With a number of active cases of COVID-19 in the region, we need to remain vigilant in responding as a community to minimise spread, and ensure infections are detected and contained quickly.
The delta strain is very infectious. It is can spread easily and rapidly before someone even knows they have it.
Find out what to do if:
- You test positive for COVID-19
- If you are a close contact of a person diagnosed with COVID-19
- If you think you have visited an exposure site – note public exposure sites are no longer published and a new alert system is in place
COVID testing clinic
If you require a COVID-19 test, please pre-register and make an appointment at our drive-through clinic on Florence Lane.
The clinic is currently operating by appointment only from 9.00 am to 12 noon, Monday to Saturday. Enter and exit via Nightingale Street.
Operating hours may vary as activity is scaled up or down based on community demand. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for changes.
How to make an appointment
We have introduced a two-step process to streamline bookings and help save time at the drive-through testing site.
- Step 1 – Complete the COVID-19 Testing Registration Form at testtracker.covid19.dhhs.vic.gov.au/citizen-prefil
- Step 2 – Phone MDHS on 5461 0300 between 8.30 am and 5.00 pm to make your appointment at the drive-through clinic.
You must be in a vehicle to be tested. Please let the team know if you need any special assistance at the time of booking.
Don’t forget to bring your Medicare card and mobile phone to your appointment for easy check-in and registration.
It is important you arrive at your appointment on time to keep things running smoothly.
Tips for drive-through testing
- Drive slowly as you enter and exit
- Look out for pedestrians, clinical staff or other traffic, including ambulances.
- Remain in your car while in the queue
- Be careful not to obstruct access to the ambulance station or block drive-ways
- Wait until you receive notification from a staff member
- Drive to the testing area/marquee
- Turn your engine off and place the car in park
- Leave your face mask on until you are instructed to remove it for the test
- Return home immediately after your test
- Stay at home and isolate yourself until you receive your results.
Community Vaccination Hub
In partnership with Central Goldfields Shire Council, we are running a Community Vaccination Hub. We encourage all residents to come forward and receive the FREE vaccine today.
The vaccination hub is located at the Central Goldfields Shire Community Hub, 48 Burns Street, Maryborough. It is part of the Station Domain Precinct, just near the Old Technical College.
The clinic is open for afternoon appointments. Do not attend the Community Vaccination Hub if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.
How to book
Call 5461 0300 between 8.30 am and 5.00 pm on weekdays to make an appointment.
When you call, our team will assist you to book in for the vaccine that you are eligible to receive.
This is NOT a walk-in service. You must make a booking to receive a vaccine.
Parking is available around the Station Domain Precinct.
Which vaccine am I eligible to receive?
The vaccine is delivered according to the Victorian Government’s Department of Health recommendations. Please click here for further information on which vaccine you can receive. You can also take the Australian Governments COVID Vaccination Eligibility Checker to determine which vaccine you can receive.
GP-led Vaccination Clinic
MDHS has been working collaboratively with the local GP Clinics and these clinics run weekday mornings. When you call 5461 0300 to make a booking, we can assist to make a time that suits you best.
Community forum COVID-19 update
With a number of active COVID-19 cases in the community, Maryborough District Health Service is urging all community members to stay COVIDSafe and get vaccinated if they can, to protect children and vulnerable members of the community.
We hosted an online information session on Thursday 4 November 2021 to keep the community informed of the current situation and answer any questions you might have.
The forum included an update and discussion from the following speakers:
- Nickola Allan, CEO, Maryborough District Health Service
- Meagan Thomas, Current Operations Lead, Grampians Public Health Unit
- Dr Aaron Bloch, Medical lead, Grampians Public Health Unit
- David Sutton, Principal, Maryborough Education Centre
View the forum below or watch the broadcast and share via the Maryborough District Health Service Facebook page.