Hello dear readers! Finally, I’m back blogging. We are only in the first half of 2021 but too many things already happened to me. One thing is that I finally underwent Gallbladder surgery. I will post another article about it, for now, I’ll just share with you where I had my Swab Test taken as part of the hospitalization requirements in the New Normal.
So, for those looking for an easy, fast and affordable swab test procedure (no appointment needed), we’ve experienced one at Cebu Doctors Hospital Drive-Thru. The normal rate is Php5000 (same with Chong Hua Hospital) but for those with PhilHealth, you only need to pay Php1591.
You need to process your PhilHealth first in the Cebu Doctors building, make sure the date on the paper is the same as the date of testing. My dates were not the same because we processed in advance the PhilHealth form. Thankfully, the staff considered it upon submission for swab testing because I’ll be admitted to the same hospital anyway. There’s a different process I think for PWD, pregnant women and seniors, so it’s best to ask the staff around or guards.
If you decide to go for their Drive-Thru testing, please don’t expect that you’ll be accommodated right away. We arrived there at 6:00 AM but the test was done at exactly 8:00 AM. We didn’t mind waiting though.
There were moments I felt a little scared but when I saw a little kid getting his swab test done in front of our car, heck that gave me a lot of courage. When it was my turn, there was no more fear, it wasn’t painful, so I guess I got scared for nothing. I say there was a little discomfort, but it was tolerable. Then I got a little worried about the possible result. But thanks to God, the result was Negative, I received the result in my email at 3:30 AM the next day. Don’t forget to provide your email address if you want to receive the results through email.
That’s it for my first swab test experience, I have no plans of experiencing it again if not for travels. Stay healthy and be safe everyone!