First Respiratory Clinic Opens in SA to Boost COVID-19 Response
Tuesday, April 14 2020
The first Commonwealth funded dedicated Respiratory Clinic has opened in the central Adelaide area to support the assessment, testing and diagnosis of community members experiencing mild to moderate respiratory symptoms.
GP-led and supported by Adelaide PHN, this is the first of three Respiratory Clinics anticipated for the Adelaide metropolitan region.
The Adelaide Central Respiratory Clinic will support our state’s response to COVID-19, build the capacity of our health system and reduce pressure on hospitals and frontline health workers. Respiratory Clinics will complement the SA Health funded COVID-19 clinics, drive through and domiciliary testing services already operating across our region.
Community members experiencing respiratory symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat or fatigue can book an appointment via the phone or online. Eligible patients will be allocated an appointment and given the location of the Respiratory Clinic in the Adelaide central area. The Respiratory Clinics will support assessment by a GP and onsite testing for COVID-19 where patients meet the testing criteria. Patients will be provided initial advice for any condition diagnosed during the appointment after which ongoing care will transition back to their usual GP. All Respiratory Clinic services will be provided at no cost to the patient.
The clinic saw patients for the first time just prior to the Easter break on Thursday 9 April. Standard operation commences from today, Tuesday 14 April, with appointments available Monday to Friday between 8.30am – 4.30pm.
If you are experiencing respiratory symptoms, book an appointment at the Adelaide Central Respiratory Clinic by calling 0401 142 608 or booking online via centralrespiratoryclinic.com.au
For more information, please see the Adelaide Central Respiratory Clinic Poster here or review the Australian Government’s Primary Care Respiratory Clinic factsheet via their website.
All media enquiries via Jonathan Revitt, Michell's Warren PR – 0412 639 179.
Dr Chris Moy, SA President of the AMA, is available for interview.