COVID clinics

Get tested for COVID-19 early – people are most infectious when they first experience symptoms.

COVID-19 can cause a range of symptoms. These can range from mild illness to pneumonia. If you experience any of the below symptoms, no matter how mild, please get a COVID-19 test.

  • fever of 37.5°C or above OR fever in the last few days (for example, night sweats or chills)
  • coughing, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny nose
  • loss of smell or taste.

Testing is available at COVID clinics, regional public hospitals and health services, remote health clinics (where COVID clinics are not available) and, private pathology centres. For locations and opening days and times please see below.

Note: testing at public COVID-19 clinics (metropolitan and regional) is free. No Medicare card is required. Stay home until you get your results. Fees may apply at private pathology centres and GP respiratory clinics.

If you are self-quarantining, you are allowed to walk to the COVID clinic for testing, provided the clinic is within 2km of the place where you are quarantining. While walking, you must keep 1.5m from others as much as possible.

Testing locations

COVID clinics – metropolitan

­Testing at metropolitan public COVID-19 clinics is free. No Medicare card is required. Stay home until you get your results. View the locations and times.

Clinic Location Weekday hours Weekend
Armadale Health Service Ground Floor, 3056
Albany Highway,
Mount Nasura
8.00 am to 6.00 pm 10.00 am to 6.00 pm
Fiona Stanley Hospital Bedbrook Row,
north-eastern end of hospital,
Murdoch
8.00 am to 6.00 pm 8.00 am to 6.00 pm
Joondalup Hospital Car Park P4,
Regents Park Road, Joondalup
10.00 am to 6.00 pm 10.00 am to 6.00 pm
Rockingham General
Hospital
Elanora Drive,
Cooloongup
10.00 am to 6.00 pm 10.00 am to 6.00 pm
Royal Perth Hospital Ground Floor, Ainslie House,
48 Murray Street, Perth

Map (external site)
8.00 am to 6.00 pm

8.00 am to 4.00 pm 

Sir Charles Gairdner
Hospital
C Block, Hospital Avenue,
Nedlands
10.00 am to 6.00 pm
10.00 am to 6.00 pm
St John of God Midland Hospital Yelverton Drive, Midland 8.00 am to 6.00 pm
10.00 am to 6.00 pm

Perth Airport COVID clinic

Arrivals must take a COVID-19 test at the Perth Airport COVID Clinic, if deemed necessary by a health clinician. A health screening at Perth Airport involves a series of questions related to symptoms of COVID-19 and a temperature check.

Travelers can also voluntarily request a test from the Perth Airport Clinic even if they are asymptomatic. If you have taken a test at the Perth Airport COVID clinic or any other COVID clinic you must self-isolate until you receive your COVID-19 test results, which may take 2-3 business days.

COVID clinics – regional

Testing at regional public COVID-19 clinics is free. No Medicare card is required. Stay home until you get your results.

People seeking testing in regional areas, where there isn’t a COVID clinic should go to a public hospital, health service or remote health clinic. Make sure you phone ahead to advise of your symptoms. Find out where to get tested for in regional and remote areas of WA (PDF 1.5MB).

Clinic Location Weekday hours Weekend
Broome Hospital Clinic relocated to the corner of Anne
and Robinson streets, Broome
8.30 am to 4.00 pm 8.30 am to 4.00 pm
Bunbury Health Campus 30m left of the main entrance,
Bussell Highway (cnr Robertson Drive)
10.00 am to 4.00 pm 10.00 am to 4.00 pm
Kununurra District Hospital 96 Coolibah Drive, Kununurra
8.00 am to 4.30 pm

8.00 am to 4.30 pm

GP respiratory clinics

The Australian Government has established GP respiratory clinics around the country to clinically assess test and diagnose people with mild to moderate respiratory conditions including COVID-19 symptoms (including but not limited to a fever of 37.5°C or above, sweats, chills, cough, shortness of breath, a sore throat, runny nose,) 

Patients with any COVID-19 symptoms are strongly encouraged to make an appointment to attend the clinic. Clinic bookings are ONLY for symptomatic patients.

