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Safe Care in COVID-19 Times

All appointments will be triaged on the phone and in person at the practice. we will ask about your vaccination status and you will need to provide proof of vaccination.

Wearing a mask is mandatory when in the practice. Please present your signed certificate if you have a medical exemption.

IF YOU HAVE COVID-19 LIKE SYMPTOMS we will ask you to stay at home and your GP will call you.

If you arrive at the practice with symptoms we will ask you to stay in your car and your GP will phone you to talk about further assessment and treatment.

IF YOU HAVE NOT HAD A COVID-19 VACCINATION your appointment may be done by your GP on the phone or by video.

If you arrive at the practice and are unvaccinated we will ask you to stay in your car and your GP will phone you to talk about further assessment and treatment.

If the GP decides you need to be seen in person for a consultation this will be arranged for you.

Unvaccinated patients wanting vaccination will be given an appointment for this purpose.

Unvaccinated patients wanting a general medical examination for employment or other purposes will only be given an appointment once their first vaccination dose has been given.

If you have one dose of covid-19 vaccine you are considered vaccinated for appointment purposes. Your GP will arrange for your second and booster dose to be done when due.

Unvaccinated children under 16 years of age are seen as directed by their GP. This means unsymptomatic children will have appointments made as usual. The doctor may ask for an appointment to be done by phone or video. If the child has covid-19 like symptoms the initial contact will most likely be on the phone or via video.

The number of people waiting in the practice will be kept to a minimum to reduce the risk of exposure. People accompanying patients will be allowed if they are essential for the care of the patient. Unvaccinated people are not permitted to attend another patient’s appointment unless approved by the GP.

COVID-19 POSITIVE PATIENTS are not able to be seen in the practice. Home monitoring for their care will be established and they should attend Albany Health Campus if condition deteriorates significantly.

 

What you need to know about coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a new virus. Symptoms include fever, coughing, sore throat and shortness of breath. The virus can spread from person to person, but good hygiene can prevent infection.

The virus can spread from person to person through:

  • close contact with an infectious person (including in the 24 hours before they started showing symptoms)
  • contact with droplets from an infected person’s cough or sneeze
  • touching objects or surfaces (like doorknobs or tables) that have cough or sneeze droplets from an infected person, and then touching your mouth or face

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Looking for a doctor in Albany? We have two convenient practice locations: one in Spencer Park, the other close to Middleton Beach. The Surgery is a family orientated practice dedicated to the development and delivery of a comprehensive range of health care services to enhance the quality of life for our patients

We are a private billing practice. We do bulk bill children under the age of 16 years