COVID-19 Testing at Medical Hub @ RMIT
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.
This has been particularly helpful to those travelling 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.
6 easy steps to get tested
Step 1: Simply schedule a 15 appointment with the Practice Nurse by calling 03 9999-2778.
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 in full PPE
Step 4: Our Practice nurse will take a brief history and undertake the COVID-19 swab
Step 5: Settle account at reception and go straight home
Step 6: 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 Polymerase Chain Reaction 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 36 – 48 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