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What is Korea's new testing scheme?/Testing clinic

From February 2022, 2, the corona test system has changed. Since last week, the trend of mutations in Omicron has been unusual. From last week, the number of new confirmed cases basically started to exceed 3, and eventually exceeded 1. In this way, I have summarized how the corona test system will be converted in earnest in accordance with the omicron mutation pandemic.

1. What is different?

In the future, the corona test system will be divided into high-risk groups and general people.

     1. High-risk groups are prioritized for PCR testing.

The high-risk group includes close contacts, over 60 years of age, positive self-test kits, and people who have positive professional rapid antigen test. If the PCR test is positive, you can get a free PCR test at public health centers or medical institutions.

     2. Ordinary people give priority to the COVID-19 diagnostic test.

If you want a corona diagnostic test at your own will, you will be given a rapid antigen test. There are two methods of performing a rapid antigen test. First, there is a method in which medical personnel conduct tests at public health centers or screening clinics. Second, you can personally collect a nasal sample and test it after purchasing a self-test kit at a pharmacy.

At this time, if it is negative, it will be fine, but if it is positive, you need to visit a medical institution or a screening clinic and perform a PCR test. After that, if you test positive, you will be treated with a home treatment kit sent by the public health center.


2. How to receive rapid antigen test

There are three ways to get a rapid antigen test.

  1. Personally, I buy it at a pharmacy or online and do the test.
  2. Tests are conducted at public health centers or screening clinics.
  3. Tests are conducted at a nearby respiratory clinic.


3. How to find a nearby respiratory clinic (Testing clinic, screening clinic)

Finding a respiratory clinic near you is surprisingly simple.

First of all, I want you to enter Naver maps.

And if you follow the instructions below, you will be able to find a respiratory clinic near you.


4. How to use the self-diagnosis kit

In most cases, the medical staff will do the test yourself, but there will be times when you will have to do it yourself. In that case, you can refer to the video below.