Coronavirus testing and vaccination

COVID-19 Testing

We test at the following sites

Victoria University, 233-235 Hoppers Lane, Werribee, enter via Gate 5

Monday to Sunday: 8am – 5pm

Other information

All test sites are drive through clinics, no walk-ups possible at the moment. You will need to bring your Medicare card or if you don’t have one, bring a valid form of identification.

Please note: The access road to IPC Health Wyndham Vale (Borden Drv) will be closed due to roadworks from mid January 2022 for approximately two months (weather depending). Detours and traffic management will be in place. Be prepared for possible delays in accessing the testing site.

Please be aware that during extreme weather conditions testing sites might have to close early. Anyone not accepted at a site is due to site being at capacity. Closing time is also subject to wait times. Openings times will continue to be reviewed depending on demand.

If you can’t get to our drive-through testing sites by car, please contact the Coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398 (open 24 hours, 7 days).

Results currently will be notified within 2-3 days. Results may take longer during peak testing periods.

Please email covidresults@ipchealth.com.au if you have not received your results on the fourth business day after your test.

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COVID-19 Vaccination

We vaccinate at the following sites

We are now providing vaccinations for children aged 5-11 years. They must prebook by calling or emailing, as below.

For appointments at the GP Clinics at Deer Park and Wyndham Vale, please call our dedicated line on 7037 2108 (Monday to Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm) to check your eligibility and to make a booking. Please only call this number and not our main phone lines so that those seeking urgent medical care can be assisted in a timely manner.

If you can’t get through on the booking phone number, please email covid.vaccinations@ipchealth.com.au

If you do not have a Medicare card, please call the Victorian Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398 to make a booking.

We are now providing vaccinations for children aged 5-11 as well as third doses for people aged 16-17 years. We also accept walk ups for ages 5 and over.

Caroline Springs Leisure Centre

9-19 The Parade, Caroline Springs 3023

Enter via the basketball courts end

– Monday to Wednesday: 10am – 5pm

– Thursday and Friday: 12pm – 7pm

– Saturdays and Sundays: 9am – 4pm

Bookings must be made through the Victorian Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398 or the Book your vaccine appointment page. Please note that our IPC Health campuses are unable to make amendments for bookings at the IPC Health Vaccination Hub at Caroline Springs Leisure Centre.

Together with Western Health, we are opening a new vaccination hub from Monday 11 April. No appointments are needed, walk in only.

Koomail Tardy Community Centre

Community Rooms 1 and 2, 117 Alcock Rd, Truganina 3029

– Monday to Wednesday: 10am – 4pm

– Thursday to Friday: 12pm – 6pm

– Saturday to Sunday: 9.30am – 3.30pm

If you have special requirements and can’t visit a vaccination centre, at-home appointments are available.

To make a booking for a first or second dose of COVID-19 vaccine, call the COVID-19 hotline on 1800 675 398.

For more information: COVID-19 vaccination at home | Coronavirus Victoria

Information about COVID-19 vaccinations

For more information about COVID vaccinations in Victoria: www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/getting-vaccinated

For more information on booster shots: COVID-19 booster advice

Watch a video from local GPs (incl. from IPC Health) on COVID vaccinations: Wyndham City – Vaccines work | Facebook

Watch a video in your own language from community leaders on COVID vaccinations: Goodbye COVID – North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network (nwmphn.org.au)

Actions to keep our staff and community safe 

Safety procedures are in place

We have changed the way we do things during the Coronavirus pandemic and a number of measures are in place to stop the spread of the virus, including physical distancing and hand hygiene guidelines and extra cleaning.

When you make an appointment, it will be assessed if it will be through face to face or through telehealth options (over the phone or video call).

We will send you a message before the appointment to check if you are well and we will also screen upon arrival to make sure we are keeping you and our staff safe.

There is now a limit of one person to come along with you to your appointment.

All staff on campus or providing off site services will be wearing a surgical mask. Clients will also be required to wear a surgical mask upon entry to a campus and will be provided one upon entry if they don’t have one.

Should you come to your appointment?

If you or a close family member have had close contact with someone who has confirmed coronavirus, have been tested and are still waiting results or been requested by the Department of Health to be tested, you must self-isolate for the requested period and your appointment will be rescheduled for when you are well.

If you or anyone in your family has any symptoms (fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, loss of sense of smell or taste, headache, nausea, diarrhoea, myalgia (muscle pain), you should not attend and reschedule your appointment.

This will help stop the spread.

If you think you need medical attention, call your GP or the hotline 1800 675 398 and they will instruct you on next steps.

Counselling Support

Are you feeling stressed?

Head to Health services provide free and confidential counselling.

An IPC Health counsellor can help. They will conduct the session over the phone or via digital video call so you can remain in the comfort of your own home.

There are videos in Vietnamese, Hindi, Dinka, Cantonese and Mandarin with messages about the importance of mental health and ‘Get Vaccinated to Defeat COVID-19’ can be found.

More information about the coronavirus

Keep up to date with IPC Health information

IPC Health will endeavour to ensure minimum disruption to services. As this is a rapidly changing situation, we will communicate as early as possible with regard to any changes to our services.