1st of September, 2020

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An arson incident occurred at DPV Health’s Drive-through COVID-19 Testing Site at Waterview Drive, Mernda overnight.

Fortunately no one was injured in the incident and the property damage was relatively minor. The incident occurred at approximately 10.30pm (whilst the site was closed), with emergency services attending onsite by 10.45pm.

DPV Health is assisting emergency services with their enquiries and the incident is not believed to be politically motivated.

DPV Health personnel and our industry partners are onsite today preparing the site to reopen and services will resume on Wednesday 2nd September 2020. The site involved will undergo a full disinfection clean and all appropriate safety, security and infection prevention protocols are in place.

Whilst our Mernda site is closed today, the community can still access DPV Health COVID-19 testing services at

  • DPV Health Drive Through Site, Mickleham Community Centre, corner of Mickleham Road and Mt Ridley Road (behind the primary school)
  • DPV Health Mill Park Medical Centre, Civic Drive Mill Park
  • DPV Health Broadmeadows Medical Centre, Coleraine St. Broadmeadows

Alternatively, details of other testing site locations are available at www.dhhs.vic.gov.au

The safety of our clients and staff is of the highest priority. We extend our warmest thanks to the community, emergency services and our industry partners for their support to our team during this time.

DPV Health’s Mernda COVID Testing Site will reopen at 9.30am on Wednesday 2nd September 2020.

For media enquiries, contact Rick Jackson Executive Manager Client Experience & Community Engagement on 0448 998 079 or Rick.Jackson@dpvhealth.org.au

DPV Health is a not-for-profit organisation that offers exceptional health, disability and social services to people of all ages across the cities of Hume and Whittlesea. As one of Victoria’s largest & most comprehensive community health organisations, DPV Health provides an extensive range of medical, dental, allied health, paediatric, disability, mental health and programs to support vulnerable people.