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COVID-19 PCR for Travellers (including same day COVID-19 PCR results)

COVID-19 PCR CBD Doctors Melbourne

CBD Doctors Melbourne offers asymptomatic COVID-19 drive-thru / walk-thru testing in the Melbourne CBD this includes testing for travel or work.

For those travelling to China, we are now offering COVID-19 swab and IgM antibody blood tests.

Laboratory results may take between 24 – 48 hours (particularly on weekends and public holidays), and you will be charged an additional $100 directly by the laboratory (in addition to our fees).  However we do provide same day results. We are able to issue results on the same day if your test is taken between 9am and 10am.

Same day test results may not be suitable for interstate travellers (Sydney and Brisbane).

We are able to provide tests and same day results for businesses and contractors (fee applies).

Please note: currently you still need to book a telephone consultation with a doctor.

FOR TRAVELLERS TO COUNTRIES OTHER THAN CHINA:

  1. Register as a patient at CBD Doctors Melbourne via Hotdoc online.
  2. Book an appointment with a doctor via Hotdoc – over the phone (Telehealth)
  3. Your doctor will call you and book your test at the most appropriate time. Depending on your travel destination test are conducted 2 or 3 days prior to travel.
  4. Some countries like Germany and Denmark have requirements that the result is not older than 48 hours prior to landing. We will provide results to these travellers on the same day to meet these requirements.
  5. Your results and your doctor’s certificate will be e-mailed to you. Please check your junk inbox folder.

Tests are conducted twice daily at 10am and 3pm.

Cost: $300 ($350 on weekends and public holidays). Please note if you cancel your test after your doctor consultation you will be charged $100.

FOR INTERSTATE TRAVELLERS:

  • Please follow the Department of Health and Human Services Victoria zoning recommendations (green, orange and red).
  • Same day test results may not be suitable for interstate travellers.
  • Whilst we provide provide COVID-19 tests without queues laboratory results may take around 24 hours.
  • Please isolate until your result is available.
  • Cost: $200 ($250 on weekends and public holidays). Please note if you cancel your test after your doctor consultation you will be charged $100.

We accept Alipay, Wechat pay, VISA, Mastercard over the phone and mobile banking via PayID. Our prefer payment is via mobile banking with PayID (ABN number 29239965463).

FOR TRAVELLERS TO CHINA:

For those who require it we have mandarin speaking doctors and staff.

  1. Register as a patient at CBD Doctors Melbourne via Hotdoc online.
  2. Book an appointment with a doctor via Hotdoc – over the phone (Telehealth).
  3. Your doctor will book your test at 9 am the next day or any other day which is appropriate.
  4. A doctor/nurse would take your swab and blood for testing.
  5. Your blood test result will be available in approx. 30 min.
  6. Your swab test result will be available within 24 hours.
  7. Your results and certificate will be e-mailed to you on the same day when the PCR result is available. Please check your junk inbox folder.
  8. A receipt will be sent to you so you can lodge a claim through your health insurance (you may be eligible to receive $75 back from your insurer).

Cost: $200 ($250 on weekends and public holidays) for both PCR and IgM test. Full amount is PAID ON THE DAY OF YOUR CONSULTATION. Please note if you cancel your test after your doctor consultation you will be charged $100.

We accept Alipay, Wechat pay, VISA, Mastercard over the phone and mobile banking via PayID. Our prefer payment is via mobile banking with PayID (ABN number 29239965463).

Our tests are conducted by our doctors who have years of experience in taking nasopharyngeal swabs (they can be unpleasant). The method used is a polymerase chain reaction (PCR).

We continue to have direct communication with the different embassies to ensure that the certificates provided meet their requirements.

It is a quick and smooth process conducted under strict infection protocols to maximise the protection for both our other patients and our staff. Even those patients who come for asymptomatic testing are restricted and do not enter the building.

Please note:

  • Our reception cannot book your COVID-19 test for you (travel or work). You will need to book your appointment with a doctor online for your initial screening (telehealth).
  • You can also book directly via Hotdoc “COVID-19 for travellers” appointment. Please only book this if you are 100% certain that your test date is accurate for your travel needs.  One of our doctors will call you to confirm.
  • You are expected to pay on the day of your phone consultation.

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Arrival for your test:

  • Please arrive at 53 Queen Street, Melbourne. At the time of your appointment please remain downstairs near the bus stop, our doctors will come downstairs to test you.
  • You will be tested while downstairs near the bus stop. PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE BUILDING.
  • There is paid parking out the front.
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