COVID-19 PCR testing in NSW has changed.
For most people, if you have COVID-19 symptoms, please do a rapid antigen test (RAT). RATs are available for free at Service NSW service centres, mobile service centres and recovery centres.
Some people are at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 which means they are more likely to get very sick and may need hospital care.
If you are at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19, contact your doctor for testing advice.
If you can't contact your doctor, call healthdirect on 1800 022 222 or use healthdirect’s online Service Finder to find a GP near you.
If your doctor recommends a COVID-19 PCR test, they will give you a pathology referral form for a free COVID-19 PCR test.
The referral form will have a private pathology provider location to visit so you can get tested.
For more information on COVID-19 testing: https://www.nsw.gov.au/.../testin.../get-tested-for-covid-19