COVID-19 assessment centres and screening clinics.

Page last updated: 10:00am, 3 September 2020

A large number of COVID-19 testing clinics are now open across Victoria. The location and contact details of these clinics are shown in the map below.

As new testing clinics are opening regularly, please also visit the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services website for the latest information.

If you have symptoms of coronavirus, however mild, please get tested immediately by visiting one of these testing clinics, or contact your GP to see if they are offering testing.

Key points

  • If you have symptoms, you must return home immediately after the test and remain in self-isolation until you receive your test result.
  • Testing is currently available to people with the following symptoms: fever, chills or sweats, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, and loss of sense of smell or taste.
  • The test takes around a minute and involves a swab from the back of your throat and nose.
  • The test is free for everyone. You should bring at least one form of identification – for example, your Medicare card, driver’s licence or student ID.
  • A worker support payment is available for Victorian workers who have been instructed to self-isolate or quarantine at home because they are either diagnosed with coronavirus (COVID-19) or are a close contact of a confirmed case.
  • Testing options for children

    Children aged five years and over can be tested with their parents at a shopping centre drive-through testing site, a GP-led respiratory clinic or one of the other testing sites across Victoria.

    DHHS has advised that due to the constraints of testing through a car window, children aged under five years will not be able to be tested at shopping centre drive-through sites.

    Children under five years of age can be tested at hospital testing clinics and GP-led respiratory clinics. In some cases, parents may be referred to a hospital emergency department.

Note for general practices

If your practice cannot follow the clinical guidelines for testing patients for COVID-19 due to lack of appropriate PPE or isolation facilities, you can now advise the patient to seek treatment at these clinics as appropriate.

Call-to-Test service for vulnerable Victorians

There is now an at home testing service for eligible people. Visit the DHHS website and read the fact sheet for eligibility criteria and more information.

Types of testing clinics

  • Hospital acute respiratory assessment clinics

    A map of all hospital clinics is available below and on the DHHS website. The Melbourne ones are as follows (please note you do not need to call ahead; phone numbers are for reference only):

    Who can get tested at these clinics

    • People with symptoms, however mild

    Melbourne

  • GP-led respiratory clinics

    The Australian Government is funding 100 GP-led pop-up clinics nationwide to test and treat people with mild to moderate COVID-19 symptoms. The Department of Health is designating three such clinics for each Primary Health Network’s region. All three clinics in NWMPHN’s catchment are now open, plus we have a fourth clinic operated by the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service.

    Who can get tested at these clinics

    • People with symptoms, however mild

    The GP-led respiratory clinics now open in our region:

    1. Altona North Medical Group
      Car park end of Marion St and Sutton Avenue, Altona North
      Visit HotDoc for bookings and more information.
    2. cohealth Laverton
      95-105 Railway Parade, Laverton
      Call 03 9448 5547 or visit HotDoc for bookings and more information.
    3. Coolaroo Respiratory Clinic
      512 Barry Road, Coolaroo
      Visit HotDoc for bookings and more information.
    4. Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (VAHS)
      186 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy
      Visit HotDoc for more information on how to book.
      Please note: This clinic is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and existing VAHS clients only.

    Visit HotDoc for the locations of all Victorian clinics.

  • Community health respiratory clinics

    Several community health respiratory clinics are conducting COVID-19 testing. The clinics in our region are listed below.

    The number of COVID-19 testing locations is changing regularly as DHHS respond to new cases in our region. Please check the map available below and on the DHHS website for the most up-to-date information.

    Who can get tested at these clinics

    • People with symptoms, however mild

    cohealth – Ascot Vale (Wingate Avenue Community Centre)
    13A Wingate Ave, Ascot Vale
    Mon-Sat, 9:30am – 12:30pm and 1:30pm – 4:30pm
    Walk-in only.

    cohealth – Braybrook
    107-139 Churchill Avenue, Braybrook
    Located next to the Sports Pavilion near Skinner Reserve.
    Ph: 03 9448 5507
    Mon-Fri, 9:30am – 12:30pm and 1:30pm – 4:30pm
    Walk-in only.

