COVID-19 CLINICS INFORMATION (Current as at 19/10/2020)

Bellingen Drive Through Clinic

15-23 Watson Street, Bellingen

9am – 9:30am  (Monday to Friday). Bookings required 6655 0663

Nambucca Heads Respiratory Clinic

Cnr Giinagay Way and Wilunga Avenue (in Nambucca Healthcare Centre)

Monday to Friday 9am-12pm

Appointments 6568 8688

Macksville Drive Through Clinic

Old Hospital Site -entry via Nancye Roberts Drive

Monday to Friday 9am – 1pm

No appointment necessary

Coffs Harbour Health Campus

Near ED entrance, sign posted, free parking

7 days – 8am to 5pm

Children under 5 need to go to ED for testing, children above 5 to COVID Clinic

Woolgoolga Clinic

CWA rooms 21 Beach Street Woolgoolga

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9:30am – 1:30 pm

*UPDATED* COVID-19 CLINIC

The COVID Clinic has been established by local doctors and nurses to provide a single point for the assessment and testing of anyone in Bellingen Shire (including Dorrigo, Thora, Urunga, Kalang, Raleigh etc) who thinks they may have a Coronavirus (COVID) infection.
No other medical problems will be dealt with at the COVID Clinic – you should contact your usual GP for those.

Clinic Location:
15-23 Watson St, Bellingen (the old Watson Street Hostel).
Clinic Hours:
The Clinic is open 5 days a week (Mon-Fri) from 1pm-2pm (subject to change). No appointments are necessary.
Who Can Attend The Clinic:
Any Shire resident or visitor
What Will Happen At The Clinic:
You should drive to the Clinic and enter the driveway as signposted.
Please stay in your car (including children). Keep the air conditioner running if the weather is warm.
You will be met by a staff member who will record your details (please have your Medicare card with you).
You will then proceed along the driveway to be seen by a nurse and doctor.
Your visit will take about 10 minutes, longer if there are a lot of attendees.

Results:
If you are tested, it is important that you then remain in home isolation until the result is back. Results can take up to 72 hours. You may also results via SMS.

If You Don’t Have a Car:
You should still enter via the driveway on foot. You will be shown to a separate seating area.
Alternative Clinics:
There is a Fever Clinic at Coffs Harbour Hospital, currently open Mon-Fri from 10am to 2pm. Phone 1300 001 956 for more details.
Other Information:
There are no public toilets at the Clinic.
The Clinic does not give out masks or other protective equipment for home use.

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COVID-19 CLINIC

The COVID Clinic has been established by local doctors and nurses to provide a single point for the assessment and testing of anyone in Bellingen Shire (including Dorrigo, Thora, Urunga, Kalang, Raleigh etc) who thinks they may have a Coronavirus (COVID) infection.
No other medical problems will be dealt with at the COVID Clinic – you should contact your usual GP for those.

Clinic Location:
15-23 Watson St, Bellingen (the old Watson Street Hostel).
Clinic Hours:
The Clinic is open 5 days a week (Mon-Fri) from 12pm-2pm (subject to change). No appointments are necessary.
Who Can Attend The Clinic:
Any Shire resident or visitor
What Will Happen At The Clinic:
You should drive to the Clinic and enter the driveway as signposted.
Please stay in your car (including children). Keep the air conditioner running if the weather is warm.
You will be met by a staff member who will record your details (please have your Medicare card with you).
You will then proceed along the driveway to be seen by a nurse and doctor.
You will be tested for Coronavirus ONLY if you meet the current NSW Health testing criteria:
– Overseas travel or a cruise in the last 2 weeks, AND a fever or flu-like symptoms
– Close contact with someone with COVID in the last 2 weeks, AND a fever or flu-like symptoms
– Healthcare or aged care workers WITH a fever or flu-like illness
If you are tested, it is important that you then remain in home isolation until the result is back.
Your visit will take about 10 minutes, longer if there are a lot of attendees.
If You Don’t Have a Car:
You should still enter via the driveway on foot. You will be shown to a separate seating area.
Alternative Clinics:
There is a Fever Clinic at Coffs Harbour Hospital, currently open Mon-Fri from 10am to 2pm. Phone 1300 001 956 for more details.
Other Information:
There are no public toilets at the Clinic.
The Clinic does not give out masks or other protective equipment for home use.

 

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We listened to you….
And we are improving patient care

At North Bellingen Medical Centre, we carried out a patient survey (The Practice Accreditation and Improvement Survey) and asked for your honest opinions on the services we provide. We listened to your concerns and are taking the following steps to make improvements to patient care where you feel it would be most useful:

 

 What you told us                  How we plan to improve
Reduced waiting times •      Reception to phone patients when their Dr is running more than 30 mins late

•      Reception to inform patients of their “place in the queue” when Dr’s are running late

•      Dr’s and Reception to educate patients on the importance or making the correct appointment type. Eg, short for 1 or 2 concerns. Long for 2 or more concerns

Upgrade mobility parking •      Write a letter to council stating concerns and request an upgrade
Home Visits •      Home visits are available at the doctor’s discretion to those living in a 10km radius.

•      These visits are generally reserved for the immobile and chronically ill.

After Hours Service •      Our doctors have contributed to afterhours care for the past 40 years through the oncall roster at the BRDH.

•      There is a doctor on call at the BRDH 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Including public holidays.

 

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