Public Health Institute of the Republic of Srpska
The Public Health Institute is a highly specialized health institution, with scope of activities and operation prescribed by the Law on Health Care and the Law on entire region of Republika Srpska and often beyond.
The Institute performs its activities through its six units stationed in Banjaluka, Doboj, Trebinje, Istočno Sarajevo, Foča and Zvornik.
It performs a range of general operations and activities such as surveillance and analysis of entire health sector of Republika Srpska and participates in development of strategies and legal regulations on health care; it also processes clinical and non-clinical specimens and performs microbiological, epidemiological, radiological and physical and chemical testing.
INFORMATION ABOUT PCR AND RAT testing
From 17 May 2021, no appointment is required for commercial PCR testing or rapid antigen test (RAT) for corona virus.
PCR testing is conducted on weekdays and Saturday from 7.30 AM to 8.30 AM, whereas RAT testing is conducted on weekdays and Saturday from 7.30 AM to 12.00 PM within the Public Health Institute of the Republic of Srpska.
The PCR test results can be received via e-mail or picked up personally on weekdays from 1.30 PM until 2PM at the reception windows of the Institute (Department of Microbiology). The rapid antigen test results can be received via e-mail or picked up personally half an hour after testing.
Upon specific request, all results can be received in English or German and can have a QR code.
The commercial PCR test costs 105 BAM and the rapid antigen test (RAT) costs 35 BAM.