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COVID Rapid Response Swabbing Clinic at GSHS (Leongatha Hospital)

Updated: Jan 7, 2021

Update 7/1/21 7:55am:

Appointments are now needed for COVID swabbing. Please call 5654 2777 during regular business hours to make an appointment. Drive-thru swabbing will take place at the Leongatha Hospital Primary Health entrance this Thursday and Friday between 9am and 2pm.

Update 5/1/21 8:10am

The COVID Swabbing Clinic is open today at the Leongatha Hospital from 9am to 4pm. No appointment necessary.

Update 3/1/21 3pm:

DHHS have a "Call-to-Test" service for people who have COVID symptoms and cannot leave home due to injury, mobility or other eligible reasons. Please call 1800 675 398 and select option 9. For more information please visit

Update 3/1/21 9:40am:

We are open for testing and currently no wait time. DHHS have posted a large number of exposure sites in Lakes Entrance overnight, for details please visit

Update 2/1/21 5:15pm:

The COVID testing site has been closed early due to the weather and will reopen tomorrow morning at 8:30am. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Update 2/1/21 4pm:

Due to the risk of lightning strikes we are shutting the COVID testing site for now for the safety of our staff and clients. Please keep checking back here for updates.

Update 2/1/21 11:45am:

Wait time is currently around 30 minutes.

Update 1/1/21 1:40pm:

Due to the large demand, anyone presenting for swabbing after 4pm will be asked to return in the morning. Current wait times are approximately 2 hours. Please make sure you come prepared for the wait ie water, snacks etc. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

A COVID Rapid Response Swabbing Clinic is available from 8.30am to 6.00pm from Friday 1st January – Monday 4th January (Inclusive) and Tuesday, 5th January from 9am to 6pm (updated) at Gippsland Southern Health Service, Leongatha Hospital.

No appointment is needed. Clients will need to enter at the rear of the hospital via the rear access road off Sloane Ave and will be directed towards a marquee that has been set up for testing.

People with COVID-19 may experience fever, flu-like symptoms such as coughing, sore throat, fatigue and shortness of breath.

What do I need to bring with me?

You need to bring your Medicare card and the details of your usual General Practitioner (GP) and/or GP practice, if you have one. If you don't have a Medicare card then bring one form of identification, like your driver's licence or student ID.


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