How to put on, wear and remove a Facemask effectively

 

Facemasks Tips – Melbourne
Tips on how to put on, wear and remove a facemask effectively

 

Disposable facemasks – advice from Era Health

Tips on how to put on, wear and remove a facemask effectively

 

Welcome to week two of the Victorian COVID 19 lockdown – facemasks.

Facemasks/face coverings have now become compulsory in the Melbourne Metropolitan area and Mitchell shire.
For those wearing disposable facemasks (you are also permitted to use cloth masks and scarves), they must be put on, worn and removed safely.

We have noted many people are not wearing their facemasks properly!

Here are a few tips on how to put on, wear and remove a facemask effectively:

 

1- before touching a facemask, sanitise your hands (either washes your hands with soap and warm water or with a hand-wash containing between 70 – 95% ethanol);

Before touching a facemask sanitise your hands

2- holding the facemask only by the ties/ear loops, with the coloured side facing away from you and with the metal strip uppermost, position the top part of the mask containing the metallic strip over your nose, and secure the upper ties/ear loops (if ties, secure the upper ties above your ears);

Holding the facemask only by the ties ear loops

3- centre the mask and then squeeze the metallic section so that it fits snugly over your nose;

Centre the mask and then squeeze the metallic section so that it fits snugly over your nose

4- holding the white rim of the lower part of the facemask, gently pull it down over your chin so that the mask fits snugly;

 

5- if your mask has ties, secure the lower ties beneath your ears;

 

6- change your facemask every four (4) hours or should it become moist;

 

7- DO NOT TOUCH the mask once you have it on (if you need to touch your mask, sanitise your hands first);

 

8- if you wear glasses, you may experience initial fogging of your glasses;

 

9- and, without touching the mask other than by the ties/loops, place it in a bin;

 

10- after removing your mask, sanitise your hands.

 

11- remember, used facemasks are potentially infectious.

 

Remember, Era Health Doctor Melbourne CBD remains open for both face-to-face and telehealth consultations.

Stay safe.

 

For appointments:

 

Go online (https://www.erahealth.com.au/)

Email the clinic (info@erahealth.com.au)

Call the clinic (9944 6200)

Mental health & COVID-19 – Tips and advice‎

Mental health & COVID-19 - Tips and advice

Mental health & COVID-19 - Tips and advice

Mental health & COVID-19 – Tips and advice‎

It’s been a stressful time all around since coronavirus (COVID-19) arrived. COVID 19 brought a lot of uncertainty into our lives.

Some potential mental health impacts could affect all of us. Here are some of the problems.
• increased anxiety, a fear for our health.
• psychological distress
• social isolation
• Momentary interruption of our work or study
• Lack of a daily routine and functioning.

If you are feeling stress, anxiety, or any other mental health concern, below are some practices to help your Mental health to cope with COVID-19 – Tips and advice‎.

1. It is essential to maintain a daily routine.
2. Connect with family and friends
3. Practise exercises and try to eat healthy foods.
4. Limit the use of alcohol.
5. Find activities that can relax you. Meditation could be a great help
6. Avoid the 24 hours news that we are being exposed as well as content on Social Media

Below are some services for you to seek support if you need.

You can book an appointment to see one of our Doctor or Psychologist at Era Health.

Era Health, we offer both face-to-face consultations as well as Telehealth services.
For appointments:

Go online (https://www.erahealth.com.au/)
Email the clinic (info@erahealth.com.au)
Call the clinic (9944 6200)

Other telephone and online supports:
Beyond Blue
1300 224 636
www.beyondblue.org.au
Lifeline Australia
13 11 14
www.lifeline.org.au

Telehealth appointments in Melbourne from The Comfort Of Your Home

Telehealth Appointment Melbourne
Telehealth appointments from your Home
TeleHealth Melbourne

Telehealth appointments in Melbourne: Your Next Doctors Appointment Could Be Right from The Comfort Of Your Home

Era Health Doctor Melbourne CBD is now offering bulk-billed TeleHealth consultations for services such as referrals to a specialist, discussing your results with your Doctor, or for any Medical Certificates.

All these types of appointments can be done from the convenience of your home or your office.

How to book Bulk Billed Tele-Health Consultation at Era Health?

