Almost 90 clinics have been established across Victoria to test people with cold and flu symptoms for COVID-19, influenza and pneumonia.
The Australian Government is encouraging all Victorians with a cough, fever, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, or loss of sense of smell or taste, to be tested at a GP-led Respiratory Clinic or Victorian Government-run fever clinic as soon as possible. Testing at these clinics is free.
This is especially the case for those living in one of the six identified coronavirus hotspots: Hume, Casey, Brimbank, Moreland, Cardinia and Darebin – or anyone who has visited these areas recently.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) symptom checker can help you work out if you need to get tested. If it recommends that you should be tested, it provides a map of testing locations near you.
If there are no clinics near you, contact your doctor, local community health service or local hospital for assistance. Make sure you phone ahead and discuss your symptoms before you visit in person.
Finding all cases of COVID-19 helps us stop the spread and protect the community.