If you have travelled from Victoria, New South Wales or the ACT, you are required to have a COVID-19 test on arrival and again at day 12 of your quarantine. If you would like help arranging this, please schedule a telehealth consult with a GP.
If you have flu or cold symptoms, or loss of sense of smell or taste, please book a telephone consult with a GP first so that appropriate testing and an appropriate safe review can then be arranged.
As of the 20th July 2020, Medicare has announced changes in the eligibility criteria for medicare Telehealth consultations.
The Government has now restricted COVID-19 Medicare GP Telehealth items to circumstances where a patient has had a face-to-face appointment in the last 12 months with the same general practice or with the same GP. Children aged under 12 months or patients who are homeless or under isolation/quarantine due to COVID.
We still welcome all new patients, however the first appointment will need to be a face-to-face appointment, or we are also able to offer private telephone consultations.
Have you heard the new changes for child care centres starting from the 7th of August 2020? It will be mandatory for children to be up to date with their vaccinations if attending childcare centres, family daycare, early learning centres, pre-school and kindergartens. Make an appointment with your doctor to discuss the national immunisation schedule and organize vaccinations if required. Book an appointment by calling 8349 9292 or book online via https://healthengine.com.au/book/56632
The team at Blair Athol Medical Clinic will continue to serve all of our patients with the same level of care and excellence during this difficult time.
For the safety of staff and patients we are now only offering Telephone consultations. However, there will still be instances where face-to-face consultations are crucial. All patients will only be offered a phone consultation initially, after evaluation with the doctor, a face -to – face appointment may be offered. We will not be offering any non-essential non-urgent procedures in line with the recommendations by SA health. Thank you for understanding.
If you meet any criteria for Coronavirus/COVID19, or are currently in isolation for coronavirus or have been advised to perform mandatory isolation, please do not attend the clinic.