Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
assessment centres and screening clinics.

Page last updated: 12:00pm, 31 July 2020

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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.
  • Getting tested for coronavirus (COVID-19) is considered medical treatment and it is one of the four reasons you can leave home.
  • 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.

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
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  • 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.

Testing locations in Victoria

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