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Reviewed 4 March 2021

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been among the hardest impacted countries by the coronavirus outbreak. The scale of the pandemic has forced the Saudi government to mandate COVID-19 vaccine administration for pilgrims looking to perform the hajj this year.

As is generally accepted, the countries with good track records of identifying and isolating COVID-19 cases have attributed their success to effective and large-scale testing within their borders. As such, numerous health installations in Saudi Arabia are providing residents with access to testing procedures in a bid to combat and contain the outbreak.    

It is also of the utmost importance to realize that not everyone is required to take the test. Doing so out of fear or panic would be counterproductive as it would overburden the available health facilities and personnel.

The following are guidelines to where, when and whether or not you should get yourself tested for COVID-19 within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

 

Expanded Testing

The Expanded Testing is one of the initiatives carried out by the Kingdom to control Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), which has been launched through a number of phases. This initiative aims to benefit citizens and residents from Expanded Testing to Evaluate the COVID-19 Spread at a number of fixed and mobile sites throughout the Kingdom.

How to benefit from Expanded Testing: 

  1. Download Sehaty App.
  2. Book an appointment
  3. Head to the site at the specified time
  4. Get your result via the App or SMS

When and where can I get tested?

Citizens and residents of Saudi Arabia are able to get themselves tested for the coronavirus at the following hospitals and medical installations across the Kingdom.

 

Riyadh

 

Dr. Sulaiman al Habib Hospital, Khurais Branch Rd, Ar Rayyan, Riyadh 14212, Saudi Arabia. Google location.
Open 24 hours.
To book, please call +966 11 490 9999

Dr. Sulaiman al Habib Hospital, Takhassusi Road – Rahmaniya – Riyadh 11393, Saudi Arabia. Google location
Open 24 hours
To book, please call +966 11 2833333

Dr. Sulaiman al Habib Hospital, King Fahd Rd, Al Olaya, Riyadh 12214, Saudi Arabia. Google location 
Open 24 hours
To book, please call +966 11 5259999

SMARTLAB, 7179 King Fahd Road, Al Sahafah Dist. Unit No 12,Riyadh 13315 – 2359. Google Location
Open 9 AM – 12 AM
To book, please call +966920022520

Al Farabi Laboratory MAIN BRANCH, Abu Bakr Alsiddiq Rd, Al Mursalat, Riyadh 12464. Google location
Open 8 AM – 9 PM
To book, please call +966114533356

Al Borg Medical Laboratories, Khalid Ibn Al Walid St, Al Quds, Riyadh 13214, Saudi Arabia. Google location
Open 8 AM – 9 PM
Book appointment through their website https://covid19.alborglaboratories.com 

Specialized Medical Center Hospital, King Fahd Rd, Al Olaya, Riyadh 12311, Saudi Arabia. Google location
Open 24 hours
To book, please call 00966-11-4343800

Aldara Hospital and Medical Center, Takhassusi St, Al Maazer, Riyadh 12714, Saudi Arabia. Google location
Open 24 hours
To book, please call +966920000202

Dallah Hospital,Fas, An Nakheel, Riyadh 12381, Saudi Arabia.Google location
Open 24 hours
To book, please call 920012222
 
Mouwasat Hospital, Garnatah، Riyadh 13241, Saudi Arabia. Google location
Open 24 hours
To book, please call +966920004477
 
Al Hayat National Hospital, Ar Rabwah, Riyadh 12835, Saudi Arabia Google location
Open 24 hours
To book, please call +966920000094
 
Delta Medical Laboratories Al Olaya, Riyadh 12333 Google location
Open 7AM-11PM
To book, please call +966920022723
 
Arab Medical Labs Khalid Ibn Al Walid St, Al Hamra, Riyadh 13216, Saudi Arabia Google location
Open 8AM-10PM
To book, please call +966920008392
 
Saudi Ajal Laboratories for Health Services 2648، Riyadh 14813, Saudi Arabia Google location
Open 8AM-4:30PM
To book, please call +966114279999
 
Alfa Medical Laboratories, Al Olaya, Thumamah Valley St, Al, Riyadh 12214, Saudi Arabia  Google location
Open 8AM-9PM
To book, please call +966112167979
 
 

Jeddah

 

Dr. Soliman Fakeeh Hospital, Falastin, Al-Hamra’a, Jeddah 23323, Saudi Arabia. Google location.
Open 24 hours.
To book, please call +966920012777

