Mobile drive-through clinics
Mobile testing sites have been set-up to support expanded testing for COVID-19. This is a drive through service delivered by a team of clinical staff. For more information call 1800 020 080 or visit https://bit.ly/2KI9DkI
Wyndham mobile testing clinics are located at:
- Wyndham City Council Civic Centre, 45 Princes Highway, Werribee (7 days a week - 8am to 6pm)
- Wootten Road Reserve, Wootten Road, Tarneit (Monday to Friday - 7.30am to 3pm and Saturday to Sunday 9am to 3pm)
- IPC Health Wyndham Vale campus, 510 Ballan Road, Wyndham Vale. Appointments are available Monday to Friday from 7.30am to 3pm. Call 9216 7758 or use the online booking system.- More Info
You are required to wear a face mask / covering if you are leaving home for one of the four reasons:
- Wearing a face mask protects you and your community by providing an additional physical barrier to coronavirus (COVID-19).
- Keeping 1.5 metres between yourself and others and washing your hands are still the best defences against coronavirus (COVID-19).
- Children who are under the age of 12 years old do not need to wear a face covering. Children who are two years or younger must not wear face coverings as they are a choking and suffocation risk.
Visit the Department of Health and Human Services website for more information.
How to dispose of single-use face masks
- Single-use coverings and gloves are for single-use only and should be disposed of responsibly in a rubbish bin.
- You should always wash or sanitise your hands immediately after handling these items and touching rubbish bins.
- Do not put single use coverings or gloves in your recycling bin.
What is social distancing and why is it important?
Social distancing is designed to limit the spread of a disease by reducing the opportunities for close contact between people. Strategies include using conference calls and video conferencing in place of face-to-face meetings and avoiding unnecessary travel or public transport where possible.
Social distancing includes:
- Attempting to keep a distance of 1.5 metres between yourself and other people where possible, for example when you are out and about in public places
- Avoiding crowds and mass gatherings where it is difficult to keep the appropriate distance away from others
- Avoiding small gatherings in enclosed spaces, for example family celebrations
- Avoiding shaking hands, hugging, or kissing other people
- Avoiding visiting vulnerable people, such as those in aged care facilities or hospitals, infants, or people with compromised immune systems due to illness or medical treatment
What can I do to reduce my risk of COVID-19 infection?
- You are required to wear a face mask / covering if you are leaving home for one of the four reasons.
- Wash hands often with soap and running water, for at least 20 seconds. Dry with paper towel or hand dryer.
- Try not to touch your eyes nose or mouth.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If you don’t have a tissue cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow.
- Stay at home if you feel sick. If you take medication make sure you have enough.
- Phone your doctor or the hotline – 1800 020 080 – if you suspect you have COVID-19. They will tell you what to do.
- Continue healthy habits: exercise, drink water, get plenty of sleep.
- Buy an alcohol-based hand sanitiser with over 60 per cent alcohol.
- Avoid contact with anyone who has cold or flu-like symptoms.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
- Breathing difficulties such as breathlessness
- Sore throat
- Fatigue or tiredness.
What should I do if I do not feel well?
If you suspect that you or a family member has COVID-19 you should call (not visit) your GP or ring the national COVID-19 Information Hotline on 1800 020 080.
Where can I find out more information on COVID-19?
Health Assessment Centres
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is responsible for setting up the assessment centres. They have been set up to support where the need is the greatest. DHHS is working with the Commonwealth Government to ensure testing is available in other locations. Council is also working with health authorities to try to get more assessment centres in the West.
Part of Pacific Werribee car park is now a COVID-19 mobile testing site. The drive through site (lower carpark - accessible via Derrimut Road) is delivered by a team of clinical staff. For more information call 1800 020 080 or visit https://bit.ly/2KI9DkI
Assessment centres have been established at a number of Victorian hospitals. You don't need to call ahead (unless stated otherwise below) if you attend one of the following clinics:
Metropolitan health services
- Alfred Hospital
- Austin Hospital
- Box Hill Hospital - Eastern Health
- Casey Hospital - Monash Health
- Dandenong Hospital - Monash Health
- Frankston Hospital - Peninsula Health
- Monash Medical Centre, Clayton - Monash Health
- Northern Hospital
- Royal Children's Hospital
- Royal Melbourne Hospital - Melbourne Health
- St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne
- Sunshine Hospital - Western Health
Regional health services
- Ballarat Base Hospital - Ballarat Health Services
- Barwon Health North, Geelong - Barwon Health (please call (03) 4215 4445 prior to attending)
- Bacchus Marsh - Djerriwarrh Health Services
- Benalla Health
- Bendigo Hospital
- Echuca Hospital - Echuca Regional Health
- Maryborough District Health Service
- Melton - Djerriwarrh Health Services
- Mildura - Sunraysia Community Health Services (pre-call 5021 7653)
- Phillip Island Health Hub - Bass Coast Health
- Shepparton Hospital - Goulburn Valley Health
- Swan Hill District Health
- Wangaratta Hospital - Northeast Health
- Warrnambool - South West Healthcare (pre-call 5563 1666)
- Western District Health Service - Hamilton
- Wimmera Health Care Group – Horsham
- Wodonga Campus - Albury Wodonga Health
- Wonthaggi Hospital - Bass Coast Health
- Laverton Respiratory clinic in Laverton is a free testing clinic for people who meet the Commonwealth criteria for COVID-19 testing. The Laverton Respiratory Clinic is by appointment only, PH: 03 9448 5534
- IPC Health Wyndham Vale campus, 510 Ballan Road, Wyndham Vale. Appointments are available Monday to Friday from 9am to 4:30pm. Call 9216 7758 or use the online booking system: http://bookings.nookal.com/bookings/location/NNRTG