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The RCH Respiratory Infection Clinic is open daily from 8.30am to 4.15pm - please enter the hospital carpark via entry 4 and follow the signage.
If you are planning to attend the RCH for COVID-19 testing it is important to note that if your child is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and you have attended an exposure site (regardless of tier status) you must use drive-through testing where possible.If you need to attend on foot and you have been to an exposure site, please notify our staff immediately on arrival.To check if there is an alternate testing location closer to your home or outside of the RCH hours and to keep up to date with our expected wait times, please visit the RIC status page.Please also check that your child meets the Department of Health's criteria for testing.
Your child should have a COVID-19 test if they:
If you/your child requires a pre-travel test, you will need to present to a private pathology. Clients with pre-departure flights for international travel are to be redirected to pathology collection centres and will incur the cost of their COVID-19 test.
If you are bringing your child in for a test and require a test yourself, we are able to complete your test at the RCH. If you are an adult attending for a test without a child (not RCH staff) we strongly recommend you present to an adult service for testing. View the full list of
testing sites and further information.
Learn about how you get tested for COVID-19
If you are driving, enter via Entry 4: