DON’T LET COVID-19 GET IN THE WAY OF YOU KEEPING UP TO DATE WITH YOUR HEALTH ISSUES. WE HAVE MADE A NUMBER OF CHANGES TO OUR PROCEDURES TO MAKE OUR CLINIC SAFE FOR YOU TO ATTEND.
- It’s really important to keep up to date with your regular health care during the Pandemic. We are open for all patients and you should not be afraid to keep your face-to-face appointment with your GP for preventative health or management of a chronic condition. Patients living with chronic disease such as diabetes, asthma or respiratory conditions need to keep up with their regular health care to prevent your condition from getting worse.
- Parents of young children and babies should also ensure that they are keeping up with their scheduled vaccinations and development checks.
- We are still seeing patients face to face. You will be asked a series of COVID-19 screening questions on the telephone and when you arrive. A nurse will take your temperature as your enter the clinic. If there are any concerns then the doctor may either phone you or consult with you outside or in your car.
- Patients with FLU/COVID-19 like symptoms will not be permitted in the practice. If you have symptoms like a sore throat, temperature, cough or runny nose you will either be seen in your car or in our private tented area at the back of the clinic. Alternatively we can do a Telehealth appointment for you.
- We are limiting the number of patients that are allowed in the clinic at any one time and have removed a number of seats to make social distancing easier. If possible attend on your own or with as few family members as possible.
- Hand Sanitizer is available and encouraged to be used throughout the clinic.
- Surfaces and medical equipment are frequently disinfected.
We appreciate everyone’s efforts in helping us maintain a safe clinic for our patient’s, doctors and staff.
WE HAVE RECEIVED ANOTHER DELIVERY OF GOVERNMENT FUNDED FLU VACCINES.
They are available for:
- All people aged 6 month to less than 5 years
- All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 6 months and over
- Pregnant women (during any stage of pregnancy)
- All people aged 65 years and over
- People aged 6 months and over with medical conditions which increase the risk of influenza disease complication.
Please phone us NOW on (07) 5443 9455 to receive your Government Funded Flu Vaccine.
TELEHEALTH TIPS FOR PATIENTS
“How To Prepare for a Telephone or Video Medical Appointment”
Find a private space.
Your healthcare provider may need to ask you personal questions and see you clearly. Please find a quiet, private space with good lighting.
Allow plenty of time.
Due to medical emergencies it is virtually impossible for our doctors to run exactly to the minute. Make yourself comfortable as there may be a wait.
Write a little list.
It can be hard to remember what you wanted to discuss with your doctor. Write a list of what you want to cover and keep it handy for the appointment. Keep a pen and paper handy too in case you want to write something down.
Check your understanding.
Telehealth consults require extra clarity. Repeat back important instructions to your healthcare provider to ensure you understand advice or instructions.
Telehealth is new for everyone.
Telehealth is new for your healthcare provider. It may be new for you too. Please share your thoughts and experience and together we can improve patient centered healthcare for everyone.