COVID-19 Information

Seymour Health provides a range of services to support and care for our local community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Services include provision of COVID-19 testing and monitoring at home for people (eligibility criteria applies) who have tested positive to COVID-19. For further information on each of these services, please click on the tabs below.

COVID-19 Testing Clinic

Prior to receiving any COVID 19 test, community members need to complete the Department’s Test Tracker.

We encourage community members to complete the Victorian Department of Health’s COVID-19 testing registration form. You can access the form using this link. ‘Test Tracker’ is a digital testing program that uses QR codes and digital forms to link a test participant to a unique ID number. This unique number is used throughout the entire testing process, from the test site, to the pathology lab and communication of test results. This aims to improve manual processes and data integrity in the COVID 19 response.

Seymour Health’s COVID-19 Testing Clinic provides free COVID-19 PCR testing and distributes Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) to people who meet testing criteria.
If you are able, please register online for a URN prior to attending for a test. This will decrease the time you spend waiting for your test.

Anyone who has the following symptoms, however mild, should get tested for COVID-19:
• fever
• chills or sweats
• cough
• sore throat
• shortness of breath
• runny nose
• loss or change in sense of smell or taste
• headache, muscle soreness, stuffy nose, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea.

You also need to be tested if you are a household or household like contact of a person with COVID-19. To see who meets this definition, please click here.
To get further advice, call the 24-hour Coronavirus Hotline 1800 675 398 or your doctor.

The Seymour Health COVID-19 Testing clinic is open for RAT collection 9am – 4pm Monday – Friday.
PCR testing 1:30 – 3:30 Monday – Friday.
Phone Number: 0436345573

Who should get tested for COVID-19: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/getting-tested
COVID-19 Testing Registration: https://wdhs.net/v2/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Testing-Registration-Information-Poster-A4-Walk-in-sites-24.8.2021_75937.pdf
Where to get tested for COVID-19: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/where-get-tested-covid-19
Reporting your Rapid Antigen Test Result: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/report
What to do it you test positive to COVID-19 https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/checklist-cases
What to do if you have been told you are a contact of a COVID-19 positive case: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/checklist-contacts

COVID-19 positive home monitoring

COVID-19 positive in-home monitoring is a non-admitted model of care for people who have been identified as being COVID-19 positive. Once a positive PCR test is reported to the Department of Health by a pathology provider or a positive Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) is registered online by a consumer the details of the COVID-19 positive person are put into a database. This is then distributed to health services to advise them of who may require in home monitoring.

The monitoring team from the relevant health service will then make contact with adult COVID-19 positive people in order to assess their health and social needs to see if they require ongoing monitoring. COVID-19 positive people have the right to opt in or out of the monitoring service. The service uses a combination of text messaging, phone calls and telehealth (where required) to monitor and treat COVID-19 symptoms, organise everyday needs (such as shopping or medications), give information and advice, and refer for further treatment as required.

COVID-19 positive patients under the age of 18 will only receive a phone call if they have been marked as a priority based on the information that is reported at the time of their positive test. Otherwise patients under the age of 18 will receive a text message outlining how they can manage COVID-19 at home and providing them with a number to call if they are feeling unwell and require further assistance.

Seymour Health monitors the needs of COVID-19 positive patients from parts of the Mitchell, Murrindindi and Strathbogie shires.

Towns in our catchment include:

  • Seymour
  • Tallarook
  • Puckapunyal
  • Avenel
  • Nagambie
  • Yea
  • Flowerdale
  • Kinglake
  • plus many others

If you fall outside our catchment you will be contacted by a different COVID-19 positive at home monitoring service who will assess your ongoing monitoring needs.

The Seymour Health COVID-19 at Home Monitoring team are available by phone on 57936114 or 0409836586.

Our phone lines are manned from 8.30am – 4.30pm, seven days a week

What to do if you test positive to COVID-19 https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/checklist-cases

What to do if you have been told you are a contact of a COVID-19 positive case: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/checklist-contacts

Managing COVID-19 at Home https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/managing-covid-19-home