Central Clinic News

Warragul Respiratory Clinic extending hours for ski season

June 30, 2020

26 June 2020 People planning to head to Mt Baw Baw over the ski season need to ensure that if they have mild flu-like symptoms, then get tested for COVID-19 well before they intend travelling and stay at home until they get their results. Warragul Respiratory Clinic will be extending its hours over the 2020…

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The importance of testing for COVID-19

June 9, 2020

Continued testing for COVID-19 is more important than ever as government restrictions are easing across Gippsland. We need to prevent a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. Testing for coronavirus is one of the most important tools we have in this fight against the pandemic. It is helping our health professionals to monitor and control the…

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COVID-19 testing advice

May 25, 2020
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Important message from Warragul Repiratory Clinic

May 18, 2020

Social distancing restrictions have been hard for all of us, but as they ease we do not want to undo all of our hard work. From midnight last night, restrictions around some activities have been relaxed in Victoria in recognition of the current low rateof community transmission of this virus. But let’s look at what’s…

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Gippsland’s first Respiratory Clinic opens in Warragul

April 28, 2020

Commenced: Monday, 27 April 2020 The Australian Department of Health has funded 100 private practice respiratory clinics across Australia to provide dedicated services to people with mild to moderate COVID-19 symptoms. Respiratory Clinics assess, test and diagnose respiratory cases, including COVID-19, influenza and pneumonia. Central Clinic has been working closely with Primary Health Network (PHN)…

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April 15, 2020

Social distancing: it works for coronavirus and for flu. Influenza and COVID-19 share some similar symptoms. They are also both spread via respiratory droplets: coughing, sneezing and touching. Protecting ourselves from COVID-19 through good hygiene and social distancing also means protecting ourselves from flu. This is a small silver lining in an otherwise extremely disruptive…

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April 7, 2020

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March 30, 2020

Medicare have removed the eligibility criteria for bulk billed telehealth and telephone consultations which means that all citizens now have access to health services while staying at home. Referrals can be emailed to you after your consultation. Scripts can be faxed to your local chemist for you to collect. Call (03) 5622 3377. Online booking…

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How does the Practice Incentives Program (PIP) Quality Improvement Incentive affect the care my GP provides me?

March 4, 2020

This consumer fact sheet helps you understand what the PIP Quality Improvement Incentive is, as well as how it relates to the care your general practice clinic provides you.

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February 6, 2020

Australia is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Find out more about novel coronavirus on the Department of Health and Human Service’s incident webpage: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/information-public-novel-coronavirus. Call the Department of Health and Human Service’s dedicated hotline on 1800 675 398

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