We are supporting the latest advice given by Chief Health Officer for the Commonwealth Government on Social Distancing (to slow down viral spread). In doing so, we will be asking that after checking in at reception, all patients wait in their vehicles when possible. We will phone when it's time to come in for the consult. Those unable to wait in their vehicle, are still welcome to wait in the clinic - we have arranged seating to encourage social distancing. Please still let reception know if you have a fever or cold-like symptoms so we can help accordingly.
If you are at high risk of exposure (been overseas recently or in close contact with someone with COVID-19) but have no symptoms, stay at home and call 1800 020 080 for advice.
If your symptoms are severe (hard to breathe or cannot stop coughing), we recommend that you go to hospital.
If your symptoms are mild, stay at home and visit www.health.gov.au and www. healthdirect.gov.au for information and call 1800 020 080 or give us a call on whether to attend a local clinic for assessment.
Thank-you for your cooperation,
The Team at Essendon Fields Medical Centre