As of 21 December, 2020, the COVID-19 Testing Clinic is located at 15 Errard Street North, Ballarat (formerly at Lucas Community Hub).

The turnaround time for test results from our testing clinic is 1-2 days.

Testing is available for anyone with respiratory symptoms, as well as those meeting the criteria as a close contact of a COVID-19 case (i.e. attended declared exposure sites at the relevant time, or have been contacted by the State Government or the Public Health Unit and advised to get tested and isolate).

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

  • Fever
  • Dry cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Shortness of breath

A referral is not required. As this is not a walk-up facility, appointments must be made by calling 03 43 11 1571 or by booking an appointment online here.

The COVID-19 testing clinic in Ballarat is operated by UFS Medical and is open seven days a week, with appointments available between 8.30am to 5pm on weekdays and from 9am – 1pm on weekends. Testing is free for patients.

Location: The testing clinic (previously located at the Lucas Community Hub) is now operating from 15 Errard Street North, central Ballarat (between Sturt and Mair Streets).

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