We are now offering COVID-19 testing.
If you have any cold or flu symptoms, or if you simply want to be tested, we are providing COVID-19 testing in our Medical Centre car park. Please call us on (02) 9799 5000 to and we will coordinate your testing for you.
This page will explain:
- What is COVID-19
- Who is most at risk
- When should you get tested
- Where and how you can get tested
- References and other helpful links
What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is a respiratory illness which was first discovered in late 2019 in Wuhan City, China. Symptoms of this illness include:
- A fever
- Sore throat
- Shortness/Difficulty breathing
Who is most at risk?
You are most at risk of catching the virus if you have:
- Been in close physical contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19
- Been in correctional or detention facilities
You are most at risk of being severely affected by the virus if you are:
- An Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person 50 years and older with at least one existing chronic medical condition
- Anyone with an existing chronic medical condition
- 70 years and older
- A person with a compromised immune system
When should I get tested?
You should get tested if you meet one of these criteria:
- Had close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 14 days
- Are a health care, aged care or residential care worker
- Lived in an area where there is a higher risk of community transmission
For more information on COVID-19 symptoms, call the 24 hr National Coronavirus hotline at 1800 020 080.
Where and how can I get tested?
We are currently offering COVID-19 testing at Ramsay Street Medical Centre in our car park.
If you need to be tested, follow these steps:
- Call ahead at (02) 9799 5000 to book a test.
- Park in the car park
- Call the receptionist again to let us know of your arrival.
Diagnosis of COVID-19 involves testing respiratory samples from swabs from the back of the nose and throat or fluid from the lungs.
References and other helpful links:
- Sydney Childrens Hospital – What you need to know
- ABC News – Coronavirus advice in Sydney Mall
- NSW Health Dept – Latest Confirmed Cases
- Commonwealth Dept of Health – Covid Health Alert
- NSW Health Dept – How is COVID-19 diagnosed