Please adhere to the lastest government health advice.
If you are experiencing any of the following: fever, runny nose, sore throat or cough, please DO NOT COME into THE CLINIC. Please contact us first on (03) 7035 0181. Consider attending a drive through testing facility or call ahead to discuss with our reception team whether an appointment is appropriate.
What is COVID 19?
COVID-19 is a coronavirus that has not previously been recognised in humans. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that can cause cold and flu symptoms that range in severity from mild to very severe. We are still learning about this new illness and how it works.
For more information please see the Australian Government website.
What are the symptoms?
Symptoms of COVID-19 can range from mild illness to pneumonia. Some people will recover easily, and others may get very sick very quickly. People with coronavirus may experience symptoms such as:
• respiratory symptoms:
• sore throat
• shortness of breath
Other symptoms can include runny nose, headache, muscle or joint pains, nausea, diarrhoea, vomiting, loss of sense of smell, altered sense of taste, loss of appetite and fatigue.
I have some symptoms,
what should I do?
If you have cold or flu like symptoms, such as a cough, fever, sore throat, shortness of breath or runny nose, even if these are mild, you should get tested for COVID-19 as soon as possible. People with mild symptoms can still spread the virus. To help stop the spread of COVID-19, anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms should get tested.
How do I get tested?
As part of Australia’s response to COVID-19, public health units around Australia have increased testing. People may have a COVID-19 test for several reasons. You can find more guidance for people who are tested under these enhanced procedures for COVID-19.
If you need to get tested, you can:
• attend a free COVID-19 respiratory clinic
• contact your doctor and they will arrange the test, this may attract a fee
To find your closest COVID-19 respiratory clinic click here.
If I get tested what should I do after?
It may take a day or two for your test results to come back.
If you have serious symptoms you will be kept in hospital and isolated from other patients to prevent the virus spreading.
If your doctor says you are well enough to go home while you wait for your test results, you should:
• isolate at home
For questions about testing or patient welfare, call the National Coronavirus Helpline.
What else can I do during this time?
While our physical health is important during this time we should also be taking care of our mental health. If you are feeling overwhelmed or you know someone who might be struggling please see the resources below.
Be kind and look out for one another.
Our clinic is located at 228 High Street, Ashburton.
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