YDMH Testing information
Available Mon – Friday 1-5pm – via appointment only
Please call 0428 618 994 after 9am to book a time
COVID-19 testing is available to all symptomatic Victorians. To optimise detection and testing capacity, symptomatic Victorians are encouraged to test first with a RAT.
PCR testing will be available to symptomatic Victorians who are clinically vulnerable and other at risk cohorts recommended in line with the latest Department Targeted Testing Policy Guidance.
In general, PCR testing will not be available under state funding arrangements for people without symptoms
Note if registering for a PCR test, please complete the following link: https://yeahospital.org.au/test-tracker/
Free masks to keep Victorians safe this winter – YDMH will be participating
Over the next four to six weeks, every person that presents for either a free rapid antigen or PCR test at the YDMH testing site will receive one box of 10 masks along with instructions on how best to wear them to reduce transmission of COVID-19 and other viruses.
Mask wearing is strongly recommended if you are indoors in a public space or outside in a crowded place where you can’t physically distance. People who are at risk of severe COVID illness are encouraged to wear a mask whenever in public.
Other local testing options include:
Collection of RATs: 9am – 4pm Monday – Friday
PCR Testing: 1.30pm – 3.30pm Monday – Friday
Testing is conducted in the Urgent Care car park; access is via Callen Street. Please call the COVID-19 Testing Clinic on 0436 345 573 on arrival, stay in the car and wait for testing staff.
Please do not at any stage enter the hospital when accessing COVID-19 testing.
Pre-registration via Test Tracker is required (see link below).
CLICK HERE to register with Test Tracker.
If you have left a message on the COVID-19 number, our staff will get back to you as soon as they can. Your patience and understanding is appreciated.
Alexandra District Health
If you require COVID-19 testing, our staff are here to help you. During outbreaks, testing can be in high demand but we do our best to accommodate people as soon as possible.
The COVID-19 testing clinic is located at the Urgent Care Centre (UCC) and operates on:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 – 10am.
Prior to receiving any COVID 19 test, community members need to complete the Departments Test Tracker
We encourage community members to complete the Victorian Department of Health’s COVID-19 testing registration form. You can access the form using this link https://testtracker.covid19.dhhs.vic.gov.au/citizen-prefill. ‘Test Tracker’ is a digital testing program that uses QR codes and digital forms to link a test participant to a unique D number This unique number is used throughout the entire testing process, from the test site, to the pathology lab and communication of test results. This aims to improve manual processes and data integrity in the COVID 19 response.
Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs)
Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) are now available from, at our COVID-19 drive-through testing site.
RATs will only be provided to people who:
a) have COVID-19 symptoms and have not yet completed a RAT, or
b) do not have COVID-19 symptoms, and are confirmed as a close contact of a COVID-19 case, and have not yet completed a RAT.
To receive the RATs Please:
a) complete the COVID-19
Testing Registration for at
to receive a unique registration number, and
b) bring your Medicare card to the testing site.
The RATs provided are for people to conduct the test at home. Instructions on how to complete the RATs and register a positive test will be provided. After completing the RAT, you must follow the guidance for isolation, which can be found here:
Appointments for vaccinations can be made by calling the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398. You can also book your vaccine appointment online using the online booking system.
Vaccinations are also being provided locally at the following locations:
- Alexandra Community Pharmacy 5772 2153
- Alexandra Medical Centre 5772 1444
- Alexandra Family Medical Centre 5772 1699
The COVID-19 vaccine is an important next step in reducing the risk of COVID-19 outbreaks and to help keep us all COVIDsafe. For more information about the COVID-19 vaccine rollout click here.