※ The government has officially downgraded the status of COVID-19 from a Class 2 to a Class 4 infectious disease effective August 31, 2023. As such, the status of COVID-19 in Busan will no longer be updated as of August 31, 2023.
COVID-19 Busan Updates Case Summary in Busan : Total confirmed, New cases (today), Total recovered, Hospitalized or Isolated, Total deaths

Self-care Treatment of COVID-19 Patients

List of medical institutions prescribing oral pills for COVID-19 treatment in Busan

Participating respiratory hospitals and clinics for COVID-19 testing and treatment will end their services as of August 31, 2023.

To minimize inconveniences, the city government has designated a list of medical institutions prescribing oral pills for the treatment of COVID-19 in Busan.

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

COVID-19 Screening Centers in Busan

The operation of COVID screening clinics ended as of December 31, 2023.
If you require a COVID-19 test (PCR or rapid antigen test), please use a general medical institution (medical institutions prescribing oral treatments, etc.)

Information on COVID-19 PCR test assistance
  • Free testing is provided on an ongoing basis for high risk groups, including groups subject to oral treatments* and high-risk inpatients** through the temporary application of health insurance benefits.
    • *Those aged 60+, those 12+ with underlying diseases, and who are immunosuppressed
    • **Those using an intensive care unit or hematologic malignancy ward, those admitted or transferred to an organ transplant ward, and inpatients using a hemodialysis unit
  • Groups subject to oral treatments are eligible for free PCR tests at a general medical institution (institutions prescribing oral treatments, etc.) as before.
    • The same applies to inpatients in emergency rooms and intensive care units, high-risk inpatients, those admitted to senior care hospitals, mental health care institutions, or nursing facilities, as well as guardians (caregivers) of hospitalized patients.
  • Self-funding of PCR or rapid antigen tests (RAT) applies in the following cases at general medical institutions:
    • Those requiring a test on the recommendation of a doctor
    • Prospective inpatients and their guardians (caregivers) not subject to free PCR tests
    • Employees at high-risk facilities for whom tests were not mandatory but recommended as of June 1, 2023