Corona screening centers
Patients with severe symptoms should call an ambulance or contact a hospital emergency room. No one should go to a hospital emergency room without calling first. When they call, they should say that they may be infected with coronavirus so that vital preventive measures can be put in place for ambulance transport and for the patient’s arrival at the hospital. In line with the recommendations of the RKI, confirmed cases of coronavirus should be kept in isolation at the hospital. All of Berlin’s hospitals are able to isolate and treat suspected and confirmed cases of coronavirus.
A number of hospitals in Berlin have set up special coronavirus screening centers. Here, too, you should call beforehand to ask when and how you should travel to the screening center; please observe preventive measures when traveling to the center.
The screening centers are:
Charité Campus Virchow-Klinikum
Augustenburger Platz 1
Address on the campus: Mittelallee 1
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Please call the hotline before you come: 9028-2828
A video consultation is also a possibility. Please make an appointment in advance.
DRK Kliniken Berlin Köpenick
Out-patient diagnostic center
The separate entrance to the screening center is accessible only from Salvador-Allende-Strasse. The entrance is to the right, approx. 50 meters away from the entrance to the “Ärztehaus” of the DRK Kliniken Berlin Köpenick.
Salvador-Allende-Strasse 2-8, Haus 5.3
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
The health insurance companies will not pay for examinations unless you actually show symptoms of the disease. If you don’t show symptoms but need to be tested because you’ve been in contact with someone who has been confirmed to have COVID-19 please contact your local health office. In all other cases you can contact your general practitioner.
Drive-through testing center in Neukölln
(Corona-Abstrich-Zentrum – CAZ)
A swab sample will be taken only from people who have registered in advance and can show an official ID. No tests will be done for people who show up at the center without notice. People can be registered only by their employers, who will need to call the borough health office in Neukölln for this purpose, and only if their workplace is in Neukölln.
Coronavirus Testing Center
Parking lot behind Rathaus Wedding
(Zufahrt über Genter Straße)
This testing center is only for people who live in Mitte and are being monitored by the Mitte health office after having had contact who have had contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, are returning travelers with symptoms, are seasonal workers with symptoms, or are medical, caregiving, or pharmacy staff, police officers, or firefighters, with or without symptoms. If you wish to be tested, you must contact the borough health office in Mitte by phone at 9018-45271. They will give you a time slot for your test.
Drive-by testing at Gesundheitsamt Reinickendorf
This testing location is for people from Reinickendorf. If you have had contact with someone who is infected and/or you have symptoms and you have a car, please call the borough’s coronavirus hotline at 90294 5500 for an appointment.
There are uniform criteria for the assumption of costs for the test in Germany. If your doctor decides that a test is necessary, the costs for the coronavirus test (59 euros in accordance with the standard EBM No. 32816) will be assumed by the health office or the patient’s health insurance.People who do not have German health insurance will have to clarify with their own health insurance company whether that company will assume the costs.
COVID-19 doctors’ offices in Berlin
Thirty family practice doctors’ offices in Berlin have agreed to treat patients who may have COVID-19 but, for various reasons, are unable to go to their own family practice physicians. These COVID-19 offices have instituted the necessary protective measures and will ensure that patients with a suspected case of COVID-19 can be seen and treated separately.
Berlin’s Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (Kassenärztliche Vereinigung Berlin) has information on where these offices are located and what conditions need to be met by patients who want to be treated there