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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

With recent Delta strain outbreak in Sydney we are following health advice to administer AZ vaccines to all eligible patients over the age of 18 years. You may check eligibility by using the below eligibility checker. 

 

 

 

If you  have weighed up the benefits and risks of the vaccine and are not been able to find an alternate vaccination (such as the Pfizer vaccine)  available in a  reasonable time frame, you may  make a booking for doses 6 weeks apart via Hotdoc.

If you have any concerns and would like to discuss with a

doctor prior to vaccination, please make a booking for a

telehealth vaccine discussion with one of our doctors via

hot doc or by telephoning the front desk.

 

Helpful documents regarding the AstraZeneca Vaccine

You can find the document weighing up the risks and benefits of Astra Zeneca here.

Information regarding the link between the Astra Zeneca vaccine and thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome can be found here. 

For more information regarding the vaccine for under 40's, listen to a podcast from The Medical Republic here. 

An article from the Sydney Morning Herald regarding Astra Zeneca and the ways we think about the risk can be found here. 

We do not currently have the Pfizer vaccine, and do not expect to have it until late 2021.

Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday 

 

 

Saturday

 

Sunday & Public Holidays

8:30am – 12:30pm

1:30pm - 6:00pm

By appointment

9:00am - 11:00am

By appointment

11:00am - 12:00pm

Walk-ins

 

CLOSED

Helpful information 

After Hours Medical Assistance

For emergencies, please ring 000, for non-emergencies please ring the After Hours Medical Service on 87246300.

Accessibility

Our practice has full wheelchair access, including in the bathrooms.

You can see any of our GPs 

If you can't get into see your regular doctor, there is no need to stress. Our GPs securely share patient notes and information in order to provide the most informed care every time you come in!

Covid-19 practice update

IMPORTANT UPDATE 12/07/21

We are encouraging as many people as possible to stay home, practice social distancing and self-isolation for possible infectious upper respiratory symptoms. It is imperative that people with respiratory symptoms are getting covid tested as promptly as possible.

For all in person appointments, patients must first have a telehealth consult with a doctor. Following the telehealth consult, the doctor will then request an in-person consultation if it is deemed necessary. 

The government has extended the medicare telehealth scheme, however, we are unable to bulk bill telehealth consults for patients who have not attended the practice in person in the last 12 months. We are still able to provide telehealth consultations for these patients, however the consultations will incur a fee of $58.75, which does not qualify for a medicare rebate. Patients who have been seen in the practice in the last 12 months are eligible for a medicare rebate of $38.75.

Local Covid-19 Drive Through Testing Clinics

Please note that all public hospitals also have covid-19 testing services.

 

Five Dock 4 Cyte Pathology  drive-through clinic

Location: Front carpark, 155-157 Parramatta Rd, Five Dock

Opening hours: 8:30am-8pm, 7 days

No GP referral needed

 

Concord Inner West Histopath drive-through clinic

Location: Cintra Park Netball Courts, Crane St, Concord

Opening hours: 9am - 4pm, 7 days

No GP referral needed

Homebush drive-through clinic

Location: Bressington Park, Underwood Rd, Homebush

Opening hours: 8:30am-4pm, 7 days

 

Summer Hill drive-through clinic

Location: 7 Prospect Rd, Summer Hill

Opening hours: 8:30am-3:30pm, 7 days

These testing clinics do not require referrals or appointments.

 

Inner West Respiratory Clinic

The inner west respiratory clinic are seeing patients who have

  • Respiratory symptoms (cough, cold, fever, sore throat)

  • Been in contact with a known COVID-19 case

  • Returned from overseas in the past 14 days

The clinic will perform swabs and also other respiratory related care.

 

Bookings are essential and must be made online:

https://www.iwrespclinic.com.au/

 

Opening hours: Monday – Friday 8.30am – 6.00pm

Saturday 9.00am - 1.00pm

 

Location: 21a Elliott Street, Balmain NSW 2041

 

Phone: 9555 5035

Communication services

Our doctors have access to the following services for communication aid for people who need an interpreter, are deaf or blind

- Translating and interpreting service (131 450)

- National Auslan Interpreter (1800 246 945)

- Vision Australia (1300 847 466)

Other practice changes

Masks

When attending the practice you must wear a face mask. Your doctor will also be wearing a mask. 

Waiting rooms

In light of the current lock down, our waiting rooms are currently closed for patients. Instead, patients will wait outside and the doctor will call you in when ready. Please speak to reception if you wish to wait inside for health reasons. 

Intercoms

There is an intercom located at both front doors. Please wave your hand in front of the intercom to speak with reception. Reception will notify the doctor that you have arrived.

FAFP Health Hub

With the release of our seasonal newsletters we will discuss a different lifestyle health topic as we believe that education empowers people to make the best possible decisions when it comes to their health! 

Click here to visit our Health Hub page for this discussion about physical activity!