COVID-19 Clinics and Testing Centres

Visit the Testing for COVID-19 page for information on who is eligible to get tested and how (including information for people entering SA from NSW, ACT or Victoria). If you meet the criteria for testing for COVID-19, there are a range of testing options available.

You do not need a referral to visit most dedicated COVID-19 and Respiratory clinics.

You require a 'referral form’ from your GP to access drive-through and home testing services.

Metropolitan testing

Respiratory clinics (no referral required, by appointment)

Respiratory clinics do not test people without symptoms (e.g. people arrived from interstate with no symptoms who are required to get tested). Covered by Medicare, all ages, bookings essentials:

Metropolitan COVID-19 clinics (no referral required)

Metropolitan mobile and pop-up clinics (no referral or booking required, all ages)

  • Adelaide - Victoria Park/Pakapakanthi, access via Wakefield Road (left-hand turn only) (8.00 am to 6.00 pm, 7 days). For cars and motorbikes only (no walk-ins or cyclists).
  • Aldinga GP Plus Health Care Centre, Pridham Boulevard (8.00 am to 4.00 pm, 7 days). For cars and motorbikes only (no walk-ins or cyclists).
  • Port Adelaide - Harts Mill Car Park, Mundy Street (8.30 am - 4.00 pm, 7 days). SA Pathology mobile testing vans. Capacity is limited.

Metropolitan drive-through collection centres

You will need a ‘referral form’ from your GP or SA Health to access drive-through testing.

Other metropolitan book-in testing options

You will need a ‘referral form’ from your GP or SA Health to access these services. Some providers offer drive through testing. Book a test directly:

Metropolitan home testing

Patients need a referral from their GP to access home testing services. SA Pathology offers a dedicated metropolitan Adelaide Domiciliary Service for testing in people's home.

Regional testing

Regional respiratory clinics

Respiratory clinics do not test people without symptoms (e.g. people arrived from interstate with no symptoms who are required to get tested). Covered by Medicare, all ages, bookings essentials:

Regional COVID-19 Clinics

Some regional clinics may require you to make an appointment or get a referral from your GP before attending. Visit the links for further information:

Regional drive-through testing

You will need a ‘referral form’ from your GP or SA Health to access drive-through testing.

Essential Worker drive-through testing

SA Pathology’s mobile collection services provides free COVID-19 testing for interstate truck drivers and interstate travellers requiring swabs. No booking required.

  • Tailem Bend - Tasco Caltex Tailem Bend Roadhouse, 8786 Princes Highway 
  • Yamba Quarantine Station, National Highway A20, Yamba 

Other regional book-in testing options

You will need a ‘referral form’ from your GP or SA Health to access these services. Some providers offer drive through testing. Book a test:

Regional home testing

Patients need a referral from their GP to access home testing services.

Cost of COVID-19 tests

There is no cost to Medicare eligible patients for COVID-19 testing if you are tested at SA Health or PHN facilities.

Private providers may charge a gap for COVID-19 testing.

Overseas residents who fall ill in Australia (and are not eligible for Medicare) often have health or travel insurance. For those who do not have adequate insurance coverage, SA Health COVID-19 testing clinics will waive the costs of diagnosis (tests) and treatment of coronavirus (COVID-19).