COVID-19 Testing

Please refer to NSW Health website for the latest COVID-19 advice.

GP-led Respiratory Clinics

Patients must make an online appointment before attending a GP-led Respiratory Clinic. Patients do not need a referral but will need to show personal identification. Clinics are free of charge to all patients and a medicare card is not required (although you may choose to use one for ID purposes).

Hazelbrook GP Respiratory Clinic

Hazelbrook General Practice
9 Rosedale Avenue, Hazelbrook
Open Monday to Friday for testing from 1.30-5.30pm. (Vaccinations conducted 8.30am-12.30pm bookings via Vaccine Eligibilty Checker)

Book an appointment online (you'll be prompted to register with the booking system, which is free)

There is limited parking for frail and disabled onsite. Patients should park at the nearby shopping centre. The GP Respiratory clinic is set up in demountable buildings located at the rear of Hazelbrook General Practice.

Penrith GP Respiratory Clinic

Our Medical Home, Homemaker Centre
2227 Wolseley Street, Jamisontown
Open Monday to Friday for testing from 9:00am-1.00pm.

Book an appointment online (you'll be prompted to register with the booking system, which is free)

Patients should park in the Our Medical Home carpark and follow the signs to the COVID Respiratory clinic, which is set up behind the Our Medical Home clinic, in a temporary clinical facility.

Windsor GP Respiratory Clinic

2 Kable St, Windsor (previously located at 6 Kable St, Windsor)
Open Monday to Thursday 1:30pm - 5:30pm.

Book an appointment online (you'll be prompted to register with the booking system, which is free)


How are GP Respiratory Clinics different from other COVID-19 testing services?

GP-led Respiratory Clinics are particularly helpful for patients with a respiratory illness that cannot be safely managed by telehealth alone and require a face-to-face consultation, when symptoms are not severe enough to attend a hospital emergency department. In addition to COVID-19 testing, patients who attend this service will receive clinical advice on how to best manage their respiratory symptoms and be referred back to their usual GP for ongoing treatment.

How will I be assessed?

All staff working at the clinic will be in full PPE and where possible, will use a “non-touch” method of clinical assessment. The Clinic will assess people for COVID-19 and when needed, undertake testing.

How will I be notified of my result?

Test results will be provided by phone or SMS (both positive and negative tests), and will also be provided to your nominated regular GP.

Local Hospital COVID-19 Clinics

The Local Health District is operating COVID-19 testing clinics at some hospitals in our region, as well as Drive-Through clinics. The Clinics are for anyone experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Patients should take their Medicare card to assist with the registration process.

Please note these clinics are ONLY for COVID-19 testing.

  • Lithgow Hospital (via main entrance)
  • Nepean Hospital (via West Block entrance)

Follow the signs outside the hospitals rather than entering through the main entrance. A very limited walk-in COVID-19 testing service operates from Nepean Hospital. If you can, attend one of a drive-through clinic, where you can remain in the comfort of your car.

Coronavirus clinics are accessed from outside the hospital. Please do not walk through the hospital to access these services.

Drive-through Clinics

  • Blue Mountains Hospital: Drive-through Clinic (enter via Woodlands Road) view map
  • Penrith Regatta Centre: Drive-through ONLY (enter via Gate B, Old Castlereagh Road, Castlereagh) view map

Operating hours are available on the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District website.

Drive-through clinics are open for vehicular traffic only. Please do not walk-in to these clinics.

How patients can recieve results via sms

If a patient has been tested at one of the COVID-19 Hospital clinics the results will be sent to the patient's mobile, usually within 72 hours.

Please remind patients to register to recieve results. Patients can register by sending the words ‘my result’ to 0488 826 572, a sms will be sent to the registered number to verify identity. There are also instructions on handouts at the Clinics.

Private Pathology Labs in our region

  • Emu Plains: Barratt & Smith Pathology, Unit 2, 100 Old Bathurst Road, Emu Plains. All patients must have a pathology request form for COVID-19 testing prior to making an appointment. Call the COVID-19 Booking Hotline on 1800 026 622 or 9111 3405. By appointment only Monday to Friday. COVID-19 testing is bulkbilled providing medicare card is provided.
  • Richmond: Laverty Pathology Drive-through at Hawkesbury Family Practice, Rear Carpark, 86 Lennox Street, Richmond. Monday to Friday. No request from is required. Patients must show ID and Medicare card to be bulk-billed. Please be aware that patients without a valid Medicare card will incur an out of pocket fee.
  • Windsor: ACL Drive-through, Hawkesbury District Health Service, 2 Day St Windsor. Monday to Friday. No referral required.
  • St Marys: Laverty Pathology Drive-through at St Marys Rugby League Club, 213 Forrester Road, St Marys. Monday to Friday. No request form is required.
  • Penrith: Laverty Pathology Drive-through at 3 Doonmore Rd, Penrith. Monday to Friday. No request form is required.
  • Kingswood: Clinicallabs Drive-through at 142 Bringelly Road (Next to Montgrove College), Kingswood. Monday - Saturday. No request form is required.
  • Vineyard: 4Cyte Pathology Drive-through & Walk-In Clinic at 357 Windsor Road, Vineyard.  Monday - Friday. No referral or booking required.
  • Blaxland: Douglas Hanly Moir Pathology Drive-through Clinic at St John’s Oval St John’s Road 7 days. No referral or booking required.
  • Springwood: Clinical Labs Pathology Drive-through Clinic Springwood Aquatic Centre 11 Plateau Rd. 7 days. No referral or booking required.

Access links to local Private Pathology Labs.

Other Testing Services

Koolyangarra Aboriginal Family Centre

Free testing for all Penrith residents. Both drive-through and walk-up services available. The team will give patients all the information they need and step them through the process. No booking and no call ahead is needed.

Open Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm daily. (CLOSED the Public Holidays).

Koolyangarra Aboriginal Family Centre
Cnr Pendock & Kington Place

A partnership of NSW Health, Nepean Community & Neighbourhood Services (NCNS), and Nepean Blue Mountains Public Health Unit and Aboriginal Health Units to implement FREE COVID-19 testing in your local community, in collaboration with Histopath diagnostic specialists.

Helpful Resources

If you are anxious or feeling stressed, please visit our Mental Health Help website, which has a range of services and support available in our region. People can also ring Beyond Blue’s dedicated Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service on 1800 512 348 to talk with a trained counsellor.