Al Borg Medical Laboratories, Prince Sultan Rd, As Salamah, Jeddah 23437. Google location
Open 8 AM – 10 PM
To book, please call +966920004422

International Medical Centre Hospital, الرويس، 4238 نور الهدي – حي – 6803،، Jeddah 23214, Saudi Arabia Google location
Open 24 hours
To book, please call +966126202333

Jeddah National Hospital, Aziziyah, طريق المكرونة،، Jeddah 21492, Saudi Arabia. Google location
Open 24 hours.
To book, please call +966126710040

Tibyana Medical Laboratories, 6444 Falastin, Al Hamra District, 4124, Jeddah 23324, Saudi Arabia. Google location
Open 8 AM – 10 PM
To book, please call +966920005756

House of Medicine Laboratory for medical analysis, Ar Rawdah, Jeddah 23432, Saudi Arabia. Google location
Open 8 AM – 10 PM
To book, please call +966920005756

GNP Hospital, الامير سلطان،, AZ Zahra District, Jeddah 23425, Saudi Arabia Google location
Open 24 hours
To book, please call 920019666

Dr Samir Abbas Hospital Al Kurnaysh Rd, حي الشاطئ، 6946، Jeddah 23411, Saudi Arabia Google location

Open 24 hours
To book, please call +966920012525

 

Dammam

Saudi German Hospital, Al Amanah, Dammam Saudi Arabia. Google location.
Open 24 hours.
To book, please call +966920007997

Mouwasat Hospital, شارع شارع الإمام الترمذي،، Dammam 32263, Saudi Arabia. Google location.
Open 24 hours. To book, please call +966920004477

Almostaqbal Medical Laboratories, الأمير محمد بن فهد، Al Tubayshi, Dammam 31411, Saudi Arabia. Google location.
Open 24 hours.
To book, please call ++966138031094

Dar Afia Medical Company Clinics Complex Khaleej Rd, Al Jawharah, Dammam 32422, Saudi Arabia. Google location.
Open 7AM-1AM.
To book, please call +966920009366

Arrawdha General Hospital 93 Prince Mohammed Bin Fahd Road, Al Tubayshi, Dammam 32233, Saudi Arabia. Google location.
Open 7AM-1AM.
To book, please call +966138346555

Al Khobar

Almana General Hospital, Prince Talal St, Al Khobar Al Shamalia, Al Khobar 34425, Saudi Arabia. Google location.
To book, please call +966920033440

Dr. Sulaiman al Habib Hospital, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Rd, Al Bandariyah, Al Khobar 34423, Saudi Arabia. Google location.
Open 24 hours.
To book, please call +966138711111

 

Dhahrran

 

Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare Speciality Clinics, 6th Street, Gharb Al Dhahran, Dhahran 34465, Saudi Arabia. Google location.
Please call +966138703888 to book and learn the details of your testing procedure. You may also call the hospital’s dedicated line 800-305-4444 for COVID-19 specific queries.  

 

Hofuf

Almana General Hospital, Al Rawdha, الأحساء 36364, Saudi Arabia. Google location.
Open 24 hours.
To book, please call +966135887000

 

Aseer

Saudi German Hospital, King Fahd Rd, Hijlah, Khamis Mushait 62451, Saudi Arabia. Google location.
Open 24 hours.
To book, please call +966920007997

Hayat National Hospital, Prince Sultan Rd, Ummsarar, Khamis Mushait 62461, Saudi Arabia. Google location.
Open 24 hours.
To book, please call +966920000094

 

How do I know if I should take the test?

According to Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health (MoH), symptoms of the infection are as follows:

– Fever
– Shortness of breath
– Cough
– Headache
– Sore throat

Those who exhibit the above symptoms should immediately call the 937 Service Center or head to the nearest hospital.

A test may also be warranted if you’ve been in contact with a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 case, or have a travel history within the last 14 days.

Additionally, you’re classified as vulnerable should you are over 65 years of age, pregnant, or have other illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease and other medical conditions.

 

What will happen if I test positive?

First and foremost, please remain calm and do not panic. His Majesty King Salman has issued a royal order declaring that all citizens and residents of the Kingdom shall receive coronavirus-related treatment and medical care free of charge. This royal order also extends to those in violation of Saudi Arabia’s residency laws.