New COVID-19 Clinic in Joondalup has strict testing criteria

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People wanting to attend the new COVID-19 Clinic on Regents Park Rd in Joondalup still need to meet strict testing criteria. File picture

A COVID-19 Clinic for northern suburbs residents, who still must satisfy strict criteria before they can be tested, will open in Joondalup tomorrow.

Joondalup Health Campus deputy chief executive officer Amanda Ling said the JHC COVID-19 Clinic would be located on the ground floor, nearest to the Regents Park Rd (off Grand Bvd) entry with parking in car park P4.

The entry point will be along the outside walkway between Specialist Medical Centre West and the back entrance to the Physiotherapy Department. 

People do not need to enter the hospital to gain access to the clinic. 

Dr Ling said the clinic would run from 8am to 8pm and would only test people who meet the current case definition criteria set by the Department of Health and updated on their website at https://healthywa.wa.gov.au/Articles/A_E/COVID-clinics

Currently, criteria for testing includes having  a fever and or respiratory symptoms such as shortness of breath, cough or sore throat AND documented evidence of:

  • overseas travel in the last 14 days (provide boarding pass or flight booking or airline bag tag with name and date of travel) OR 
  • close contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case (provide name of case).

Dr Ling said after testing, people should remain isolated at home until they receive their test results from PathWest and further medical advice.

“People who don’t meet the case definition (as above) will not be tested and asked to self-monitor for symptoms.”

Anyone who is unsure about whether they should attend a clinic should call the Coronavirus Hotline for advice on 1800 020 080.