Getting tested for coronavirus

Getting tested for coronavirus

If you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) you should get tested.

  • Testing is available to people with the following symptoms, however mild: fever, chills or sweats, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, and loss of sense of smell or taste.
  • The test is free for everyone.
  • The test takes around a minute and involves a swab from the back of your throat and nose.
  • You need to bring your Medicare card. If you don’t have a Medicare card then bring one form of identification, like your driver’s licence or student ID.
  • You should return home immediately after the test and remain in self-isolation until you receive your test result.

If you are unsure whether or not you should be tested for coronavirus, you can use the interactive self-assessment tool below.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) interactive self-assessment

The Department of Health and Human Services’ interactive self-assessment is for those living in or travelling from overseas to Victoria.

Please consult your GP or call the Department of Health and Human Services Coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398 if you have further questions.

Suburban testing blitz: information for residents of priority suburbs

  • If you live in one of the ten priority suburbs, you will receive free testing, with or without symptoms. 
  • If you do not have symptoms, please do not seek testing from your GP. You should visit a testing site – see Monash Health locations below, or visit the DHHS Getting Tested webpage. 
  • If you do not have any symptoms and are waiting for your test results, you do not need to self-isolate.  
  • If you feel unwell or have any of the coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, you should self-isolate. 

Information about the 10 priority suburbs and where to get tested can be found on the DHHS Getting Tested webpage below: 

DHHS Information: Getting tested for coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) or are from one of the priority suburbs, you should get tested. Find out where you can get tested near home.

Coronavirus testing locations

Monash Health has established a number of screening clincs where people can be tested for coronavirus (COVID-19).

Before attending a Screening Clinic location, please review the testing criteria for coronavirus.

Cranbourne Drive-through

Hours

Open seven days a week from
9am to 4pm

More information

Paediatric screening available

Download detailed map and directions for Cranbourne Drive-through (PDF document)

Dandenong Drive-through

Hours

Open seven days a week from
9am to 4pm

More information

Paediatric screening available

Download detailed map and directions for Dandenong Drive-through (PDF document)

Directions to Dandenong Drive-through Clinic from:

Dandenong

Hours

Open seven days a week from
9am to 4pm

More information

Paediatric screening available

Download detailed map and directions for Dandenong (PDF document)

Directions to Dandenong Drive-through Clinic from Dandenong Screening Clinic (PDF document)

Clayton

Hours

Open seven days a week from
9am to 4pm

More information

Paediatric screening available

Download detailed map and directions for Clayton (PDF document)

Directions to Dandenong Drive-through Clinic from Clayton Screening Clinic (PDF document)

Berwick

Hours

Open seven days a week from
9am to 4pm

More information

Paediatric screening available

Download detailed map and directions for Berwick (PDF document)

Directions to Dandenong Drive-through Clinic from Berwick Screening Clinic (PDF document)

Pakenham Drive-through

Hours

Open seven days a week from
9am to 4pm

More information

Paediatric screening available

Download detailed map and directions for Pakenham (PDF document)

Download coronavirus screening clinic and symptom information

Refer to the following document for up to date information about Monash Health screening clinics and testing criteria.

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