A clinic screening people with risk factors for COVID-19 has been set up at Gosford and Wyong hospitals as part of our ongoing response to diagnose and slow any spread of COVID-19 in the community.
Should you be tested for COVID-19?
The answer is yes if you have one or more of the following symptoms:
- Sore/scratchy throat
Or the unexplained onset of one or more of the following symptoms:
- Loss of smell
- Loss of taste
- Loss of appetite
- Runny nose
- Muscle pain
- Joint pain
If you do not have any of these symptoms, you do not need to be tested.
If you do not have symptoms but have questions about your health, please call your GP or Healthdirect on 1800 022 222.
If your child is under 5 years and needs to be tested for COVID-19 you should attend your local GP or nearest emergency department so a full medical assessment can be undertaken. Only children 5 years and over can be tested at our COVID-19 clinics.
More information on testing criteria can be found on the NSW Government’s website:
How do I organise testing?
STEP ONE: Phone ahead.
People must phone ahead of attending the COVID-19 clinic to book an appointment.
Anyone who attends the clinic without a booking may be asked to wait, or may be instructed to go home and return for an appointment. This is to minimise waiting times and the risk of infection to others.
The Gosford COVID-19 clinic can be contacted on 4320 5055, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and 10am to 4pm on weekends. Please note, phones are unattended between 12.30pm and 1.30pm daily to ensure extensive cleaning can be completed.
The Wyong COVID-19 clinic can be contacted on 4394 9200, 9am to 5pm everyday.
STEP TWO: Get tested.
The COVID-19 clinic is at 75 Holden Street Gosford, adjacent to the Gosford Hospital P2 car park.
The COVID-19 clinic is located at Building C (opposite the Health Services Building) at Wyong Hospital.
In addition to our clinics, Central Coast Primary Care operates a Respiratory Clinic for COVID-19 testing located in Erina.
How do I find out more?
A one-stop website with information and advice for the community and health professionals is available at:
This website is updated daily and includes FAQs about COVID-19 and the best ways for the community to protect themselves and their families.