Home visiting service
A home visiting service is available for ill and infirm patients requiring specimen collection or electrocardiograph tracings and includes visits to aged care facilities. Home visiting is a unique service provided by Melbourne Pathology.
Home visits during Coronavirus (COVID-19) period
At this time, we are accepting requests for home visits where patients are self-isolating for their own health because they are a high risk, ie. immunosuppressed. We cannot support requests that do not meet this criteria.
During this time, home visiting bookings can be made by the patient or carer, or by the doctor or clinic staff. ‘Home visit’ must be stated on the referral by the doctor.
To book a home visit for a patient, call (03) 9287 7700 and select option 2.
Please note: we cannot visit COVID-19 positive patients, or those who are isolating while waiting for COVID-19 test results.
COVID-19 and staff health during home visits
The health and safety of our staff is of paramount importance to us. We kindly request you notify us if you are unwell at home with respiratory symptoms or are in mandatory isolation because of COVID-19. We will reschedule your home visit.
If you have had a positive test for COVID-19 within 14 days after a home visit, notify us immediately on 9287 7700 (select option 2).