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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

With the impending arrival of the COVID-19 vaccine, we ask that you please do not call the practice for advice. Please check online resources, which we will keep up to date on our website and social media. Our front desk staff do not have the capacity to provide answers not yet available to the questions you will no doubt have.

The best possible resource for this information is the NSW Health website - https://www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/covid-19-vaccines

For the most up to date information, please subscribe to the NSW health COVID-19 vaccine updates, which is accessible via the above link. 

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!

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)

Covid-19 practice update

IMPORTANT UPDATE 17/12/20

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

The government has extended the medicare telehealth scheme, however, we are now 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

Other practice changes

Masks

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

Waiting rooms

Our waiting rooms are open to a maximum of 3 patients at a time. You may still choose to wait outside if you prefer. 

Intercoms

There is an intercom located at both front doors. Please wave your hand in front of the intercom to speak with reception.

FAFP Health Hub

With the release of our seasonal newsletters we will discuss a different lifestyle health topic as we believe that education really 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!

First Avenue Family Practice

161-163 First Avenue

FIVE DOCK 2038

For Life-Threatening Emergencies Call 000
AFTER HOURS MEDICAL ASSISTANCE call 87246300 or attend Balmain Casualtly, RPA or Concord Hospitals

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