Pre-operative patients (asymptomatic)

Melbourne Pathology is assisting with the testing of asymptomatic pre-operative patients requiring COVID-19 testing.

Melbourne Pathology's dedicated COVID-19 collection sites (listed below) accept COVID-19 testing for the following:

  • Pre-paid International travel testing
  • Pre-operative patients (patients must have a referral or QR code)
  • Pregnant patients
  • Patients requiring hospital admission or entry
  • Corporate patients
  • Symptomatic patients
  • Asymptomatic patients 
  • Close contact/exposure patients
  • Returned travellers

Melbourne Pathology COVID-19 testing locations

LocationOpen

70 Alfred St, North Melbourne
WALK-IN: No appointment needed
DRIVE-THRU: Booking needed

Walk-in open 7 days
8:30am – 4:30pm
Drive-thru open Mon-Fri only

548 Mt Alexander Rd, Ascot Vale
WALK-IN: No appointment needed

Walk-in open 7 days
8:30am – 4:30pm

283B Carlisle St, Balaclava
WALK-IN: No appointment needed

Walk-in open 7 days
8:30am – 4:30pm

159 Jasper Rd, Bentleigh
DRIVE-THRU: Booking needed

M-F 8:30am – 4:30pm
(closed for lunch 12:15-1pm) 

28 Cranbourne Rd, Frankston
WALK-IN: Booking needed

M-F 8:30am - 4:30pm
(closed for lunch 1 - 1:30pm)

Please note: These five COVID collection sites are CLOSED on weekends and public holidays unless specified.

Collection locations

Collection centres available for pre-operative patients, pre-travel patients and general asymptomatic testing for COVID testing are listed below.

People who require a COVID-19 test for travel, please click here for more information.

Please note: No onsite COVID testing performed at these sites below for patients with symptoms, or people who have attended an exposure site. The sites listed below are walk in and do not require an appointment to be made. 


Ascot Vale (NEW) - 548 Mt Alexander Rd, Open 7 days Monday to Sunday 8:30am - 4:30pm

Balaclava (NEW) - 283B Carlisle St, Open 7 days Monday to Sunday 8:30am - 4:30pm

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, M-F 7:30am - 5:30pm, Sat 7:30am - 12noon

Epping - Suite 8/230 Cooper St, M-F 9am - 3:30pm, Sat 8:30am - 11am

Geelong (Waurn Ponds) - Epworth Geelong, 1 Epworth Pl, M-F 8:30am - 5pm

Gisborne - Shop 10, Gisborne Village Market, 34A Hamilton St, M-F 10am - 2pm

Moe - 46 - 48 Albert St, M-F 8am - 5pm, Sat 8:30am - 11:30am

Mornington - 262 Main St, M-F 8:30am - 5pm, Sat 8:30am - 12noon

North Melbourne (NEW) - 70 Alfred St, Open 7 days Monday to Sunday 8:30am - 4:30pm. Plenty of onsite and street parking. 

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 9:30am - 5pm (closed 1-2pm) 

Shepparton - 92-94 Maude St, M-F 8am - 2pm

Somerville - 67 Eramosa Road West, M-F 8:30am - 5pm, Sat 8:30am - 12noon

St Albans - 22 Victoria St, M-F 8am - 4pm, Sat 8am - 11am


Drive-thru collection sites

You may also attend one of our drive-thru collection sites.

North Melbourne - 74 Alfred St, Mon-Fri 8:30am - 4:30pm 

Bentleigh - 159 Jasper Rd, Mon-Fri 8:30am - 4:30pm (closed for lunch 12:15-1pm) 

Frankston - 28 Cranbourne Rd, Mon-Fri 8:30am - 4:30pm (closed for lunch 1 - 1:30pm)

Please note: All sites listed above are CLOSED on public holidays. See our dedicated COVID collection sites for sites that are open.


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