COVID-19 Testing in NSW
- We are not equipped to carry out testing on suspected coronavirus patients at this practice.
- Testing options
Please call and speak to a doctor for further advice.
NSW Health recommends that anyone with respiratory symptoms, loss of sense of smell or taste, or unexplained fever should be tested for COVID-19.
This is especially important for:
- anyone who lives or works in a high risk setting, including healthcare facilities, aged care and other residential facilities, schools, prisons, and other closed settings
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
- people who are close contacts of a confirmed case
- people who have returned from overseas in the last 14 days
- anyone admitted to hospital
How to get a COVID-19 test if you have symptoms
- Attend a drive-through clinic or testing site (no appointment or referral needed for some clinics).
- Or call us on 02 9688 6678 and speak to a doctor for a referral.
Moderate symptoms or needing a clinical assessment:
- Attend a Respiratory Clinic or a hospital for assessment and testing.
- If you have had a negative COVID19 test for the current illness, call and speak to a doctor for further advice.
- Present to a hospital.
Asymptomatic people do not require testing, except in special circumstances, e.g. in certain high risk outbreak settings or returned travellers. For further advice, please see the COVID-19 control guideline for public health units or call the public health unit on 1300 066 055.
Self-isolation at home for 14 days is required for:
- Close contacts of confirmed cases
- Suspected cases
- People arriving from geographical areas of risk (for example, overseas, Victoria)
- Confirmed cases who do not require hospitalisation.
COVID-19 Symptom Checker
Patients who do not fulfill the criterion for testing, please:
- self-isolate until 24 hours after symptoms resolve
- self-monitor using the healthdirect Coronavirus (COVID-19) Symptom Checker
- call GP if any changes to condition.