Health Information

The GP Clinic Bendigo Health Information

Covid Vaccinations

At this time we are unable to administer your covid vaccine.

To find out if you are eligible, the Covid-19 Vaccine Eligibility Checker can be used to confirm eligibility to be vaccinated and to locate a vaccination site.

Note: Please scroll to the end to get details of where you can book your vaccine.

Please note if you are obtaining the vaccine because of a pre-existing medical condition you will need to validate the condition either by:

  1. My Health Record
  2. Referral from a Health Professional

Please contact the clinic if you need a referral.

Coronavirus

At the GP Clinic Bendigo we are committed to providing our registered patients ongoing care during the Coronavirus Pandemic.  We appreciate your support and understanding during this quickly evolving and changing time.  Over the coming weeks and months, there may be times where our reception staff will contact you and ask you to change your non urgent appointment time, or registration visit, so our Doctors are able to provide care to patients at high risk of serious illness or are very unwell.

To manage the increased number of patients presenting with respiratory symptoms and to ensure that well patients and our staff are protected from the possible transmission of the Coronavirus, all patients will need to have preliminary screening completed before they enter the clinic.   We are also  providing a dedicated respiratory clinic most days of the week, where we are able to assess patients with respiratory symptoms in a dedicated area in the clinic away from our routine appointments.

To reduce the requirement of patients having to present to the clinic for appointments, if you are  home isolating or at an increased risk of severe infection such as those over 70 years, or those with a chronic medical illness or a parent of a child under 12 months of age,  our doctors are able to provide a consultation over the phone.

If you have been in contact with a confirmed case of Coronavirus or you have travelled overseas in the past 14 days DO NOT present to the clinic, you should call the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398.

For further information on the Coronavirus, such as things you can do to reduce transmission, advice about travel or self isolation, please go to the Department of Health Website at:

https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorian-public-coronavirus-disease-covid-19

We appreciate your support and understanding and we will continue to do everything we can to provide your families medical care during these evolving times.  We will continue to keep our website up to date with changes we will make in the clinic to assist in the management of the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Face Masks

Patients attending The GP Clinic for a face to face consult are required to wear a face mask upon entering the clinic. Effective 20th July 2020

We ask that patients attend their appointment on their own unless its clinically necessary to bring a family member.

For children who are unable to be compliant with wearing a face mask we ask that parents and children wait in their vehicles until a member of staff advises you to enter the clinic.

All patients will be screened for respiratory symptoms with a questionnaire and have temperature checks prior to entering the clinic

For patients with respiratory symptoms (fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose or shortness of breath) or patient who have been in contact with someone with confirmed Coronavirus we ask you to please phone the clinic to reschedule your appointment to our dedicated respiratory clinic.

Thank you for your understand and support in keeping our community safe.