Getting tested for coronavirus

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Getting tested for coronavirus

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

COVID-19 Symptoms are: fever, chills or sweats, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, and loss of sense of smell or taste.

People with no symptoms can also be tested for coronavirus (COVID-19) in very specific circumstances:

  • if they are a close contact exposed to someone known to have coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • as part of an outbreak investigation and response by the Department of Health and Human Services
  • if they are a returned international traveller
  • if they have visited a high risk interstate location
  • if they are due to have surgery or a planned hospital stay
  • if they are part of a targeted testing program across an industry or group.

About the test

  • 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.

Self-isolation requirements

  • You should return home immediately after the test and remain in self-isolation until you receive your test result.
  • If you have been identified as needing to quarantine by authorised officers (e.g. as a close contact or because you have visited an interstate high risk location), you will need to quarantine for the full 14 days, regardless of whether you have received a negative test.

Visit the Department of Health and Human Services website to learn more about getting tested for coronavirus (COVID-19).

Information about getting tested for coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Department of Health and Human Services website provides step-by-step advice for when and how to get tested for coronavirus.

Coronavirus testing locations

Monash Health has established several screening clinics where people can be tested for coronavirus (COVID-19):

Children of all ages can be tested at Monash Health’s screening clinics.

Please check the DHHS website for real-time screening clinic availability.

Berwick, Gibb Street

This is a walk-in location.

Hours

Open seven days a week from
9.30am to 4pm

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

Clayton, Clayton Road

This is a walk-in location.

Hours

Open seven days a week from
9.30am to 4pm

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

Cranbourne, Casey Fields

This is a drive-through location (you must be in a vehicle to get tested).

Dandenong, Carroll Lane

This is a drive-through (accessible via Cheltenham Road) location (you must be in a vehicle to get tested).

Please note that walk-in testing is no longer available at this location.

Directions to Dandenong, Caroll Lane from nearby Monash Health locations:

Dandenong, Cleeland Street

This is a walk-in location.

Hours

Open seven days a week from
9.30am to 4pm

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

Pakenham, IYU Recreation Reserve

This is a drive-through location (you must be in a vehicle to get tested).

All other testing locations

For more information about what’s available near you, call the 24-hour coronavirus hotline 1800 675 398.

Where to get tested: all Victorian coronavirus testing locations

Department of Health Human Services website

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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