COVID-19 Update - 25 August 2020
As the threat level of COVID-19 is currently low in South Australia, Globe Medical Adelaide is now offering face-to-face appointments. We are watching the situation in other States very closely.
We continue to observe social distancing >1.5m and limit the number of patients in our waiting room.
If you have travelled from Victoria, New South Wales or the ACT, you are required to have a COVID-19 test on arrival and again at day 12 of your quarantine. If you would like help arranging this, please schedule a telehealth consult with a GP.
If you have travelled from the Greater Brisbane or Ipswich areas of Queensland since 22nd August, please inform our staff before visiting so we may arrange for a safe review for yourself and our team.
If you have symptoms of the flu, a cold, or a loss of sense of smell or taste, then a COVID-19 test is necessary. If you require help to arrange this, please book a telephone consult with a GP first, and an appropriate safe review can be arranged.
For patients with other conditions who would prefer a telephone or video consult, these appointments continue to be available for eligible patients (please see below).
The Government has now restricted COVID-19 Medicare GP telehealth items to circumstances where a patient has an existing relationship with a general practice (i.e. the patient has visited a GP in the practice face-to-face in the last 12 months), other than for children aged under 12 months or patients who are homeless.
Please be assured that our clinic is COVID-19 safe, and we remain prepared to transition back to telephone triage of all consults should COVID-19 threat levels increase.
Globe Medical Adelaide - Phone: (08) 8232 7372
COVID-19 Update - 5 May 2020
Doctors at Globe Medical Adelaide have shifted to delivering consults predominantly via telephone or video telehealth. A large proportion of routine medical care can safely be performed over telehealth. These measures are in place for your safety.
To book an appointment online for a telephone consult with a doctor, please click here. In most cases, telephone or video consults during the pandemic will be bulk-billed. If your problem requires an examination, a safe face-to-face appointment will be scheduled. On arrival at the clinic, you will be asked to call reception to inform them that you have arrived – please continue to wait outside. You will be called and taken directly into the consulting room. While this precaution might appear extreme, it further adds to your safety.
If you have symptoms of fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose or shortness of breath, you may be eligible for testing for COVID-19. Please book a telephone consult with your GP who will discuss and arrange this.
We will also be reaching out to our vulnerable patients and those with chronic diseases to create or update their Chronic Disease Management Plans. Patients over 70 years old, Aboriginal and over 50 years old, and those with chronic disease are more vulnerable to COVID-19. Together, we can optimise your health. Please prioritise finding time to work with us on this.
Australian Government COVID-19 Health Alert
For Current Status please visit: https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert
Call 000 if you need urgent medical help.
For more information, please go to https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov or call the Department of Health and Human Service’s dedicated coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398.
联系’000’ ， 如果你需要紧急医疗救助。
如果你需要更多咨询，请到以下链接或着致电卫生和民政服务部冠状病毒热线 1800 675 398.
What is Coronavirus?
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness caused by a new virus. Symptoms range from a mild cough to pneumonia. Some people recover easily, others may get very sick very quickly. There is evidence that it spreads from person to person. Good hygiene can prevent infection.
Symptoms can range from mild illness to pneumonia. Some people will recover easily, and others may get very sick very quickly. People with coronavirus may experience:
- flu-like symptoms such as coughing, sore throat and fatigue
- shortness of breath
Read more about protective measures against coronavirus on the World Health Organization website.
For more information, contact the Coronavirus Health Information line on 1800 020 080 or go to sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVID2019.