To protect other patients, doctors and staff, when making an appointment or attending for your appointment, please advise if you or those attending the appointment with you have:
- been identified as a close contact or instructed to isolate due to COVID-19
- runny nose
- sore throat
- flu-like symptoms
- shortness of breath
or are awaiting a COVID-19 swab result.
If you have an appointment, please do not enter the clinic. We ask for you to wait in your car and phone the clinic when you have arrived. You will be screened prior to entering the clinic, and the doctor will call you in once they are ready for you.
There are new statewide COVID-19 settings from 11.59pm, Friday 22 April, including:
* Masks are required in limited high-risk settings including:
- While visiting a hospital, care facility or an indoor publicly accessible area in a healthcare setting, including allied health settings.
Therefore Leongatha Healthcare will remain a place where you are required to wear a mask at all times
- to protect yourself
- to protect our vulnerable patients
- to protect our staff
Please bring a mask with you, and wear it covering your nose and mouth at all times.
'Winter booster' & fluvax
As Australia moves into winter, an additional booster dose, or ‘winter dose’, is recommended for people at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 who have already had their first booster dose.
If it has been 4 months since your first booster dose and you fit into one of the below categories, you should book an appointment to have another booster dose as soon as possible before or during winter:
65 years or older
a resident of an aged care or disability care facility
Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and aged 50 years and older.
People who have had COVID-19 should also wait at least 4 months before having an additional dose.
We now have limited Fluvax in stock. Please call reception on 5662 2201 to book your appointment