Are you avoiding seeing the doctor or allied health provider?

Are you avoiding seeing the doctor or allied health provider?

Avoiding doctors or allied health during the current lockdown?

A significant amount of caution, and in some cases fear, has been created within the community in relation to the current pandemic. This has resulted in some patients not consulting with their health practitioner in a timely fashion resulting in adverse health outcomes. Please remember:

Era Health remains open for both telehealth and face-to-face consultations;

Under the lockdown conditions, you are permitted to travel beyond the 5 km radius of your home to attend a medical consultation (if Victoria Police stop you, you only need to advise them that you are attending the clinic and that they are able to confirm this either by contacting the clinic or seeing your appointment details on the SMS forwarded to you by the clinic);

Should you attend the clinic, you are at even less risk of contracting the COVID virus than you are by visiting your supermarket; and

Don’t let your medical conditions deteriorate.

Please note:  Should you have symptoms of COVID – 19 (i.e. fever, chills or sweats, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose and loss of sense of smell or taste), DO NOT attend to any clinic or work but DO follow the advice of the Department of Health and Human Services and get tested (https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/getting-tested)

Please stay safe and get in touch with us if you need some guidance or  assistance.

For appointments:
Call us on 9944 6200
email: info@erahealth.com.au

Mental health in the shadow of COVID-19

Suicides and Covid 19
Mental health In the shadow of COVID-19
Mental health In the shadow of COVID-19

Mental health and COVID-19

If you were struggling during this pandemic, you might feel that the new restrictions may flare feelings of anxiety, distress, fear, and isolation. While this is certainly understandable, and relatable by many fellow Victorians, please know that you are not alone, and health practitioners are here to help you.

If you are feeling down, depressed, anxious, angry or fearful, it is crucial to seek help and discuss your concerns with your doctor, a friend or a family member. It is in hard times that we must come together and support each other so that we can come out strong on the other side.

Many people are feeling vulnerable, worried, or angry with the latest restrictions imposed in Metropolitan Melbourne. While we cannot change these measures, we can try to manage and regulate our emotions and attitude for the coming six weeks.

In the hope to provide some assistance, the following tips may help to minimise a flare on anxiety levels that are affecting your Mental health in COVID-19:

  • It is essential to maintain a daily routine with a balanced diet and alcohol intake in moderation.
  • Ensure regular exercise for at least 40 minutes each day, within 5km of your place of residence.
  • For family members or those living with flatmates, try and find some quiet time for yourself.
  • For those alone or away from family, loved ones and friends, connect with them regularly over the phone or through video calls.
  • Try meditation. There are some excellent apps to help you sleep, and/or calm your feeling of anxiety. Examples include Headspace and Calm.

 

There are many other resources available on the following websites:

Sane Australia: https://www.sane.org/services/help-centre

Beyond Blue: https://coronavirus.beyondblue.org.au/

Headspace (for youth): https://headspace.org.au/covid-19/

Head to Health: https://headtohealth.gov.au/covid-19-support/covid-19

Department of Health: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/mental-health-resources-coronavirus-covid-19

 

Please stay safe and get in touch with us if you need some guidance or assistance. For appointments:

Call us on 9944 6200, email: info@erahealth.com.au or visit https://www.erahealth.com.au/

 

 

Lockdown in Melbourne: Mad, Sad or Fed Up

Lockdown in Melbourne

Lockdown in Melbourne: Mad, Sad or Fed Up

Lockdown: Mad, Sad or Fed Up

 

Welcome to week four of the Victorian Covid lockdown!  Had hoped to be able to say that we are in the last half of this state and on the way to an easing of restrictions – but this may not be the case.

So, are you tired of those walls, not socialising, perhaps feeling down, not working efficiently, Covid-fatigued?  Fed up with your family or co-residents?

How hard is this new Lockdown in Melbourne?

Many of us may feel that life could be a bit better.

Covid and depression

There are many articles on how to manage on the Internet but here are a few tips that may help.

 

Accept the reality of lockdown and look to positives by focussing on yourself, your family/co-residents and your home.

Maintain regular communication between friends and family using the phone or the Internet.

 

Kids in Lockdown

Maintain a routine by getting up at your normal time, showering and dressing and attending to work and other activities.

Schedule your daily work into blocks of time setting yourself tasks for completion within those time blocks.  Adhere to them with suitable breaks between for a refreshment break and/or a chat.

Eat carefully and drink wisely avoiding an excess of both.

Lockdown and exercise

Exercise is very important even if it is just walking.  Try and do about 40 minutes a day, preferably outside.

Limit the amount of time spent listening to or watching broadcasts about COVID.  They may increase your anxiety, anger and depression.

Covid and Mental Health Issues

If you notice a change in your behaviour (becoming anxious, angry or depressed), seek help.  Remember, we are available to help you and all that is required is a phone call or email.

Stay safe and follow the official advice on remaining safe with COVID.

Wear a mask.  If you have a medical reason preventing you from wearing a mask, we can provide you with the necessary medical certificate.  Just call us.

Remember, Era Health 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)

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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

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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

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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

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Your HEALTH and stage 3 restrictions in Melbourne
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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)

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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?

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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)