal Police. This particularly includes the specific question as to whether a negative result of the nose/throat swab for SARS-CoV-2 results in an exemption from these measures. Further details for travelers/returnees from abroad are available (in German) at:
Price information (for regular cases):
- Voluntary antibody testing for SARS-CoV-2 and medical examination: from approx. €88 to approx. €111*
- Voluntary nose/throat swab for SARS-CoV-2 and medical examination: approx. €216*
- Voluntary combined test: approx. €268*
*Billing is based on the statutory Scale of Fees for Physicians in Germany (GOÄ).
On weekends and public holidays, a surcharge of up to €12.68 in accordance with the GOÄ is added to this amount.
Please note that special conditions may apply to airport employees at Frankfurt Airport (verification with Airport ID Card or similar).