Northern Health COVID-19 Testing Clinics

As part of our COVID-19 response, Northern Health is operating the below testing clinics.

Northern Centre for Health Education & Research (NCHER) car park next to Northern Hospital
(Enter via Cooper Street)
187 Cooper Street, Epping Vic 3076
7 am to 5 pm, seven days a week
Drive-through and walk-ins

Craigieburn Centre
274-304 Craigieburn Road, Craigieburn Vic 3064
7 am to 5 pm, seven days a week
Drive-through only

Please note: Due to today’s strong wind warnings, the Craigieburn Centre Testing Clinic will close at 2 pm today, Thursday, 18 November.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Victorians are considered a high risk for COVID-19 due to higher rates of pre-existing medical conditions such as diabetes, heart and lung disease than non-Aboriginal people. This means that it is important for Aboriginal people that are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms to get tested early and, if you do have COVID-19, ensure you can access treatment quickly. See details on our Fever Clinic above. Click here for a fact sheet from the Department of Health and Human Services.

Information about getting tested for COVID-19

If you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) you should get tested.

  • Testing is available to people with the following symptoms, however mild: fever, chills or sweats, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, and loss of sense of smell or taste.
  • The test is free for everyone.
  • The test takes around a minute and involves a swab from the back of your throat and nose.
  • You need to bring your Medicare card. If you don’t have a Medicare card then bring one form of identification, like your drivers licence or student ID.
  • You should return home immediately after the test and remain in self-isolation until you receive your test result.
  • You should get your test results within 2 days of being tested for coronavirus (COVID-19). You will usually receive a text message or phone call about your results. Sometimes there are delays and it can take longer.
  • If you have not received your results within two days, please e-mail with your full name, date of birth and best contact details, 8.30am to 4.30pm daily. Please note, No results will be released over the phone.

If you are unsure whether or not you should be tested for coronavirus, visit the Department of Health website where they provide step-by-step advice on how to get tested for COVID-19.