We will be with you throughout this difficult time, and have created this COVID-19 Patient Resource Page to keep you up-to-date with the latest information and links to reliable sources of information which will help you understand how you can safely access medical care.
The following links will give you up-to-date information about COVID-19
The risks of contracting COVID-19 depend on the type of contact you have had, how long you were with them, and what you need to do next.
Please refer to the risk chart below for the latest information about the type of contact and what you are required to do.
Yes, you can.
There are various testing sites on the Central Coast and you do not need a referral to get a PCR test. Alternatively you can do a home test with a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT). Stocks are currently quite low on these tests at the moment but will be easier to source by the end of January 2022.
The Department of Health is working on a program so you can self-report positive RAT self-tests by using the Service NSW app. This should be in place by mid January 2022.
Follow the Department of Health guidelines for a positive RAT self-test.
Have you just been tested for COVID-19 and are unsure about what you need to do now?
Do you know how to get your test results or what to do if you have a negative COVID-19 test but still feel unwell?
Scan the QR code below for information
or click here to read the latest information from the Department of Health NSW.
To ensure everyone’s safety and so that everyone remains at home as much as possible, we have decided that the safest way to do this is for your usual GP to call you about your health concerns where-ever possible. Face to face appointments can be made with your usual GP, but there may be times where we will need to confirm this with your usual GP first as we are limiting the number of patients who are in the clinic at any one time (with the exception of COVID vaccination clinics).
Many of your concerns can be addressed in a phone call without the need for you to leave your home.
If you need to see your GP, please book a Telehealth appointment on 4333 1222 – they will place you on your GP’s list for a phone call.
How Telehealth works:
Please do not come into the practice unless you have an appointment.
Please do not come into the practice if you have respiratory problems or flu like symptoms.
Please remember that social distancing also means you should not be bringing extra family members or friends with you to your appointment unless absolutely necessary. If possible, have them wait in the car or outside until the appointment is over.
Do not arrive too early for your appointment as we are trying to limit the number of people in our waiting room. Please wait in your car, or in an open space before entering the clinic.
It is a requirement of entry that all patients must wear a mask. Please ensure your mask is covering your nose.
Tips on GP phone calls
If the GP needs to see you, he may convert the telephone call to a video call. This will be explained to you by you GP and they will guide you through how to do this.
Your GP will send an escript to your mobile phone (where possible). Alternatively scripts can be picked up from our practice.
If you are in a high risk group, or unable to attend your Pharmacy, we can send your escript to the Pharmacy for them to dispense.