Where can I get tested for COVID-19 in Penrith?
In an effort to help control the spread of infection, the Penrith Respiratory Clinic, located in a separate clinic behind Our Medical Home Penrith, is now providing testing for mild-to-moderate respiratory conditions, including COVID-19, influenza and pneumonia.
The Penrith Respiratory Clinic is open 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm and is FREE for everyone without the need for a GP referral. To access the separate respiratory clinic on on 2227 Wolseley Street in Jamisontown, please follow the signs and do not enter the medical centre.
If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, make a clinic booking HERE.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
Patients with any of the following symptoms are strongly encouraged to make an appointment to attend the respiratory clinic:
- Dry cough
- Sore throat
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Shortness of breath
Other symptoms of concern include; loss of taste or smell, aches and pains, headaches, conjunctivitis, diarrhoea, rash on skin or discoloration of fingers or toes.
Self-Isolation after COVID-19 testing
All patients tested for COVID-19 are required to and must self-isolate at their place of residence until test results are provided by medical staff. To ensure the safety of the wider local community, it is important to remain in isolation until a negative test result has been confirmed.
Do you identify as a vulnerable person?
Telehealth consultations are highly recommended for patients who are over 70 years of age, over 50 years and of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background, has a chronic health condition, are pregnant or a parent of a child under 12 months.
To make a telehealth appointment with a General Practitioner, please call 02 8311 3888.
If telehealth is not possible for you, consider booking one of the appointment times at this respiratory clinic online.