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
- 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.
icare also arranges and funds CT scanning at a local imaging provider when needed.
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, your employer can book the bus for a minimum of 30 workers.
Screening services and COVID-19
All visitors to the clinic are required to wear a mask while attending their appointment. Please bring a mask with you.
If you are feeling unwell or have flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat or difficulty breathing please reschedule your appointment by calling us on 1800 550 027.
Screening staff who deliver face-to-face services are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. We do not require our clients to be vaccinated.
The safety of our clients, staff and community is our highest priority, thank you for your cooperation.
How to book
Please make sure you understand your obligations relating to COVID-19 safety before you attend your appointment.
Visit our clinic
If your employer 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.
You can find us at this address:
icare Dust Diseases Care Health Screening Clinic
321 Kent Street
Sydney NSW 2000
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.