CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 ALERT

Updated 27/3/2020

WE ARE HERE FOR YOU
The team at Crafter Medical Centre will continue to serve all of our patients with the same level of care and excellence during this difficult time. As the situation changes, we will continue to adapt and respond, with the health of our patients and community our most important priority.

 

As we move towards the final stage of the Government’s MBS funded telehealth roll out from 31st March, we aim to provide the majority of our service via telehealth. Our doctors are all available to provide phone consultations as well as face-to-face consultations when required. We are increasing our capacity in order to respond to the need, so please do not hesitate to call us to arrange a telehealth consultation.

 

Telehealth consultations can be booked online or over the phone now. For patients with existing face-to-face appointments where telehealth would be appropriate, we ask that you contact the clinic to make the necessary rearrangements.

 

There are still numerous situations where face-to-face appointments and clinical examination are crucial to providing the best care. We have taken significant steps to ensure our clinics remain a safe place to be. We are enforcing strict triage protocols, infection control and social distancing as well as many other measures in order to achieve this.

 

TELEHEALTH (PHONE) CONSULTS
We are now offering all patients the opportunity for telehealth (phone) consults. From March 13, the Federal Government have introduced a temporary Medicare Rebate for telehealth consults for eligible groups. We are also offering private telehealth consultations for those who are not eligible. You can book a telehealth consult online, or call us to arrange. Click here for more details.

Download the HotDoc app on your smartphone to make a booking anytime online.

 

 

RECOMMENDATIONS

FLOWCHART: What you should do… (23/03/2019)

 

TESTING
Please note that Crafter Medical Centre is unable to test for COVID-19.
■ If you are severely unwell call 000 for an ambulance or go directly to hospital.
■ Specialised SA Health-operated COVID-19 (coronavirus) clinics are now located at Royal Adelaide Hospital, Flinders Medical Centre, Lyell McEwin Hospital and the Women’s and Children’s Hospital. These clinics are only for people who have, within 14 days of illness onset, returned from overseas or had contact with a known case and have similar compatible symptoms. This illness may be fever and/or new respiratory symptoms such as a cough, breathlessness or sore throat. It is a walk in clinic, a referral is not required.
Where: Flinders Medical Centre
Hours: Monday to Sunday, 7 days-a-week, 10am until 8pm
Entry: Via the Wilson car park.  Go to Level 1 and Security will escort patients to the clinic.
■ If you have traveled anywhere overseas and have new respiratory symptoms, especially fever and/or new respiratory symptoms as above, get tested at an official clinic.
A New Collection Centre is opened at The Repat for Coronavirus specimen Collection but requires a referral for appropriate cases.  This may be done via a phone call to the surgery and a dr/nurse will phone you to discuss your health concerns.    Cost for this service is Medicare rebatable.
■ Worried but not unwell please call the National COVID-19 line on 1800 020 080

 

RESOURCES
SA Health

 

Hygiene Practices

 

Social Distancing, Self-Isolating and Quarantine

 

Wellbeing

 

WHO

Welcome to Crafter Medical Centre

Since 1888, we have been a family medical practice dedicated to providing outstanding primary health care to individuals and our community.

Meet Our Doctors

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Obstetric Shared Care

Obstetric Shared Care

Several of our GPs can offer you antenatal shared care throughout your pregnancy.

New Patients

Accepting New Patients (temporarily suspended)

Caring for our community since 1880.

GP Training

GP Training Practice

Our practice is dedicated to training GPs and medical students from Flinders University.

Skin Cancer Clinic

Skin Cancer Clinic

Now operating on alternate Thursdays.

Travel Medicine

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