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Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing clinics in Central Queensland

This page contains information about COVID-19 testing clinics in Central Queensland.

For information on testing clinics in other areas of Queensland: Find your nearest COVID-19 testing centre

Phone the CQ COVID-19 hotline  on 07 4920 5800 to make an appointment at a CQ Health COVID-19 testing clinic

You can phone the CQ COVID hotline between 6.30am - 4pm, 7 days a week

The latest contact tracing information is available on the Queensland Health website. Possible contacts are asked to attend COVID-19 testing clinic before going into self-isolation. Anyone identified as a close contact will be contacted by the Public Health Unit with advice on quarantine requirements.

If you’re feeling sick:

  • Get tested today
  • Stay home and isolate until you get the results and your symptoms resolve.

Who can be tested

If you have any of the following COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild, get tested:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Runny nose
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting or nausea
  • Loss of smell and/or taste

Other symptoms people may experience include muscle or joint pain, and loss of appetite.

Call emergency services on 000 if you are very sick.

More information about testing is available on the Queensland Health website.

Where to get tested

If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, you can visit:

Your local doctor

Before your appointment, please call ahead and tell them about your symptoms so they can prepare for your visit.

COVID-19 testing clinics

COVID-19 testing clinics are for testing only. If you are unwell and need to see a doctor call your GP or hospital Emergency Department to make an appointment.

If you are unable to get to one of the locations below you can present to your nearest CQ Health hospital for testing.

Phone the CQ COVID-19 hotline on 07 4920 5800 to make an appointment. Have your Medicare card ready when you call to make your appointment.

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  • Open:
    Monday - Friday -  7.30am - 12.30pm
    Saturday - closed
    Sunday - 7.30am - 10.30 am

    Phone the CQ COVID-19 hotline on 07 4920 5800 to make an appointment.

    Location: Building 14, Berrill Lane - access via CQUniversity Norman Road entrance

    • Phone ahead for an appointment time. Have your Medicare card ready when you call. You'll be asked to provide your personal details over the phone so we can prepare for your appointment before you arrive.
    • Bring your mobile phone with you and make sure it's fully charged. Only bring people with you in the car if they also have an appointment to be tested.
    • Arrive five minutes before your appointment.
    • Enter the CQUniversity campus from Norman Road.
    • Follow the signs and remain in your car at all times (unless directed otherwise).
    • Follow instructions on where to park while waiting to be tested. Please turn off the engine when you park.
    • You will be tested in your car and provided advice on what to do next, including self-isolation.
  • Open:
    Tuesday - Saturday: 8.00am - 11.00am

    Phone the CQ COVID-19 hotline on 07 4920 5800 to make an appointment.

    Location: Gladstone Hospital (access from Flinders Street)

    • Phone ahead for an appointment time. Have your Medicare card ready when you call. You'll be asked to provide your personal details over the phone so we can prepare for your appointment before you arrive.
    • Bring your mobile phone with you and make sure it's fully charged.
    • Only bring people with you in the car if they also have an appointment to be tested.
    • Arrive five minutes before your appointment.
    • Enter the Gladstone Hospital from Flinders Street, then turn left at the COVID-19 testing clinic sign.
    • Park in reserved parking spaces and walk to clinic area.
    • Go to the reception desk (please observe social distancing) and follow instructions.
    • You will be asked to take a seat under the marquees until you can be seen by a clinician.
    • You will be tested and provided advice on what to do next, including self-isolation.
  • Open:  
    Monday - Friday : 8.00am - 10.45am

    Phone the CQ COVID-19 hotline on 07 4920 5800 to make an appointment

    Location: Capricorn Coast Hospital, 8 Hoskyn Drive, Yeppoon  QLD  4703

    • Phone ahead for an appointment time. Have your Medicare card ready when you call. You'll be asked to provide your personal details over the phone so we can prepare for your appointment before you arrive.
    • Bring your mobile phone with you and make sure it's fully charged. Only bring people with you in the car if they also have an appointment to be tested.
    • Arrive five minutes before your appointment.
    • Enter the hospital campus from Hoskyn Drive and follow the road past the hospital's main entrance to the COVID-19 testing clinic car parks.
    • Follow instructions on where to park while waiting to be tested. Please turn off the engine when you park.
    • You will be tested in your car and provided advice on what to do next, including self-isolation.
  • Open:
    2pm - 4pm, 7 days per week

    Phone the CQ COVID-19 hotline on 07 4920 5800 to make an appointment.

