The selection process for the new model General Practice Respiratory Panel (GPRCP), undertaken by the Commonwealth, is currently underway. GCPHN will advise once a list of confirmed participant clinics is available.
NOTE: Gold Coast University Hospital no longer provides PCR testing.
Queensland Health no longer conducts PCR testing. PCR tests continue to be offered at private pathology-operated collection sites around Queensland. Remember to check the conditions of bulk billed COVID-19 testing on the private pathology provider’s website before testing as there may be a fee for pathology services.
Find a private pathology-operated collection site near you that tests for COVID-19:
Most private pathology providers require a GP referral and a Medicare card for Medicare to cover the cost of the PCR test. Contact the provider to check whether a referral is required.
Queensland Health has advised that the Community Traffic Light level has de-escalated from amber (tier 1) back to green (baseline) as of 7am, 18 January 2023. Information on the Community Traffic Light can be found here.
From March 2023, a new GP Respiratory Clinics (GPRC) Panel model will be implemented for activation during health emergencies. Clinics interested in participating in the GPRC Panel model should register directly on AusTender to receive notifications. Existing accredited general practices will be sel...
Queensland Health have advised that the following documents on the COVID-19 Clinical Guidelines page have been updated: The Decision Pathway for treatment of mild-moderate COVID-19 in Adults The Guideline on the use of COVID-19 therapeutics for the treatment of SARS-CoV-2 in Adults The changes i...