ACT Pathology

Calvary Hospital ACT Pathology Collection Centre

As of Monday 23 March 2020

Dear clients

While restrictions to visitors are in place, we will be redirecting the community to one of our other collection centres located across Canberra.
If you regularly attend this centre with Rule 3 forms, your request form will be available at a collection centre of your choice. Nearby collection centres are located at the Belconnen Health Centre or at the University of Canberra Hospital.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Our other collection centres are located at:

Location

Opening hours

Address

Phone numbers

Belconnen

(ECG Service)

Monday to Friday

8am – 5pm

 

Belconnen Health Centre

Cnr Lathlain St & Cohen St

Belconnen

Ph: 5124 1502

Fax: 5124 1515

University of Canberra Hospital

Monday to Friday

8am – 4:15pm

 

University of Canberra Hospital

Ground Floor

20 Guraguma St

Bruce

Ph: 5124 0230

Fax: 5124 0148

Gungahlin

 

(ECG Service)

Monday to Friday

7:30am – 4:30pm

Saturday

8:30am – 12:30pm

(Closed long weekends)

Gungahlin Health Centre

Cnr Earnest Cavanagh St & Fussell Lane

Gungahlin

Ph: 5124 1135

Fax: 5124 1165

Canberra Hospital

Monday to Friday

7:30am - 5:30pm

 

Saturday

8:30am - 12:15pm

Canberra Hospital

Building 10, Level 1
next to Centenary Hospital for Women and Children

Ph: 5124 2816

Fax: 5124 2815

Tuggeranong

 

(ECG Service)

Monday to Friday

8am – 5pm

Saturday

8:30am – 12pm

(Closed long weekends)

Tuggeranong Community Health Centre, Level 1

Cnr Anketell Street and Pittman Street

Tuggeranong

Ph: 5124 1352

Fax: 5124 1374

For more information and support contact ACT Pathology on 5124 2932.

COVID-19 Update

You should get tested for COVID-19 if:

  • you’ve travelled overseas recently, and you develop symptoms of COVID-19 within 14 days of leaving an overseas country; or
  • you’re concerned you may have come into contact with someone who has COVID-19 and you develop symptoms of the disease
  • you’re a healthcare worker with direct patient contact, and have fever and acute respiratory symptoms, even if you have not recently travelled or had contact with someone who has COVID-19

The most common symptoms are fever, cough, sore throat, and shortness of breath.

What you should do if you think you have COVID-19:

  • Limit your exposure to other people by self-isolating at home.
  • Call your GP and let them know you are worried you may have COVID-19. Calling your GP before you attend the practice allows them to plan for your visit and take appropriate infection control measures.
  • Testing will be arranged by your medical practitioner if they determine it is necessary. It usually takes about 24 - 48 hours for the test results to be returned, but in some cases may take longer.
  • When leaving your home to be tested for COVID-19, wear a face mask if you have one. Do not travel on public transport or use rideshare or taxis. Do not visit any public places, such as shops or pharmacies, on the way.
  • You do not need to visit the Emergency Department unless you have severe symptoms, such as shortness of breath or chest pain. In this scenario, call triple zero (000).

If you are unable to contact your GP, your GP is unable to see you, or if you don’t have a GP, there are other options available to assist you.

The ACT’s Walk-in Centres are available to assess individuals who are concerned that they have COVID-19. The preferred Walk-in Centre for assessment is the Weston Creek Walk-in Centre [24 Parkinson Street, Weston]. However, if you attend a different Walk-in Centre you will be seen.

Staff in our Walk-in Centres are trained to assess and, if required, undertake the correct testing. It is not necessary to call ahead before visiting a Walk-in Centre.

If you are attending an ACT Walk-in Centre, please ensure you use a mask and hand sanitiser available at the front door.

Please do not present at Pathology Outpatients centres for testing.

Making an appointment

ACT Pathology provides specialist pathology services at the Canberra Hospital, Calvary Public Hospital Bruce, University of Canberra Hospital, National Capital Private Hospital and in the community through collection centres located across Canberra.

ACT Pathology Collection Centres are located at:

Our centres are run by experienced Registered Nurses and Technical Officers who have extensive training in blood collection for adults, newborns and children.

We also offer a home collection service for patients who are frail or unwell and are not able to attend our collection centres.

About Pathology

Pathology is important in the prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment of many diseases. It can determine a type of disease and its cause by testing body tissues from biopsies and pap smears, and bodily fluids such as blood and urine samples. Seventy percent of all medical decisions rely on pathology.

Pathologists are specialised doctors who manage laboratory testing and are involved in research, education and clinical consultation. They also play an important role in understanding your pathology results. Pathology tests are performed by highly specialised scientific and technical staff.

Accreditation

ACT Pathology has two laboratories located at the Canberra Hospital and Calvary Hospital.

Both laboratories are accredited by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) in conjunction with the Royal College of Pathologists Australasia (RCPA).

If you would like more information about our accreditation processes and requirements, please visit the NATA website.

General Pathology Contacts
  • Doctors Results (24 Hours) – (02) 5124 2930
  • Enquiry Line and Customer Service – (02) 5124 2932
  • Accounts Enquiries – (02) 5124 8700 or pathology.accounts@act.gov.au
  • Director of Operations – (02) 5124 2893
  • Pathology IT Systems Support – (02) 5124 2826
  • General email: actpathology@act.gov.au

Our collection centres are available at the following locations:

Please note: Our collection centre operating hours may vary to health centre operating hours.

Visit our collection centre page for each locations operating hours.

Anketell St &, Pitman St, Greenway ACT 2900
57 Ernest Cavanagh St, Gungahlin ACT 2912
Belconnen Community Health Centre, 56 Lathlain St, Belconnen ACT 2617
Yamba Dr, Garran ACT 2605
Page last updated on: 30 Mar 2020