COVID-19 - Update
The Ovens Medical Group is taking a proactive approach in rapidly responding to the Covid 19 pandemic, in order to protect our staff and patients and continue to provide the best primary medical care possible.
All staff are strictly following the recommended personal hygiene and social distancing measures. Doctors and nurses are all wearing surgical scrubs and masks.
If you do have symptoms of a respiratory infection (cough, sore throat, run nose, breathlessness or fever), please always ring the clinic first for advice. Each day one doctor is dedicated to seeing patients with acute respiratory illness. This doctor will see you in a dedicated room at the rear of the clinic and the doctor will be wearing full personal protective equipment (face shield, mask, gown and gloves).
We are minimising the use of our waiting room and are doing some consultations via Telehealth.
More information about our Telehealth service.
When you do come in for an appointment our staff will first check if you have any symptoms of a respiratory infection. Our staff will ask you to wait in your car or outside the clinic and our reception staff will ring you to come in when the doctor is ready to see you. We ask all patients to sanitise their hands on entry and observe social distancing regulations.
If you need a prescription without a face to face consultation, where possible we will send it to your local pharmacy. A fee may be charged for repeat prescriptions.
Influenza Vaccinations 2020
We have commenced our 2020 Influenza vaccination program and we are endeavouring to administer these as soon as possible.
Our staff are keeping lists of patients who have asked to have a vaccine and will ring you back with an appointment.
The following patient groups are eligible for a free (government funded) influenza vaccination this year:
- All indigenous people older than 6 months.
- All people aged 65 years and older.
- All pregnant women.
- All children aged 6 months to less than 5 years.
People older than 6 months with chronic medical conditions such as:
- Heat Disease
- Lung disease including chronic asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- Kidney disease
- Neurological disease
- Immunosuppression (poor immunity)
If you do not fall into these categories you can still get an influenza immunisation either by getting a prescription form your doctor or just attending a local pharmacy where they can dispense and administer an influenza vaccine to anyone of 10years age and older.
For further information about the influenza immunisation, see:
Employment Opportunities at Ovens Medical
We currently have positions open for General Practitioners with unrestricted registration to join our team.
Any inquiries should be directed to our Business Manager by email in the first instance at email@example.com.