Shin Kong Hospital to Open Self-Pay COVID-19 Testing Clinic 自費採檢約7千元 新光:可能滾動式修正

Shin Kong Hospital has opened a special self-pay COVID-19 testing clinic, charging NT$7,000 per test. Hospital officials say they may consider lowering the price if there is enough demand.


All these people are planning to fly soon and need a negative COVID-19 test. Shin Kong Hospital, which usually processes 20 tests a day, has tested 290 people in the last three days.
 
I work in the US and I need a negative test from within the last 72 hours to fly.

The pandemic is getting worse, so fewer people are traveling. (The crowd may be due to) people preparing to return to work after the holiday.
 
Shin Kong will open a self-pay testing clinic on the 20th outside the hospital. It hopes people will be able to get in and out within an hour and get their test results within 24 hours. A hospital official says Shin Kong is charging NT$7,000 per test like other hospitals and is not charging extra for rush tests. It may adjust the price in the future based on demand.
 
Government-subsidized tests cost NT$3,000 to NT$3,600. Our out-of-pocket test costs NT$7,000. We may lower the price to NT$5,000 if there is enough demand.

The official says if clinical vaccine trials go well and countries open their borders back up, most will require negative COVID-19 tests upon entry. At that time, demand for tests will probably spike.
Hospitals will then consider adjusting their prices based on available resources.
 
 
 
上午九點多,台北新光醫院自費檢驗的櫃台已經擠得滿滿都是人,春節假期結束,許多民眾準備返回國外工作或求學,大多國家都需要檢附陰性報告證明,也讓新光醫院平常一天約20人次的受檢量,暴增了四倍左右,這三天已經採檢290位。
 
採檢民眾 吳先生表示:「我在美國工作。美國需要登機前,72小時的陰性證明,才能登機。」
 
採檢民眾 邱小姐表示:「因為疫情到現在比較危險,所以說,大家都比較少出境,那今天可能是過年後,大家可能都準備要出國,回各自的工作崗位嘛!」
 
院方決定因應人潮眾多,本週六加開自費採檢門診,並將診間移到戶外進行,希望民眾從進到中心採檢到離開能夠一個小時內完成,並在24小時內拿到檢驗報告,副院長洪子仁表示,新光和多數醫院一樣,自費採檢費用為七千元,不過就算急件也沒有多收費,未來若有需求的民眾越來越多,就會滾動式調整費用。
 
新光醫院副院長 洪子仁表示:「公費採檢的部分,他的費用在3000到3600之間,那我們現在自費的金額,大概在七千塊左右。所以我認為如果調整的話,大概是在五千塊上下,應該是有可能的一個數字。」
 
採檢人數少,院方投入的成本就高,洪子仁表示,各國疫苗已經陸續開打,如果臨床效果佳,國境順利開放的話,大部分的國家都會需要陰性檢驗證明,預期屆時受檢的人數就會大幅增加,各醫院就會根據人力及設備投入狀況,修正調整費用。
 

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