You can book Telehealth appointments in Melbourne on our website using the “Book Telehealth Online” button, or you can call the clinic to arrange it.

For telehealth appointment, you will receive a call around your appointment time.

Go online (https://www.erahealth.com.au/)
Email the clinic (info@erahealth.com.au)
Call the clinic (9944 6200)

Clinic hours: 9.00 AM – 5.00 PM Monday-Friday (excluding public holidays)

Citas de telesalud en Melbourne desde el Comfort de su casa

Sus proximas citas medicas-en-Melbourne-pueden-ser-desde la confort de su casa

Sus proximas citas medicas-en-Melbourne-pueden-ser-desde la confort de su casa

Citas de telesalud en Melbourne: su próxima cita con el médico podría ser desde la comodidad de su hogar

Era Health Doctor Melbourne CBD ahora ofrece consultas TeleHealth  bulk-billed para servicios como referencias a un especialista, discutir sus resultados con su médico o para cualquier certificado médico.

Todos estos tipos de citas se pueden hacer desde la comodidad de su hogar u oficina.

¿Cómo reservar una consulta de telemedicina bulk-billed en Era Health?

Puede reservar citas de telesalud en Melbourne en nuestro sitio web utilizando el botón “Reservar en línea de telesalud”, o puede llamar a la clínica para organizarlo.

Para una cita de telesalud, recibirá una llamada alrededor de la hora de su cita.

Vaya en línea (https://www.erahealth.com.au/)
Envíe un correo electrónico a la clínica (info@erahealth.com.au)
Llamar a la clínica (9944 6200)

Horario de la clínica: 9.00 a.m. a 5.00 p.m. de lunes a viernes (excepto festivos)

Melbourne Stage 3 restrictions and Your HEALTH

Your HEALTH and stage 3 restrictions in Melbourne
Your HEALTH and stage 3 restrictions in Melbourne
How your health can be affected by the new restrictions

Welcome to Week 1 of the reimplementation of Stage 3 restrictions for those that live in the Melbourne Metropolitan area.

Era Health Doctor Melbourne CBD is open and operating as normal and providing both face-to-face and Telehealth consultations during this new Melbourne Stage 3 restrictions.

Telehealth is a great option for those not wanting to attend the clinic especially for those living outside the Stage 3 zones. With Telehealth, we can provide:-

• Consultations for many (but not all) medical conditions;
• Prescriptions for your medication(s);
Chronic care plans;
• Mental health consultations and care plans; and
• Medical and WorkCover certificates.

It is important not to let minor health conditions become worse during this period just because you may feel reluctant to visit a health professional. We are here to help.

How to book Bulk Billed Tele-Health Consultation at Era Health?

You can book a Telehealth appointment on our website using the “Book Telehealth Online” button, or you can call the clinic to arrange it.

For Telehealth appointment, you will receive a call around your appointment time.

Go online (https://www.erahealth.com.au/)
Email the clinic (info@erahealth.com.au)
Call the clinic (9944 6200)

Clinic hours: 9.00 AM – 5.00 PM Monday-Friday (excluding public holidays)

Other News on Telehealth

Your Next Doctors Appointment Could Be Right from The Comfort Of Your Home
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¿Cuáles son las condiciones de salud que no pueden esperar hasta que COVID 19 termine?

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¿Cuáles son las condiciones de salud que no pueden esperar hasta que COVID 19 termine?

La atención médica ha cambiado dramáticamente en el mundo desde COVID 19 y Australia no es una excepción. Visitar tu centro médico cercano solía ser una práctica común, pero debido al Coronavirus y la cantidad de infecciones, la mayoría de los pacientes son reacios a visitar a su médico. Además, algunos médicos trabajan desde su casa y solo ofrecen visitas de telesalud y esta situacion pospone la atención médica de rutina.

Sin embargo, desafortunadamente, los problemas de salud no se detienen en esta pandemia.
Es por eso que, dependiendo de tu condición, las consultas cara a cara son más cruciales que nunca.
Entonces, ¿qué constituye la necesidad de atención? Estas son las condiciones de salud que no pueden esperar hasta que termine COVID 19. Estos son los problemas de salud más apremiantes que requieren que usted visite a un médico de inmediato.

