As part of our response to COVID-19, we are increasing testing across the Gold Coast.
Who can be tested?
If you have even just one of the COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild, you should be tested. Symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, fatigue, diarrhoea, vomiting or nausea and loss of smell and/or taste. More information about testing is available on the Queensland Health website.
Testing is free
You will not be charged out of pocket expenses if you present to any Queensland Health facility to be assessed for COVID-19 infection.
Gold Coast residents and visitors can be tested for COVID-19 at our free clinics listed below.
For a full list of testing locations, including private and drive through clinics please visit the Queensland Health COVID-19 Testing Page.
|COVID-19 Testing Centres|
Our COVID-19 Testing Centres offer free testing from 9am to 9pm seven days a week.
|Dedicated respiratory clinics run by the Gold Coast Primary Health Network are also available. Some GPs also offer testing from their clinics. Find out more on Gold Coast Primary Health Network's website.|
For more information about testing for coronavirus (COVID-19) in Queensland, visit the Queensland Health Website.
Testing usually involves collecting a swab or swabs from the nose and throat. Staff collecting the swabs will be dressed in protective clothing during the process.
It may take 48-72 hours to get the results. Until people receive a result, they should self-isolate. For more information about self-isolation requirements, visit the Queensland Government website. If your condition worsens while awaiting test results, you should go to the emergency department of your nearest hospital. A member of Gold Coast Health’s infection control team will telephone patients with test results.
Negative test results will be texted to your mobile phone. All people who receive a positive test result will receive further instructions, based on their individual situation.
Please ensure we have your up-to-date phone number, preferably a mobile number. Calls to mobile phones from Gold Coast Health will display as ‘No Caller ID’ and we are unable to leave your test results as a voice message.