Covid Self Referal Form

Guidelines for COVID-19 Testing at BSHT

If you are experiencing a temperature over 37.8 degrees, a new continuous cough, lose your sense of smell and/or taste or you are self-isolating, please contact your GP.

Step 1: Appointment Requests:

Complete the self-referral form at the bottom of the page. Please note, one form must be completed per person.

Step 2: Appointment Confirmation

Our Laboratory Department will confirm your appointment date and time to via email. The routine hours for the swabbing clinic are 8:00 to 10:30am and 12:00 to 12:30pm, Monday to Saturday. Additional appointment times may be scheduled on request. 


Don’t call us, we will call you… Due to the high volume of requests, please be patient with us while we process your request (if you have not heard from us within 96 hours of your travel date from Ireland, please phone us on 066-7149814). Our routine office hours are Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm.

COVID enquiries 086 0667546

Step 3: Payment

Once the booking form is completed, you will be re-directed to our payment page where a fee of €100 will be processed.

Step 4: Attend the Swabbing Clinic

Please bring proof of identification with you (Passport/Drivers License).

Our swabbing clinic is located in the Staff Carpark of the BSHT. The entrance to the Clinic is via the Matt Talbot Road. This is a drive through clinic and we will ask you to remain in your car.  To watch a short video on what to expect on attending our clinic please click here.

Step 5: Results

There are three options different options for how you can receive your results:

Option 1:

COVID Tests for non travel related purposes: Results will be issued via text message to the number provided on the booking form. Please select ‘text message’ in the self referral form.

Option 2:

Hardcopy Report: If a hardcopy of this report is required e.g. for a hospital admission (other than to Bon Secours Hospital Tralee), please select ‘hardcopy required’ in the self referral form. This laboratory report (not suitable for travel) can be collected from the Main Hospital Reception.

Option 3:

COVID Tests for travel: For people travelling onwards from Ireland an EU Digital Covid Certificate is provided electronically (to the email address provided on the self referral form). Please select ‘Digital Covid Cert’ in the self referral form. This certificate is issued by the Department of Health & contains the following information:

  • Your Name, Date of Birth & Address (as provided on your booking form)
  • Name of the Laboratory (Bon Secours Hospital Tralee)
  • Date of collection of sample (Combined nasal and throat swab)
  • Name of Assay (Sars-CoV-2 RT-PCR or GeneXpert).



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