1- Tiene síntomas graves de coronavirus
2- dolor en el pecho
3- sangrado rectal
4- Hinchazón de piernas en una pierna, con o sin dolor en la pantorrilla
5- Una infección de la piel que empeora
6- Pérdida de conciencia
7- un corte profundo
8- hueso roto
9- Síntomas de accidente cerebrovascular
10- Falta de aliento repentina
11- dolor severo
12- Una emergencia dental
13- Dolor abdominal severo
14- Síntomas de ataque al corazón
15- Infecciones del tracto urinario
16- ETS (enfermedad de transmicion sexual)
17- El herpes zóster
18- Alergias
19- Una reacción alérgica severa
20- Meningitis

En Era Health, ofrecemos tanto consultas personales como servicios de telesalud.
Para citas:

Visite (https://www.erahealth.com.au/)
Envíe un correo electrónico a la clínica (info@erahealth.com.au)
Llamar a la clínica (9944 6200)

What are the Health conditions that can’t wait until COVID 19 is over?

Face to Face Appointment with a General Practitioner in Melbourne
Health conditions that can't wait until COVID 19 is over
Health conditions that can’t wait until COVID 19 is over

Health conditions that can’t wait until COVID 19 is over

Health care has changed dramatically in the world since COVID 19. and Australia is not an exception. Visiting your Medical centre nearby used to be a common practise, but because of the Coronavirus and the number of infections, most patients are reluctant to visit their doctor. Also, some doctors are working from home, only offering telehealth visits, and routine medical care is being postponed.

However, unfortunately, health problems don’t stop in this pandemic.
That is why, depending on your condition, face to face consultations are more crucial than ever.
So what constitutes the need for care? Here are the health conditions that can’t wait until COVID 19 is over. These are the most pressing health problems that require you to visit a doctor immediately.

1- You Have Severe Coronavirus Symptoms
2- Chest Pain
3- Rectal Bleeding
4- Leg Swelling In One Leg, With Or Without Calf Pain
5- A Worsening Skin Infection
6- Loss Of Consciousness
7- A Deep Cut
8- Broken Bone
9- Stroke Symptoms
10- Sudden Shortness Of Breath
11- Severe Pain
12- A Dental Emergency
13- Severe Abdominal Pain
14- Heart Attack Symptoms
15- Urinary Tract Infections
16- STDs
17- Shingles (Zoster)
18- Allergies Or Hay Fever
19- A Severe Allergic Reaction
20- Meningitis

At Era Health, we offer both face-to-face consultations as well as Telehealth services.
For appointments:

Go online (https://www.erahealth.com.au/)
Email the clinic (info@erahealth.com.au)
Call the clinic (9944 6200)

How to choose the perfect Medical Centre near me?

Find the Best Medical Centre near me
Medical Centre near me
How to choose the perfect Medical Centre near me?

 

How to choose the perfect Medical Centre near me?

Are you living in Melbourne and looking for a new Medical Centre? There are a few things you need to look for to find the right medical Centre in Melbourne CBD, so here is what you need to know.

In Australia, over 400,000 people visit their general practitioner.

Now, from all of 400,000 people, only very few are happy with the Medical Clinic they choose.

The question here is why it is so hard to find the right Medical Centre near me?

The simple answer is because before going to visit a new GP, you need to be prepared to perform proper due diligence.

Do you know that there are approximately 28,000 registered practitioners in Victoria alone? That means they we have a lot to choose from but asking the right question we can be much closer to landing in the optimal Medical Clinic.

 

Here are the Top Tips to Find the best Medical Centre near me.

 

1- Mapping out your local area

If there is not a Medical Centre close to your home or work, try to find the nearest one.

Your GP must be close to your home or work in the case that you need to rush to see him. The last thing that we want is feeling seek and must travel far to your clinic. Preferent a walking distance is the ideal.

2- Ask your family and friends 

Most likely, you know what you want. However, it can still be beneficial to ask people that you trust like your friends and family if they can recommend a General Practitioner.

People experience over time can be very useful, especially about a Doctor or a Medical Centre.

As we all are different, you must understand the needs and values of the adviser before we ask for a recommendation. If they closely align with your own, then add them to your shortlist to check out.

Sometimes we do not have the people to ask for advice, and that is ok. These days we can rely on Online reviews. In my opinion, Google reviews are the most effective way to get real opinions.

