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DPV Health is committed to the health and well-being of our community.

In response to the current COVID-19 crisis we are setting testing sites across Hume and Whittlesea areas to offer walk in testing sites.

Getting tested means you keep yourself, your friends, family, workplace and your community safe.

We urge everyone who has any of the symptoms below to get tested and help slow the spread and protect yourself and your community.
• Fever, chills or sweats
• Sore throat
• Shortness of breath
• Runny nose
• Cough
• Loss of sense of smell or taste
For further details contact DPV Health
by calling 1300 234 263 (push 1 for Medical).
DPV Health Testing Sites
LOCATION
DATE/TIME
MILL PARK

The Stables Shopping Centre

314 Childs Rd, Mill Park

(Drive-through & Walk-up)

Mon 28 Sept & Tues 29 Sept

9:30am – 4:30pm

MERNDA

Waterview Recreation Reserve

Waterview Drive, Mernda

(Drive-through site)

 

Daily

9:30am – 4:30pm

To view other testing sites in other suburbs please visit: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/where-get-tested-covid-19

Please check back for additional site areas and dates.

No need to book, just walk/drive up. Please visit this page for further updates and locations. Please remember to bring  your Medicare card or photo ID and wear a mask or face covering.

*Length of testing period may change depending upon demand.

COVID test site results

We thank all members of the community who have taken the time to get tested.  This is vital to keeping our community safe.

The response time for receiving a test result may vary depending upon whether you have symptoms or not, and the volume of tests the labs needs to analyse.  We ask that you be patient. However, if you  haven’t received your test result after 3 working days please contact one of the following pathology labs directly, according to where your test was conducted:

  • Mernda – Waterview Recreation  Reserve – Australian Clinical Labs 1300 134 111
  • Broadmeadows – Banksia Gardens Community Centre – VCS Pathology (03) 9250 0300
  • Craigieburn – Craigieburn Youth Centre – VCS Pathology (03) 9250 0300
  • Glenroy – Glenroy Library – VCS Pathology (03) 9250 0300
  • Whittlesea Whittlesea Show Grounds – VCS Pathology (03) 9250 0300

Mernda testing site in media

Channel 9 News – Saturday 11th July

Channel 7 News – Wednesday 15th July

Frequently Asked Questions

I have symptoms. How do I go out for testing?

If you have any symptoms, you should put on a mask (if you have one) when you go to get tested. This will help prevent spreading the infection to others. If you need one, you will be given a mask to wear by your doctor when you are tested. Avoid using public transport, taxi or rideshare services.

A suspected case is someone who has symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) and who has been tested but has not yet found out the results of the test.

If you have symptoms and are advised to do so by a doctor or healthcare worker, you should return home immediately after the test. There is a risk that you could have coronavirus (COVID-19) and could spread the virus to other people. You must remain in self-quarantine at home until you find out your test result.

For more information, read the factsheet for suspected cases of coronavirus (COVID-19). To get further advice, call the 24-hour coronavirus hotline 1800 675 398 or your general practitioner.

What do I need to bring with me?

You need to bring your Medicare card.

If you don’t have a Medicare card then bring one form of identification, like your driver’s licence or student ID.

Is the test free?

Yes, the coronavirus (COVID-19) test is free for everyone. There is no fee for the test when you get tested at a public health facility, mobile testing centre or GP offering bulk billing.

Can I take someone I care for to get tested?

If you usually provide care or assistance to someone who may otherwise have difficulty getting tested, such as an elderly relative, you may take them to a testing centre.

What should I do after getting tested? 

If you have symptoms, or are being tested because you are a close contact of someone with COVID-19, you must return home immediately after the test. Do not make any stops on your way. There is a risk that you could have coronavirus (COVID-19) and could spread it to other people. You must remain in self-isolation at home until you find out your test result.

For more information on self-isolating, visit https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/self-quarantine-coronavirus-covid-19.

There is no need for others in the house to quarantine unless you are confirmed to have coronavirus (COVID-19). As always, we encourage anyone with symptoms to get tested, so if anyone you live with experiences symptoms they should get tested too.

How long does it take to get the results? 

It usually takes THREE (3) to FIVE (5) days to get your results after being tested. Due to the volumes of test it may take a little longer.

What happens if I test positive or negative (normal)? 

You will be contacted by phone or SMS to inform you of your results, regardless if it is positive or negative.

If you test positive (you have COVID-19), whether or not you have symptoms, you must immediately self-isolate. You will be contacted by a public health worker from the DHHS for advice on the next steps.  A doctor/GP from DPV Health will also contact you.

If you are unwell, please contact your usual GP via telephone. If you are having trouble breathing or have serious concerns, please call 000.