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 Please note: Our clinics may temporarily close at short notice due to severe weather including heavy rain, flooding,
snowfall, thunderstorms, and high winds.  


If you do not have symptoms, it is advised to take a rapid antigen test as an additional precaution before going out, particularly if socialising in groups of people or anywhere it may be difficult to socially distance.

For the latest information on testing, please see here.

For information on isolation requirements, please see here.

Where are NBMLHD COVID-19 Clinics?


Nepean Hospital Walk-in Clinic 

Go to outside of West Block (Building C)
9am to 12.30pm and 1pm to 4pm, seven days a week.
Upcoming changes: From 1 August, the Nepean Hospital Clinic will be open Monday to Friday 9am to 12:30pm and 1pm to 4:30pm.

A number of other providers offer free drive-through and walk-in clinics in the Penrith area. 

Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains Hospital Drive-through Clinic
Woodlands Road, Katoomba
Normal operating hours: 9am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm, Monday to Friday

Closed Saturday and Sunday


Lithgow Hospital Walk-in Clinic

Col Drewe Drive, South Bowenfels
Normal operating hours: 9am to 12pm, Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Closed Saturday and Sunday


Free testing clinics, operated by other health care providers, are nearby in Windsor and Richmond.

To find your nearest testing service, visit NSW Health COVID-19 Clinics.


Are there other Clinics available?

In addition to our clinics, there are also free testing clinics operated by other health care providers and GP-led respiratory clinics in the Penrith, Hawkesbury and Blue Mountains areas. You do not need a referral for the GP-led clinics. If your GP has given you a referral for a COVID-19 test you can attend some private pathology centres and be tested there.


Who should be tested?

Our Clinics are for anyone experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. COVID-19 symptoms include:

  • fever
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • loss of smell
  • loss of taste
  • shortness of breath

Other reported symptoms of COVID-19 include tiredness, blocked nose, headache, muscle pain, joint pain, diarrhoea, nausea/vomiting and loss of appetite.

Please bring along your Medicare card to assist with the registration process.


How do I get my test results?

If you have been tested at one of our COVID-19 clinics your results will be sent to your mobile usually within a few days.

Please remember, to receive your results you must register your mobile by sending the words ‘my result’ to 0480 050 018.

You will immediately receive an SMS response asking you to verify your identity.

There are also instructions on the handout you received at the Clinic.

Updated 10 February 2022