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TELEHEALTH CONSULTATIONS

CONSIDERING THE CURRENT SITUATION, WE ARE NOW OFFERING TELEHEALTH CONSULTATIONS TO OUR PATIENTS.

Telehealth consultations are virtual appointments conducted over the phone or video conferencing services like FaceTime, Zoom or WhatsApp.

They allow a patient to dial in and speak to their doctor through a simple audio link or interact with them through a screen.

It is important that you are maintaining your regular check-ups and not neglecting your general health. Telehealth enables you to do this.

SOME CASES WHERE DOCTORS WILL NEED TO DO A PHYSICAL EXAMINATION AFTER A TELEHEALTH CONSULTATION

It's likely those practices will ask a seriesirs of questions aimed at determining if the patient has any symptoms.

There are also some cases where doctors will need to do a physical examination, for example if someone has a lump that needs to be felt, or a melanoma needs to be cut out.

In those instances, they'll be asked to come into the clinic to be seen in-person.

HOW DO I BOOK A TELEHEALTH CONSULTATION?

To book a telehealth consultation, contact the practice directly. Your details and appointment will be confirmed over the phone. If you are booking online, we will call you to confirm your details and appointment.

HOW DO I PREPARE FOR A TELEHEALTH CONSULTATION?

To book a telehealth consultation, contact the practice directly. Your details and appointment will be confirmed over the phone. If you are booking online, we will call you to confirm your details and appointment.

HOW DO I PREPARE FOR A TELEHEALTH CONSULTATION?

At the time of your appointment your Doctor will call you. Please allow a 1-hour window surrounding your appointment, should your Doctor be running late. It may be useful to make a list of what you need to discuss during your consultation including any medications or referrals you may require. Please ensure that you are in a quiet room for your telehealth consultation and please note that your Doctor will take notes throughout your consultation.

WHAT HEALTH CONCERNS CAN I HAVE A TELEHEALTH CONSULTATION FOR?

Telehealth is for:

  • All care plans
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Asthma Action Plan (except Peak Flow for initial consultation)
  • Diabetes cycle of care
  • Mental health care plans and reviews
  • Referrals, scripts and medical certificates

WHAT HEALTH CONCERNS CAN I HAVE A TELEHEALTH CONSULTATION FOR?

Telehealth is not for:

  • Immunisations
  • Patients requiring physical examination (may have telehealth first to determine need to come in)
  • Pregnant mothers (SAC) in last trimester
  • New baby checks and post-natal checks
  • Trauma, lacerations, cuts, sprains etc - may be referred to hospital

Dear Valued Patients

There have been reports of an outbreak of the Noval Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

It is important in this time to remain calm and call medical professionals if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms

  • Fever
  • Flu like symptoms such as shortness of breath, cough or sore throat
  • A history of being in Wuhan, China in the 14 days prior to symptom onset

  • OR

  • Close contact within 14 days of symptom onset with any of the following:
    • a confirmed or suspected case of 2019-nCoV;
    • a healthcare facility in China.

If you match with any of these descriptions, please contact:

  • 000 for emergency assistance
  • McKinnon Hill Medical Centre
  • Sandy Hill Medical Centre 9017 4743
  • Sandy Hill After Hours 9017 5205
  • Nurse on call 24/7 for over the phone advice 1300 606 024

For more information please go to https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/information-public-novel-coronavirus

We are an Accredited Yellow Fever Vaccination Clinic

If you are travelling to Africa, the Caribbean, Central or South America, you should be aware of the risk of yellow fever virus transmission and take the necessary precautions to protect yourself from infection.

Yellow fever is a viral disease spread by mosquitoes, so travellers should always protect themselves against mosquito bites. Yellow fever can be fatal. Immunisation reduces the risk of infection with yellow fever.

Book your appointment NOW with one of our GP on 03 9017 4743 or book online at www.sandyhillmc.com.au.

Practice Nurse Wanted

  • Casual/Part-time position with potential to increase to permanent part-time/full-time position.
  • We are looking for an EN or RN who is a highly organised and motivated.
  • We require a nurse who has flexible availability
  • The successful applicant must have at least 1 years' experience in General Practice in Australia, with strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Triage
  • Wound Management
  • Health Assessments
  • Immunisations
  • Assisting with procedures
  • Chronic Disease Management and Care Planning
  • Stock and cold chain management
  • Diabetes assessment and education
  • Participation in practices recall and reminder system
  • Stock Control
  • Infection Control
  • Policy and procedure Participation/Implementation

Essential Criteria

  • Current APHRA registration
  • Current CPR Certificate
  • 1 year nursing experience in General Practice

Please send your CV to manager@sandyhillmc.com.au

Rooms For Rent For Medical Professionals

We are looking for Part-Time & Full-Time GPs, Allied Health, Skin & Beauty professionals to join our friendly, caring and enthusiastic team at Sandy Hill Medical Centre.

Located in Sandringham VIC
We offer full nursing and administrative support in our incredibly modern, state of the art facility with free access to the sauna, gym, swimming pool and spa.
Our practice is equipped with a kitchenette, tea/coffee-making facilities, in which you will have full access to.
Close to coffee shops and IGA
An exciting opportunity for any GP looking for a modern change
At Sandy Hill Medical Centre, we offer our GPs excellent above average remuneration and more.
If this is of interest to you, please contact manager@sandyhillmc.com.au

Melbourne Pathology

Melbourne pathology services are available at our Sandy Hill Medical Centre
Open Monday - Friday, 8:30am to 12:30pm
No appointments required, simply bring along your referral!

Melbourne Pathology

Cervical Screening Test (CST) has replaced the Pap Test

Ladies, soon you won't need to have another Pap Smear

The Pap test has changed to improve early detection and save more lives.

On 1st December 2017, Cancer Council Victoria said farewell to the Pap Screen Victoria program and welcomed the new, more effective and accurate Cervical Screening Test for women aged 25-74.

Read more

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