    cohealth – Central City
    53 Victoria Street, Melbourne
    Ph: 03 9448 5536
    Mon-Fri, 9:30am – 12:30pm and 1:30pm – 4:30pm
    While walk-ins are welcome, preference will be given to people who have made an appointment.

    cohealth – Collingwood
    365 Hoddle Street, Collingwood
    Ph: 03 9448 5528
    Mon-Fri, 9:30am – 12:30pm and 1:30pm – 4:30pm
    While walk-ins are welcome, preference will be given to people who have made an appointment.

    cohealth Niddrie
    3-15 Matthews Avenue
    Located near the front of the Niddrie Community Hub.
    Ph: 03 9448 5520
    Mon-Sat, 9:30am – 12:30pm and 1:30pm – 4:30pm
    Walk-in only.

    cohealth – West Footscray (Joslin Clinic)
    575a Barkly Street, West Footscray
    Ph: 03 9688 9588
    Mon-Fri, 9:30am – 12:30pm and 1:30pm – 4:30pm
    While walk-ins are welcome, preference will be given to people who have made an appointment.

    cohealth – West Melbourne
    98 Abbotsford Street, West Melbourne
    Ph: 03 9448 5549
    Mon-Fri, 9:30am – 4:30pm
    While walk-ins are welcome, preference will be given to people who have made an appointment.

    IPC Health – Deer Park
    106 Station Road, Deer Park
    Ph: 03 9216 7758
    M-F, 9:00am – 5:00pm
    Make a booking

    IPC Health – Wyndham Vale
    510 Ballan Road, Wyndham Vale
    Ph: 03 9216 7758
    M-F, 9:00am – 5:00pm
    Make a booking

    Sunbury Community Health
    29 Timmins Street, Sunbury
    Ph: 03 9744 4455
    M-F, 10:00am – 4:00pm
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    Note to general practices

    If your practice cannot follow the clinical guidelines for testing patients for COVID-19 due to lack of appropriate PPE or isolation facilities, you can now advise the patient to seek treatment at any of these clinics after screening the patient to ensure they meet the DHHS suspected case definition.

    Please see the advice on who can be tested in the Case definition above.

  • Mobile drive-through clinics

    Mobile drive-through clinics are now operating at retail locations across Victoria. Refer to the map below for all locations.

    Who can get tested at these clinics

    • People with symptoms, however mild

    These are drive through services delivered by a team of clinical staff.

    Please review the map below for up-to-date locations of these clinics. Visit the DHHS website for more information on what happens at a mobile testing site, what to bring, who can get tested and what happens after the test.

  • Pathology collection centres

    Several pathology testing centres are now open. These centres are exclusively for COVID-19 collection; no other pathology tests will be collected at these sites.

    Who can get tested at these clinics

    • Patients can only attend these centres with a referral from a GP

    Australian Clinical Labs (ACL) has opened six testing centres in Melbourne:

    • Dallas
      Cnr of Barry Road and Doy Street
      View flyer
    • St Albans
      309 Main Road East
    • Sunshine
      2 Kennedy Street
    • Glen Waverley
      274 Springvale Road
    • Werribee
      19 Princes Highway
    • Frankston
      110-112 Cranbourne Road

    Visit the ACL website or view the map below for more information, opening hours and contact details.

    4Cyte Pathology has opened eleven testing centres in Melbourne:

    Visit the 4Cyte website or view the map below for more information, opening hours and contact details.

    Dorevitch Pathology has opened six testing centres in Melbourne:

    • Altona
      99 Pier Street
    • Fawkner
      107 Jukes Road
    • Glenroy
      127 Wheatsheaf Road
    • Heidelberg
      18 Banksia Street
    • Ferntree Gully
      1 Mountain Gate Drive
    • Frankston
      34 Willis Street

    Visit the Dorevitch Pathology website or view the map below for more information, opening hours and contact details.

    Melbourne Pathology has opened four testing centres in Melbourne:

    Visit the Melbourne Pathology website or view the map below for more information, opening hours and contact details.

  • General practices

    Some private medical clinics are also conducting COVID-19 testing. Please check with your usual GP to see if they have testing available.

Testing locations in Victoria