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Covid-19

Now, more than ever, it is vital to keep your health and wellbeing on track. Your regular health services are still available so there is no need to delay or avoid medical appointments or ignore symptoms that may arise during this time. We strive to provide safe access to medical care including;

  • General Consults
  • Mental health consults
  • Vaccinations
  • Prescriptions
  • Screenings (Cervical, Bowel Cancer, Mammogram, Skin checks)
  • Health Assessments
  • Pathology

Do not neglect your health during this corona virus pandemic.

FAQ

WHAT IS CORONA VIRUS? – COVID-19 is an infectious disease in a new strain of coronavirus that has not been previously identified in humans. It was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, and has since been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation.
HOW DOES THE VIRUS SPREAD? – COVID-19 is spread through contaminated droplets, produced by coughing, sneezing or talking or through contact with contaminated surfaces. The virus can potentially survive on surfaces for several days.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS? – Symptoms of COVID-19 appear about 5-6 days from when infection took place but can take up to 14 days. Most symptoms are mild and may include:

  • fever
  • dry cough
  • fatigue
  • sore throat
  • shortness of breath
  • loss of taste/smell

In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia with severe acute respiratory distress.

Measures that we are taking

The safety and well-being of our patients and staff is Yarra Medical’s top priority. Since the Covid-19 outbreak, Yarra Medical has taken all precautionary measures to ensure patients have safe access to medical care.

Measures we are taking to minimise the spread of COVID-19;

  • Providing medical care via telehealth consults to remove the need to come to the medical centre where possible
  • Maintaining adequate stock of PPE, disinfectant and other supplies.
  • Installing screens at reception to protect staff from droplet or aerosol spread
  • Removing items from the waiting room that could aid in virus transmission such as toys and magazines
  • Regularly clean and disinfect high touch surfaces (EFTPOS terminals, door handles, pens, phones, keyboards)
  • Providing hand sanitiser to patients in the waiting room
  • Displaying posters and resources that encourage individual infection control
  • Triaging patients over the phone and in person in regards to risk for infection, exposure to risk individuals and any recent travel.
  • Removing chairs in waiting room to allow for 1.5m distance between seated patients
  • Ensure number of patients in the waiting room is kept to a minimum by allowing patients to wait outside clinic or in their car until the time of their appointment