Let’s say that you search for Medical Centre near me, the first three results (called 3 pack Google My business) will show the number of starts and amount of reviews. The more reviews the medical Centre has, the more confident I am that the reviews are real.

As a rule, more than 50 reviews are a good indicator that what you are reading is most likely correct. Also, if the clinic or Doctor shows only five stars reviews, I would not trust very much, as it is hard to believe that every single patient received an outstanding experience.

3- Quality Control

There are several ways that you can check if your Medical Centre has the quality of care that you need. Firstly, those reviews I mentioned earlier are the right place to start.

Secondly, check that your General practitioner is registered with the Medical Board of Australia; this means the Doctor must be up to date on the latest practices and information.

Also, and perhaps the most critical aspect of quality control is that the medical Centre is an accredited clinic. But what is general practice accreditation?

According to RACGP, Accreditation is an integral part of safe and quality general practice in Australia. General practice accreditation is an independent recognition that practices meet the requirements of the governing national industry Standards. The standards are set by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).

By undergoing independent assessment, the award of accreditation reassures practice owners, staff,  and patients that the practice is meeting the safety and quality standards,  by the RACGP.

A clinic to be accredited takes a lot of time and work. The preparation usually takes up to 3 years. If your Medical Centre is an accredited clinic, you can be sure that the clinic reaches the necessary standards to practise.

4- Cold Call Research

Now, you should have an excellent shortlist of clinics by far, and the next step is to call each of the practices. Phone etiquette of the practice tells a lot in the way of how they treat a patient.

There are some questions that you can ask about the following:

  • How they fulfil repeat prescriptions?
  • How do they let you know about test results?
  • What are the different ways you can book an appointment? Online, email, telephone, etc.

5- Trust Your Gut Feelings

Take everything we have discussed today into consideration when making your final choice. However, you also must go with what feels right for you.

Make an appointment in the clinic near you and see how you feel about the Doctor in person. At the end of the day, your feeling about the Doctor is critical.

You should feel comfortable discussing any aspect of your health with your General Practitioner. Working through the steps that we have presented to find your right clinic and then go with your instincts.

At Era Health Doctor Melbourne CBD, we manage all your Medical needs in one clinic.

Era Health Doctor Melbourne CBD provides medical services through our highly experienced General Practitioners. Here are some of our services

Skin Checks, HIV Rapid Test, Travel Doctor, Mental Health Services, Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Family Planning, Vaccination, Aviation Medicals, Diving Medicals, Weight Management, Executive Health Assessments, and More.

In times of Covid 19 we are offering the following services as well.

Telehealth or face-to-face consultations

Did you know you can book and attend your appointments at Era Health Doctor Melbourne CBD via Telehealth or face-to-face consultations?

Until 30 of September 2020 patients are eligible to use telehealth via phone or video for all regular appointments, GP management plans and mental health plans, so there is no need to wait for your health needs even if you are isolating at home.

For GP telehealth consultations will be bulk-billed for patients experiencing financial difficulties due to the current crisis.

Flu Vaccination

With the 2020 flu season arriving in Melbourne, the Flu Vaccination is even more critical than ever in 2020. Era Health Doctor Melbourne CBD is offering Flu shots for new and current patients.

If you want to know more about our services, please go to www.erahealth.com.au

And if you want to know what our patients think about Era Health Doctor Melbourne CBD you can click here

For appointments:

 

Go online (https://www.erahealth.com.au/)

Email the clinic (info@erahealth.com.au)

Call the clinic (9944 6200)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Telehealth and face-to-face Doctor consultations Melbourne CBD

Tele Health appointments - Melbourne
Telehealth Appointments Melbourne CBD
Now, more than ever your health needs to be your priority. Telehealth Appointments

 

Telehealth Appointments

Now, more than ever your health needs to be your priority. Telehealth or face-to-face consultations are here to help

 

Did you know you can book and attend your appointments at Era Health Doctor Melbourne CBD via Telehealth or face-to-face consultations?

