Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing remains one of the best ways to keep people safe and stay open, so anyone in Gippsland with symptoms, no matter how mild, should get tested as soon as possible.
Details of Gippsland’s Respiratory Clinics are below. You can also check the DHHS website for information about testing facilities and exposure sites as well as the current levels of restrictions such as masks and limits on gatherings.
If you have even MILD symptoms you need to be tested without delay.
Symptomatic testing is for people who have symptoms such as fever or chills or a respiratory sickness (e.g. cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose or loss of smell.
Testing is recommended for people with onset of other clinical symptoms consistent with COVID-19: headache, muscle pain, stuffy nose, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea.
If in doubt, get tested and be sure to isolate until you receive a negative result.
People who do not have symptoms (asymptomatic) should not be tested except in special circumstances such as recovered cases wishing to return to work in a healthcare facility or aged care facility or when requested by the Department of Health as part of outbreak management or enhanced surveillance. This will usually occur in a hospital, Pop Up Clinic in a retail outlet or in work locations such as schools or an aged care facility.
If in doubt call the Coronavirus Hotline: 1800 675 398.
People wanting COVID-19 testing can visit any of these respiratory clinics across Gippsland. If your preferred clinic is full at your preferred time, try another. It’s important to be tested as quickly as possible and isolate until you receive a negative result. Many clinics offer both testing and vaccination so be sure that you are booking the service you need.
170 Normanby Street, Warragul (enter through Stoffers Street car park)
Monday to Friday 1pm-4.30pm
12 Inglis Street, Sale
Monday to Friday 9am-5pm
97 Station Road, Foster
Monday to Thursday 9am-12.30pm
42 Murray Street Wonthaggi (via Biggs Drive)
Monday to Friday 1pm-1.30pm
20 Forge Creek Road, Bairnsdale (via corner of Forge Creek Road and Payne Street)
Monday to Thursday 9am-12.30
185-189 Princes Drive, Morwell Upper
Monday to Friday 9am-4.45pm
Other testing facilities are also available (symptomatic and asymptomatic) at some hospitals and community health services including some outreach capacity. Further details on testing, including locations, can be found at: www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/getting-tested-coronavirus-covid-19 or by calling the 24-hour coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398.