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.
Being accredited means that our general practice is committed to a comprehensive program, which involves:
Engaging our whole practice team to review our practice’s systems and processes.
Opening our practice doors to allow a team of independent surveyors to assess how our practice operates.
Assessment of our practice, and achievement of the nationally recognised Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Standards for general practices, that focus on health care quality and patient safety.
Achievement of AGPAL accreditation reassures you that our doctors and practice team are committed to providing you with high quality health care in a safe environment.
Next time you visit our practice be sure to look out for our displayed Accreditation certificate.
Our practice team is proud of this achievement and as part of this process; we continuously strive to make quality improvements to better your patient experience.
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