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ARTICLE | 10th April 2020

COVID-19 Drive Thru Screening Service

In line with social distancing recommendation, KMI Hospitals are pleased to introduce COVID-19 Drive-Thru Screening Service. You can now get a reliable RT-PCR Test from the comfort of your own car at any of our hospital.


Hospitals Listing for COVID-19 Drive-Thru Screening Services



Enquiry / Appointment


Kuantan Medical Centre

Tel: +609-590 2828

WhatsApp: +6012-3018947


Kelana Jaya Medical Centre

Tel: +603-7805 2111

Kuala Lumpur

Taman Desa Medical Centre

Tel: +603-7982 6500

WhatsApp: +6012-9436178


Kuala Terengganu Specialist Hospital

Tel: +609-637 8888

*All screening services strictly available by appointment only

**Terms & conditions may vary based on preferred hospital

Click here to launch Covid-19 Self-Assessment







Who is eligible for COVID-19 screening?

i. Open to all individuals WITHOUT any of these symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Sore throat / flu like symptoms
  • Diarrhea

ii. Individuals WITHOUT history of travelling overseas within the last 14 days

iii. Individuals WITHOUT history of contact with known case of COVID-19



Why can’t everyone get tested for COVID-19?

All private hospitals are complied with the guidelines set by the Ministry of Health (MOH) on management of COVID-19.



Which test does KMI hospital employ?

All KMI hospitals employ a technique called real time Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction or real time RT-PCR. It is approved by the Government and commonly used in developed countries to tell whether someone is infected. It detects the coronavirus's RNA, its genetic fingerprint, on a swab sample.



How accurate is the test?

The real time RT-PCR technique is highly sensitive and specific and can deliver a reliable diagnosis as fast as three hours, though usually laboratories take on average between 6 to 8 hours. Compared to other available virus isolation methods, real time RT-PCR is significantly faster and has a lower potential for contamination or errors as the entire process can be done within a closed tube. It continues to be the most accurate method available for detection of the coronavirus.



What is the charge amount for COVID-19 screening?

The charges are ranging from RM 370 – RM 500 depending on preferred KMI hospital. Reach out to our hospital hotlines for enquiry.



Can I claim insurance?

Do contact your Insurance Provider for eligibility of claim.



What is the process and procedures for COVID-19 Drive Thru Screening?

All our COVID-19 Drive Thru Screening services are strictly available by appointment only. The standard process and procedures may include:


i. Fullfill the registration and apayment guidelines set by KMI Hospital  
ii. Schedule an appointment for COVID-19 Drive Thru Screening Service
iii. Drive to our hospital and take the swab test within 2 – 3 minutes only
vi. Test result will be ready within 24 hours to 48 hours
v. The result will be informed via email


Does KMI hospital provide on-site COVID-19 screening at premise / home?

On-site screening services are provided to corporate clients within selected area of responsibility (AOR) of KMI hospital. Kindly contact our hospital for enquiry or appointment.



How long does it take to get the results of a COVID-19 test?

The test result will be ready and available within 24 to 48 hours.



What is the procedure if someone tested positive for COVID-19?

All positive cases will be referred to designated Government hospitals. 



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