With the current rise in cases we will be aiming to limit the time spent face to face with the doctor or nurse. All consultations that can be safely conducted by Telehealth will be done by video or phone. If you think you need a face to face appointment we will ask you to park out the front of the practice and the doctor will call you first. This ensures that all face to face contact will be as brief as possible, without shortening your total consultation time. Vaccinations, injections and procedures will continue and of course these need to be conducted face to face! Thank you for your patience as we strive to keep everyone safe.
If you have received a positive COVID test and aren't sure what to do we are happy to help. Most people under 50 years of age with no significant chronic diseases will be able to manage their illness at home. You may be able to find the answer to your questions here https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/managing-covid-19-at-home-faqs
If you have more questions will we do our best to put you in touch with one of our doctors or nurses who can get back to you by phone. If you are suffering severe symptoms such as chest pain, severe shortness of breath or confusion, please call 000 and tell the operator you suspect you have COVID.
If you require assistance outside business hours please contact the after hours GP helpline HealthDirect on 1800 022 222 or www.healthdirect.gov.au
In an emergency please call 000
Kiama Medical Practice also offers an after hours service for our regular patients subject to a private fee. Please call the practice on 4232 1244 and follow the prompts to be put through to this service.