Lung screening service

As a worker, you have the right to ask your employer for a health monitoring service if you’ve been exposed to hazardous dust in the workplace.

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 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 to you will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 

We will continue to provide services to you, even if you 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)
  • Bring proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status with your Australian Government COVID-19 certificate.
  • If you're unvaccinated, you need to bring 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 13 94 44 or by emailing lungscreen@icare.nsw.gov.au.

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.

We’re located close to public transport at the following address:

Dust Diseases Care Lung Screen Clinic
115 Pitt Street
Sydney NSW, 2000

Please make sure you understand your obligations relating to COVID-19 safety before you attend your appointment.

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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