The UFS COVID-19 Testing Clinic is located at 309 Dana Street, Ballarat – enter via the Doveton Street entrance only for testing.

If you’ve tested negative on a rapid antigen test (RAT) but you have symptoms, a PCR test will give you peace of mind! You’ll be in good hands with our caring, qualified staff.

Testing is available if:

  • You have any respiratory symptoms, or
  • You have tested positive on a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) even if you don’t have symptoms, or
  • You have tested negative on a RAT but still have symptoms, or
  • You are a close contact of a COVID-19 case (i.e. advised by the Public Health Unit, workplace or educational facility to get tested and isolate).

Please note that we are unable to provide testing for people without symptoms who require testing for travel, pre surgery or at the request of their employer as part of a screening program.

If you are newly experiencing any of the following symptoms, it is important to be tested for COVID-19 without delay:

Fever  |  chills  |  dry cough  |  sore throat  |  runny or stuffy nose  |  shortness of breath  | loss of sense of smell

This clinic is operated by UFS Medical  and is open seven days a week, with appointments available between 9am to 5.30pm on weekdays and 9am to 4pm on weekends.

A referral is not required. Appointments can be made by calling 03 43 11 1571 or by booking an appointment online here

Current pathology result wait times is 24 hours.

Essential workers* and patients with a letter from the Department of Health advising the need to be tested, can be prioritised for testing – if you fall into these categories, please call 03 4311 1571 to book an appointment rather than book online, and advise the staff member arranging your booking that you are an essential worker or that you have received a letter from the Department of Health.

*Essential workers: Healthcare workers – includes all those working in health care settings as well as medical staff, childcare workers, education / schools, aged care – includes all aged care staff as well as medical staff, disability care services, police, ambulance staff and fire fighters.

The purpose of the respiratory clinic is to assess, test and diagnose mild-to-moderate respiratory conditions, including COVID-19, influenza and pneumonia.