Bangkok offers free antigen testing, including the southern bus station

The BMA and the city-run Ratchaphiphat Hospital are currently operating a COVID-19 testing center at the southern bus station in Taling Chan district, where people at risk can get their antigen tests for free.

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is currently offering free COVID-19 testing at several locations in the capital, including Bangkok’s Western Southern Bus Terminal. The Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO) is also selling affordable antigen test kits (ATKs) again as demand increases amid the new Omicron wave.

The BMA and the city-run Ratchaphiphat Hospital are currently operating a COVID-19 testing center at the southern bus station in Taling Chan district, where people at risk can get their antigen tests for free. The test site operates daily from 10 a.m. and offers drive-thru services.

On-site test results can be delivered within 30 minutes. To avoid congestion, testers are asked to leave the site immediately after being dabbed, with results delivered via the LINE messaging app.


Those who test positive will be followed and enrolled in the home isolation program, with essential supplies delivered to their homes as well as remote symptom monitoring by medical professionals.

In response to growing demand and higher prices for ATKs for home use, the GPO began selling affordable, quality kits at 35 baht per set, now available at eight GPO-owned pharmacies.

To ensure fair distribution, customers are allowed to purchase up to 20 kits per person, with a limited number available at each outlet.

The GPO initially stocked 3 million test kits for sale, but ordered an additional 3.5 million kits to support supply.(NNT)


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