Melton Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing Clinic
Are you worried that you might have COVID 19?
We have two options that can help you stay safe (all with short waiting times):
- Phone: The Melton Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing Clinic Hotline on 5367 2000 and follow the prompts
Once you have been tested, please go home and isolate.
Aggression will not be tolerated, please show patience & respect to our staff.
Melton Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing Clinic
195-209 Barries Road,
The Melton Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing Clinic hours are:
(these normal operational hours may change due to DH requirements and weather conditions)
Western Health has a testing clinic at 195-209 Barries Road, Melton West.
Monday - Friday: 8:30am - Last test 4:00pm
Saturday - Sunday: 9am - Last test 4.30pm
To keep updated on any changes to Melton Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing Clinic hours, information is also available via our Facebook Page:
Fever Clinic Bacchus Marsh has ceased as from Wednesday 24/06/2020.
If you are presenting for COVID-19 swabbing only, please go directly to the Melton drive through respiratory testing clinic
Please note: you will only be swabbed if you meet the current DHHS criteria.
Screening on Entry
Visiting our health service
Due to physical distancing requirements, visitor restrictions remain in place at Western Health.
If the reasons stated below apply please read the table and you must call before visiting the health facility.
In COVID Active, visitation is restricted to the following reasons only:
- Care and Support for physical and emotional wellbeing including mental health (as defined in the Mental Health Act 2014)
- Parents of children aged under 18
- For language support
- End-of-life care and life-threatening conditions
- Carer training; to learn to support a patient who is being discharged
- Support person for maternity patient
- Accompanying a patient to Urgent Care, if necessary
We understand these restrictions are very difficult for our patients and their loved ones. These guidelines are in place to keep our patients, staff, visitors and communities safe.
Restrictions for specified purposes.
Parents/guardians of a child who is a patient in hospital
2 parents/guardians allowed, unlimited time
Emotional or social support
To provide emotional or social support to a patient if this cannot be done electronically this also includes:
2 people, unlimited time as required to provide support
|Critical and end of life care|
To visit a patient whose medical condition is life threatening, is dying and/or receiving end of life care
2 people at one time, unlimited time
A partner or support person for a pregnant woman or patient in birthing or a maternity ward
1 person for a pregnant women or patient in a maternity ward, between 8am to 8pm for an unlimited time
2 support people for a patient in birthing
Urgent Care and Outpatients
Support for a patient attending urgent care department or outpatient clinic if necessary to support provision of care
1 person, unlimited time if necessary to support provision of care and space permitting
The visitor is learning to support the patient's care upon discharge
2 people, unlimited time
One person who is picking up a patient following a procedure.
Visitors should not wait within WH premises during the procedure.
Residential Aged Care
No visitors are permitted into aged care or other sensitive settings, except for end-of-life reasons or other specified purposes.
Two visitors per resident, these visitors can be from different households.
End-of-life care has no visitor restrictions.
Please call to pre-book your visiting time before arriving at the facility
|Appointments and Clinics||Patient clinics to transition to Telehealth where clinically appropriate.|
Visitors are prohibited from entering Western Health if they:
Have tested positive for COVID-19; or
Are awaiting COVID-19 test results; or
Have returned to Australia from overseas in the last 14 days; or
Have been released from hotel quarantine in the last 14 days; or
Have returned to Victoria from a DHHS designated red zone or orange zone within the last 14 days; or
Have been identified as a primary close contact1 or secondary close contact2 of someone who has COVID-19 within the last 14 days; or
Have visited a DHHS listed case exposure or outbreak site3 within the last 14 days; or
Have worked in or volunteered at a hotel quarantine site and/ or other port of entry in the last 14 days; or
Has a temperature higher than 37.5°C OR chills; or
Has symptoms of a cold or a cough such as:
breathing difficulties such as breathlessness
fatigue or tiredness
loss of taste or smell
1 Primary close contact is someone who has had face-to-face contact (for more than 15 minutes) or spent time in a closed space (for more than two hours) with someone who has COVID-19 while they were infectious OR someone who has been in an outbreak or other setting where there is a higher risk of transmission of COVID-19
2Secondary close contact means someone who has had face-to-face contact with a primary close contact as least 24 hours after them being exposed to COVID-19
3DHHS listed case exposure or outbreak sites are listed here https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/case-locations-and-outbreaks-covid-19
For those allowed to visit a patient, the following guidelines must be followed :
Visitor name, contact details, time of arrival and the patient they are visiting will be recorded by Security upon entry
Visitors must stay in the patient’s room at all times and limit movement around the building. They can make quick trips to the bathroom or to purchase food.
Visitors should minimise the consumption of food/drinks during their visit.
Visitors over 12 years will be provided with a single use mask when entering the hospital if they do not have their own surgical mask. For those who cannot wear a mask, a face shield will be provided. Visitors should wear the mask or shield throughout the visit until they exit the hospital
Visitors must maintain social distancing requirements. There should be no physical contact, keeping a distance of at least 1.5 meters or two arm’s length between themselves and the patient, as well as staff
Visitors should limit the number of personal items that they bring into the hospital when they visit. This will reduce the number of unwanted germs they bring into the hospital and take back home with them
When the visit is over, visitors should leave the hospital and avoid spending time in public areas, including waiting areas, cafeterias and vending areas. Visitors should leave through their point of entry and report to security so the time of departure can be noted. Single use masks should be discarded upon leaving the hospital in the bins provided
Visitors should wash their hands with soap or use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser after using the lifts, holding railings and every time they enter or exit a patient room
Visitors should use a tissue and cover their mouth when they cough or sneeze, or cough or sneeze in to their elbow
Isolating at Home with COVID-19
Our Hospital in the Home team can offer nursing and medical support while monitoring your illness in your home.
Latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
As this is a rapidly changing situation, please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website for the latest updates, including advice on symptoms and precautions.