Testing and Screening

Testing and Screening

Last update: 14/07/2021

The Government has set up a National Screening Center. It is located on the ground floor of the Rainier III Auditorium.

The aim is to regulate and co-ordinate PCR testing in order to optimise the time taken to obtain results.

This screening center welcomes any Monegasque, Monegasque resident or insured in Monaco or any student educated in Monaco, with or without a medical prescription but with the obligation to make an appointment in advance by calling the call center 92055500.

 

 

PCR test

This test allows you to determine, by taking a sample from the nose, if you are infected at the time of the testing. It is then analyzed in the laboratory. The results are generally available within 48 hours.

To take the test, I call my doctor, who will prescribe me a PCR test. I must then contact the Call Center at 92.05.55.00 for it to register my request. Then I will be contacted directly by the national screening center (Espace Léo Ferre) in order to arrange an appointment for my screening (reimbursed by social security). 

More about PCR Tests

ANTIGEN test

This test, also carried out from a nasal sample, looks for proteins on the surface of the virus. They are only detectable if the virus is present. It does not need to be analyzed in the laboratory and the results are available between 10 and 30 minutes.

To take the test, I must go to one of the pharmacies on the searchable list by clicking here.

More about ANTIGEN tests

SALIVA test

It is not strictly a test but a type of sample. Instead of looking for the virus in the nasopharynx as usual, a saliva sample is used. The reference technique for the detection of Covid-19 remains RT-PCR as for the nasopharyngeal sample.

More information on the SALIVARY test

SELF test

The self-tests make it possible to know whether or not one is positive for Covid-19 thanks to a nasal swab, but shallower and therefore less unpleasant than the usual PCR or antigen tests. Be careful, they are not sufficient on their own: in the event of a positive test, a PCR test will be necessary to confirm it if necessary.

More information on the SELF-test

TROD test

This is a Rapid Diagnostic Orientation Test (TROD). They are of 2 types:

  • TROD serological: its objective is to know if you have been in contact with the virus Antigenic nasopharyngeal
  • TROD: its purpose is to find out if you are infected with the virus at the time of the test

More about TROD tests

Blood test

The blood sample can be taken in an analytical laboratory. It lets you know if you have been in contact with the virus. If the test is positive, it may be necessary to perform a PCR to find out if you are still infected with the virus.

Only tests with a CE label and included on the list published on the website of the French Ministry of Health may be used.

The list is available here, should you wish to consult it: https://covid-19.sante.gouv.fr/tests.

PCR tests in the Principality:

  • National Screening Center at the Rainier III Auditorium - Boulevard Louis II, 98000 Monaco
  • Laboratoire d’analyses médicales des moneghetti, 41 boulevard du Jardin Exotique, (+377) 93 50 99 00

Antigen tests in the Principality:

  • Pharmacie de l’Annonciade, 24 boulevard d’Italie, (+377) 93 50 50 31
  • Pharmacie de l’Estoril, 31 avenue Princesse Grace, (+377) 93 50 44 33
  • Pharmacie de Fontvieille, 25 avenue Albert II, (+377) 97 97 61 40
  • Pharmacie Internationale, 22 rue Grimaldi, (+377) 93 30 35 99
  • Pharmacie du Jardin Exotique, 31 avenue Hector Otto, (+377) 93 30 09 66
  • Pharmacie des Moulins, 27 boulevard des Moulins, (+377) 93 50 65 85
  • Pharmacie de Monte-Carlo, 4 boulevard des Moulins, (+377) 93 30 83 10
  • Pharmacie Wehrel, 2 boulevard d’Italie, (+377) 93 50 64 77
  • Pharmacie Ferry, 1 rue Grimaldi, (+377) 93 30 21 94
  • Pharmacie Bughin, 26 boulevard Princesse Charlotte, (+377) 97 70 05 05
  • Pharmacie Rocher, 15 rue Comte Felix Gastaldi, (+377) 93 30 81 14
  • Pharmacie Plati, 5 Rue Plati, 98000 Monaco, +377 93 30 13 43
  • Pharmacie Médecin, 19 Boulevard Albert 1er, 98000 Monaco, +377 93 30 17 06
  • Dr Pierre BURGHGRAEVE, 30 boulevard Princesse Charlotte, (+377) 97 70 59 09
  • Dr Zuzana MINICONI, médecin généraliste, 20 boulevard d’Italie ; (+33) 6 48 83 38 28
  • Dr Stéphanie DE SMET, pédiatre, 26 rue Grimaldi, (+377) 99 90 96 16
  • Dr Lisa MEBARKI, médecin du sport, 2 rue de la Lujerneta, (+377) 92 05 76 01
  • Mme Isabelle SUIN, infirmière libérale
  • Mme Céline ENAULT, infirmière libérale
  • Mme Claude FERRARO, infirmière libérale
  • Mme Rita CAVALLO, infirmière libérale
  • Mme Flavie CHARMET, infirmière libérale
  • Mme Sophie GAZANION, infirmière libérale

