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For the latest information on COVID-19 testing, visit Queensland Health’s COVID-19 testing requirements webpage.

Patient self-testing tools

Most people can manage COVID-19 at home and are advised to utilise the tools and helplines below in the first instance they suspect they have COVID-19.

COVID care self-checker – A clinical self-assessment tool designed to help patients understand what healthcare they may need based on their symptoms and other risk factors.

Access COVID care self-checker.

National Coronavirus Hotline 1800 020 080  Available 24 hours a day 7 days per week, with an interpreter available (press 8).

Queensland Health Automated Assessment Service Billie the Bot – Adults 1800 953 919 | Youth (less than 16 years) 1800845 298

Polymerase chain reaction tests (PCR)

PCR tests are no longer required to confirm a positive rapid antigen test (RAT).

PCR tests are available where RATs cannot be accessed.

PCR Testing sites.

Rapid antigen tests (RATs)

A positive RAT result must be reported to Queensland Health. RATs can be purchased at pharmacies and retail stores.

Queensland Health have a limited supply at testing sites.

Report a positive RAT result.

GP Respiratory Clinics

Testing is free of charge at the below GP Respiratory Clinics and Queensland Health operated testing clinics. From 7 March 2022, charges may apply for COVID-19 tests undertaken at private pathology-operated clinics.

Note: A GP referral is required for testing at private pathology-operated clinics unless directed otherwise by a Public Health Order.

Wuchopperen Health Service

6 Moignard Street

Manoora

Phone: (07) 4080 1068

Email: enquiries@wuchopperen.org.au

Website: www.wuchopperen.org.au

How to book an appointment: Community members experiencing respiratory symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat or fatigue can book an appointment at Manoora (Wuchopperen) Respiratory Clinic by calling (07) 4080 1068.

Opening hours: Phone (07) 4080 1068 for the latest available appointment times.

Upper Ross Medical Centre

1199 Riverway Drive

Rasmussen QLD 4815

Phone: 0432 488 997

Fax: (07) 4789 0267

Email: manager@urmc.com.au

Website: www.urmc.com.au

How to book an appointment: Community members experiencing respiratory symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat or fatigue can book an appointment at Townsville Respiratory Clinic by calling 0432 488 997 or online.

Opening hours: Phone 0432 488 997 or visit the Townsville Respiratory Clinic online booking page for the latest available appointment times.

Gold City Medical Centre

1 Gill Street

Charters Towers QLD 4820

Phone: (07) 4787 7203

Email: respiratoryclinic@goldcitymedical.com.au

Website: www.charterstowersrespiratory.com

How to book an appointment: Community members experiencing respiratory symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat or fatigue can book an appointment at Charters Towers Respiratory Clinic by calling (07) 4787 7203 or online.

Opening hours: Phone (07) 4787 7203 or visit the Charters Towers Respiratory Clinic website for the latest available appointment times.

Fever Clinics

Queensland Health are conducting COVID-19 screening at fever clinics in a range of locations across North Queensland.

Visit the Queensland Health website for more information.

Specimen collection

Specimen collection can be done through:

Lung function and spirometry testing

The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand released a document, Pulmonary Function Testing during SARS-CoV-2 Outbreaks: Preliminary Guidance from TSANZ/ANZSRS - January 2022, and the National Asthma Council Australia released Spirometry Infection Control Recommendations for Primary Care in April 2022.

Need support?

Our Preparedness and Response Team is available to provide support.

E: preparednessandresponse@nqphn.com.au

11 May 2022