A POP-UP testing site for the deadly coronavirus in Ballan has closed and any residents with symptoms across the region are urged to book a screening in Ballarat.
A Ballan service station, westbound on the Western Freeway, was listed as a tier one site when visited by a positive COVID-19 case on July 8.
Ballarat Health Services has advised a pop-up testing site, based at Ballan Railway Station has now closed.
Grampians Public Health Unit, based with BHS, established the pop-up testing to help meet community testing demand.
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Drive-through COVID-19 testing is available in a BHS pop-up clinic at Sebastopol's Marty Busch Reserve and via 4Cyte Pathology in Skipton Street, Redan. Both are bulk-billed and free of charge.
There is also drive-through COVID-19 testing in the Bacchus Marsh Railway Station car-park.
COVID-19 testing is also available by appointment in the UFS Respiratory Clinic off Doveton Street South.
BHS has also reiterated people do not go to the emergency department for COVID-19 testing, and:
- Only leave your home to get the test.
- Return home immediately after the test, and stay home until you receive a negative result.
- If you need food or supplies ask someone who doesn't live with you to go shopping
- Do not let anyone visit you (food and supplies can be left on your doorstep)
- Do not go outside to visit anyone
- If you have a medical emergency call 000
More COVID-19 details from BHS can be found here.
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