Covid – 19

As part of our response to COVID – 19, any person with any respiratory symptoms such as coughs, colds, and other respiratory symptoms are discouraged from entering the practice during this pandemic.

Instead, an open-air - ‘ al fresco’ clinic located at the front of the surgery will be available during office hours on weekdays.

We ask for your understanding in accepting that a decreased level of privacy during your consultation is necessary in order to continue to provide patient care in a safe and effective manner.

Please book in as you would a normal consult.

 

Telephone Consults

If you are over 70, or are over 50 and identify yourself as indigenous, or have a chronic health condition or are immunocompromised, or are pregnant, or have a new baby, then you can opt to have your consult by phone, or soon by video conferencing.

Please book in with reception as you would for any normal consult.

Home isolation

Current information on home isolation - from NSW Health.

Children

For information on how to make the pandemic as minimally disruptive as possible for your children, here are two resources worth looking at.

The Conversation - Kids at home 

Coronavirus anxiety

During a mounting pandemic, with the uncertainty of how many especially older Australians will fare, along with fears about our personal and Australian financial security, it’s little wonder that some of us are perhaps a little anxious.

For many, the anxiety and resulting maladaptive coping behaviours will be much more of a health burden than the physical health burden from the disease.

For some good tips on how to look after your mental health during this pandemic, a good starting point is the Beyond Blue website.

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5 pm
Saturday 8:15 am - 10:00 am
After Hours - Call 02 66863299

For urgent after-hours advice, phone the doctor on call as advised on our after hours message on 6686 3299. If this number is unavailable, contact the Ballina Hospital on 6686 2111.