With all the chaos that is happening around the world due to the Covid-19 virus, many countries have gone into lock-down and/or self-quarantine.
If you’re in Thailand and you’re wondering what to do if you suspect that you might have been exposed to Covid-19…
From calling the Thai Department of Disease Control to getting a free medical consultation online, we’ve put together 7 simple steps you can take – based off official Thai sources.
1. Call the Department of Disease Control hotline at 1422
If you think you have been exposed to Covid-19 or have visited one of the Covid-19 hotspots announced by the government, we recommend calling the Department of Disease Control hotline.
For foreigners, you can also call the International Office of the Department of Disease Control hotline at +66 96 847 8209 from 8am to 8pm.
If you are deemed eligible for testing, the Ministry of Public Health will advise you on how to proceed.
2. OR Get a free medical consultation online test first
Other than calling the hotline, you can also self-screen yourself via https://cmsdm.net/Self-Screening/.
From this test, either 1 of the 3 results will be given (“no indication of covid-19”, “if you have symptoms please see the doctor” or “medical evaluation is immediately needed”). Once completed, please keep the results of the test and proceed accordingly.
3. Free testing is only for those who meet criteria
If you’re considered someone “at risk” and meet the criterias, the test is free of charge.
4. If you are not at high risk and still want to get tested anyway…
You can still opt to get tested at the hospitals listed below. Depending on the hospitals, the price charged for the test will vary.
5. List of Covid-19 screening hospitals
These are the list of hospitals in Bangkok that offer Covid-19 screening tests, as well as the prices for the test (only for those that don’t meet the criteria).
6. If you are living with someone with symptoms, make sure to stay home for 14 days