TELEPHONE CONSULTS &
CHANGES TO OUR PRACTICE
We have implemented a number of changes at the practice to minimise the risk of coronavirus spreading and to protect patients and staff. These include physical changes to the waiting and consultation rooms, frequent cleaning and disinfection and asking patients about symptoms or recent travel or exposure to coronavirus when booking an appointment.
Patients have the option to book online telephone consultations as well as existing face to face appointments via this method. The consultation will be provided at a private consultation fee, which will be advised initially at the start of your telephone consultation.
Please do not hesitate to call and speak to our friendly reception team if you have any questions regarding consultations with our practice on (02) 9332 2531
If you test positive to Covid 19 you should contact us for advice as soon as possible. We are open 7 days a week and we have made it a priority to respond to your call.
Antiviral treatment is available and can be very helpful. If you qualify for antiviral treatment for Covid19 your doctor will write a prescription.
Your doctor can send the pharmacist your prescription electronically so the medications can be either collected by a friend or family member or delivered to your home as you will need to stay in isolation.
There are 2 medications that can be used - Lagevrio and Paxlovid. If taken soon after infection these medications reduce the severity of Covid 19 infection and reduce the likelihood of the need for hospitalisation.
If you test positive for COVID-19, you may be eligible for antiviral treatments if you are:
70 years and older, regardless of risk factors and with or without symptoms
50 years or older with 2 additional risk factors
First Nations person, 30 years or older and with 2 additional risk factors
18 years and older and moderately to severely immunocompromised.
Please contact us as soon as possible for urgent support and treatment if needed.
FLU VACCINES &
The private influenza vaccination is now available here (cost $20).
The free influenza vaccination will be available from 10 April for the following groups:
All people aged 6 months to less than 5 years.
All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
All people aged 65 years and over.
People aged 6 months and over with medical conditions which increase the risk of influenza disease complications.
Children should continue to attend the practice for their childhood checks and vaccinations. As children are more likely to have asymptomatic coronavirus, and the elderly are more vulnerable to complications of the illness we will be running dedicated clinics (specific days and times) for children/adults and elderly/high risk patients to receive immunisations.
Please call the practice to arrange to have your vaccine.