Important coronavirus information

In this section, you can find the following information:

Coronavirus information

We’re here to support the community through the coronavirus pandemic. We have processes in place to safely assess, test and manage people who may have the virus, and to keep our staff, patients and visitors safe.

This page will be updated as the situation evolves to ensure you have access to the latest information and advice.

Do you need a coronavirus test?

Use our COVID-19 Online Screening Tool to assess your symptoms and to find out if you need to be tested.

If you need a test, you must make an appointment first.

Call our coronavirus hotline on 9496 6606 (8am-8pm Monday to Friday, and 8am to 5pm weekends and public holidays) to book an appointment or for advice.

Only come straight to hospital if it is a medical emergency and call 000 for an ambulance.

Please come alone if you can. If you need assistance, bring one person only.

If you've been tested and you're waiting for your results, please be patient. We'll contact you as soon as we have them.

If you're an ONJ Centre patient, please see the ONJ Centre website.

For general information and advice call the Victorian Government Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398 or visit the DHHS coronavirus website.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients

In recognition of the health gap experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, we strongly encourage Aboriginal People to seek COVID-19 testing if they have any concerns or symptoms.

Contact our COVID-19 hotline on 9496 6606 (8am-8pm Monday to Friday and 8am-5pm Saturday, Sunday and public holidays) or complete our COVID-19 Online Screening Tool.

For further assistance and support call our Aboriginal Heath team, Ngarra Jarra on 9496 5699, 9am-4pm, Monday to Friday.

For more info see the DHHS COVID-19 information for Aboriginal communities.

Cancellations and closures

Austin Lodge is closed until further notice. Patients who have a booking will be contacted to let them know.

Thank you for your understanding.

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Austin Health acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
We celebrate, value and include people of all backgrounds, genders, sexualities, cultures, bodies and abilities.