How much for my girlfriend to get COVID-19 test?

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How much for my girlfriend to get COVID-19 test?

Post by vidmaster » May 10, 2020, 2:45 pm

My girlfriend who works for the municipality said it will cost her 5000 baht for a test.
I thought it would be free or am I wrong
Has your girlfriend been tested and if so where and what did it cost please
I’m in UK so reason for asking
Thanks in advance for any feedback



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Re: How much for my girlfriend to get COVID-19 test?

Post by tamada » May 10, 2020, 3:21 pm

AFAIK the 5000 baht quoted is the median going rate for a walk-in test at a government hospital. Whether they will do it is questionable since the government's mandate is to reserve tests for medical staff and patients. The only guaranteed way of getting the test is when exhibiting the symptoms. This test will be free of charge.

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Re: How much for my girlfriend to get COVID-19 test?

Post by Drunk Monkey » May 10, 2020, 4:05 pm

With referece too Jo public walk in Covid tests are not available at the moment .. as Tam states unless you are showing symtoms and or a health worker .. got a hypocondriac relation that is whinging about getting tested and been turned away twice already.. sort who goes to the hospital if she breaks a nail WOS .

Without showing any symtoms and going to a hospital to be tested and risk being infected whilst there smacks as just plain daft and at 5k a waste of money unless you intend to go n get checked regularly / weekly monthly etc until the crisis eases.

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Re: How much for my girlfriend to get COVID-19 test?

Post by vincemunday » May 10, 2020, 4:47 pm

I think Bangkok Hospital were offering private tests, I think I might have posted the ad on here somewhere but there are so many Covid threads now I'm not sure where.

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Re: How much for my girlfriend to get COVID-19 test?

Post by Mjkt » May 10, 2020, 4:48 pm

There's Medconsult clinic in Bangkok has test for 1250THB I read, but not done myself.

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Re: How much for my girlfriend to get COVID-19 test?

Post by Drunk Monkey » May 10, 2020, 5:03 pm

Bkk hospital do offer C19 tests Vince but they go to Bangkok to be tested not locally.

Covid testing .. Another addition to

THE NEW NORMAL .. independant clinics adding desease testing as well as cosmetic stuff.. special free C19 test with silicone implants or vice versa !!

just a thought and not generalizing Vidmaster .. its another avenue to be used by those young bronzed isan girls to squeeze some rice tokens off the transient walking talking atm papa types and for sure it beats the dying granny or sick buffalo.

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Re: How much for my girlfriend to get COVID-19 test?

Post by dunroaming » May 10, 2020, 6:01 pm

Surely if it's for work purposes the Government would pay, without any symptoms why would you waste money getting tested, for locals there are many insurances. Available at low cost and as she works for the government is entitled to the 20 baht a visit

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Re: How much for my girlfriend to get COVID-19 test?

Post by Khun Paul » May 10, 2020, 6:35 pm

While I sympathise with your predicament Vidmaster, as stated unless showing symptoms why waste the money. If it is for a job then the Employer should pay if that is a requirement .
I know many people who have been in the hospital recently and trust me they are on the ball, if they suspect they test.

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Re: How much for my girlfriend to get COVID-19 test?

Post by tamada » May 10, 2020, 7:14 pm

Drunk Monkey wrote:
May 10, 2020, 5:03 pm
Bkk hospital do offer C19 tests Vince but they go to Bangkok to be tested not locally.

Covid testing .. Another addition to

THE NEW NORMAL .. independant clinics adding desease testing as well as cosmetic stuff.. special free C19 test with silicone implants or vice versa !!

just a thought and not generalizing Vidmaster .. its another avenue to be used by those young bronzed isan girls to squeeze some rice tokens off the transient walking talking atm papa types and for sure it beats the dying granny or sick buffalo.

DM
Not to mention the ones seeking advances on the Thai government's 5000 baht handouts.

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Re: How much for my girlfriend to get COVID-19 test?

