QGPSC is now offering appointments for Pfizer booster vaccinations, as well as the Pfizer children vaccination for kids aged 5-11 years old. Please note that we currently only have limited supply of the Childrens Pfizer vaccination at this stage.
What does this mean for you?
Whether you are in a priority group or not, the best thing you can do is stay up to date and continue to be COVIDSafe. The Australian Government will provide further information about how vaccines will roll out over the coming months.
In the meantime, everyone still needs to:
- practise good hygiene
- maintain physical distance
- stay home if you are sick and get tested
- download the COVIDSafe app.
Telehealth – Where possible we are encouraging patients use telehealth to consult with their preferred GP. Telehealth is a convenient way to have a consultation with a GP in the comfort of your own home. Most Telehealth consultations are provided by phone and do not require web cams or specific programs to be downloaded.
Telehealth is Good for:
- Chronic Disease Management
- Repeat Prescriptions
- Exploring Mental Health Issues
- Specialist and Allied-Health Referral Letters
- Discussing General Health Maintenance
Telehealth is Not Suitable for:
- Conditions where your doctor may require you to come in if they feel that a face to face examination is required.
- Procedures including skin lesion excisions, cervical cancer smears, insertion/removal of contraceptive devices or administering injections.
Your Telehealth consultation is private and confidential unless you choose to have someone participate in the conversation. Telehealth consultations are not recorded and are conducted in the privacy of the doctor’s consultation room.
Face to Face appointments
When you make your appointment with our receptionist, you will be triaged to determine if you need to attend in person or if the reason for your visit can be attended to via a telehealth (telephone) consultation.
If you need to attend in person you will be advised of what precautions you must take.
Social distancing rules as well as mandatory masks apply both in our waiting room and in the consultation with the doctor / nurse. We request you adhere to social-distancing when attending.
Learn more about Covid 19
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Managing Mild Covid-19 at home
- Advise for Carers
- Older Persons Covid-19 Support Line
- After a Covid-19 Test: How to support your child
- Know the facts
- Know the facts (kids)
- Cleaning Surfaces
- How to self isolate
- Covid-19 vaccine information for children, teens and parents/guardians
- Covid-19 and the CHSP – Information for clients, families and carers
Arrival and waiting room
(info on masks and social distancing, not arriving to early for face to face appts)
If you need to attend the practice for a scheduled appointment, we ask that you do not arrive more than 10 mins prior to your appointment time. We also require you please abide by our practice policy in regards to social distancing and the wearing of masks both of which are mandatory.
Help reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection by avoiding close contact with people you do not live with.
Social distancing means reducing the close physical contact we have with one another and staying 1.5 metres away from other people where possible.
Please note: Due to Covid-19 restrictions, only the patient plus one other person, parent/ caregiver, will be permitted into the consult for the appointment.
How do I stay update with the latest covid -19 information
(links to Dept of Health, NSW Health, local support networks and FAQ’s)
Helpful information links
Side effects – https://www.tga.gov.au/periodic/covid-19-vaccine-weekly-safety-report-16-09-2021
Symptom checker – https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/coronavirus-covid-19-symptom-faqs#symptoms
How to self isolate: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/disability/covid-19/Documents/how-to-self-isolate.PDF
Local community resources: https://www.commsatwork.org/resources/community-resources/
Covid-19 Vaccine FAQ (NCIRS) – https://www.ncirs.org.au/covid-19/covid-19-vaccines-frequently-asked-questions
Covid-19 and children FAQ (NCIRS) – https://www.ncirs.org.au/covid-19/covid-19-and-children-frequently-asked-questions