COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 Testing

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
  • Coughing
  • Sore throat
  • Fatigue
  • 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:

  1. Call ahead at (02) 9799 5000 to book a test.
  2. Park in the car park
  3. 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: