COVID-19 UPDATES

Update (30/06/2020) - We are accepting face to face appointments at the practice premises . However please make tele-health / phone appointments if you have any flu like symptoms.

 

Update (3/4/2020) - We are up and running with our ONLINE BOOKINGS - Telehealth only . You can now also book via HotDoc in addition to HealthEngine.

 

Update (29/03/2020) -  We are relieved that as per announcements made by government authorities most Telehealth consultation can be bulk billed from 30/03/2020 (details still awaited). Thanks for your patience. New patients can download the patient information form, fill it and email us back.

 

Update (26/3/2020) - We aim to provide most consults via Telehealth unless deemed necessary for face to face consultation after phone / video consult and  triage by the doctor. If you a new patient and have not been seen  at our surgery in last 3 years, you will be required to download; sign and email  us back the Patient Information Form before a Telehealth consultation can be initiated. Thanks for your cooperation and understanding during these difficult times.

Important  COVID-19 update (20/03/2020) - Our opening hours have changed - Please be advised that as of today, we will be closed on Saturdays till further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

 

Due to the current circumstances with the coronavirus pandemic, we had to take some difficult but important decisions to protect our staff and the more vulnerable in our community. From 19th March 2020 , we will be doing more stringent triaging and ensuring patients meet criteria for face to face consult. We will offer phone / tele-health consults (video) for those who do not meet criteria for face to face consultation. The phone / tele-health consults will be either bulk-billed (if you meet medicare criteria**) or pre-paid ($40) (if you don't meet medicare criteria**). Thanks for your patience and understanding during these difficult times. We aim to work together with the community to get through this hardship. 

Please note some services including phone consults may not be covered by Medicare - please check with our reception staff before booking appointment

** (not applicable from 30/03/2020)

Medicare criteria for bulk billing phone / tele-health consults - (reproduced from MBS online 19/3/2020 12:00 pm)

Vulnerable/isolated patients are those where at least one of the following apply:

(a) the person has been diagnosed with COVID-19 virus but who is not a patient of a hospital; or
(b) the person has been required to isolate themselves in quarantine in accordance with home isolation guidance issued by Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC); or
(c) the person is considered more susceptible to the COVID-19 virus being a person who is:

      • (i) at least 70 years old; or
        (ii) at least 50 years old and is of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent; or
        (iii) is pregnant; or
        (iv) is a parent of a child under 12 months; or
        (v) is already under treatment for chronic health conditions or is immune compromised; or

(d) the person meets the current national triage protocol criteria for suspected COVID-19 infection.

changes (16/3/2020) - Changes include that the 'usual GP' was expanded to include where there has been a face to face attendance in the previous 12 months with the practitioner or at the practice. The 'need for a limited examination' was removed from the GP and Other Medical Practitioner items.

Amity Family Practice Boolaroo

(02) 4958 5814

(02) 4908 1474

2/35 Main Rd, Boolaroo NSW 2284, Australia

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