Covid-19 Getting Tested

PDH Drive Through Covid Testing Clinic

PDH COVID-19 Testing Clinic is opened to the whole community 

 

 

OPERATING HOURS:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9.00am – 3.00pm

(Closed Weekends and Public Holidays)

Hours are flexible depending on demand – Follow our Facebook Page for any updates and extended hours

 

 PDH COVID TESTING CLINIC – ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR A FREE RAPID ANTIGEN TEST – 1/2/2022

All Testing/Testing kit requires a phone call to obtain a drive through time. 5521 0387
These test kits are not freely available unless you meet the below criteria.
In line with the Department of Health our PDH Covid-19 Testing Clinic are able to provide Rapid Antigen Test eligibility you need to be either:
1. Confirmed Household or Household-like contact (Symptomatic OR Asymptomatic)
2. Confirmed as ‘Other contact’ eg. Work, Social, Education contact (Symptomatic OR Asymptomatic)
3. Symptomatic clients
A PCR test is still available at our testing clinic also. If you know you require a PCR test please preregister your details before ringing:
Please take note of your 8 digit Unique Registration Number as you will be asked for this when you ring our clinic for your drive through time.
If you are following up your result, please contact Dorevitch Pathology on (03) 9244 0444
 
IF YOU BELIEVE YOU ARE COVID-19 POSITIVE BUT DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO A PCR OR RAPID ANTIGEN TEST (RAT) YOU SHOULD:
– Continue to isolate until you can access a test or if symptomatic assume you may be positive whilst waiting for a result.
– Wear mask at home and try to avoid any mixing with rest of the family if you live with others.
– Restrict your movement and DO NOT attend any gatherings or any high-risk settings like aged care.
– Discuss with your GP or health care provider about your symptoms and further care.
– If you do need to seek urgent care and attend the Emergency Department or a GP, please inform them about your possible positive status.
 
WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE TESTED POSITIVE ON A RAPID ANTIGEN TEST?
Report your result and immediately isolate for 7 days. Online www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/report or by calling 1800 675 398.
Please note:
– If you are eligible for any financial support through DHHS your positive result must be reported.
– You do not need to report your result if you tested positive from a PCR test
 
-Focus on your health and get help if you need it. Call a doctor if your COVID-19 symptoms worsen. Go to hospital only if it’s an emergency.
– You must isolate at home or in private accommodation for 7 days. If you’re living with others, isolate away from them as much as possible. You are automatically released after 7 days.
– Tell your household and household-like contacts – they must isolate for 7 days.
– Tell your social contacts – they must get tested if they have symptoms
– Tell your workplace and/or education facility & provide them with your case number received when you reported your positive result.
– If you worked onsite while infectious, you must tell your employer/workplace you have tested positive to COVID-19.
-If you or your child attended an education facility while infectious, tell the facility you have tested positive for COVID-19.
 
If you are positive or a contact, read the COVID Checklist for everything you need to know at https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/checklist-cases
For help managing COVID-19 at home, read https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/managing-covid-19-home

 We thank you all for coming forward to be tested.

We also thank you for your continued patience and support for all our staff