COVID-19 clinics and testing centres

From 1 July 2022, you will need a referral to get a COVID-19 PCR test or respiratory panel test at Clinpath and Australian Clinical Labs sites (including drive-through sites). Patients will no longer be able to arrive and receive a swab without a referral. COVID-19 testing without a referral is still available at SA Health and SA Pathology drive-through sites.

If you meet the criteria for testing for COVID-19, there are a range of testing options available.

People who have any of the symptoms below, even if mild, should get tested for COVID-19 as soon as symptoms appear:

  • fever (a temperature of 37.5˚C or higher) or chills
  • cough
  • loss of taste or smell
  • sore throat
  • tiredness (fatigue)
  • runny or blocked nose
  • shortness of breath (difficulty breathing)
  • nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea
  • headache
  • muscle or joint pain
  • loss of appetite

Call 000 (Triple Zero) in an emergency, such as difficulty breathing or chest pain.

Testing centres and clinics

Find a clinic by location or view a full list of clinics below. 

Opening times, testing criteria, special instructions and any referral or appointment requirements can be viewed on the individual clinic pages.

Outdoor drive-through and walk-in testing sites may close at short notice due to weather. Follow SA Health on Twitter or Facebook for the latest updates on site closures.

Find a COVID-19 Testing Centre

Search for a near-by site.

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See a full list of sites

Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services testing

If you would like to know more about COVID-19, or feel that you have some symptoms, please call your local SA Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service (PDF 696KB).

Home testing

Home testing services can be found in the COVID-19 Testing Centre menu above.

Patients need a referral from their GP to access home testing services.

For more information view the service links below.

Cost of COVID-19 tests

There is no cost to Medicare eligible patients for COVID-19 testing if you are tested at SA Health or Primary Health Network (PHN) facilities.

Private providers may charge a gap for COVID-19 testing.

For more information see our testing for COVID-19 page.