Goyders Line Medical is now able to offer phone consults for current clinic patients requiring advice, scripts, sick certificates, referrals and other conditions where face-to-face contact is not required. This is an important part of slowing the spread of COVID-19 and protecting the vulnerable members of our community.
As per Medicare rules, this service will be bulk-billed for patients seen at Goyders Line Medical (any practice location) within the past 12 months AND meeting one of the below criteria:
– Suspected or confirmed coronavirus cases
– Patients over 70 years of age
– Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients over 50 years of age
– Patients with chronic disease (diabetes, heart/lung issues, mental health conditions)
– Patients with low immune systems (chemotherapy etc)
– Pregnant women
– Parent of a child under 12 months of age
These consults can be booked by calling the clinic- if you aren’t sure if you meet these criteria please chat to our reception staff.
Anyone outside of these criteria can also choose to pay privately for a phone consult, please contact our clinic to find out more.
If your phone call is for scripts we can deliver them directly to the local pharmacy in each practice location, and you can collect your medications from there.
Our reception staff will also be asking those who book regular clinic appointments some screening questions. PLEASE DO NOT LIE ABOUT YOUR TRAVEL HISTORY OR COVID-19 EXPOSURE. To do so is putting medical staff and other patients at risk and will not be tolerated. Please look after the doctors, nurses and admin staff that look after you.
Testing is currently focussed on those with respiratory symptoms who have a history of overseas travel in the preceding 2 weeks, or close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19. This means we cannot test everyone who has cold/flu symptoms, and we cannot provide clearance certificates either.
If you are unwell with cough, fevers, aches, cold/flu symptoms, but your symptoms are mild, then please stay home and do not attend work, school or gatherings until you have fully recovered. If your symptoms are severe please phone the clinic or hospital for further advice.
There is no need to panic. In general, please follow these simple steps as recommended by the Dept. of Health:
– Regular hand washing
– Stay 1.5m away from others
– Avoid attending non-essential gatherings of people
– Remote work if possible
– Minimise unnecessary travel
Welcome to Goyder’s Line Medical
Goyder’s Line Medical consists of 3 Medical Centre facilities in Jamestown, Peterborough and Orroroo as well as working in conjunction with the Jamestown, Peterborough and Orroroo Hospitals. Our practices not only offer general practitioner services, but also a wide range of specialist services across the 3 locations.