RESPIRATORY CLINIC UPDATES

15th August, 2022

Once again we are dealing with high Covid-19 infections, influenza, RSV and many other respiratory viruses.  Our aim is to reduce the risk of infections to our patients,  doctors and  staff,  and in particular those patients who are most vulnerable.

Our respiratory clinic has been instrumental in achieving this goal. We have a Covid-19 Action Plan for the clinic that allows us to modify our processes according to the health advice at the time.

Most respiratory viruses can be diagnosed with a Telehealth consultation.  Alternatively, you can be seen in the respiratory clinic where you will need to provide a negative RAT test done that same day.

If you have a vulnerable member of your family – this could be a baby, child, elderly or immunocompromised person, sitting in the main waiting room we are sure everyone would feel a lot more comfortable knowing that we have done our best to reduce the risk of spreading infection.

This measure is taken to protect everyone and your cooperation with our respiratory clinic processes ie. negative RAT, mask wearing and hand sanitising is greatly appreciated by us and other patients.

We thank you all for your understanding and support.

DR ERIN WATERS – NEW FEES AS OF 25/7/22

25th July, 2022

Dr Erin Waters is one of our contracted practitioners. She consults from Wellers Hill Medical Centre on Monday, Tuesday and Friday.

From 25/7/22 private fees will apply to all consultations with Dr Erin Waters (including children, PCC & HCC holders), payable at the time of your consultation.

Patients with a current pension or health care card may be eligible for a discounted rate at her discretion.

Consultations for immunisations only are exempt from private fees for patients with a current Medicare card.

GOVERNMENT & PRIVATE FLU VACCINES AVAILABLE NOW

20th April, 2022 

We now have Government funded flu vaccines available.
These vaccines are for:
💉children aged 6 months – under 5 years
💉people aged 5 years – 64 years who fit the following criteria;
▪️Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
▪️Pregnancy at any stage
▪️cardiac disease
▪️chronic respiratory conditions
▪️chronic neurological conditions
▪️immunocompromising conditions
▪️diabetes and other metabolic disorders
▪️renal disease
▪️haematological disorders
▪️children aged six months to 10 years on long term aspirin therapy
💉people aged 65 years and over
We also have private flu vaccines available for $15 each.
We will be running flu vaccine clinics from Tuesday 26th April. These clinics are for the flu vaccine only. You cannot request anything else during this appointment. If you require a consultation, please book an appointment with your Doctor.
Bookings are essential 👇
☎️ 3848 2111
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HotDoc

31st March, 2022

From today we have teamed with HotDoc to bring you a better health care experience.

It will now be even easier for you to make, reschedule or cancel online appointments with us anytime, anywhere.

Simply download the HotDoc app on your phone through the App Store or Google Play and set up your account. You can also set up an account through an internet browser if you prefer. Bookings can still be made directly through our website.

Appointment reminders will come through as an SMS 24 hours before your appointment, simply click on the link to confirm, cancel, or reschedule your appointment. Alternatively, you can reply YES or NO to this message.

The way we conduct telehealth (video) consultations has also changed. This will now be done through HotDoc.

The link to the video call will be provided to you though your booking confirmation email (if booked online), the appointments tab in the mobile/web app (if you have this set up) and/or via the appointment reminder that will be sent to you via SMS.

There will be more changes coming, so stay tuned and we will inform you of these as they happen.

 

PRIVATE FLU VACCINES AVAILABLE NOW

21st March, 2022

Private Flu Vaccines available NOW for people aged 5 years and over.

Bookings are essential and can only be made by calling us on 3848 2111.

Our government funded stock has still not arrived yet, but we will let you know as soon as it does.

NOVAVAX NOW AVAILABLE

2nd March, 2022

We are now administering Novavax Covid-19 Vaccines.

Bookings are open for people aged 18 years and over for Dose 1 and Dose 2.

Novavax is not currently recommended as a booster dose.

Bookings are essential.

E: www.wellershillmed.com.au

P: 07 3848 2111

 

CHANGES 6/1/2022

6th January 2022

With the increase in COVID-19 transmission within the community, we will be making the following changes to protect our Doctors, staff and most importantly our patients.

It is a condition of entry that masks 😷 are to be worn at all times while inside the practice, including in the Doctors room. We also highly recommend that children wear a mask. This is to protect yourself, other patients, and in particular those who may be more vulnerable, as well as our reception, nursing and medical staff.
We also ask that you attend appointments alone🧍‍♀️if possible or with one other person👭, maintain social distancing where possible and maintain proper hand hygiene practices👏.
It is the preference of all of our Doctors that consultations are conducted via telehealth where possible.
Telehealth refers to a consultation that is done via video on your smartphone📱Our Doctors use a program called “GP Consult” to conduct these. When the Doctor is ready, you will be sent a SMS message to your phone asking you to click on a link to get started, accept the call, and it will then connect you via video.
For patients who have ANY of the symptoms🦠 below, a telehealth consultation will be required in the first instance. If the Doctor deems it necessary that they see you face to face, they will organise this during the telehealth consultation.
🦠Fever
🦠Cough
🦠Sore Throat
🦠Shortness of Breath
🦠Fatigue
🦠Diarrhoea
🦠Vomiting or Nausea
🦠Loss of Smell and/or Taste
🦠Earache
🦠Rash
A reminder that Medicare still states that you must have been seen face to face in the last 12 months to be eligible for a Medicare rebate or bulk billing (if applicable).
This does not apply for those people who are isolating due to a COVID-19 positive result, isolating due to being a close contact of a positive COVID-19 case or children under the age of 12 months.
We thank you for your cooperation and appreciate your understanding, respect and honesty during these times.

PRACTICE CHANGES AS OF 13/12/2021

10th December, 2021

In line with the Queensland border reopening, Wellers Hill Medical Centre will be implementing the following changes as of Monday 13th December 2021.

We will continue operating for all face-to-face consultations for non-symptomatic patients.

It will be a condition of entry that face masks are to be worn at all times while inside the practice, including in the Doctors room. This is to protect you, other patients, in particular those who may be more vulnerable, as well as our reception, nursing and medical staff.

We also ask that you attend appointments alone if possible or with one other person, maintain social distancing where possible and maintain proper hand hygiene practices.

For patients who have ANY of the symptoms below, a telehealth consultation will be required first if you have not had a negative COVID test in the past 3 days.

If you have had a negative COVID test in the past 3 days and still have ANY of the symptoms below, telehealth consultations are still preferred however, you can request a face-to-face consultation in our respiratory clinic (proof of negative result will required).

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Sore Throat
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting or Nausea
  • Loss of Smell and/or Taste

 

We thank you for your cooperation and appreciate your understanding, honesty and respect during these times.