The Department of Health and Human Services is working closely with the Victorian health sector, Commonwealth and international agencies to respond appropriately to the outbreak of a novel coronavirus. This is a rapidly changing situation. For the latest updates visit the Department of Health and Human Services.
Karuna – maya Medicine, like most general practices, does not have the facilities to safely manage highly contagious infectious diseases. For the safety of our patients and our staff we are unable to see patients with suspected Novel Coronavirus in the clinic.
From Monday 23rd of March we will be utilising telehealth/telephone appointments. Your doctor will call you as close to your allocated appointment time. If your doctor requires you to attend the practice an appointment time will be made for you.
Due to available space in the practice and Consult rooms we ask that only the person for whom the appointment is for attends. Only one parent or guardian for children and only one carer if required for all other patients will be allowed.
Telehealth appointments ( phone and video) are also available for Belinda Gough - Psychologist, please call our reception team for more information or to book an appointment.
Patients with symptoms of a cold/flu will be seen in their cars if required. Parking will be available at the back of the practice under the carport. Further instructions will be given when you make your appointmentarrive.
If you develop a fever, cough or shortness of breath please attend your closest Emergency Department. We do not have the facilities to treat you in an emergency or test for COVID 19.
Please call the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398 for advice. If you are really unwell, call 000.
Due to increased risk The chief medical officer is advising mask wearing when you cannot social distance, or in higher risk areas, such as when visiting the GP. As such we will be asking all patients to PLEASE WEAR YOUR OWN FACEMASK WHEN ATTENDING THE PRACTICE. We will have a small supply of masks if you do not have your own in the short term, but we expect a shortage of masks so will not be able to provide this indefinitely. If you do not wear a mask, you will not be able to be seen in the clinic. This is for the protection of our staff, and you.
Flu Vaccines -
Eligibilty for Government funded Flu Vaccines.
Children aged six months to less than five years
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged six months and older
Pregnant women (at any stage of pregnancy)
People aged 65 years and older
People aged six months and older with medical conditions putting them at increased risk of severe influenza and its complications
Private flu vaccines are available for people who do not meet the above criteria. A Prescription is needed by your GP.
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