Updated 25th March 2020
Seven COVID-19 Clinics Now Operating
Seven COVID-19 clinics will now be operational as the WA Government announces additional 4 clinics starting today, 24th March 2020. These clinics will operate between the hours of 8am-8pm, 7 days a week.
The locations for the COVID clinics are;
– Royal Perth Hospital (Ground Floor, Ainslie House, 48 Murray Street),
– Fiona Stanley Hospital (Allied Health 2, Gymnasiums, East End, Bedbrook Row)
– Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (C Block, Hospital Avenue).
– Armadale COVID Clinic: Ground floor of Armadale Health Service, 3056 Albany Highway Mount Nasura;
– Midland COVID Clinic: Front of St John of God Midland Hospital, access only via Yelverton Drive;
– Joondalup COVID Clinic: Ground floor Joondalup Hospital (Car park P4, Regents Park Road). Enter via outside walkway between Specialist Medical West and Physiotherapy Department; and
– Rockingham COVID Clinic: Rockingham General Hospital, Elanora Drive, Cooloongup. Take the first road entrance to the hospital and follow the signs.
More locations for COVID clinics across the metropolitan area and in regional WA will be considered if there is a need to meet future or increased demand.
A COVID Clinic has also been placed in Bunbury Health Campus
Who Should Attend the Clinic?
Those who should attend the clinic are people with fever and respiratory symptoms, such as a cough or sore throat and:
– have returned from overseas or domestic travel in the last 14 days or;
– are a contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case or;
– believe they have been in contact with a person infected with COVID-19.
What Services are Available at the Clinic?
Patients will be screened and where appropriate tested, provided with appropriate information and referred for further medical treatment if necessary. If people do not meet the criteria they will not be tested.
Those individuals who are tested and well enough, will be asked to self-isolate while they await test results.
Anyone who is confirmed to have coronavirus who does not require hospitalisation will be asked to stay in home isolation as instructed by the public health team.
Anyone who experiences symptoms outside of clinic hours should continue to use the emergency department at their local hospital.
It is also extremely important that people who are unwell and are concerned they have COVID-19 should immediately self-isolate and then seek further medical advice.
Coronavirus COVID-19 Update: Australia
As of 24th March 2020, there are 175 confirmed cases in WA. 12 of the recent cases relate to people who travelled on cruise ships. Overseas travel has also been confirmed for other cases from across the world.
WA goes into border lock-down with new measures implemented by the Federal Government as of the 25th of March 2020. Australians are being urged to remain indoors, with their families, avoid public gatherings, congregations, and any other family events.
An additional 1,110 Western Australians tested for COVID-19 in WA have returned a negative result.
As of 18:30 AEDT 23rd March 2020, there have been 1,709 laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Australia, and seven deaths. Australia is progressing quickly into exponential growth as the federal government imposes more restrictions on the Australian community.
When & How to Seek Medical Help?
If you develop a fever, a cough, sore throat or shortness of breath within 14 days of travel to an affected area or have had contact with a person with confirmed coronavirus, you should immediately isolate yourself from other people. Contact your GP or your emergency department or call the healthdirect helpline 1800 022 222 and seek medical attention as soon as possible. People who believe they have coronavirus, been in contact with someone who may be affected or have general enquiries can also call 1800 300 243.
Other Helpful Resources
Click Below for More Resources and Information on Coronavirus COVID-19
- Department of Health – Fact Sheet on COVID-19
- Department of Health – Information on Use of Surgical Masks
- Department of Health – Information for Casual Contacts of a Confirmed Case
- Department of Health – Home Isolation Guide
- Department of Health – Home Isolation Guide when Unwell
- World Health Organization – Travel Advice
- World Health Organization – Advice for Public
- 1300 Dr To Me – Coronavirus (COVID-19) – What You Need to Know
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