COVID-19 Testing is FREE for symptomatic testing.
Testing is for those with symptoms or if you have been notified by DHHS that they are requiring a test.
Symptomatic Testing Criteria
If you have any of the symptoms of COVID-19 infection, however mild, you should seek advice and get tested. These include:
- Chills or sweats
- Sore throat
- Shortness of breath
- Runny nose
- Loss/change of sense of smell or taste
*Asymptomatic testing is only available for those directed to access a test by the Department of Health (for example being identified as a Primary Close Contact of a positive case).
The Department of Health will no longer publish new exposure sites. Instead, the Department of Health will use the new alert function in the Service Victoria app or direct SMS message to notify patrons of higher-risk venues where positive cases have been present – such as restaurants, gyms and nightclubs – and advise them to get tested.
You are required to isolate whilst you await your test result if you are symptomatic
Tests that are required for Pre-Surgery Screening or Pre-Travel purposes are not available through our service but can be conducted at Barratt and Smith Pathology . For more information click here.
For further testing information visit: www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/getting-tested
To get further advice, call the 24-hour coronavirus hotline – 1800 675 398