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.

LocationLabOpening hours


Royal Melbourne Hospital, City Campus
300 Grattan Street, Parkville

Located between the entrances to the hospital and Emergency Department



9am - 5pm

No bookings required



Turn around times for test results have increased due to the high number of tests being performed. If your test is negative, you will receive an SMS text message. If your result is positive, you will receive a telephone call.

Who will be screened?

We will only test people who have one or more of these symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Chills or sweats
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Runny nose
  • Loss of sense of smell

In certain circumstances headache, muscle soreness, stuffy nose, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea may also be considered.

If you are still unsure of whether to get tested, please use the Department of Health and Human Services' Online Assessment Tool.

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

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