The coronavirus (COVID-19) situation continues to change rapidly. A coordinated health sector response is working to contain the infection, identify cases and prevent transmission of disease in healthcare environments, Victoria and nationally. Cabrini is following all Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Commonwealth and other official guidelines and recommendations.  

Cabrini remains open to deliver care and we are adapting our services, in line with DHHS advice, to ensure we can safely meet the healthcare needs of our community while remaining prepared to play our role in the state-wide response to COVID-19.

For regular updates and resources, including fact sheets and FAQs, please refer to the below DHHS webpages:

Symptoms and testing

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

Please do not attend work if you have any symptoms, however mild.

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.

You can undergo testing for COVID-19, in line with DHHS testing criteria, at the Cabrini Malvern staff testing clinic or at Cabrini General Practice – more information about this can be found further down on this page. A list of external 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). 

For further advice about symptoms or testing, please call the DHHS’ 24-hour coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398 or refer to their website

You can also refer to the DHHS’ online self-assessment tool.


The DHHS has dedicated information and resources for health services professionals, including a dedicated guide to PPE


Wellbeing resources

Online resources

Live data


Other information

COVID-19 testing clinic for Cabrini staff

Cabrini is running a COVID-19 testing clinic for staff, located in the Coonil Crescent carpark at Cabrini Malvern. The clinic is open to all Cabrini staff and visiting medical officers for testing for COVID-19, in line with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) testing criteria.

The Cabrini staff testing clinic can be contacted on (03) 9508 8667.

You can also receive COVID-19 testing at the drive-through service at Cabrini General Practice. Appointments are required – please make an appointment online or by calling Cabrini General Practice on (03) 9571 9933.

Patient visitors

To minimise the risk of infection transmission for our patients, staff, residents and community, visitor restrictions are in place at Cabrini. Please see the latest information about visitor restrictions on the dedicated coronavirus page of the website at

Malvern hospital changes to entry and exit points

Hospital access is currently through the main entrance at 183 Wattletree Road and Isabella Street entrance B (6am – 5pm).

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Staff are encouraged to access our Employee Assistance Program (EAP), which is a free and confidential service for you and your immediate family, for further support. You can access our EAP on 1800 818 728.

Access EAP remains available to provide support services to Cabrini staff at this time. From Monday 23 March, all Access EAP support services are being provided via phone, online and video conference, in line with social distancing guidelines. Access EAP will continue providing all services, including critical incident, immediate support and training sessions.