 

Until 30 of September 2020 patients are eligible to use telehealth via phone or video for all regular appointments, GP management plans and mental health plans, so there is no need to wait for your health needs even if you are isolating at home.

https://www.health.gov.au/ministers/the-hon-greg-hunt-mp/media/covid-19-whole-of-population-telehealth-for-patients-general-practice-primary-care-and-other-medical-services

For GP consultations, telehealth consultations will be bulk-billed if you have a health care card, are over 70, ATSIC or have a chronic health condition. Any patients experiencing financial difficulties due to the current crisis will also be bulk-billed for telehealth.

 

For Psychologist consultations- teleheatlh consultations are available, but you need to ensure that you have a current mental health care plan to be eligible for medicare re-imbursement.

 

How to book Telehealth Appointments:

 

You can book a telehealth appointment on our website using the “Book Now” button or via the Appointuit Online Booking App – the same way you would book any normal appointment, or you can call the clinic to arrange this.

For phone appointments, you will receive a call around your appointment time

 

Flu Vaccination

At Era Health Doctor Melbourne CBD, you can have your Flu Vaccination, WE STILL HAVE STOCK.

The vaccines are quadrivalent influenza vaccines (QIVs) and are available for everyone aged 6 months or over.

The flu vaccine is free for those aged 6 months – 5 years and those aged 65 years or over. There is a small fee for all others.  Please note that consultations for the flu vaccination only are bulk billed.

For appointments:

 

Go online (https://www.erahealth.com.au/)

Email the clinic (info@erahealth.com.au)

Call the clinic (9944 6200)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coronavirus: Symptoms and What to Do

Coronavirus Update 16 March 2020

Coronavirus: what are the symptoms and how to act when you think you could be infected. 

Coronavirus: Symptoms and What to Do – Update 15 March 2020

The coronavirus or better known as COVID-19, whose first cases were detected in early December 2019 in China, remained at the center of the world scene after its expansion around the world. Most infected people experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more serious in some cases. The risk groups are those over 65 years old and patients with pre-existing diseases. 

 

What are the symptoms of coronavirus?

Some of them are high fever, chills, shortness of breath, sore throat, cough, muscle pain, and runny nose. The most complex cases are registered in the risk groups.

 

How to prevent coronavirus?

The World Health Organization lists several tips that are generally applied to reduce the risk of respiratory infections.

• Wash your hands frequently with an antiseptic gel, or with soap and water. The virus can be transmitted by touching contaminated or diseased surfaces, so this hygiene action reduces risks.

• Regularly clean certain surfaces such as desks in workplaces.

Self assessment for risk of coronavirus COVID-19

Ensure that information on COVID-19 comes from reliable sources such as national public health agencies, medical professionals, or the World Health Organization itself. It is important to understand that the COVID-19 usually begins with fever or dry cough, not with nasal discomfort.

• Avoid travelling when symptoms of fever or cough occur: if there is discomfort during a flight, immediately inform the crew, and once at home, contact health professionals, informing where you have been.

• When you need to cough or sneeze, always do it on the arm sleeve (not on the hand) or use a handkerchief that should be thrown away immediately, and then wash your hands.

• People over 65 years of age or patients with health problems such as cardiovascular, respiratory or diabetes disease are at greater risk of complications from potential infection, so extra precautions should be taken, avoiding crowded areas or places where they could be in contact with potentially infected people. These people at high risk should perform voluntary isolation in their homes.

• If you feel unwell, stay home and call a doctor or health professional, Era Health Doctor Melbourne CBD offers Telehealth Appointment for all new or current patients. 

 

Tele Health appointments - Melbourne

• Avoid showing up spontaneously to an emergency department if you are uncertain about your conditions. 

To be tested, it is important that patients fall into one of the three categories of the suspected case below:

A. Patients that have clinical and epidemiological criteria, which means: fever or acute respiratory infection AND international travel in the 14 days before the onset of illness, or close contact in the 14 days before illness onset with a confirmed case of COVID-19. Please note that casual contact is no longer a trigger for testing.

B. Patients that have severe community-acquired pneumonia (who are critically ill) and no other cause is identified, with or without recent international travel.

C. The patient is a healthcare worker with direct patient contact who has a fever (≥ 37.5) AND an acute respiratory infection (e.g. shortness of breath, cough, sore throat).

 For more information visit Era Health Doctor Melbourne CBD www.era health.com.au or Call us at 9944 6200

 

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References

https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorian-public-coronavirus-disease-covid-19