The Royal Melbourne Hospital has a screening clinic set up specifically to test for COVID-19.

The Royal Melbourne Hospital has a screening clinic set up specifically to test for COVID-19.

The Screening Clinic is open from 0700-2100hrs 7 days a week.

We will only test people that meet this criteria:

Fever OR chills in the absence of an alternative diagnosis that explains the clinical presentation

OR

Acute respiratory infection that is characterised by cough, sore throat or shortness of breath

Note: In addition, testing is recommended for people with new onset of other clinical symptoms consistent with COVID-19* AND who are close contacts of a confirmed case of COVID-19 or who have returned from overseas in the past 14 days.

*headache, myalgia, runny or stuffy nose, anosmia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea

Note: Healthcare workers and emergency workers remain a high priority for testing.

All patients being tested for COVID-19 should home isolate until test results are available.

All patients will be monitored in hospital if clinical deterioration occurs while at the Screening Clinic.

For more information about COVID-19 please see our regularly updated dedicated article on COVID-19, visit the Department of Health and Human Services website or contact the dedicated COVID-19 hotline on 1800 675 398.