Clinic 66 will remain open during the lock-down
If you are coming to Clinic 66 from any of the Hotspot LGA's, inclusive of but not limited to:
Penrith (some suburbs)
You will be asked to show evidence of a negative COVID 19 result no older than 4 days (96 hours) prior to your appointment.
Though we do have some exemptions in place for some urgent and/or high priority consultations (check our rules below), for the safety of all our patients and staff, if you do not have proof of your negative test when you arrive at the clinic, unfortunately we are unable to allow you into the Clinic.
Urgent appointments such as D&C, post-operative complications or any other urgent symptoms (such as pain and bleeding) and any urgent STI treatments such as Gonorrhoea or Syphilis can be booked immediately without a test - provided that you do not have ANY covid symptoms, you have not had any known covid exposure or you are not supposed to be in isolation for any reason. Please call the clinic if you are unsure.
We have ramped up and extended our Tele-health capabilities and recommend that patients book a telehealth appointment wherever possible. Though we obviously can't deliver surgical or procedural services via telehealth, much of our consulting services can be. You would be surprised at what we can do via telehealth!
All telehealth options will be presented when you book online, or call the clinic if you're unsure.
Clinic 66 will be staying open during the lockdown to provide healthcare. Seeking and providing healthcare is a permissible reason to leave the house. Strict hygiene measures will be in place (masks, temperature checks, screening etc). Support people will not be allowed in any consults.
If you need to reschedule an appointment, please call the clinic ASAP.
You can switch to Telehealth for some consultations, but please call the clinic to let us know ASAP. Telehealth appointments will be video calls through HotDoc where possible. Privately billed and Medicare rebates are eligible only for those who have visited the clinic for a face to face appointment in the last 12 months. Telehealth is not suitable for some types of appointments (particularly where we need to examine you). If you're not sure, call the clinic on 02 9411 3411.
If you have any active respiratory symptoms you must not attend the clinic (even if you have had a negative covid swab). If you have not had a COVID swab we strongly recommend that you do so asap.
Patients who are in the categories requiring home isolation (close contacts) must not attend the clinic in person until after isolation is completed
Patients who have been casual contacts as per the NSW Health list, need to ensure that they have had a negative COVID swab before visiting Clinic 66.
Covid 19 BioSafety Policy
Keeping you as safe as possible when you visit Clinic 66
We take the health, safety and security of our patients, staff and facilities very seriously, and have increased our infection security measures in view of the Covid19 Coronavirus crisis to keep people who attend the clinic as safe as possible including:
Clinic 66 is accredited for infection control to National Standards for Safety and Quality in Health care.
Rigorous policy enforcement on the issue rather than individuals. Coronavirus does not discriminate and nor do we!
Clinic 66 is not a typical general practice; we don't look after very old people, very young people, or people with chronic health problems who are not regular attenders
We will send pre-emptive text messaging for advice to all clients about when not to attend
We screen all clients for a history of travel to the latest hotspots and if they have symptoms
We're keeping waiting room numbers to a minimum and only patients of the clinic are allowed into the clinic. (For children and anyone with a disability a support person is allowed inside)
We provide hand gel onsite and encourage its use
All our staff are healthy, informed and in positive spirits. We do not allow staff who are unwell to come to work.
We are providing telehealth video consultations to patients who may have been exposed, have concerning symptoms or who prefer not to attend the clinic in person.
Last updated on 17/08/2021