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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:  3450 as of 21 June

Flu Vaccinations can now be booked via phone call to our reception.

Goolwa Medical Centre would like to welcome the return of Dr Jared Frampton.

Jared will recommence on Monday 28 June.  Online bookings available via the Hotdoc app.

IMPORTANT UPDATE – SCRIPTS    

Due to our doctors working a rotating roster, please be advised that all script orders require 48 hours’ notice & will incur a $10 fee on collection.

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. 

COVID Vaccination Update – Astra Zeneca 16 – under 60

Summary

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).

COVID-19 Vaccination Program – Please ensure your consent forms are returned at least 24 hours prior to your appointment.  If you have not made an appointment and have filled in your consent form at the clinic, you are welcome to call and make your appointment if you are eligible. 

Updated “Request for Pfizer Vaccine for over 50’s – SA Health, issued 2 June 2021.

Update from Department of Health – issued 21 May 2021.

    

 

Eligibility Checker

Consent form for COVID-19 vaccination **

After your vaccination

FAQ and clinical guidelines

  ** Please note, these forms must be completed and provided to the medical centre prior to your appointment.  You may deliver in person, post to 9 Crocker Street, Goolwa, SA, 5214 or email your completed form to gmc@goolwamedical.com.au     Please be advised that  email is not the most secure form to send personal information.

COVID-19

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.

We are currently waiting for information on the COVID-19 vaccination program.  GMC have submitted the appropriate expression of interest to be involved with the program and will advise of any updates when they arise.  Information on the COVID-19 vaccination program can be found here.

Information regarding the COVID -19 vaccination and pregnancy can be found here.

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.

You can book a telephone consult by calling us or booking online.

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 as to your appointment time as possible.

If you don’t pick-up the phone, they’ll leave a message to call the clinic back. You’ll need to return their call within five (5) minutes or reschedule for another time.

If you meet criteria, you may apply for a scrip 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.

 

JOIN OUR TEAM

GENERAL PRACTITIONER

We are seeking an amazing GP to join our team!

Goolwa Medical Centre is a large, busy practice with a warm, country vibe and an amazing support team.
With five partners, 11 consulting rooms, 13 doctors & a large treatment room with experienced nursing staff, you will be well supported.
With opening hours spanning 8.30 am – 6pm Monday to Friday, and 9am – 12pm Saturday’s, we can offer flexible working hours to ensure quality work-life balance.
Our supportive team of general practitioners offers a wide range of special interests from sports medicine to palliative care.
Of course we have the right to boast of our amazing Fleurieu Region – beaches, rivers, surf & wineries to name a few.
For you:
• Excellent support services & onsite visiting specialists
• Mixed billing practice
• Negotiable percentage billings
• Flexibility to work as a contractor or employee
• 100% appointment occupancy
• A training focussed practice
• Flexibility with working days
• Hassle free Practice management
• A collaborative team of GPs
Call our Practice Manager, today on 0410 566 815 or email gmc@goolwamedical.com.au  to arrange a time to see for yourself, what our practice can offer you.
www.goolwamedical.com.au

Visiting specialists

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Matthew Hutchinson
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Cardiology

Dr. Andrew Hamilton
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Paediatrician

Dr. Krishna Solanki
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Local Support

Full Circle Physiotherapy

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Plus a complete range of medical services.