The Australian Government has recently announced new GP Telehealth services.
Your GP may be able to consult with you over the phone if meet one of the following criteria:
You have been diagnosed with COVID-19, or coronavirus,
You have been asked to isolate yourself at home
You are over 70 years old
You are at over 50 years old and you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent;
You are pregnant
You are the parent of a child under 12 months
You are already under treatment for a chronic health condition or you are immune compromised
Or if you have been triaged as having a suspected COVID-19, or coronavirus, infection.
You have returned from overseas on or after the 16th March 2020 and self-isolating at home.
If you meet any of these criteria, you can book a Telehealth appointment on our website or by phoning the practice.
Patients should be aware that testing for the COVID-19 virus will not be conducted without symptoms.
Patients requiring testing for COVID-19 will currently need to attend one of the 5 clinics across Melbourne to be tested. High Risk patients will be triaged at these centres.
For further information, please visit . https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert/what-you-need-to-know-about-coronavirus-covid-19