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Coronavirus testing is now available to more in Queensland. This is what you need to know

By May 2, 2020 No Comments
The Queensland Government has expanded its testing criteria so now anyone with flu-like symptoms or respiratory issues can be tested for COVID-19.
But before you head to a clinic there are a few things you need to know.

Do I need to book an appointment?

At most hospitals in the south-east you’ll be able to arrive unannounced, be tested, and have results in between three days and a weeks time.But to ease overcrowding and the burden on hospitals some GP’s have established clinics too.
It’s advised that you call or book online. Testing will take less than ten minutes and results are received within 48 hours.
In all locations, the testing is free.

Ok, I’m feeling unwell so, where can I get tested?

View the full list of testing clinics below:
BRISBANE
  • Health Hub Doctors, Morayfield
  • QML Pathology, Mount Gravatt
  • Nundah Village Family Practice, Nundah
  • Pine Rivers Community Health Centre, Pine Rivers
  • Albany Hills Radius Medical Centre, Albany Creek
  • Ipswich Road Medical Centre, Annerley
  • Aspley Medical Centre, Aspley
  • The Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital, Herston
  • The Prince Charles Hospital, Chermside
  • Princess Alexandra Hospital, Woolloongabba
  • Redcliffe Hospital, Redcliffe
GOLD COAST AND SUNSHINE COAST
  • Robina Health Precinct, Robina
  • Gold Coast University Hospital, Southport
  • Sunshine Coast University Hospital, Birtinya
  • Minor Injury and Illness Clinic, Caloundra
REGIONAL
  • Cairns Pathology Laboratory, Atherton
  • Sullivan Nicolaids Pathology, Ayr
  • Kilcoy Hospital, Kilcoy
There are a total of 54 facilities across the state. GP’s are starting to offer testing as well. If you don’t live near the above areas visit your local Emergency Department or call your GP for a referral.
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