For more information and to find a clinic in WA, visit the GP respiratory clinics (external site) page.

Private pathology collection centres

A GP referral is required for COVID-19 testing at the following private centres.

Western Diagnostic Pathology Collection Centres – appointment required

You MUST bring a pathology request form signed by your doctor and your Medicare card.To make an appointment please call (08) 9317 0826 or visit the Western Diagnostic Pathology website (external site).

  • Albany – 87-89 Albany Highway
  • Duncraig – Unit 11, 209 Warwick Road
  • Myaree9 Hayden Court
  • Rockingham – 11 Council Avenue

Western Diagnostic drive through COVID collections – no appointment required

You MUST bring a pathology request form signed by your doctor and your Medicare card. Please wait in your vehicle, do not get out at any time. Please follow instructions at the site. For opening times visit the Western Diagnostic Pathology website (external site).

  • Claremont – Claremont Showgrounds, 1 Graylands Road
  • Forrestdale – Corner of Ranford and Armadale Road
  • Joondalup – Neil Hawkins Car Park, 200 Boas Avenue
  • Mandurah – Peel Health Campus, 110 Lakes Road
  • Midland – Midland Sports Complex, 45 Patterson Drive, Middle Swan
  • Mount Hawthorn – 391 Oxford Street
  • Myaree – 5 Playle Street

Australian Clinical Labs – no appointment required

You MUST bring a pathology request form signed by your doctor and your Medicare card. Visit Australian Clinical Labs (external site) for opening times and further information.

  • Forrest Lakes – 36 Murdoch Road (Thornlie)
  • Mandurah – Unit 2G, 11B Smart Street
  • Ocean Reef – Unit 2, 4 Prendiville Ave
  • Subiaco – Unit 4, 400 Barker Road

Australian Clinical Labs drive through COVID collections – no appointment required

  • Victoria Park – 458 Albany Highway

Australian Clinical Labs walk in clinic – no appointment required

  • Mirrabooka – Unit 8, 37 Yirrigan Drive

Clinipath Collection Centres – no appointment required

You MUST bring a pathology request form signed by your doctor and your Medicare card. Visit Clinipath Pathology (external site) for opening times and further information.

  • Booragoon – 45 Shields Crescent
  • Fremantle – 201 High Street (parking at rear)
  • Lathlain – 158 Orrong Road
  • West Leederville – Unit 1A, 2 McCourt Street (parking under building)

Clinipath drive through COVID collections – appointment required

You MUST bring a pathology request form signed by your doctor and your Medicare card. For information on opening times or to book an appointment visitClinipath Pathology (external site) or call 9371 4210.

You will need to provide your mobile number, vehicle registration and make. On your appointment day arrive 5 minutes prior (please no earlier), wait in your car. A pathology collector will call your mobile and provide parking instructions.

  • Booragoon – 4 Shields Crescent
  • Bunbury – 207 Spencer Street (enter from Constitution St, at rear of the car park)
  • Busselton – 32A Cook Street
  • Greenfields (Mandurah) – 73 Gordon Road
  • Hocking – 1/21 East Road
  • Lathain – 158 Orrong Road
  • Osborne Park – 310 Selby Street North

After your test

You are required by law to self-isolate unless you have been informed that you do not, e.g. as part of an asymptomatic testing program such as DETECT Borders (unless you are subject to another direction such as the Transport Freight and Logistics Direction (external site)). After your test you must go directly home and you must stay home while waiting for your test results. You cannot have visitors to your home and you cannot go to the shops or go for a walk while you are waiting for your results. If you fail to self-isolate you can be charged and fined.

For more information see Self-quarantine in Western Australia for returned travellers, close contacts and those tested for COVID-19 (PDF 225KB)

More information

Read the COVID-19 clinics – frequently asked questions (PDF 278KB).

Last reviewed: 23-10-2020
Coronavirus information helplines: 13 COVID (13 268 43). Interstate callers: 1800 595 206. International callers: +61 8 9118 3100.