Pre-operative patients, pre-travel patients and nursing home staff (ASYMPTOMATIC ONLY)
Melbourne Pathology is assisting with the testing of asymptomatic pre-operative patients, pre-travel patients and asymptomatic nursing home staff requiring COVID-19 testing.
These people can attend one of our collection centres listed below for COVID collection. ONLY asymptomatic pre-operative patients, pre-travel patients and asymptomatic nursing home staff will be accepted for COVID testing at these sites. Symptomatic patients should attend one of our dedicated COVID collection sites.
Those who meet the above criteria (asymptomatic pre-operative patient, asymptomatic pre-travel patient or asymptomatic nursing home staff member) MUST also have evidence of their requirement for testing. Vouchers have been provided for nursing home staff, and a letter from their clinician for pre-operative patients. All pre-operative patients and pre-travel patients must have a pathology referral for testing, in addition to any letter.
Patients can also attend any of our dedicated COVID collection sites or car park drive-thru sites ensuring they have their letter (for pre-op patients) or voucher (for nursing home staff).
Collection centres available for ASYMPTOMATIC pre-operative patients and pre-travel patients and ASYMPTOMATIC nursing home staff for COVID testing:
Balaclava - 287B Carlisle St, M-F 8am - 5pm, Sat 7:30am - 12:30pm, Sun 8:30am - 12:30pm
Ballarat - 63 Victoria St, M-F 8:30am - 5pm
Beaumaris - 471 Balcombe Rd, M-F 8am - 5pm, Sat 7:30am - 11:30am
Bendigo - L1, 1 Chum St, M-F 8am - 5:30pm, Sat 9am - 12noon
Bentleigh - 153 Jasper Rd, M-F 7:30am - 5pm, Sat 7:30am - 12noon
Cranbourne - 26 William St, M-F 8am - 5pm, Sat 8am - 12noon
Deepdene - 59 Whitehorse Rd, Mon - Sat 8:30 - 9:30am only
East Melbourne - 124 Grey St, M-F 11am - 5pm, Sat 8am - 12noon
Epping - Suite 8/230 Cooper St, M-F 8am - 4:30pm, Sat 8am - 11:30am
Geelong (Waurn Ponds) - Epworth Geelong, 1 Epworth Pl, M-F 8:30am - 5pm
Moe - 46 - 48 Albert St, M-F 8am - 5pm, Sat 8:30am - 11:30am
Moonee Ponds - 45A Hall St, M-F 8am - 4pm, Sat 8am - 11am
Mornington - 262 Main St, M-F 8:30am - 5pm, Sat 8:30am - 12noon
Pakenham - Unit 2, 63 Main St, M-F 8am-4:30pm, Sat 8am-12noon
Ringwood - 38 Bond St, M-F 8am - 4pm, Sat 8am - 12noon
Rye - 2 Ozone St, M-F 8:30am - 5pm (closed 1-2pm)
Somerville - 67 Eramosa Road West, M-F 8:30am - 5pm, Sat 8:30am - 12noon
St Albans - 22 Victoria St, M-F 7:30am - 4pm, Sat 7:30am - 12noon
Please note: These sites are CLOSED on public holidays. See our dedicated COVID collection sites for sites that are open.
All patients requiring testing should return to isolation after they have been swabbed until they receive their result AND accompanying medical advice from the referring doctor or DHHS about continued isolation or release from isolation.
Self-collect kits - sample drop-off
Some patients may be offered the self-collect option from their referring doctor. Once collected appropriately, these can be dropped to any of our collection centres if the patient is ASYMPTOMATIC. No samples should be dropped by symptomatic patients.
Click here for self-collect information