Request a lung screening service

Employers have a responsibility to provide health monitoring for workers exposed to hazardous dust in the workplace.

icare Lung Screen, a mobile respiratory testing service, is just another way icare can support employers by visiting their worksite or premises across NSW.

Lung screenings are a quick and painless procedure that can help with early detection of a dust disease.

Each examination takes less than half an hour, and involves:

  • a lung function test by a respiratory scientist
  • respiratory medical examination by a doctor
  • if required, an X-ray reported by a radiologist.

icare also arranges and funds CT scanning at a local imaging provider when needed.

Results are returned to Dust Diseases Care to be analysed by a respiratory physician. A health monitoring report is provided to each worker and the employer is notified of any workplace injury.

Employers can choose the right service option depending on location and size of their workforce.

About the icare Lung Screen unit

Our mobile respiratory testing unit is a lung screening service on wheels.

On board is an X-ray room, advanced lung function testing equipment and a medical practitioner to conduct the examination. This minimises travel time for workers.

At a rate of $100 plus GST per person, you can book the unit for a minimum of 30 workers. It’s a good option for an employer with a larger workforce, and minimises disruption to the working day.

Screening services and COVID-19 vaccination

COVID-19 continues to be an important and constantly changing issue. Because the health and safety of everyone we support and work with is important to us, all screening staff who deliver face-to-face services are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 

We will continue to provide services for people who aren’t vaccinated. 

To ensure the safety of our clients and staff we appreciate that all visitors adhere to the following: 

  • Check in using our QR code on arrival.
  • Wear a mask on entry and within our facility (Please bring a mask with you).
  • Provide proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status with your Australian Government COVID-19 certificate.
  • If you're unvaccinated, you'll need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test from within 48 hours of your icare appointment. 

Thank you for your cooperation. The safety of our clients, staff and community is our highest priority.

How to book

You can make a booking by calling 1800 550 027 or by emailing lungscreen@icare.nsw.gov.au.

Please make sure you understand our requirements relating to COVID-19 safety.

Visit our clinic

If your workplace is based near the city, you may prefer to make a booking with our clinic in the Sydney CBD.

Screenings cost $100 plus GST, and there is no minimum number of workers that need to be screened. 

Please make sure you understand our requirements relating to COVID-19 safety.

Arrange a local service in your region

If you’re based outside of Sydney, we can support regional employers that choose to have lung screenings performed locally.

We can provide your local doctors with the guidelines, templates, review reports and record maintenance for just $60 plus GST per person.

There is no minimum number of workers that need to be screened.

Lung screening for employees working with crystalline silica and manufactured stone products

In partnership with SafeWork NSW, icare is providing a lung screening service for employers who have received a SafeWork improvement notice.

Visit our Working safely with crystalline silica page to find out if you're eligible for this service.

Bringing the icare Lung Screen to NSW

icare Lung Screen, a mobile respiratory testing service, is just another way icare can support employers by visiting their worksite or premises across NSW.
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