Testing and screening 

 If you are a patient or client being cared for by our hospitals or services you will need to follow current testing requirements. Where permitted, visitors to our sites also need to get screened and may need to get tested.



If you have an upcoming hospital admission your doctor or health care professional will let you know about any testing requirements ahead of your appointment. 

For more information about COVID-19 and testing, see:


Visitors may be asked to provide proof of vaccination and produce a negative RAT result from the day of arrival.
If visiting a high risk area, e.g. transplant ward, haematology unit, oncology ward, renal dialysis unit), your RAT should be undertaken prior to each visit.

Visitors who have recovered from COVID-19 in the past twelve weeks will need to provide proof of infection (State Government text message or email) upon arrival at our hospital. However, they will not need to provide proof of a negative RAT. Please do not visit our hospital if you are a close contact. You may not visit until seven days after your isolation period is complete.

Community and disability services

Clients, residents and visitors may be required to undergo rapid antigen testing, upon arrival at one of our sites or services.
More information for clients.  

Healthcare at Home

Patients who are cared for in their home by St John of God Healthcare at Home will need to be screened before our caregivers enter your home. We may require proof of a negative rapid antigen test. More information for patients

Isolating after testing

It is recommended you isolate from the time of testing until you are admitted for your procedure (no matter what the results of the tests are).
If you are dependent on a carer, your carer should also get tested and then isolate with you, prior to your admission to hospital.
Should you become symptomatic after a negative test, you will need to retest.


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