Drive-thru Testing Clinic is located at

Hamilton Base Hospital

Enter via Foster St, near Emergency Department

Open 9am – 11am, Monday, Wednesday & Friday

(Closed Tuesday, Thursday & weekends)

For people with symptoms or household contacts

To save time at the Drive-thru, click here to pre-register or scan the QR code below:

Remember to bring your Medicare details with you.

*Please note – PCR test result response times have improved, and results are generally being returned by Dorevitch Pathology within 48 hours.

If you have not received your COVID-19 results after 72 hours and you had a PCR test in Hamilton, you can now contact the Dorevitch Pathology COVID-19 Results Hotline on 03 9667 9227. Their Client Care team is available 7 days a week, 8am – 6pm.

It is now mandatory to report your positive rapid antigen test result to the Health Department by visiting or calling 1300 651 160.

Latest testing advice

For the latest advice on testing click this link

Need a test before surgery?

Dorevitch Pathology are conducting asymptomatic pre-operative testing 1pm to 2pm, Monday to Friday.

Children under 5 years

Under 5’s can be tested at the Drive-thru

What to expect:

  • You must remain in your vehicle
  • A clinician will assess you to see if you qualify for testing
  • If you meet the testing criteria you will be swabbed by a WDHS Nurse
  • The swab will then be sent to pathology for testing
  • You must isolate until you receive a negative result
  • You will be notified of your results by text message

Local support hotline

WDHS has launched a local support hotline 1800 313 021 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) for people who have tested positive (or are waiting for their results) and are feeling unwell, or have queries in relation to their COVID test results.

If your condition worsens, please call 000 or attend our Emergency Department. Please call 5551 8222 and ask for the Emergency Department ahead of your arrival so that our practitioners can be prepared for you.

If you would like further information about what to do if you are self-isolating or have symptoms, please call the DHHS Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398 or visit the DHHS website:

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