Yesterday, a new drive-through COVID-19 screening clinic opened at Casey Fields, which replaces the Cranbourne screening clinic and offers increased capacity for testing. Monash Health is operating the clinic in collaboration with the Department of Health and Human Services.
The clinic will increase testing capacity for the local community using the safest operating model of drive-through screening and no walk-ins permitted. Located in an isolated area of the 70-hectare site, the hours of operation are seven days a week, 9.00 am to 12 noon and 1.00pm to 4.00 pm.
There is a dedicated drive-through lane for Monash employees – you just need to bring your employee ID badge.
Measures are in place to ensure the safe operation of the clinic and minimise disruption to residents and leisure activities. This includes additional security, lighting and traffic control on-site and the location on the west corner of the precinct, next to the Casey Fields Regional Athletics Centre – which is vacated of all sporting and leisure activities.
A one-way entry and exit flow for traffic have been designed with entry via the southern end of Casey Fields Boulevard roundabout and exit via the northern Casey Fields Boulevard / Elmslie Drive roundabout (see map below).
While every care is being taken to minimise traffic, the clinic is experiencing peaks in demand, and motorists are advised to allow an additional few minutes onto travel time when in the area or accessing Casey Fields via these entrances.
Throughout the pandemic response, our model of care has adjusted to suit the needs of our community, so it is great to see our teams mobilise rapidly to get Casey Fields operational and increase much-needed screening capacity in the area.
Thank you to the team involved in the set-up of Casey Fields and to all our employees dedicated to carrying out vital COVID-19 screening during this time. You are making a big difference in the health outcomes of our community.