COVID-19 Clinician Information
Requesting COVID-19 Testing
Dorevitch Pathology offers fast and convenient support for medical practitioners offering consultations for COVID-19.
a) If performing a face-to-face consultation, give the patient a completed hard copy request form and direct them to attend a COVID-19 testing location.
As per public health guidelines, patients are required to self isolate until a negative result is received. Patients should be advised by their GP regarding release from isolation.
Where to send your patients for testing
Complementing our dedicated COVID-19 collection centres, we have a number of drive-through COVID-19 testing locations. Drive-through collection is by far the easiest, safest and most convenient way for people to be tested for COVID-19.
Children of all ages can be tested at our drive-through clinics.
Drive-through locations can only be attended by vehicle, we cannot accept foot traffic.
Walk in patients must attend a dedicated COVID-19 collection centre.
What if my patient requires another test as well?
If you have requested a COVID-19 test along with a blood test (e.g. Full Blood Count), your patient should attend a dedicated COVID-19 collection centre for both blood test and COVID-19 swab collection.
Alternatively, please advise your patient to attend one of our COVID-19 testing locations for a COVID-19 test first and, following receipt of a negative COVID-19 result, attend a Dorevitch Pathology collection centre for the blood test.
Please be aware that patients without a valid Medicare card will incur an out of pocket fee.
If you have not received your COVID-19 results after 72 hours.
Please contact our Client Care team on 03 9244 0444 – option 1 then option 2.
7 Days a Week 8:00am – 6:00pm
Important note regarding the COVID-19 vaccination status of our people
As part of a leading healthcare company, Dorevitch Pathology recognises that we have a duty of care to protect both the public and our people, particularly vulnerable people, those at higher risk of more serious illness or who are unable to be vaccinated themselves.
To help keep our people, patients and communities safe, in addition to adhering to relevant public health orders, our parent company Healius has introduced a mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy across its business, including Dorevitch Pathology. This policy covers all our people working for Dorevitch Pathology.
Our vaccination policy is in addition to a number of other COVID-19 safety measures we have put in place to ensure the health and wellbeing of our people and patients, including the use of personal protective equipment, such as masks and gowns, and enhanced cleaning of our facilities