Toowoomba Medical Centre would like to inform patients of our policy and procedure regarding the Novel Coronavirus outbreak that started in Wuhan, China.
If you have recently travelled from China, or have come in to contact with someone who has a confirmed case of Novel Coronavirus it is important to follow these procedures:
- Ring the medical practice and advise reception staff that you have recently arrived from China or that you have been in contact with a person who has a confirmed case of Coronavirus.
- You will be offered an appointment that day and will be directed to follow our Infectious Patient Procedure.
- A doctor and nurse will conduct the consultation in an environment which can be thoroughly cleaned (this will not be in a consultation room) and all necessary pathology swabs will be taken
The symptoms of Novel Coronavirus include, but are not limited to:
- Sore Throat
- Shortness of Breath/Respiratory concerns
If you would like to find out more information please visit:
Australian Government Department of Health homepage www.health.gov.au
Public Health Information Line 1800 044 599