COVID-19 Assessment Clinics

COVID-19 Assessment Clinics are established in the Illawarra Shoalhaven so those with symptoms may be tested and treated quickly.

People do not need a GP referral to the clinic, but are encouraged to phone ahead for an appointment.

Anyone with symptoms should come forward for COVID-19 testing. Symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • fever
  • cough
  • sore/scratchy throat and
  • shortness of breath.

You may also need to be tested, even if you don't have any symptoms, if you have visited certain venues. For up-to-date details please view the Latest COVID-19 case locations in NSW list on the NSW Government website. 

A full list of COVID-19 testing clinics in NSW is available on the NSW Health website.

You can get tested for COVID-19 at the following ISLHD hospitals:

Wollongong Hospital COVID-19 Assessment Clinic

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Wollongong Hospital COVID-19 Assessment Clinic

  • T: 4222 5078
  • Opening hours:
    • Monday-Friday - 8:00am-8:00pm
    • Saturday-Sunday - 8:00am-4:30pm
  • Lawson House, Wollongong Hospital - Loftus St, Wollongong

Shoalhaven Hospital COVID-19 Assessment Clinic

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Shoalhaven Hospital COVID-19 Assessment Clinic

  • T: 1300 002 108
  • Opening hours:
    • 8:30am-12:30pm and 1:30pm-4:00pm, 7 days
  • Hospital in the Home (HITH) area, Shoalhaven Hospital - 2 Scenic Drive, Nowra
    • Entry to the clinic is via the Shoalhaven Street driveway.

Shellharbour Hospital COVID-19 Assessment Clinic

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Shellharbour Hospital COVID-19 Assessment Clinic

  • T: 4295 2862
  • Opening hours:
    • Monday-Friday - 8:30am-8:00pm
    • Saturday-Sunday - 8:30am-4:30pm
  • Ambulatory Care Centre (ACC), Shellharbour Hospital - 15-17 Madigan Boulevarde, Mt Warrigal
    • Follow the signs from the Hospital entrance to the Ambulatory Care Centre carpark. There will be a drop-off zone at the carpark steps.

Milton Ulladulla Hospital

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Milton Ulladulla Hospital COVID-19 Assessment

  • T: 4454 9100
  • Milton Ulladulla Hospital - 106 Princes Highway, Milton
    • Enter via main hospital entrance and proceed to Reception.

The community are urged to visit an alternative site, such as the Ulladulla Respiratory Clinic, if there is heavy demand for testing at the hospital. Please phone Milton Ulladulla Hospital on 4454 9100 before visiting for testing.

The Ulladulla Respiratory Clinic provides free COVID-19 testing and is open from 8am to 7pm. The Clinic is located at 114 Princes Highway Ulladulla, in the carpark behind Anytime Fitness. Access is via the carpark from South Street and parking is available on site. Please note this is not a drive-through Clinic.  Appointments are essential and can be made via HotDoc Ulladulla Respiratory Clinic or by phoning 4455 5422. 

Albion Park drive-through testing clinic

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  • Albion Park Showground
  • Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm

GP Respiratory Clinics - COVID-19

The Australian Government has also established GP respiratory clinics locally to clinically assess people with mild to moderate COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath, a sore throat and/or tiredness). These clinics are not operated by Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District.

The clinics are by appointment only, and are free for patients. For more information and to register for an appointment:


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Helensburgh Respiratory Clinic

129 Parkes Street, Helensburgh, NSW 2508

Phone: 4294 1400

More information

Sanctuary Point

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Sanctuary Point

195 Kerry Street, Sanctuary Point, NSW 2540

Phone: 0478 799 400

More information


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Ulladulla Respiratory Clinic

114 Princes Highway, Ulladulla, NSW 2539

Phone: 4455 5422

More information

Other clinics

The following private facilities also provide COVID-19 testing:

Southern IML

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GP referral required, drive thru testing clinics

  • Wollongong
    37 Denison St
    Bookings essential on 4224 7474
  • Warilla
    109A Shellharbour Rd
    No appointment necessary
  • Nowra
    57 Junction St
    Bookings essential on 4423 3111


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GP referral required

  • Balgownie
    Shop 5/145 Balgownie Rd
    Appointments only. T: 4283 5427 E:
  • Barrack Heights (Shellharbour) - drive thru testing clinic
    Centre Health Complext
    9-25 Captain Cook Drive, Barrack Heights (entry via Phillip Cres)
    T: 0413 246 488

4CYTE Pathology

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  • Wollongong (drive thru testing clinic)
    406 Crown St
    Bookings available on 0466 806 074