COVID-19 Testing at Medical Hub @ RMIT
Covid-19 Testing at Medical Hub @RMIT is now open on weekends until Christmas from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm (Only for Asymptomatic testing)
Need a negative COVID Test to travel or for work?
We continue to encourage anyone experiencing respiratory symptoms to be tested at a DHHS testing centre (not Medical Hub @ RMIT) and stay at home.
- Due to demand, the team at the Medical hub @ RMIT are now offering screening of asymptomatic patients for a private fee of $160 + GST.
- Weekend travel requiring results/certificate on weekend, additional $40+GST fee.
- Weekend tests $200+GST
This has been particularly helpful to those travelling internationally / overseas who require a negative COVID-19 test to be granted entry into their destination. There is no Medicare or other rebate on this fee.
7 easy steps to get tested
Step 1: Simply schedule a 15 appointment with the Practice Nurse by calling 03 9999-2778 or by making a booking here.
Step 2: Attend for your appointment, answer some screening questions and have your temperature checked at reception. Please wear a mask.
Step 3: Wait at the front of the practice for our Practice Nurse to greet you.
Step 4: Our Practice nurse will take a brief history.
Step 5: Our Pathology collector will undertake the COVID-19 swab
Step 6: Settle account at reception
Step 7: Our Practice Nurse will contact you when the results are finalised and email you a copy of the results and a certificate. You are welcome to collect a hard copy if you do not have access to a printer, as a hard copy will be required to fly. Schedule a telehealth consultation with the practice nurse for 2 days time for your results. Expected turn around times for results are up to 48 hours, although this may vary depending on Victorian testing volumes at the time. A certificate will be issued and a copy of the results attached and emailed to you.
Travelling to or through the United Arab Emirates
As announced by Etihad and Emirates airlines, all passengers flying to or through Dubai must present a negative COVID-19 test to be admitted onto their flight. There are four main conditions that a traveller must fulfil to fly:
- Your certificate must be printed, SMS will not be accepted
- The type of test performed must be a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
- The test must be taken a maximum of 96 hours before departure (excluding children under 12 and passengers who have a moderate to severe disability)
- The test must be performed at a designated laboratory
Medical Hub @ RMIT meets all of the above conditions, which we will expand upon below.
Medical Hub @ RMIT provides a certificate that will be emailed to you as soon as we have your test results back. You can print this certificate and take it to your flight.
Polymerase Chain Reaction Tests
The tests that Medical Hub @ RMIT provide are real time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests (in contrast to serology antibody tests).
96 hours before departure
Medical Hub @ RMIT has the capacity, depending on Victorian testing volumes at the time, to provide test results within 24 – 36 hours of the swab being administered.
In Australia Medical Hub @ RMIT is considered a trusted and certified provider and are able to provide reliable test results for flights.
Anyone with respiratory symptoms should stay at home and get tested through the government programme.
We are conveniently located in Melbourne CBD. If you require an asymptomatic COVID-19 test in Melbourne’s CBD then please book in and stop by.
RMIT University, Building 8 Level 3/368-374 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000