A new COVID clinic opened in Armadale today (March 23 2020) to boost testing capabilities for the virus in the Perth metropolitan area. Another new clinic will open in Rockingham on Tuesday (March 24 2020) followed by two additional COVID Clinics becoming operational in Midland and Joondalup on Wednesday (March 25 2020).
COVID clinics are also in operation at Royal Perth Hospital, Fiona Stanley Hospital and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, and Bunbury Health Campus in the South-West.
All the new metro clinics will operate from 8am-8pm, seven days a week and will be staffed by doctors, nurses and administrative staff who will follow strict infection prevention protocols. They are located at:
- Armadale COVID Clinic: Ground floor of Armadale Health Service, 3056 Albany Highway Mount Nasura;
- Midland COVID Clinic: Front of St John of God Midland Hospital, access only via Yelverton Drive;
- Joondalup COVID Clinic: Ground floor Joondalup Hospital (Car park P4, Regents Park Road). Enter via outside walkway between Specialist Medical West and Physiotherapy Department; and
- Rockingham COVID Clinic: Rockingham General Hospital, Elanora Drive, Cooloongup. Take the first road entrance to the hospital and follow the signs.
A new COVID-19 clinic opened last Thursday at the Bunbury Health Campus, open from 10am-4pm every day.
The community is reminded that the clinics are not intended to replace the medical care available through their GP or at hospital emergency departments.
Members of the public can telephone the COVID-19 Health Information Line on 1800 020 080 for advice and find more information by visiting http://www.healthywa.wa.gov.au
Currently, people residing in country Western Australia who meet the testing criteria are able to present to one of the WA Country Health Service’s 100 hospitals and health services to be tested for suspected COVID-19.
They can also be tested at clinics operated by the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Aboriginal Medical Service or Silver Chain. They are not required to travel to the metropolitan area for testing.
Source: WA Government