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COVID-19 Testing Clinics

If you have any symptoms of COVID 19, however mild, you should seek advice and get tested.

  • fever, chills or sweats, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, loss or change in sense of smell or taste.

PLEASE NOTE:

Rapid antigen tests are quick and highly accurate. Most people should take a rapid antigen test as their first option, particularly if you have symptoms or you are a contact of someone who has COVID-19.

  • Rapid Antigen Test kits are available for purchase from:
    • Supermarkets
    • Pharmacies
    • Online from selected suppliers
  • Eligible Commonwealth concession card holders can access free rapid antigen tests through the concessional access program.
  • Rapid antigen test kits are currently offered for free at state-run testing sites.

What to do if you've been told you are a close contact of someone with COVID-19?

There are different types of contacts and different rules apply. Make sure you follow the right advice for your situation. 

See more information on the checklist for COVID contacts.

Household contacts

  • You are a household contact if you have spent more than four hours with someone who has COVID-19 inside a house, accommodation or care facility.
  • Your household contact period is 7 days.

You don't have to quarantine at all during this 7-day period, and you can leave home each day provided you:

  • Continually test negative using a rapid antigen test, on at least 5 days out of the 7 day period (ensure tests are spaced at least 24 hours apart).
  • Wear a mask indoors when outside your home
  • Do not visit hospitals or care facilities
  • Notify your employer or education facility

If you do not follow these steps, you must quarantine for the 7-day period – and you are required to get tested on Day 1 and Day 6.

If you test positive on a rapid antigen test, you must report your result and isolate for 7 days. Visit Reporting your result page for more information.

Household contacts are also referred to as close contacts.

Social and workplace contacts

  • You are a social or workplace contact if you spent more than 15 minutes face-to-face with someone who has COVID-19, or if you spent more than two hours with them in the same indoor space (such as a workplace or a restaurant)
  • If you have symptoms, you must use a rapid antigen test, or get a PCR test if you can’t access a rapid antigen test.
  • If you don't have symptoms, you are recommended to use a daily rapid antigen test for 5 days.
  • If you test positive on a rapid antigen test, you must report your result and isolate for 7 days.

Education and childcare

  • An education facility (such as a school, childcare centre or early childhood education centre) will notify you that you or someone in your care was exposed there
  • If experiencing symptoms, a person exposed at an education facility must use a rapid antigen test, or get a PCR test if they can’t access a rapid antigen test
  • Staff and students at schools are recommended to undertake regular rapid antigen testing, whether they have been exposed or not.

Pre-register online for your test

Completing the COVID-19 Testing Registration Form saves you time at the testing site. The details you provide can be accessed by authorised staff at the testing site using your unique registration number. You can use your unique registration number for multiple tests. Your unique registration number is valid for 90 days.

  • Scan the QR code or click on the QR code or visit testtracker.covid19.dhhs.vic.gov.au/citizen-prefill
  • Complete the registration form
  • Receive a unique registration number (URN) via SMS.
  • Present your URN to staff when booking your appointment.
  • Pre-registering saves time at your appointment.
  • If you don't have access to smart phone or computer, please just call to make an appointment.
test tracker QR code

Testing clinic locations

 

Location

Address

Details

Myrtleford Hospital 

30 O'Donnell Ave

Myrtleford

(Drive through)

OPEN - Monday, Wednesday, Friday 

7.30am to 8.30am

NO APPOINTMENT REQUIRED

Please pre-register before arrival

Mt Beauty Hospital

2-8 Hollonds St,

Mt Beauty

(Drive through)

 

OPEN - Monday, Wednesday, Friday 

2.30pm to 3.30pm

NO APPOINTMENT REQUIRED

Please pre-register before arrival

Bright Hospital

32 Cobden Street,

Bright

(Drive through)

OPEN - Monday, Wednesday, Friday 

7.30am to 8.30am

NO APPOINTMENT REQUIRED

Please pre-register before arrival

 

NOTE: Additional COVID testing clinics are available in Wangaratta or Wodonga.

Getting your COVID-19 test results

You should get your test results within 2-3 days of being tested for COVID-19. You will usually receive a text message or phone call about your results.

Even when being tested at the same time as another, your results may take a longer or shorter time to be received as the tests are processed in batches at an offsite location.

If you have been unable to obtain your results call;

Coronavirus Test Results Hotline
Phone: 1800 573 222
Monday to Friday - 8.00am to 6.00pm

The hotline can provide confirmation of a negative coronavirus (COVID-19) result verbally or via text message only.

If you require a letter or other form of documentation of your result (such as for travel, medical, work or educational purposes) you should contact a general practitioner who can obtain your result and provide suitable documentation.

For more information about getting your COVID-19 test results please visit www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/getting-your-results-covid-19

What to do if you test positive to COVID-19

Victoria's isolation rules changed on 31 December 2021, but some COVID-19 risks still remain. 

To see what you have to do if you test positive to COVID-19 please follow the checklists and information resources below.

If you have tested positive to COVID-19:

Step 1: Focus on your health and get help if you need it

Step 2: Immediately isolate for 7 days

Step 3: Tell your household and household-like contacts - they must isolate for 7 days

Step 4: Tell your ‘social contacts’ to get tested if they have symptoms

Step 5: Tell your workplace and/or education facility

See more information in the full checklist if you have tested positive

How do I prepare to isolate at home?

There are practical things you can do now to make sure you have the things you need at home during isolation. These can include:

  • talking to family, friends and neighbours in advance about how you can support each other if one household has to isolate.
  • making sure you have a few days' supply of essential foods and items such as painkillers, tissues, prescription medicines and nappies.
  • plan for how you will get supplies once in isolation (for example, online supermarket shopping or finding someone who can help you).

For more practical tips: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/managing covid 19 home

Download Fact Sheet - Preparing to isolate

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