Here’s where you can get a FREE COVID-19 RT-PCR Test in Cebu

In case you still don’t know, Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) in Cebu City opened its Drive-Thru & Walk-Thru swabbing test center for SARS CoV2 (COVID-19) since July 2020.

This is a program of their Subnational Laboratory (SNL) in line with the expanded testing guidelines per DOH Memorandum 2020-0258-A.

Although they have temporarily closed when Typhoon Odette hit the island, VSMMC re-opened their free RT-PCR Testing service on January 14, 2022. Yes, you read it right — the testing is FREE and is open to the public for drive-thru or walk-thru but online booking is required.

Step-by-Step Guide:

  1. Click the link provided.
  2. Fill up Case Investigation Form and choose a schedule online.
  3. On the testing day, Print/Save QR code and bring Valid ID
  4. Present QR code, Valid ID and register at tent A
  5. Your temperature will be taken and you will be given a bar code sticker
  6. For Swabbing:
    • Walk-thru subjects to tent C
    • Drive-thru subjects drives to tent D or E
    • Scanning of bar code and verification of subject identification
    • Nasopharyngeal swab (NPS) / Oropharyngeal swab (OPS)
  7. After swabbing, exit the area through:
    • Walk-thru subjects exits via B. Rodriguez gate
    • Drive-thru subjects exits via Jones Avenue exit gate
  8. Releasing of results through email is in 2-3 days and a copy will be given to your Local Government Unit (LGU) through DOH-RESU for contact tracing.  

Registration & Other Information

Registration link: https://vsmmconline.doh.gov.ph:7003

  • Operating hours: 9am-3pm (Mon-Fri)
  • Exact Location: B. Rodriguez St., Cebu City (near Fuente Osmena Circle)

Note: Due to voluminous registrations, there are times that the link is not accessible, however, retry and/or contact them through their page.

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Sarah Ladeza
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  1. what if you will return to Cebu on the next day coz your just going to take an exam in Manila do you need such Test for travel permission.

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