Where To Test For Covid in Uganda

Since the international outbreak of Covid-19 in early 2020, life has not been the same. It is of late mandatory to carry out a Covid-19 test before taking an international flight around the world. Though the Covid-19 outbreak started in 2019, the world only came to feel its impacts in 2020.

Anyone intending to travel, they would wish to find out places where they could carry out their Covid-19 test before travel. According to the ministry of health in Uganda, the following are the accredited laboratories to carry out the Covid-19 test in Uganda.

Entebbe and Kampala Test Points

1. Uganda virus research institute

Uganda virus research institute is located on Nakiwogo road in Entebbe. It is in the neighborhood of lodges such as Bluemonkey, Airport link guest house, Cycads among several other lodges in the Nakiwogo vicinity. The test has to be carried out at the institute. They do not offer mobile tests.

They work Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. You can contact them on Tel: +256-414-320385/6 for your Covid-19 tests in Entebbe

2. Central Health Public Laboratory

They are located on Buganda Road in Kampala and their laboratories are open for 24 hours. Contact them on +256770838688 for your Covid-19 tests in Kampala

3. Infectious Disease Institute

They are located in Mulago Kampala. Like Uganda virus research institute, they work Monday to Friday 8:00 to 5:00pm. Contact them on +256414307000 for your Covid-19 tests in Uganda

4. Makerere University

Makerere University hospital is operated by Makerere University in Kampala the capital of Uganda. It is open for 24 hours. You can contact them on +256 41 542922 for your Covid-19 tests in Kampala Uganda

5. Mild May Laboratory

Mild may hospital is one of the top hospitals in Uganda. It is located in Lweza; Kampala Entebbe road. You can contact them on +256758947645 or email them at lab@mildmayhospital.com for your Covid-19 tests on your way to Entebbe

6. Lancet Hospitals

Lancet hospitals are some of the most convenient locations for Covid-19 testing in Uganda. Their laboratories are open for 24 hours for the case of Kampala; you can inquire with them regarding other locations around the country.

These include but not limited to; Bweyogerere, Yusuf Lule Road in Kampala, Kitgum house in Kampala, IMC park royal in Kampala, Mbale, Ibanda, Mbarara, Mukono, Gulu, Jinja and Fort Portal Clinic Da – Plaza Fort Portal (Kabarole)

Contact them using the following phone lines; +256(0)414341621; +256 700 536 390; +256 707 536 411; +256 700 536 513. You can also mail them on client.services@lancet.co.ug

7. Uganda cancer institute, Fred Hutchison laboratory

Uganda cancer institute is also located in Mulago Kampala. It is the second option to consider in the Mulago area along the Infectious disease institute. They work Monday to Friday. You can contact them on 041 4540410

8. MBN Laboratory

MBN is also another special place to consider for your Covid-19 tests in Kampala Uganda. They are located on plot 28 Nakasero Road in Kampala. Contact them on 041 4533951 for more details or visit their website Mbnlab.com

9. Test and Fly Laboratory

Test and fly laboratories are also located in the heart of Kampala on Yusuf Lule road. It is one of the places to consider for your Covid-19 tests in Kampala. They can produce results within 6 hours though their general checkup usually takes 12 hours. For anyone on a tight itinerary, this is the place to go, though it will cost you double the price of the normal general test.

They also do mobile tests. You can contact them at 0200 902072 or visit their website; https://testandfly.co.ug. They are open 24 hours too.

You can also check out their rate in the image below

10. Medipal international Hospital

Medipal international hospital is also among the few hospitals in Kampala accredited by the ministry of health to carry out the Covid-19 PCT test in Uganda. They are located on John Babiha (Acacia) Ave, Kampala.

You can visit their website; https://medipalhospital.com for more details regarding the Covid-19 test in Kampala Uganda. Or contact them on +256 41 7 799 900

11. IOM Laboratory

International organization for migration Uganda is located in Bukoto crescent, Nagura. You can visit their website (https://uganda.iom.int/migration-health) for all necessary travel health-related test or contact them on +256 312 263 210

Locations Outside Kampala And Entebbe

Please note, apart from Lancet, which has locations outside Kampala, the following are some of the mobile Laboratories to consider for your Covid-19 tests in Uganda. Besides the above laboratories, you can also consider the following laboratories outside Kampala for your tests; Tororo Mobile Hospital (Uganda-Kenya Route), Mutukula Mobile Laboratory (Uganda- Tanzania Route), Adjumani Mobile Laboratory (Northern Uganda)