About the practice
Goolwa Medical Centre is a rural practice providing comprehensive personal care to the Fleurieu region. The team of experienced healthcare practitioners and staff at our practice are committed to providing quality family medical care.
COVID VACCINATION COUNT: 7410 vaccinations as of 11 October.
Goolwa Medical Centre have opened Pfizer clinics for 12+ years. You can book online via the Hotdoc app or our “Book Now” button. You may also call to book an appointment, please remember, consent forms need to be completed before bookings are made. Available via website, SA Health or at the clinic. PFIZER CONSENT FORM HERE
Telehealth will be provided during Code 4 restrictions.
Due to current COVID restrictions, Kids Clinic will no longer be a ‘walk in’ clinic. Please call the clinic to make an appointment for your child/ren.
TELEPHONE CONSULTS (TELEHEALTH)
During COVID-19 times, you can choose to undertake GP appointments over the phone. Telephone consults are an excellent option for those wanting to:
** limit their public exposure; and
** people who feel that their flu-like symptoms could put others at risk.
If we can’t adequately deal with your issue over the phone, we may ask you to come into the clinic following your initial phone consult.
Please note: For telehealth appointments, you need to have seen your GP face-to-face over the previous 12 months to qualify for the Medicare rebate.
Convenience and efficiency: How phone consults work
Your GP will call you as close to your appointment time as possible.
The number will appear as a “No Caller ID”, we are in the process of changing this, however, thank you for your understanding during this process.
If you don’t answer the phone, they will leave a message to call the clinic back. You will need to return their call within five (5) minutes or reschedule for another time.
If you meet criteria, you may apply for a script online through our booking system.
Tips for a smooth telephone consult
To get the most from your phone consult, please consider these simple tips:
Make sure your phone is charged and you are in a quiet location
Have any documents on hand to which you want to refer.
Are you at risk? Book an appointment with our nurse for the following assessments:
40 – 45 diabetes risk assessment
45 – 49 health assessment
IMPORTANT UPDATE – SCRIPTS
Scripts will only be issues by appointment, either in person or over the phone.
If possible, we ask that our patients order scripts via the Hotdoc app., (“BOOK NOW” button above) this ensures the script is sent directly to your doctor and can prevent further delays. Hotdoc can be accessed via an app on your mobile device or this website. Thank you for your understanding.
The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) recommends the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine (Comirnaty) as the preferred vaccine for those aged 16 to under 60 years. This updates the previous preferential recommendation for Comirnaty over COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca in those aged 16 to under 50 years. The recommendation is revised due to a higher risk and observed severity of thrombosis and thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS) related to the use of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine observed in Australia in the 50-59 year old age group than reported internationally and initially estimated in Australia.
For those aged 60 years and above, the individual benefits of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine are greater than in younger people. The risks of severe outcomes with COVID-19 increase with age and are particularly high in older unvaccinated individuals. The benefit of vaccination in preventing COVID-19 with COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca outweighs the risk of TTS in this age group and underpins its ongoing use in this age group.
People of any age without contraindications who have had their first dose of COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca without any serious adverse events should receive a second dose of the same vaccine. This is supported by data indicating a substantially lower rate of TTS following a second COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca dose in the United Kingdom (UK).
Goolwa Medical Centre is not a COVID-19 testing facility.
IMPORTANT Coronavirus (COVID-19) Precautions
** If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or if you have been tested for COVID-19 in the last two weeks; if you have been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case OR if you have travelled interstate where restrictions are in place – Please DO NOT attend the practice or book an appointment online. You must phone the Practice on 08 8555 2404 and we can arrange a telehealth consultation with your doctor. **
In the best interest of staff and patient of Goolwa Medical Centre, we are currently not seeing patients with cold and flu symptoms (including runny nose, sore throat, cough or fever). Patients who have attended the practice previously have the option of booking a telehealth appointment with their regular GP.
If you have symptoms of COVID-19, the nearest testing facility to our clinic can be found here.
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