Getting tested for coronavirus

Stay informed with the latest updates on coronavirus (COVID-19).

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.

If you have additional questions, please consult your GP or call the 24-hour coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398.

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.

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) and walk-in (accessible via Dandenong Station) 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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