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Drive-thru Screening Clinics (COVID-19 testing)

Vincent Road Screening Clinic
PCR tests and RATs are available from
6.00am - 12 noon (Open 7 Days)

53-61 Tone Road, Wangaratta VIC 3677
Access via Vincent Road

NO appointments required

When attending the Screening Clinic please remain in your vehicle at all times and follow staff instructions.

Screening Clinic map
Access to COVID-19 Screening Clinic is via Vincent Road

Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) are for people who:

  • Have COVID-19 symptoms; or
  • Are a close contact of a confirmed COVID-19 positive case

Two RATs will be provided per person. Each RAT handed out is recorded.

To get a RAT:

A positive result on a RAT is treated the same way as a positive PCR test and all positive results must be reported at https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/report

PCR tests are also provided. These are recommended if you fit ALL of the below criteria:

  • You test positive on a RAT;
  • Don’t have symptoms; and
  • Are not a close contact

Pre-register online for COVID-19 Testing

Complete an online COVID-19 Testing Registration form to receive a unique registration number that is valid for 90 days and can be used for multiple tests.

Create a COVID-19 plan for you or someone you are caring for.pdf

Wangaratta Showgrounds
access via Evans Street

CLOSED

When attending the Screening Clinic please remain in your vehicle at all times and follow staff instructions.

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

Phone: 1800 571 121
53-61 Tone Road, Wangaratta VIC 3677

Monday to Friday
8.30am to 4.00pm

COVID-19 third dose/booster: If you’re over 18 and you had your second vaccination 4 or more months ago, you're eligible for your third dose. Walk-ins are welcome but please expect to wait.

Children aged 5-11:
Vaccinations against COVID-19 for children aged 5-11 are by booking only.
By vaccinating your children, you can:

  • Reduce the spread of COVID-19
  • Protect them from getting sick from COVID-19
  • Keep schools open, so children can have more face-to-face learning and playtime with their friends.

Booking appointments for children online:

To make an appointment, you can book online at: https://portal.cvms.vic.gov.au/ or call the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398 between 8am and 8pm, 7 days a week.

You can add dependent children to your online account at https://portal.cvms.vic.gov.au/ and manage your families vaccinations using one account and email address.

You can bring up to 3 children of your immediate family to one booked paediatric appointment (You only need to book one of the children into the appointment slot).

Please pre-register all children on your account before arriving at the Vaccination Clinic.

For information about getting vaccinated including how to prepare and what to expect please visit www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/vaccine

There are also other locations in Wangaratta where you can get your vaccination -  Where can I get vaccinated - Wangaratta

Disability Support

If you or a person you know lives with a disability and needs additional support to get a COVID-19 vaccination at the Northeast Health Wangaratta Vaccination Clinic, please contact David our Disability Liaison Officer.

Phone: 0427 416 960
Email: disability.support@nhw.org.au
I’m getting a COVID-19 Vaccination social story.pdf

I'm getting a Covid-19 Vaccination social story video

COVID-19 Test Results

You should get your test results within 2 days of being tested for 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 been unable to obtain your results, call the Coronavirus Test Results Hotline on 1800 573 222.

Coronavirus Test Results Hotline
Phone: 1800 573 222
Monday to Friday - 8.00am to 6.00pm

The hotline can provide confirmation of a negative coronavirus (COVID-19) result verbally or via text message only. If you require a letter or other form of documentation of your result (such as for travel, medical, work or educational purposes) you should contact a general practitioner who can obtain your result and provide suitable documentation.

For more information about getting your COVID-19 test results please visit: www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/getting-your-results-covid-19

Important Information for Patients, Clients & Visitors

To help us keep our patients, carers, families and staff safe we are limiting visitors and people attending appointments at Northeast Health Wangaratta.
Visitors to Northeast Health are restricted except for:

Visiting adult patients and accompanying adult clients to appointments:

  • Visitors and support people are permitted where support cannot be provided by our staff such as language support, disability support, delirium and psychological wellbeing.
  • Following approval, one (1) visitor per patient during visiting hours if the patient is not in isolation and physical distancing can be maintained.

Visiting hours (for above purposes only):

  • 12:00pm – 2:00pm
  • 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Maternity Services & Clinics:

  • One (1) parent/guardian, partner or support person
  • Permitted visitors are not restricted to visiting hours.

Paediatric & Special Care Nursery patients (under 18 years):

  • Two (2) parents, guardians or carers per patient where physical distancing requirements can be maintained.
  • Permitted visitors are not restricted to visiting hours.

End-of-life visits:

  • Patients/residents are restricted to two (2) visitors at one time.
  • There are no time limits and no daily limit on visits.

Entry points:

If you must attend Northeast Health please use the following entry points only:

  • Main entrance (Green Street)
  • Emergency Department entrance (Green Street)
  • Community Care Centre main entrance (Clark Street)

All visitors must wear a mask unless an exemption applies.

All visitors must check-in using the QR code* and pass the entry screening questions.
*QR code does not work in Services Victoria app, please use your phone camera to scan code or ask a staff member for help.

Exceptions to restrictions are approved on a case by case basis.

Entry policy updated on 17/09/2021

Resources for your health and wellbeing during COVID-19

Life Line  or call 131 114 (24 hours 7 days)

Beyond Blue

Black Dog Institute

Reach out

Mensline Australia or 1300 789 978

Kids Helpline

Mindful.org

Headspace 12 - 25 year olds
Headspace provides free online and phone support and counselling to young people 12-25 and their families and friends

Headspace - How to start a Journal

Headspace - Coping with stress during COVID-19

Headspace - Learn how to handle tough times

eHeadspace
Connect 1-on-1, you can connect 1-on-1 from 9.00am to 1.00am, 7 days a week 
Group chat online, call 1800 650 890 (mobile charges will apply), but if you let the team member know you are calling from a mobile they will call you back.

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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) – www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus

Coronavirus hotline 1800 675 398

If you suspect you may have the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) call the dedicated hotline – open 24 hours, 7 days.