CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE
And how Sydney Cardiovascular Centre can assist you
If you meet the Medicare criteria for vulnerable/isolated patients you can have a consultation with the doctor via phone instead of an in-person appointment. The applicable criteria is:
- The person has been diagnosed with COVID-19 virus but who is not a patient of a hospital; or
- The person has been required to isolate themselves in quarantine in accordance with home isolation guidance issued by Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC); or
- The person is considered more susceptible to the COVID-19 virus being a person who is:
- At least 70 years old; or
- At least 50 years old and is of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent; or is pregnant; or
- Is a parent of a child under 12 months; or
- Is already under treatment for chronic health conditions or is immune compromised
As per the Australian Government Department of Health,
The World Health Organization has announced that COVID-19 is a pandemic.
Restrictions have been put into place to reduce the spread of the virus in Australia, including
self-quarantine where applicable.
High-risk patients who have significant respiratory symptoms and fever are to directly
attend their local hospital and call ahead.
Getting tested at a pathology centre for the virus is currently only advised for low-risk patients.
We can assist you with a referral form for getting tested (Medicare requirement) if you are already a patient at Sydney Cardiovascular Centre. If you have any concerns and have been overseas recently, or if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, please call our office (8197 0022) regarding your appointment.
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