Some travel destinations in the Philippines require visitors to take antigen tests. We list below several places in or near BGC, obtained by crowd sourcing, i.e. provided by BGC residents through social media such as Facebook and Viber groups.
[Update on Feb 22, 2021:Antigen Saliva test is now available at SavePoint plus for P2,000. Saliva PCR-RT is available at Red Cross at P2,000]
Active One HF BGC Branch
2nd Floor, Bonifacio Technology Center, 31st St.
+63 939 203 0608
Mon to Fri.
Reviews: Google 2 stars.
"Antigen test is P1,950.00
Results are available after 30 minutes. Schedule your onsite or in-clinic rapid antigen test and swab test (PCR).
Contact us at 0919-056-0490 or send an SMS at 0916-723-1206. All COVID tests for home service or in our clinics are strictly by appointment at least 24 hours prior to your preferred schedule. "
Aventus Medical Care, Inc. - BGC Clinic
GF Citi Plaza 34th Street cor Lane D,
8362 0042/83528335 landline
antigen: +63 936 930 5875
MON - SAT 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Reviews: Google 2 stars.
Hi-Precision Diagnostics Plus - The Fort Branch
3F., Commercenter Building, 31st St
(02) 8550 1735
P1,600 for Antigen test, plus P500 for medical certificate (doctor consultation)
Reviews: Google 2.5 stars.
7th floor The Icon Plaza BGC
Contact Jaclyn Hernandez at 09171447692 for appointment and home service schedule.
Prices are as follows:
RT- PCR is 5,000 pesos results available in 24hours,
Rapid Antigen is 2,000 pesos results available is 30mins,
Rapid Antibody is 1,500 pesos results available in 30mins,
Saliva Antigen test is
Home Service fee is 2,200 pesos per visit, on top of test fee
Savepoint Plus BGC Drive thru
8AM to 5:30PM daily
Facebook post, Sep 2020:
"Great news!!! We are now accepting walk-in and drive thru clients who would like to avail of our COVID-19 Swab Antigen and Rapid Antibody Testing in our BGC site.
Register to www.imfitow.com and go to 30th East B along 30th st cor 9th st in Fort Bonifacio Global City Taguig."
According to Savepoint:
"Rapid antigen(swab) Prices:
Drivethru Walk-in: P2400
Home Service: P2500
Result: 30mins minimum (depends on system queue)"
Despite they say they are open for walk-in, it seems safer to make appointment first so that you do not waste time going there and find out that they are not open, if you read the comments on their FB page.
They added Antigen Saliva test in Feb 2021 for P2,000. We went there on February 23 morning, without appointment, and managed to have our antigen saliva test done within 30 minutes, and then got the results through email in less than an hour. It was super easy to give saliva sample. Just cough and spit into a small paper pouch that they provide, and that is it.
Other places suggested by BGC residents for COVID-19 antigen testing are:
mdoncall.ph : Antigen test P2,600
LabMobile : this lab offers testing in Makati on selected days.
FB post:" The schedule of our drive-thru services are as follows:
Monday - 4566 Molina st. Brgy. Poblacion, Makati
Wednesday - Santuario De San Antonio Church, Forbes Park, Makati
Friday - Magallanes Barangay Hall, Makati"
Telecure: this is located far from BGC in Manila, but offers home service.
TAGUIG BRANCH 56 Bayani Road, Western Bicutan, Taguig City. Contact numbers: 8380918 GLOBE 09054647389. SMART 09288937264
In case you are wondering, St Luke Medical Center BGC does not offer COVID-19 antigen test, only PCR-RT test. The Medical City Market Market branch was not reachable.
A BGC resident suggests that when we look for COVID test centers: some places that offer tests are actually not accredited by the authorities, so the test result may not be accepted by the local authorities if they are really strict about it. We have not checked all the clinics listed here, so this is a 'buyer's beware' thing. The fact is, there are so few 'licensed' COVID centers that it would be impossible to meet the demand created by the LGUs and resorts. Check the list here, most of which are for PCR-RT tests only. In fact, even the testing partner of Philippine Airlines is not on the list.
Some resorts or airlines (as mentioned above) have partnered with certain diagnostic clinics to do the antigen tests for their clients, which is often more convenient and cheaper than third party testing centers.
COVID-19 home service
Some people need to have a COVID-19 test done at home. LabLife's Manila South lab seems to be favored by some BGC residents.
Zennya Health app has been mentioned by quite a few BGC residents who have used their Antigen test service done at home, and seemed happy. P2,500 per person.
Barangay Medical Certificate
Because Bonifacio Global City is a private development within Fort Bonifacio, residents in BGC normally do not have interaction with the barangay hall or its services, except for those who own properties or businesses in BGC and have to go to the City Hall to make payments to the city and the barangay offices.
Therefore, when we realized that, for some of the resorts that we wanted to visit, their local governments require visitors to obtain a medical certificate from their barangay, we panicked, as we had no idea how and where to do that.
Photo above: Fort Bonifacio Health Center
It turns out it is not that difficult to get the Fort Bonifacio medical certificate. We were given some phone numbers by other BGC residents. Call their office at (02) 8642-1262, or 09617340814, 09178331327. Give names, dates of birth or age, and address. They will say when they can release the medical certificate. The health center is located near Chino Roxas Extension, and at the end of a road that shares the entrance with Beacon International School.
Photo above: Medical Certificate issued by the Fort Barangay Health Center