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.
Call us on 9944 6200