Post by pal52 » May 10, 2020, 7:37 pm

pal52 wrote: ↑March 17, 2020, 9:18 am
Article in Khaosod about where to get tests done & prices.
It is mainly Bangkok hospitals

https://www.khaosodenglish.com/news/cri ... s-testing/
Do not know if prices are up to date but will give a good idea

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Re: How much for my girlfriend to get COVID-19 test?

Post by Drunk Monkey » May 10, 2020, 7:43 pm

Good info pal52.

I dont really see the point of getting tested if you feel ok , normal , ok and arent showing any symtoms of the onset of C19.

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Re: How much for my girlfriend to get COVID-19 test?

Post by Stantheman » May 10, 2020, 7:49 pm

pal52 wrote:
May 10, 2020, 7:37 pm
pal52 wrote: ↑March 17, 2020, 9:18 am
Article in Khaosod about where to get tests done & prices.
It is mainly Bangkok hospitals

https://www.khaosodenglish.com/news/cri ... s-testing/
Do not know if prices are up to date but will give a good idea
Sorry pal52, your link is no good, maybe not complete

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Re: How much for my girlfriend to get COVID-19 test?

Post by pal52 » May 10, 2020, 8:04 pm

Stantheman wrote:
May 10, 2020, 7:49 pm
pal52 wrote:
May 10, 2020, 7:37 pm
pal52 wrote: ↑March 17, 2020, 9:18 am
Article in Khaosod about where to get tests done & prices.
It is mainly Bangkok hospitals

https://www.khaosodenglish.com/news/cri ... s-testing/
Do not know if prices are up to date but will give a good idea
Sorry pal52, your link is no good, maybe not complete
TRY AGAIN.
iT WAS FROM ONE OF MY OLD POSTS ON cORONA vIRUS iMPORTANT INFORMATION
iT WORKS ON THAT POST.
Pressed y caps lock bt mistake.
Too many Changs

https://www.khaosodenglish.com/news/cri ... s-testing/

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Re: How much for my girlfriend to get COVID-19 test?

Post by vincemunday » May 10, 2020, 9:37 pm

Drunk Monkey wrote:
May 10, 2020, 5:03 pm
Bkk hospital do offer C19 tests Vince but they go to Bangkok to be tested not locally.

Covid testing .. Another addition to

THE NEW NORMAL .. independant clinics adding desease testing as well as cosmetic stuff.. special free C19 test with silicone implants or vice versa !!

just a thought and not generalizing Vidmaster .. its another avenue to be used by those young bronzed isan girls to squeeze some rice tokens off the transient walking talking atm papa types and for sure it beats the dying granny or sick buffalo.

DM
Are you seriously telling me the sick buffalo story isn’t true? You know what, I thought it was odd that grandma has died three times so far too...
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Re: How much for my girlfriend to get COVID-19 test?

Post by dunroaming » May 10, 2020, 10:20 pm

vincemunday wrote:
May 10, 2020, 9:37 pm
Drunk Monkey wrote:
May 10, 2020, 5:03 pm
Bkk hospital do offer C19 tests Vince but they go to Bangkok to be tested not locally.

Covid testing .. Another addition to

THE NEW NORMAL .. independant clinics adding desease testing as well as cosmetic stuff.. special free C19 test with silicone implants or vice versa !!

just a thought and not generalizing Vidmaster .. its another avenue to be used by those young bronzed isan girls to squeeze some rice tokens off the transient walking talking atm papa types and for sure it beats the dying granny or sick buffalo.

DM
Are you seriously telling me the sick buffalo story isn’t true? You know what, I thought it was odd that grandma has died three times so far too...
Vince that's not o my Thailand I had many versions of the same excuses in the UK but usually meant a new job

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Re: How much for my girlfriend to get COVID-19 test?

Post by maaka » May 11, 2020, 4:13 pm

yeah I thought Bangkok Hospital did it for 6000bt, and that was posted here before...just off the top of my head..

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