Coronavirus (COVID -19) ALERT

 

Due to the current COVID -19 situation, Belair Family Health Centre has had to change some procedures to protect staff and patients.

To reduce infection risks to Doctors, staff and patients, we are minimising face to face contact at the surgery and instead providing telephone consultations where it is save and appropriate to do so.

We have now opened up telehealth bookings online through our usual HotDoc booking system. PLEASE NOTE THESE ARE FOR TELEPHONE CONSULTATIONS ONLY.

If you need to see a GP face to face please call our friendly reception team on 8278 8900 to arrange an appointment.

If you are attending the surgery we ask that only the patient attend the practice for their appointment.  Other family members or friends should remain at home wherever possible, please advise us if another family member is needed to be in attendance.

If you are worried, but not unwell,
please call the National COVID-19 line on
1800 020 080

or

SA COVID-19 Information line 8am – 8pm 7 days

1800 253 787

If you are severely unwell, call 000 for an ambulance, or call your local emergency department before attending there.
If you are unwell with respiratory symptoms (Cough, Sore throat or shortness of breath) or have a fever.

  • DO NOT visit your GP or Pharmacy, we cannot test for Covid-19 (due to insufficient PPE)
  • We are offering telephone consultations with a booked time with our GPs. You will be assessed as best as possible.   Dedicated respiratory clinics are available if your doctors feels you need a physical assessment and or testing.
  • If you have respiratory symptoms, fever or loss of taste or smell we encourage you to get tested.  You can attend COVID -19 clinics at the Royal Adelaide Hospital (open 7 days 9am – 8pm), Flinders Medical Centre (open 7 days 10am- 8pm), Lyell McEwin Hospital or the Womens and Childrens Hospital. Isolate at home until you have received your results.
  • A drive through centre at the Repat Hospital or Hampstead requires a referral for appropriate cases, we may be able to provide this by telephone.

There is a new Mental Health and Wellbeing support line on 1800 632 753  available 8am-8pm 7 days.  Beyond Blue has trained counsellors available 24/7 on 1800 512 348.

Thank you for your understanding and we are doing our best to provide the safest and most accessible care possible in the current unprecedented situation.