Patients with COVID-like symptoms needing a blood test

Melbourne Pathology recognises that not all patients with respiratory symptoms or fever have COVID-19 and understand routine medical care of these patients is necessary and appropriate. Not all collection centres are suitable for patients with symptoms to attend.

Patients with COVID-like symptoms where the referring clinician is investigating something other than COVID, should attend one of our collection centres listed below for their blood test/pathology collection.

Patients with symptoms needing a COVID test, should attend one of our dedicated COVID-19 collection sites


Note for clinicians: All referrals for symptomatic patients needing a blood test or pathology collection other than a COVID test, should clearly state what is being investigated in the clinical notes.

Collection centres available for patients with symptoms needing a blood test:

Balaclava - 287B Carlisle St, M-F 8am - 5pm, Sat 7:30am - 12:30pm, Sun 8:30am - 12:30pm

Beaumaris - 471 Balcombe Rd, M-F 8am - 5pm, Sat 7:30am - 11:30am

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

East Melbourne - 124 Grey St, M-F 11am - 5pm

Epping - Suite 8/230 Cooper St, M-F 8am - 4:30pm, Sat 8am - 11:30am

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

Lower Templestowe - Cnr High St & Manningham Rd, M-F 8am - 7pm, Sat 8am - 12noon

Moonee Ponds - 45A Hall St, M-F 7:30am - 5pm, Sat 8am - 12noon

Ringwood - 38 Bond St, M-F 8am - 5pm, Sat 8am - 12:30pm

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