Caring for the Upper Kiewa Community since 1956
A Doctor is on call 24/7
If you need medical help after hours
contact the Mount Beauty Hospital on 03 5754 3500.
In an emergency call 000
Caring for the Upper Kiewa Community since 1956
We have received our second allocation of flu vaccinations for those who qualify for a free government flu shot.
We will be contacting those patients who are on our reminder list from last year.
If you qualify for a free vaccine and haven’t had one before in our clinic, please give us a ring to organise an appointment time in one of our flu clinics.
Under the National Immunisation Program, free flu vaccines are provided to the following groups who are at higher risk of complications from flu:
— children aged 6 months to less than 5 years
— all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 6 months and over
— people aged 6 months and over with certain medical conditions that increase their chance of severe influenza and its complications
— pregnant women (at any stage during pregnancy)
— people aged 65 years and over
We have also received our first small allocation of Astra Zenica - Covid vaccines and will be commencing vaccinating medical service providers and emergency services personnel as a priority.
We will keep you informed of when we are able to start vaccinating patients in Category 1b.
COVID-19 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Please keep our staff, patients, and the broader community safe by abiding by all of our safety precautions. If you have symptoms such as: cough, tightness of breath, runny nose, or sneezing please DO NOT enter the practice. Tell the receptionist when booking your appointment or call us from the carpark when you arrive at the practice. The doctor may decide to complete your consultation over the phone or in the car park. If you come into the practice, use the hand sanitiser at the front door and keep your distance from other patients and receptionists. Our practice has put protocols in place to ensure we are as safe as possible. Please keep us all safe.
If you have a fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath or achy body symptoms please ring the Medical Centre or the Hospital (on the weekends) to discuss an EARLY Coronavirus test.
Coronavirus testing can be arranged locally at Mount Beauty or at the testing clinic in Wodonga.
For more information regarding Coronavirus please consult the Victorian DHHS Coronavirus website.
TELEHEALTH AND TELEPHONE CONSULTATIONS
We are currently offering telehealth and phone consultations to all patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is by appointment and our staff will determine your eligibility by asking you some questions when booking your appointment.
If you have a device with camera, speakers, microphone and internet connection, such as a smart phone/iPhone, Tablet or computer, you will be able to "see" your doctor in a Telehealth appointment. 5 minutes before your appointment time, click on the ‘telehealth’ link top left of this page which takes you to the Health Direct page where you can access our virtual waiting room. You will be able to see and speak to the doctor and the doctor will be able to see and speak to you. Please ask the receptionist if you are not sure how it all works.
MOUNT BEAUTY DOCTORS PROVIDE SEVEN DAYS A WEEK ONCALL
Mount Beauty Medical Centre is providing our community with 24/7 oncall which means that there is a Mount Beauty doctor on call every night, all weekends and allpublic holidays. If you need to see a doctor after hours, please phone the hospital on 03 5754 3500. A nurse will talk with you initially then call the doctor if required. All after hours consultations will incur a fee.
MY HEALTH RECORD
ALL Australians now have a “My Health Record” unless they choose to opt-out. It is an online summary of your key health information, it may include:
· An overview of your health uploaded by your doctor
· Hospital discharge summaries
· Reports from testsand scans
· Medications your doctor hasprescribed
· Medicare and Pharmaceutical benefits scheme information
· Organ donation decisions
· Immunisation history
Your health information can be viewed securely online, from anywhere at any time – even if you travel interstate. Which means that in an emergency, healthcare providers can access important information about you, which may save your life. It also means you don't have to remember the names of your medications or recent tests you may have had.
PACE (Pulmonary and Caridac Exercise and Education program)
The PACE program has commenced being funded by Murray Primary Health Network through Alpine Health. This program involves development of a Cardiac / COPD rehabilitation clinic using group exercise programs. You can learn more about Alpine Health's PACE Program here. If you are interestedinbeing involved please talk to your doctor.
DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that we bulk bill all young people who live in the area and are still at school? We need their medicare number and if they are a minor, the medicare number, name and date of birth of aparent. We can then transmit the account directly to Medicare so there is no out of pocket expence.