COVID   19

The office is open usual hours.  Well- fitted masks covering nose and mouth are required for all. Face to face consultations are for those who are fully vaccinated. A tele-health consult can be arranged for those over 16 years of age who are not vaccinated. If a face to face consult is required by an un-vaccinated person this can occur after a negative rapid antigen test ( at the patient's expense)

In keeping with social distancing, some chairs have been removed from the waiting room. These and other surfaces are frequently cleaned with alcohol. Please stay back from the reception desk, behind the tape on the floor.

Any-one with fever, cough or sore throat are requested to mention this when making an appointment and to  phone from the rear car park when they arrive. They will be escorted to an isolation room, next to the back door, where they will be assessed. They will not go to the  reception/ waiting room.

We can take tests for Covid 19 . The samples are analysed at Dorevitch laboratory. Results are  within 24 hours and will be advised by SMS.

 If appropriate, Dr Roberts also does home visits between 12.30 and 2pm. After hours, is also possible to leave an email at ian.roberts@optusnet.com.au

For those  out of work or in financial difficulty, we will bulk-bill ( as we already do for health care card holders, children and pensioners)

We are vaccinating with both Astra Zeneca and Pfizer vaccines. Appointments for vaccination can be made   by phoning the office.  The fee for this service is paid my Medicare. You will be asked  to wait 15 minutes after  vaccination.