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Here's A List Of Hospitals And Clinics To Take A COVID-19 Test In Sarawak

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Cheng Sim  •  Jan 23, 2021

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[Updated on 2 June 2021] Malaysians are going through some tough times during the COVID-19 pandemic. While we're staying home and practising social distancing, you might be wondering where to take a COVID-19 test in Sarawak? If you're experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or planning to take a COVID-19 test for work or travel purposes, here's where you should go.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
COVID-19 is a respiratory infection that has been declared as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern by the World Health Organisation (WHO). According to Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia (Ministry of Health Malaysia), these are the common symptoms of COVID-19. Common symptoms
  • Fever
  • Dry cough
  • Tiredness
Other symptoms
  • Aches and pains
  • Nasal congestion
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Diarrhoea
Can I visit any hospital if I'm showing symptoms of COVID-19? 
According to Malay Mail, you need to be classified as a case before you can take a COVID-19 test in a screening hospital in Sarawak. You need to fulfil the following criteria:
  • Sporadic case: A patient who tested positive for COVID-19 but has not travelled to any foreign country nor in close contact with a COVID-19 patient within 14 days before the start of the illness.
  • PUI (Patient Under Investigation): A patient with acute respiratory infection (shortness of breath, cough or sore throat)with or without fever. This patient also travelled to a foreign country, in close contact with a COVID-19 patient or attended an event associated with a known COVID-19 outbreak within 14 days before the start of the illness
  • Contact: A patient who is a close contact of a confirmed COVID-19 patient
If you're not classified as a 'case' but would like to undergo a COVID-19 screening for work, travel or other purposes, we've also listed some options for you.
Where can I take a COVID-19 test in Sarawak?
A) If you're classified as a 'case' and need to undergo a COVID-19 screening
Credit: Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia on Facebook In February 2020, the Ministry of Health Malaysia released a list of designated hospitals that are tasked for COVID-19 screenings and managing patients with COVID-19. If you're living outside of Sarawak, you can refer to the full list here. Do note that you need to be classified as a 'case' (a sporadic case, PUI or contact) before visiting the following hospitals. Screening hospitals in Sarawak
  • Hospital Umum Sarawak, Kuching
  • Hospital Miri
  • Hospital Bintulu
  • Hospital Sibu
  • Hospital Sarikei
Admitting hospitals in Sarawak (for PUI and confirmed COVID-19 cases)
  • Hospital Umum Sarawak, Kuching
  • Hospital Miri
  • Hospital Bintulu
  • Hospital Sibu
B) If you're not classified as a 'case' but want to undergo a COVID-19 screening
If you're not showing any symptoms of COVID-19 but are required to take a COVID-19 test inSarawak for work, travel and other purposes, you can reach out to the private medical providers. On 28 May 2021, the Ministry of Health Malaysia released a list of private clinics and hospitals that are authorised to perform COVID-19 screenings. If you're living outside of Sarawak, click here for a full list ofregistered clinics and hospitals for COVID-19 tests in Malaysia.
Note: The following list was last updated on 28 May 2021 by the Ministry of Health Malaysia. Since the list is updated from time to time, we recommend checking their website in advance before your visit.
Private clinics for COVID-19 tests in Sarawak
  • Samarahan Medical Clinic, Country Land Commercial Centre
  • Klinik Kotaraya Samarahan, Jalan Datuk Mohd Musa
  • PMG Medical Clinic, Lorong Ulu Oya 11A
  • Dr James Go Internal Medicine Specialist Clinic, Kuching Central Land District Taman Timberland
  • Chiew's Child Specialist & Family Clinic, Tabuan Stutong Commercial Centre
  • Uni Clinic, Unisquare Commercial Centre
  • Klinik I-Care, Jalan Abang Galau
  • Dr Lau's Medical Clinic, Simanggang Town District
  • Dr Chieng's Medical Clinic, Jalan Berjaya
  • Klinik Desa Indah, Kuala Baram Land District
  • Teddy Medical Clinic, Bau Town District
  • Omega Clinic, Off Jalan Pasar Lutong
  • Klinik Kotaraya (Satok) 24 Hours, Medan MelorCommercial Centre
  • Ha Medical Centre, Jalan Pandungan
  • Klinik Dr Wong, Jalan Masjid Lama
  • Klinik Astana, Jalan Astana
  • Wong's Orthopaedic Clinic, Brooke Drive
  • Klinik Bustari, Sukma Commercial Centre
  • Klinik Dr Yong, BDA-Shahida Commercial Centre
  • Klinik Kotaraya Batu Kawa, Batu Kawa New Township
  • Klinik Kotaraya Samarahan, Jalan Datuk Mohd Musa
  • Care Medical Clinic, Jalan Tarap
  • Tang Specialist Clinic Sdn Bhd, Jalan Pedada
  • Rejang Medical Clinic, Jalan Pedada
  • J.L. Lee Women Specialist Clinic, Jalan Hokkien
  • Goh Medical Specialist Clinic, Hokkien Road
  • Klinik Perubatan Bau, Jalan Temenggong Salau
  • Klinik Chiew, Chan Bee Kiew Building
  • Reliance Medical Clinic, Jalan Liu Shan Bang
  • Klinik Syazwani, Assyakirin Commercial Square
  • LKB Clinic, Jalan Tun Hussein Onn
  • Klinik Medan Sentral Sdn Bhd, Assyakirin Commerce Square Phase 2
  • Klinik Wong Ching Seh, Taman Sri Dagang
  • Malihah Medical Centre, Taman Sg Tengah Valley
  • Kelinik Udie Salleh (Medan), Kemena Land District
  • Click here for a full list of registered private clinics for COVID-19 tests in Sarawak.
Private hospitals for COVID-19 tests in Sarawak
  • Rejang Medical Centre, Jalan Dr Wong Soon Kai (Jalan Pedada)
  • Bintulu Medical Centre, Kemena Land District
  • KPJ Miri Specialist Hospital, Kuala Baram Land District
  • Normah Medical Specialist Centre, Jalan Tun Abdul Rahman Yakub
  • Timberland Medical Centre, Jalan Rock
  • Columbia Asia Hospital - Bintulu, Jalan Tan Sri Ikhwan
  • Borneo Medical Centre (Miri), Jalan Cahaya
  • Borneo Medical Centre, Kuching Town Land District
  • Columbia Asia Hospital - Miri, Jalan Bulan Sabit
  • Miri City Medical Centre, Jalan Hokkien
  • KPJ Kuching Specialist Hospital
While we're doing our part by staying home and practising social distancing, we hope this list of places to get a COVID-19 test in Sarawak will be helpful to those who need them. For more ways to stay safe during the pandemic, check out our recommended reads below.