In response to the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the community, EACH has established Coronavirus (COVID-19) Screening Clinics across the outer eastern region of Melbourne.
The Clinics provide safe rapid response screening services for people to get tested for COVID-19. Screenings are for anyone who is experiencing COVID-19 or flu-like symptoms and do not require immediate emergency level care.
As we are an essential health service, we will continue to operate within Stage 4 restrictions. Travelling more than five kilometres from your home to visit one of our clinics is allowed under the restrictions as it is medical care.
We provide COVID-19 testing in Ringwood, Ferntree Gully, Lilydale, Yarra Junction and Emerald.
Please note: due to an increase in demand for testing, we are experiencing major delays in providing screenings with up to a 2 hour wait.
We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
Availability - 7th Aug 2020
|46 Warrandyte Road, Ringwood||Open|
|72 Francis Crescent, Ferntree Gully||Open|
|18-22 Lakeview Drive, Lilydale||Open|
|2468 Warburton Highway, Yarra Junction||Open|
|402 Belgrave/Gembrook Road, Emerald||Open|
Our COVID-19 Screening Clinics will be open this weekend from 10am - 2pm on the following days:
|Ringwood||Saturday, 8th Aug 2020||10am - 2pm|
|Ferntree Gully||Saturday, 8th Aug 2020||10am - 2pm|
|Lilydale||Saturday, 8th Aug 2020||10am - 2pm|
|Sunday, 9th Aug 2020||10am - 2pm|
|Yarra Junction||Sunday, 9th Aug 2020||10am - 2pm|
|Emerald||Sunday, 9th Aug 2020||10am - 2pm|
We recommend you pre-register by calling 1300 219 449, if you're going to drop in, please come as early in the day as possible so we can try our best to see you.
If you or a loved one are experiencing flu-like symptoms, please visit one of our clinics to be tested for COVID-19:
For more information please contact us on:
1300 219 449 (Mon - Fri: 8.30am - 4pm)
What does testing involve?
The test involves taking a sample swab from the back of your throat and nose.
Once the test is complete, your sample is sent to a laboratory and tested to see if you have coronavirus (COVID-19).
What to do after getting tested?
As you have symptoms of COVID-19 there is a significant risk that you could have COVID-19 and could spread it to other people.
Therefore, you must:
- Return home immediately after being tested;
- Wear a face covering on your way home;
- Ensure you do not make any stops on your way home, and
- Remain in Self-Isolation at home until you find out your test result.
Results generally take 3-5 business days.
When there are high volumes of tests done across Victoria, there can be delays in tests being processed. We are working with pathology services to get results to you, this can take in excess of 7 business days. Please contact us for more information.
The health and well-being of our clients, staff and the wider community, remains our highest priority.
In setting up Screening Clinics, we have put in place strict medical and clinical protocols to ensure that the highest level of care is provided.
Furthermore, we have implemented measures that bolster our existing Health & Safety protocols that include:
- Increased cleaning schedule focusing on high volume touchpoints
- Increased hand sanitiser available at our centres
- Pre-screening of all people accessing the services in accordance with Department of Health guidelines
- Waiting room configurations to allow for social distancing on site
Partners In Wellbeing - Mental Health Support
It’s natural to feel a range of emotions, such as stress, worry, anxiety or feeling low during events like the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you are not coping or have been feeling distressed, anxious or down, help is available through the Partners in Wellbeing service. The service offers free one-on-one support to help you improve your wellbeing, develop strategies to cope and provide emotional support when and as you need it. View full details here.
Who can access this program?
If you are experiencing COVID-19 or Flu-like symptoms, however mild, you should get tested.
The symptoms to watch out for are:
- Sore throat
- Shortness of breath
- Runny nose
- Loss of sense of smell
To get further advice, contact the 24-hour Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398, your general practitioner or use this online self-assessment tool.
What does it cost?
Getting tested for COVID-19 is free; all you need is your Medicare card.