We are currently experiencing an unprecedented demand for our service due to COVID-19. For the safety of GPs, staff, and patients, we require all patients and staff to wear a face mask while in the clinic. We also observe social distancing >1.5m and limit the number of patients in our waiting room.
HAVE YOU TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19?
If you recently tested positive for COVID-19, please visit the Victoria Government website for up-to-date health advice on how to report and manage your illness.
If you have tested positive and would like to access antiviral treatment, please confirm your eligibility at https://www.health.gov.au/health-alerts/covid-19/treatments/eligibility#eligibility-for-oral-covid19-treatments
If you are unwell, have respiratory symptoms and a negative COVID-19 test, please arrange a telephone appointment with a GP, and a safe face-to-face review will be arranged, if required.
For your safety and convenience, we encourage telephone or video appointments (where possible). The Government has restricted Medicare GP telehealth items to circumstances where a patient has confirmed COVID-19 and is required to isolate under a state directive, or where there is an existing relationship with a general practice (i.e., the patient has visited a GP in the practice face-to-face in the last 12 months), children aged under 12 months, or patients who are homeless.
Please be aware that telephone or video consults may incur a private fee.
Call 000 if you need urgent medical assistance.
It is still important to wear a mask when you go to a healthcare facility. We will still ask you to wear one when coming to the medical centre for care. Even though Covid restrictions are easing, we are are keeping up our strict hygiene and distancing precautions.
Remember too that we are still doing many of our consultations by telehealth (video link) or telephone so you can #stayathome. The medical centre is still open if you need to be examined or have a test or procedure, so don’t hesitate to contact your doctor with questions or concerns.
We can help with all coronavirus related concerns, and refer you for testing or treatment if needed.
But we also remain your family doctor, and we will take the time to manage new or ongoing health issues.
Please contact us with your questions, or if you have any symptoms of concern. Social distancing measures apply in and around our medical centre for your safety.
Take simple precautions to reduce your risk. Wash your hands frequently. Stay at home unless it is essential to go out. Isolate yourself and wear a mask if you are unwell.
Contact us to discuss your circumstances or for personal advice.