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Coronavirus (COVID-19): GP-led Respiratory Clinics

There are two GP-led Respiratory Clinics in our region, located in the Blue Mountainsand Penrith, that can assess people with mild to moderate espiratory symptoms including fever, sore throat, cough and shortness of breath. 

These Clinics are particularly helpful for patients with a respiratory illness that cannot be safely managed by telehealth alone and require a face-to-face consultation, when their symptoms are not severe enough to attend a hospital emergency department.

All staff working at the clinic will be in full PPE and where possible, will use a “non-touch” method of clinical assessment. The Clinic will assess people for COVID-19 and when needed, undertake testing. Test results will be provided by phone or SMS (both positive and negative tests), whichever is preferred by the patient, and will also be provided to the patient’s usual GP.

Patients who attend this service will receive clinical advice on how to best manage their respiratory symptoms and be referred back to their usual GP for ongoing treatment.

How do I visit a GP Respiratory Clinic?

In the first instance, patients are encouraged to discuss their symptoms with their usual GP via a telehealth consultation before making an appointment at the GP Respiratory Clinic.

Patients must make an appointment online prior to attending one of the GP Respiratory Clinics. (Our Bookings Instruction sheet can guide you on what steps are involved in making an online appointment).

Patients do not need a GP Referral before attending the clinic. The clinic is free of charge to all patients. Patients will need to show personal identification, such as a medicare card or drivers licence.

Penrith Location

Our Medical Home
Homemaker Centre
2227 Wolseley Street, Jamisontown
Open 7 days 9.00am - 5.00pm

Book an appointment online (you will be prompted to register with the hotdoc booking system, which is free) 

Patients will be met in the carpark by a concierge and then directed to the COVID Respiratory clinic, which is set up behind the Our Medical Home clinic, in a temporary clinical facility. 

Blue Mountains Location

Hazelbrook General Practice
9 Rosedale Avenue, Hazelbrook
Open Monday to Friday 8.30am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm  - 5.30pm. 

Book an appointment online (you will be prompted to register with the hotdoc booking system, which is free) 

There is limited parking for frail and disabled onsite. Patients should park at the nearby shopping centre. The GP Respiratory clinic is set up in demountable buildings located at the rear of Hazelbrook General Practice.

 

Helpful Resources

If you are anxious or feeling stressed, please visit our Mental Health Help website, which has a range of services and support available in our region. People can also ring Beyond Blue’s dedicated Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service on 1800 512 348 to talk with a trained counsellor.

COVID Clinic