Pathology Collection

At Wheatbelt Health Network we offer integrated pathology collection centres within our clinics.

What hours is the pathology collection open? 

The hours available for this service are:

Northam 8.00am – 3pm,

Toodyay 8.30am – 12.30pm  

Do I need a doctor’s referral?

Yes, you will need a doctor’s referral.

Costs involved in pathology services?

Pathology services are usually free of charge for Medicare card holders for many common tests such as blood testing etc. However, there are some tests that Medicare does not cover and for these you may well receive an invoice. Non-Medicare card holders should be entitled to reimbursement by their health insurance provider.

How do I get my results?

Please note in order to obtain your results it is necessary to visit your doctor, due to legal restrictions. Most results can take a few days but some may take a few weeks.

What tests can the pathology services test for?

Clinipath Pathology provides the following services:

  • All routine biochemistry testing; cancer markers; hormones; therapeutic drugs; vitamins; trace elements; urine drug screening, liver and kidney function, cholesterol and lipid screening, diabetes screening, thyroid function, inflammatory markers.
  • All routine haematology testing such as anaemia tests; coagulation testing; warfarin/INR testing.
  • Microbiology testing such as sexually transmitted infection (STI/STD) screening eg PCR testing; Serological testing; Parasitology; Mycology – infectious diseases serology testing.
  • Histopathology/Cytology: Histopathology and cytology on all anatomical specimens; Thin prep; FNA; immunohistochemistry – which includes excisional biopsies or sampling of any human tissues to examine for signs of cancer or any cell change/cytological examination.

This service is offered at Northam & Toodyay.

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NORTHAM

Wheatbelt Health Centre
25 Holtfreter Avenue, Northam
Phone: 08 9621 4444
Open: 8am-6pm Mon – Fri

Aboriginal Health - Northam
65 Wellington Street, Northam
Phone: 08 9690 2824

TOODYAY

Alma Beard Medical Centre
81 Stirling Tce, Toodyay
Phone: 08 9578 2500
Open: 8.30am – 5pm Mon – Fri

WUNDOWIE

Wundowie Health Centre
GP Services
283 Boronia Ave, Wundowie
Phone: 08 9621 4444
Open: 8.30am – 4pm Wednesdays

NARROGIN

Aboriginal Health - Narrogin
Williams Road, Narrogin
Phone: 08 9881 0385
Open: 8.30am – 4.30pm Mon – Tues

After hours medical assistance: In an emergency call 000 or present to your nearest Regional Hospital emergency department. If you have a non- emergency and would like to consult with a GP then call Telstra Health on 1800 225 523. The service is free to access for Australian residents who reside in the wheatbelt or who are temporarily residing in the Wheatbelt. This service can be accessed before 8am and after 6pm Monday-Friday, before 8am and after 12pm Saturday and all day Sunday and any Public Holidays. Thank you to Western Australia Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA) for funding this service.

  • 25 Holtfreter Avenue, Northam

  • 81 Stirling Tce, Toodyay

  • 65 Wellington Street, Northam

  • Williams Road, Narrogin

  • 283 Boronia Ave, Wundowie

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