TROD test in the Principality:

  • Pharmacie de l’Annonciade, 24 boulevard d’Italie, (+377) 93 50 50 31 ;
  • Pharmacie Bughin, 26 boulevard Princesse Charlotte, (+377) 97 70 05 05
  • Pharmacie de l’Estoril, 31 avenue Princesse Grace, (+377) 93 50 44 33
  • Pharmacie Ferry, 1 rue Grimaldi, (+377) 93 30 21 94
  • Pharmacie de Fontvieille, 25 avenue Albert II, (+377) 97 97 61 40
  • Pharmacie Internationale, 22 rue Grimaldi, (+377) 93 30 35 99
  • Pharmacie du Jardin Exotique, 31 avenue Hector Otto, (+377) 93 30 09 66
  • Pharmacie de Monte-Carlo, 4 boulevard des Moulins, (+377) 93 30 83 10
  • Pharmacie Rocher, 15 rue Comte Felix Gastaldi, (+377) 93 30 81 14
  • Pharmacie Wehrel, 2 boulevard d’Italie, (+377) 93 50 64 77
  • Pharmacie Carnot, 37 boulevard du Jardin Exotique, (+377) 93 30 86 67
  • Pharmacie Centrale, 1 Place d’Armes, (+377) 93 30 21 01
  • Pharmacie Médecin, 19 boulevard Albert Ier, (+377) 93 30 17 06
  • Pharmacie Plati, 5 rue Plati, (+377) 93 30 13 43
  • Dr Suzana MINICONI ; médecin généraliste, 20 boulevard d’Italie ; (+33) 6 48 83 38 28
  • Dr Roland MARQUET, médecin généraliste, 20 boulevard d’Italie ; (+377) 93 50 18 51
  • Dr Jacqueline ROUGE, médecin généraliste, 38 boulevard des Moulins ; (+377) 93 50 20 33
  • Dr Gaël SAUSER, 1 avenue Saint Laurent, (+377) 93 15 03 03
  • Dr Thomas KILLIAN,1 avenue Saint Laurent, (+377) 93 15 03 03
  • M. Patrick AUDOLI, infirmier libéral, (+33) 6 07 10 73 71

No, it is not possible to go to the National Screening Center by on your own.

The aim of these two centers is to regulate and co-ordinate PCR testing and vaccines against covid-19 in particular to optimise the lead time. The centers are dedicated exclusively to Monegasques, residents, employees and children attending school in the Principality affiliated to Monegasque social security organizations

It is essential to have a medical prescription issued either by a local GP, a doctor from the Department of Health Affairs (DASA), a doctor from the Home Patient Follow-up Centre, a doctor from the Office of Occupational Medicine or a school doctor.

The doctor will request an appointment at the National Screening Centre, and the person to be tested will then be directly informed of the day and time of the screening.

The National Screening Centre will therefore not receive anyone without an appointment.

In all other cases, people are invited to make an appointment at a private laboratory in town for a test to be carried out. The Monaco medical analysis laboratory will carry out tests for patients with or without prescriptions who are required to undergo a PCR test or who wish to be tested for personal reasons.

 

If you have any questions, please call the COVID-19 call centre on 92 05 55 00.

 

Vaccination is free and voluntary.

  1. You are invited to indicate your wish to be vaccinated by contacting the COVID-19 Call Centre on 92.05.55.00 (open from 8 am to 8 pm, seven days a week) or register yourself though this website https://vaccination-covid19.gouv.mc/
  2. Following this initial contact, you will be called back to arrange an appointment for vaccination at the National Vaccination Centre in the Grimaldi Forum (10 Av. Princesse Grace, 98000 Monaco) or at your home if you find it difficult to travel. If you live in a care home, you will be given specific information there.

It is not necessary to obtain a medical prescription. If you do not have a prescription from your preferred doctor, the vaccine will be administered following a pre-vaccination consultation at the National Vaccination Centre or at your home.

Asymptomatic or non-contact cases who wish to be tested for a trip or for personal or professional reasons must make an appointment with a private laboratory for a PCR test.

Contact: 93.50.99.00

Hours: 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Location: Moneghetti Medical Analysis Laboratory, 41 boulevard du Jardin-Exotique

Results: 24 hours maximum

Price: around 100 euros

Your employer cannot oblige you to have a test.

If you are asymptomatic or a non-contact case and wish to be tested, you must make an appointment with a private laboratory for a PCR test.

Yes.

Personal information will only be available to accredited individuals for the purposes of patient monitoring, maintaining full anonymity for those treated.

General and anonymised statistical data may be disseminated by the Government to track the spread of the virus in the country.

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