health update

get tested for coronavirus

Get tested for coronavirus to keep you and your community safe and well.

Am I eligible?

You can get a free test for coronavirus (COVID-19) if you 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?

You can make an appointment to get tested at one of the cohealth centres listed below.
While walk-ins at these centres are welcome, preference will be given to people who have made an appointment. Appointments are available Monday to Friday between 9:30am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 4:30pm. 

If you need free access to an interpreter, phone 13 14 50 and ask them to call us on the contact number for the cohealth location you are trying to contact.


The numbers listed below are for booking appointments only. Please do not call for test results.

cohealth Collingwood
Call: 9448 5550
Located in the car park at the rear of the centre. Enter via Easey Street.
Book online: HotDoc

cohealth Laverton 
Call: 9448 5547
Book online: HotDoc

cohealth West Footscray
Call: 9688 9588
Book online: HotDoc

cohealth West Melbourne
Call: 9448 5549
Book online: HotDoc 

Alternatively, get tested at one of the other coronavirus assessment centres clinics across Victoria. For a list of assessment centre locations, go to the Department of Health and Human Services website.

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 coronavirus (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 Department of Health and Human Services webpage Getting tested for coronavirus (COVID-19).


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