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COVID-19

Access Health and Community is still open but there may be changes to the services we offer.

Updated – 5 August 2021

Our doors may be closed but we’re still open

We will need to ask you some screening questions before your appointment.

Your appointment may change to telehealth if it’s possible to do so. We will call you if there are any changes to your appointment.

We will continue to provide essential health and community services, COVID-19 vaccinations and telehealth appointments during the lockdown.

If you’re booked for an appointment over the next week, our team will be in touch with further information.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding to help keep our community safe.

Click here to find out about booking your COVID-19 vaccination appointment at Access Health and Community. 

To keep both our clients and staff safe, we follow COVID-safe guidelines. We will contact you if we need to change your appointment to telehealth.

You will find more information in the below links, and you are always welcome to contact us on 03 9810 3000.

To find out more visit:

It is important not to forget your general health and well-being. If you need to make an appointment with our team of health professionals, you can book a doctor’s appointment online or call 9810 3000 and arrange appointments with our other services.

If you are using our services in person, you may need to wear a mask. If you don’t have access to masks AccessHC can provide them to you.

If you have flu-like symptoms, even minor symptoms, our doctors can arrange a COVID-19 test for you. You can book a doctor’s appointment online or call 9810 3000. For other questions about COVID-19 please call the 24hr hotline 1800 675 398.

For all your other health and community services we are here to support you, your family and your neighbours as we all fight the pandemic together.

FAQs

All our team at AccessHC have been working hard since January 2020 to respond to COVID-19 in the community and support our clients and patients.

All of our sites are now open to support your health and wellbeing. Sometimes it will be necessary for you to come into the clinic, or for us to visit you in your home.

We have increased the frequency of cleaning at all of our sites and provided training to our staff on how to identify and respond to possible cases of COVID-19.

All patients and clients are asked to sign in for tracing purposes, and screened for risk factors of COVID-19.

The best place to get general information about COVID-19, the risk factors and how to protect yourself, visit the Department of Health and Human Services website.

 

  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and running water. See advice from the government on how to wash your hands
  • If you do not have access to soap and water, use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser with over 60 per cent alcohol
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • When you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your elbow
  • Keep at least 1.5 metres away from other people unless necessary
  • Wear a face mask or covering when required. For advice on wearing a face mask read this fact-sheet
  • If you have a fever, chills, cough, sore throat, runny nose, sneezing or you have lost your sense of smell or taste get a COVID-19 test. There are more than 150 locations across the state to get tested
    If you cannot get to a testing centre in your own car, or with a family member a test can be performed in your home.
  • Call 1800 675 398 to get advice on what to do and where to go for medical attention.

If you are unwell please call us on 9810 3000 for advice and to make an appointment.

  • For GP and Pathology – press 1
  • For Dental Services – press 2
  • To change an appointment for other services – press 3
  • For new appointments at other services – press 4
  • For all other enquiries – press 5.

If you have a fever, chills, cough, sore throat, runny nose, sneezing or you have lost your sense of smell or taste get a COVID-19 test. There are more than 150 locations across the state to get tested. If you become short of breath, call 000 and ask for an ambulance. If you cannot get to a testing centre in your own car, or with a family member a test can be performed in your home.

Yes, all of AccessHC’s doctors can provide assessment and treatment via phone or video link.  All patients wanting to come into the clinic, have to speak to a doctor on the phone or via video first. Most of our patients requiring a telehealth of video appointment will be bulk-billed, meaning there will be no cost to you. If there is a fee, our reception team will speak to you about it when you make the appointment. If you are unable to afford the cost, please speak to the doctor.

You may be charged a phone or internet data fee by your provider.

For more information about fees and charges, visit: Book an appointment

Information about how to get the most out of your phone or video appointment are available in English, Greek and Chinese Simplified.

Assessment centres for COVID-19 have been set up and many Victorian hospitals.  

  • call the dedicated hotline on 1800 675 398 to find out if you need to be tested 
  • You don’t need to call ahead before going to an assessment centre 

The assessment centres closest to Access Health and Community are: 

Call131 450  first and request the service that you need:

  • coronavirus hotline on1800 675 398 .
  • AccessHC 9810 3000 ( press option 5).
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