There are a number of options for Gold Coast community members to be assessed and tested for COVID-19 if they have respiratory symptoms such as a cough, fever, sore throat, shortness of breath or runny/stuffy nose. These include the below:
The Commonwealth Government with support from Gold Coast Primary Health Network, has helped establish local respiratory clinics through GP practices, which offers a safe environment for dedicated assessment and testing. These clinics provide a thorough assessment of any respiratory symptoms (fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath etc.) and can also test for COVID-19.
Referrals: There are no referrals required.
Bookings: Bookings are essential.
Burleigh Cove Respiratory Clinic
Address: Shop 13/109 West Burleigh Road, Burleigh Waters
Open: Monday to Friday, 8am-5pm
Haan – Upper Coomera Respiratory Clinic
Address: Ground Floor, Shop 6/21 Coomera Grand Drive, Upper Coomera
Open: Monday to Friday, 8.30am-5.20pm and Saturday, 9.30am-1.30pm
To Book: Online at HotDoc or call 07 5529 7125
Hope Island Respiratory Clinic
Address: 10 Santa Barbara Road, Hope Island
Open: Monday to Friday, 1pm-5pm and Saturday, 8am-1pm
To Book: Online at HotDoc or call 07 5563 5151
Kalwun Nerang Respiratory Clinic
Address: 14 Nerang Street, Nerang
Criteria/Details: This clinic is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their families and vulnerable people. Patients are to phone ahead to book an appointment.
Open: Monday to Friday, 8.30am-4pm
These clinics are run by Gold Coast Health to specifically test for COVID-19.
Referrals: No referral required.
Some general practices are able to conduct testing for COVID-19. Most practices will refer patients to dedicated pathology clinics for testing, or to the respiratory or fever clinics. Telehealth consultations may be available to discuss any symptoms. Patients should call the practice in advance to discuss their options. Anyone with respiratory symptoms should always contact the clinic before visiting the practice.
13 Health (13 43 25 84) is a Queensland Health confidential phone service staffed by nurses who can provide information over the phone about your risk factors and testing advice.