Pop-up COVID-19 clinics open across Western Sydney

A team of pathologists run the COVID-19 testing clinic at Western Sydney University.

Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) continues to open pop-up testing clinics in strategic locations in response to ongoing COVID-19 community transmission.

The latest drive-through clinic opened today at Western Sydney University (WSU) Parramatta South campus, following another drive-through clinic opened in Auburn on Monday.

The WSU testing clinic will operate from 8am-5pm seven days a week in the P16 carpark off James Ruse Drive – see the Parramatta South campus map for the precise location.

Pathology technician Eva Liu.

Anyone arriving for testing is advised to stay inside their vehicle at all times. Health staff follow strict infection control protocols for the safety of themselves and others.

The latest pop-up clinic follows the success of the clinic continuing to run at Parramatta Community Health Centre and the temporary clinic that was operating from Our Lady of Lebanon Co-Cathedral in Harris Park.

WSLHD chief executive Graeme Loy thanked Western Sydney University for partnering with the District to open the latest pop-up clinic.

“We will continue to explore new locations and do everything we can to make testing as easy and convenient as possible for anyone who needs it,” Graeme said.

“Thank you to everyone who has come forward for testing so far. Please continue to look for any symptoms, and if you are sick then make sure you self-isolate until you get a negative test result. This is the way forward to keep everyone safe.”

Operating hours for the new clinic may be extended if necessary.

There are now 20 testing clinics across Western Sydney Local Health District – find your nearest one here, and stay up to date with the latest COVID-19 news at the NSW Health website.

The drive-through clinic at Stockland Merrylands will be closing on Sunday, having being the site of more than 5000 tests since it opened on May 25. WSLHD will continue to be flexible with operating pop-up testing sites in priority areas across the district according to changing needs.

If you have any symptoms, it is important you self-isolate and arrange to get tested. Symptoms of COVID-19 include a sore throat, cough, high temperature or unexplained tiredness.

Testing is free and a referral from your doctor is not necessary.

To help protect yourself against COVID-19, exercise the following precautions:

  • Wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds with soap and water
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Maintain 1.5 metres physical distance from others in public