    Location: Blackwater Hospital, 41 Mackenzie Street, Blackwater

    • Phone ahead for an appointment time. Have your Medicare card ready when you call. You'll be asked to provide your personal details over the phone so we can prepare for your appointment before you arrive.
    • Arrive five minutes before your appointment.
    • Follow the signs at the hospital.
  • Open:
    8.30am - 9.30am, 7 days per week

    Phone the CQ COVID-19 hotline on 07 4920 5800 to make an appointment.

    Location: Biloela Hospital, 2 Hospital Road, Biloela  QLD  4715

    • Phone ahead for an appointment time. Have your Medicare card ready when you call. You'll be asked to provide your personal details over the phone so we can prepare for your appointment before you arrive.
    • Arrive five minutes before your appointment.
    • Follow the signs to the second driveway just past the main entrance.

Other local respiratory clinics are available through GP practices at:

What happens when I get tested?

Testing for COVID-19 involves collecting nasal (inside your nose) or throat swabs, and/or sputum (mucus coughed up). These samples are then transferred to the nearest laboratory that is set up to test for COVID-19.

If you are tested for COVID-19 but aren't really sick, you may be sent home to self-isolate while you wait for the test results. This may take several days.

If you are really sick you may be admitted to hospital for treatment. If you become sicker while you are waiting for results, please contact your doctor or call an ambulance. Make sure you let them know you are waiting for test results for COVID-19.

What does self-isolation mean?

Self-isolation means:

  • Staying at home and not accepting visitors.
  • If you live with other people, wearing a mask will reduce risk of transmission to them.
  • We recommend that you sleep alone if possible.
  • You will not need to wear a mask while you are alone in a room.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rubs regularly.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or flexed elbow when coughing or sneezing.

Test results

If your result is positive:

  • You will receive a call from a public health doctor or nurse who will tell you what to do next.
  • If you are well enough to take care of yourself, you will need to stay at home in self-isolation until you recover.
  • If you get sicker, you may be admitted to hospital in an isolation area.

If your result is negative:

  • If you have consented to SMS messaging for results, you will receive an SMS notification if your COVID-19 pathology test is a Negative Result. The SMS will contain information to identify you as the correct recipient, including the date the test was performed and date of birth (Personal Information).
  • You will be asked to reply to the SMS notification to confirm receipt of the SMS notification.
  • You can also ask for a “call back” if you wish to discuss your result further with clinical staff.
  • For more information about privacy, refer below Privacy Notice.

Children under 16 years:

  • If your result is positive your parent or guardian will receive a call from a public health doctor or nurse who will tell you what to do next.
  • If your result is negative your parent or guardian will be notified by SMS messaging where consent and details have been provided. Patient results for children under 16 years cannot be given over the phone; however, a copy can be sent to your GP if requested by contacting Pathology Queensland via the details below.
  • For more information about privacy, refer below Privacy Notice.

Please wait at least 36-48 hours after your test was collected. This service is currently available from Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 5.30pm and Saturday and Sunday, 8.00am-4.00pm.

Hours may be extended during periods of expanded and surge testing.

Anyone who has had testing performed at Mater PathologyQMLSullivan & Nicolaides PathologyMedLab or 4Cyte Pathology can get their results from their referring GP.

If you have been issued with a notice telling you to self-quarantine, you must stay in self-quarantine until the end date written on the notice, even if you get a negative result. This is because you may still develop COVID-19 infection.

While you are waiting on a test result, the people you live with and other close contacts do not need to be in quarantine unless the local public health unit tells them to. They should stay away from the sick person as much as possible. If the test result is positive, they may be assessed as a close contact and will then need to be in quarantine.

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Other people in my house have become sick - what do they do?

If any other members of your household develop symptoms, they should contact:

  • Their health provider or
  • 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) or
  • CQ COVID-19 hotline (6am-6pm, 7 days a week) on 07 4920 5800

Further information

If you require further information, please contact your health provider or 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84).

If you or anybody in the household is experiencing a medical emergency, call 000 and notify the officers that you are currently isolated because you have or may have COVID-19.

Visit the Queensland Health website for latest updates on COVID-19.

Information about community support is available at www.covid19.qld.gov.au

Last updated: 9 April 2021