health update

get tested for COVID-19

Get tested for COVID-19 to keep you and your community safe and well.

Am I eligible?

You should also get tested for COVID-19 if you have been to an exposure site or have any one of the symptoms listed below:

  • a fever (38c or above)
  • night sweats or chills
  • chest infection
  • sore throat
  • shortness of breath
  • cough
  • runny nose
  • loss of sense of smell or taste

In certain circumstances headache, muscle soreness, stuffy nose, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea may also be considered.


What do I need to do?

Visit one of cohealth walk-in testing centres listed below. No appointment needed.

cohealth Collingwood 
365 Hoddle Street, Collingwood
9448 5550
Opening hours: Monday-Friday, 9:15am to 4:30pm
(closed between 12:15 and 1:15)

cohealth West Footscray
575a Barkly Street, Footscray
9688 9588
Opening hours: Monday-Friday, 9:15am to 4:30pm 
(closed between 12:15pm and 1:15pm)

Wingate Avenue Community Centre (link to Google Maps)
13a Wingate Avenue, Ascot Vale
Opening hours: Monday-Friday, 9:15am to 4:30pm 

Make an appointment to get tested at the cohealth Respiratory Clinic in Laverton.

Appointments are available Monday – Tuesday between 2:00pm – 4:45pm and Wednesday – Friday between 3:50pm to 4:45pm. 

cohealth Laverton 
95-105 Railway Avenue, Laverton
Call: 9448 5552  (For appointments only. Please do not call for test results)
Book online: HotDoc

Alternatively, get tested at one of the other COVID-19 assessment centres across Victoria. For a list of assessment centre locations, go to the Victorian Department of Health website.

what will it cost me?

Free. There is no cost for a COVID-19 test. 

what happens at the covid-19 test?

The test involves a swab being taken from the back of your throat and nose. It generally takes less than a minute.

Once the test is complete, the sample is sent to a laboratory and tested to see if you have COVID-19.

when will I get my results?

Either your doctor or the clinic that conducted the test will contact you with your results. Results usually take 48 hours, however due to increased demand for testing there are significant delays. It can take up to 7 days to receive your results. If your result is not returned before this time, please contact us at

more information

For more information, see the Victorian Department of Health webpage Getting tested for COVID-19.


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