Stay informed with the latest updates on Coronavirus (COVID-19) at DHHS.

This page includes information on;

  • where you can get a COVID test
  • visiting hours and restrictions at NCN Health
  • where you can get a COVID-19 vaccine 

COVID-19 Tests

COVID Testing is available by appointment at each NCN Health Campus Monday to Friday only. We do not offer COVID testing on weekends and public holidays.  Details for each campus are below.

Rapid Antigen Tests

Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) are now available at each of our COVID-19 testing sites by appointment in Nathalia, Cobram and Numurkah.

RATs will be provided to people who:

a) Have COVID-19 symptoms and have not yet completed a RAT, or

b) Do not have COVID-19 symptoms, and are confirmed as a household or household like contact of a COVID-19 case, and have not yet completed a RAT

Two RATs will be provided per person.

To receive the RATs, please:

a) complete the COVID-19 Testing Registration form at https://testtracker.covid19.dhhs.vic.gov.au/citizen-prefill to receive a unique registration number (URN) and then call your nearest campus to confirm your appointment time.

b) bring your Medicare card to the testing site.

The RATs provided are for people to conduct the test at home. Instructions on how to complete the RAT and register a positive test will be provided. After completing the RAT, you must follow the guidance for isolation, which can be found here: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/checklist

Numurkah Hospital

COVID Tests are available by appointment. Please contact us to find the clinic times.

Please pre register online https://testtracker.covid19.dhhs.vic.gov.au/citizen-prefill

Then call  to make your appointment time:

P: (03) 5862 0560

 

Cobram Hospital

COVID Tests are available by appointment.

Please pre register online https://testtracker.covid19.dhhs.vic.gov.au/citizen-prefill

Then call NCN Health Cobram to make your appointment time  P: (03) 5871 0777 (opt 6)

 

Nathalia Hospital

To book an appointment in Nathalia pre-register online https://testtracker.covid19.dhhs.vic.gov.au/citizen-prefill

Then call 03 5866 9444 to make your appointment time.

Yarrawonga Health
For more information click here
P: (03) 5743 8132

Visiting Hours and Restrictions

The Victorian Pandemic orders have changed. All visitor restrictions except for mask requirements at hospitals and health services have been removed.

Hospitals and health services have been directed to set their own restrictions, based on individual requirements and risk assessments. No changes to visiting restrictions to Residential Aged Care were made to the orders

What does this mean for NCN Health?

Residential Aged Care

There are no changes to visiting restrictions to Residential Aged Care:

Residents are permitted to have 4 visitors at a time, with a maximum of 5 visitors per day. In line with the directions from the Department of Health all visitors to aged care will require a Rapid Antigen Test before entry. These are provided by the health service if needed.  Visitors will also need to complete a COVID-19 declaration that their test was negative before entering the facility.

Other visiting restrictions include:

  • Visits will no longer be limited to specified reasons
  • Visits by prospective residents are allowed
  • Visitors are not required to be vaccinated while it is strongly encouraged and recommended
  • Where visitors are not fully vaccinated, all visits should occur either outdoors or in the resident’s own room
  • Unvaccinated visitors should not remain in common areas.

Visitors to the Hospital

  • Visitors to the hospital must wear a mask (aged 8 years and over) unless a valid exemption applies
  • Visitors do not have to provide proof of vaccination
  • Visitors may be asked to complete a Rapid Antigen Test before entering
  • There is no limit on how many visitors can attend at one time, however, density limits still apply.

 

Visitors to Urgent Care

Patients attending Urgent Care continue to have only one support person attend with them.

Important – when visiting is not allowed

Individuals must not visit anyone in a hospital or care facility, if they:

  • have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and have not been given clearance from self-isolation under the Quarantine, Isolation and Testing Order
  • have a temperature higher than 37.5 degrees or symptoms of acute respiratory infection such as:
    • breathing difficulties such as breathlessness
    • cough
    • sore throat
    • runny nose.

 

If you have any concerns or questions around visiting, we are here to help.

Nathalia: (03) 5866 9444
Cobram: (03) 5871 0777
Numurkah: (03) 5862 0560

Visiting Hours

Nathalia
Weekdays 8.00am – 4.30pm
Weekends 9.00am – 4.30pm

Cobram

7 days a week

Hospital – 10.00am – 3.00pm

Irvin House Residential Aged Care – 9.00am – 6.00pm

Numurkah

Acute Ward and Urgent Care  7 days per week – 10.00am – 4.00pm

Numurkah Pioneers Memorial Lodge,  7 days per week –  10.00am – 5.00pm

Karinya Nursing Home, 7 days per week – 10.00am – 5.00pm

Please note, there are some visitors who are permitted to attend outside these hours with prior arrangement. If you are unsure, or need more information please contact us.

COVID-19 Vaccination Program

All people aged 5 years and older are eligible to have their COVID vaccination. Adults are encouraged to have their third dose (also known as a booster dose).

Booking an appointment: Book your appointment by contacting one of your local COVID-19 vaccine sites:

NCN Health Cobram Vaccination Clinic 

1 O’Dwyer Avenue, Cobram, 3644

Walk in vaccinations  (no appointment needed) are available Monday to Thursday 9.30am – 4.20pm for 1st and 2nd doses and booster shots.

Cobram Vaccination Clinic run pop up clinics by appointment at Yarrawonga Health, NCN Health Nathalia and NCN Health Numurkah on rotating Fridays.

Ph: (03) 5871 0950, OR the coronavirus hotline 1800 675 398 and select Option 1, Option 1, Option 1 OR book online https://portal.cvms.vic.gov.au/

Cobram Medical Clinic 

Ph: (03) 5871 0800

Nathalia Medical Clinic 

Ph: (03) 5866 9444

GV Health Shepparton Vaccine Hub 

McIntosh Centre, Shepparton Showgrounds, Corner Thompson & High St, Shepparton, 3630

Call the Victorian Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398.

You will then need to select Option 1 – Option 1 – Option 1 OR book online https://portal.cvms.vic.gov.au/

 

 

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