COVID-19 symptoms and treatment

In the line with DHHS advice, if you have any symptoms of COVID-19, however mild, you should seek medical advice and get tested.

The symptoms to watch out for are fever, chills or sweats, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose and loss or change in sense of smell or taste. In certain circumstances headache, muscle soreness, stuffy nose, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea may also be considered.

A list of testing locations can be found here.

If you have serious symptoms, such as difficulty breathing, call 000 and ask for an ambulance (inform them you may have symptoms of COVID-19).

Attending the Cabrini Malvern Emergency Department

If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, please phone the Cabrini Malvern Emergency Department on (03) 9508 1500 before presenting in person at 183 Wattletree Road, Malvern. 

We ask that you remain outside and follow the instructions of staff. The Cabrini Emergency Department will assess patients for risk of COVID-19, in line with DHHS criteria and will take appropriate precautions to ensure your safety and that of our other patients and staff.

For more about our emergency department, please click here.

For further advice about symptoms or testing, please call the DHHS’ 24-hour coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398. You can also refer to the DHHS’ online self-assessment tool.