Where to get tested for COVID-19 in Prague: updated list for September 14

Some testing centers in Prague are overbooked, while others are operating at half capacity

Jason Pirodsky

Written by Jason Pirodsky
Published on 14.09.2020 11:58 (updated on 19.09.2020)

If you get sent for COVID-19 testing after consultation with your doctor or health officials, or just want to take a test on your own, there are now around 20 COVID testing facilities in Prague to choose from. We’ve compiled the below list to help choose which location is right for you.

Not all facilities are open all the time, however, and some have windows as limited as two hours. Most allow advance booking online or via phone.

Choose your location carefully, if at all possible: according to the Czech Health Ministry, the capacity at Na Bulovka Hospital (1,000 tests) is exhausted every day, while the Wenceslas Square center is only operating at half capacity. There have also been reports of hours-long queues and clients turned away at the Prague Airport testing point.

The city of Prague is planning to release a live map that will show which testing points are most crowded, using data from street cameras; currently, the city recommends getting tested at the Žluté lázně or Wenceslas Square locations.

There are also two new planned testing stations at Vítězné náměstí and at the Džbán swimming pool that should open in the immediate future.

Note: some locations, including the Prague Airport location, only process samples from those who request a test and pay for it themselves (“self-payers”). Other locations process both these clients and those sent for testing by a doctor or health authorities after initial consultation, in which case the test may be covered by insurance. Distinctions are noted in the below list.

Drive-in collection, where samples are collected without leaving your car, is also possible at some locations, including University Hospital Vinohrady and the Veleslavín Chateau sampling point in Prague 6.

GHC GENETICS Wenceslas Square
Wenceslas Square 29, Prague 1
Booking: info on website
+420 739 500 500
Open: daily 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

General University Hospital Prague
Na Bojišti 1, Prague 2 (back courtyard, entrance via Ke Karlovu street)
Booking: through website
+420 224 964 402
Open: daily 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University 
Na Bojišti 1, Prague 2 (clinic courtyard to right of entrance)
Booking: through website
Open: Selected days 9 a.m. – noon, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.; confirm while booking
Note: self-payers only

Thomayerova Hospital (Pavilion G1)
Vídeňská 800, Prague 4
Booking: through website
+420 704 951 723
Open: Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., Saturday and Sunday 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Žluté Lázně (parking lot)
Podolské nábřeží 3, Prague 4
Booking: through website
+420 704 969 884
Open: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4:20 p.m.

Medical Center Prague
Mezi Vodami 29, Prague 4
Booking: by phone; more info on website
+420 270 003 562
Open: Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – noon

Motol Hospital (Pavilion 24)
V Úvalu 84, Prague 5
Booking: through website
+420 224 435 396
Open: daily 7 a.m. – 3 p.m

AeskuLab, Prague 5
Čs.exilu 36, Prague 5
Booking: through website
+420 800 737 383
Open: Tuesday and Thursday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m
Note: self-payers only

Prague Airport (between terminals 1 and 2)
Aviatická, Prague 6
Booking: not possible; more info on website
+420 739 500 500
Open: daily 4 a.m. – midnight
Note: self-payers only

Central Military Hospital Prague (by main gate)
U Vojenské nemocnice 1200, Prague 6
Booking: through website
+420 973 208 333
Open: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

EUC Laboratories (at Veleslavín Chateau)
Veleslavínská 1, Prague 6
Booking: not possible
+420 725 572 830
Open: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – noon
Note: drive-in collection possible

Synlab Czech, Prague 6
Bělohorská 39, Prague 6
Booking: via email odberybelohorska@synlab.cz
+420 733 756 557
Open: Monday 7 a.m. – 2 p.m., Tuesday – Friday noon – 2 p.m.
Note: self-payers only

Bulovka Hospital (Building #7)
Budínova 2, Prague 8
Booking: through website
+420 739 515 083
Open: daily 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

PREVEDIG laboratory 
Poznanska 34, Prague 8
Booking: through website
+420 270 003 130
Open: Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

AeskuLab, Prague 9
Vajgarská 1141, Prague 9
Booking: through website
+420 800 737 383
Open: Wednesday noon – 3 p.m
Note: self-payers only

GHC Genetics (in front of Prosek polyclinic)
Lovosická 440, Prague 9
Booking: more info on website
+420 739 500 500
Open: Monday 8 a.m. – 11 a.m., Thursday 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

VIA-DIAGNOSTICS (near the Parking Arena parking lot)
Lisabonská 2422/2, Prague 9
Booking: via phone
+420 607 285 286
Open: Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

University Hospital Vinohrady
Šrobárova 50, Prague 10
Booking: only possible through website
Open: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Note: Two sampling tents, one on sidewalk between Šrobárova 48 and 50, the other at hospital transfusion department entrance from Ruská street. Drive-in collection possible at first point, second is for pedestrians only.

Vyšetři.mě Horní Měcholupy (Prague 15)
Milánská 414, Prague 15 – ground floor of panel house
Booking: through website
+420 771 156 107
Open: confirm in advance
Note: self-payers only

Synlab Czech Zbraslav (Prague 16)
Žitavského 496, Prague 16
Booking: via email zbraslav@synlab.cz
+420 739 348 655
Open: Monday – Friday noon – 2 p.m.
Note: self-payers only