Tests and treatments
Would you like to have a coronavirus test?
Do you need proof of a negative coronavirus test?
You can come to us for a PCR test:
- for an operation
- high-risk contact (coronavirus test prescription code or CTPC code using contact tracing)
- travelling abroad (CTPC code using www.mijngezondheid.be as of 26 June)
- returning from abroad (CTPC code using the Passenger Locator Form)
(Click on the ‘+’ below for more information)
Which tests do we offer?
PCR test: stands for polymerase chain reaction test. Using a nasal swab, colleagues test in the lab whether you are currently infected with the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). You will receive either a negative or positive result.
When can you visit us for a coronavirus test?
- If you will be undergoing a procedure:
Our staff will contact you.
- If you are leaving on a trip:
- Schedule your appointment online using our website.
- As of 26 June: first go to mijngezondheid.be and request a CTPC code (16 characters). This is valid for 10 days if it is a reimbursed test and for 30 days if it is a non-reimbursed test.
- You can use the CTPC code for tests beginning from 28 June.
- Anyone who has not yet had the chance to get vaccinated is entitled to two free PCR tests. If you are eligible for these two free tests: be sure to bring your CTPC code with you to your appointment in order to have the test reimbursed.
- If you had a high-risk exposure (without symptoms):
You will receive a text with a CTPC code using contact tracing. You can schedule your appointment online yourself. Bring the code with you. It is necessary to perform the test.
- If you are returning from a trip abroad:
you will receive a text with a CTPC code if the Passenger Locator Form shows that you have had a high-risk exposure. You can schedule your appointment online yourself. Bring the code with you. It is needed in order to perform the test.
If you are feeling unwell or if you are in quarantine:
First call your GP.
If your GP thinks you may have COVID-19, she or he will perform a test or refer you to a triage centre in the neighbourhood.
Make your appointment
- You may schedule your appointment Monday to Saturday from 7.30am - 7.30pm, and Sunday from 7.30am - 3.45pm.
- Do several members of your family need to be tested?
Schedule a separate appointment for each family member.
- Schedule your test in a timely fashion, especially if it is for travel
(we recommend that you schedule it for 24 - 48 hours before your departure).
- If you are feeling unwell or if you are in quarantine:
First call your GP.
What should I bring to my appointment?
- Electronic identification card
- A bank card, if applicable (see: How much does a test cost?)
- Coronavirus test prescription code, if applicable.
This code is required for administering a test in the case of a high-risk exposure (without symptoms) or when you are entitled to a reimbursed test either when departing for or returning from foreign travel. For non-Belgians, a CTPC code is required.
- A surgical mask that covers your mouth and nose is required
How do I check in?
- Location: Maria Middelares General Hospital, Buitenring Sint-Denijs 30, 9000 Ghent
(Note: No tests are performed at the Maria Middelares Medical Centre in Ghent-Brugges).
- Come in through the main entrance.
- Please check in with your electronic identification card at the e-kiosk in the atrium. Select for a ‘coronavirus test’.
- Take a seat in the waiting room of the screening site at gate C and wait to be called.
How much does a test cost?
- Testing is reimbursed when administered after a person has a high-risk exposure, a medical procedure or is returning from a red zone.
- A non-essential coronavirus test (e.g. for travel or cultural events) costs €55.00. This includes the cost of the test and administrative processing. In these cases, there is no reimbursement by the health insurance.
Attention: Anyone who has not yet had the chance to get vaccinated is entitled to two free PCR tests. You need to have a valid CTPC code with you, which will give you the right to a reimbursement. See above (‘When can you visit us for a coronavirus test?’) or www.mijngezondheid.be.
- If you have a Belgian national register number, you will receive an invoice. If not, you will pay the hospital by bancontact, debit or credit card.
How do you find out your test result?
- The result from your coronavirus test will be posted to your online medical record on www.cozo.be within 24 hours*, and can be viewed through the CovidSafeApp and www.mijngezondheid.be.
Exception: as of 1 July, non-Belgians will get their result on www.mijngezondheid.be after submitting their CTPC code and the last four numbers of their registered mobile number.
- If the testing is for international traveling purposes, you will receive an English-language certificate by e-mail.
Call +32 (0)9 246 96 89 to contact COVID screening
- if you have problems with scheduling
- if you cannot attend your appointment
- if you are sick or in quarantine on the day of your appointment
We will make every effort to have your test result available within 24 hours. This is not binding. Delays are possible in exceptional cases, and another sample may be required if there are technical or analytical problems. In this case, you may not submit any claim of damages.
Latest publication date: 05/08/2021