We have gathered the below information from various sources to help inform and to help guide our patients, clients, colleagues and friends whilst dealing with Coronavirus. Knowledge is key and here is what we know.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health Information line 1800 020 080
Global perspective see: coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html
COVID clinics are operating between the hours of 8am – 8pm, seven days a week from Tuesday 10 March 2020 at:
Fiona Stanley Hospital
COVID Clinic at Fiona Stanley Hospital
The COVID Clinic at Fiona Stanley Hospital is located on Bedbrook Row at the eastern end of the main hospital building. Signs are in place at the hospital to direct you to the clinic.
Please use outside pathways to access the clinic and do not enter hospital buildings.
If you are attending the COVID Clinic, please park on the ground floor of car park 5, located on the eastern side of the hospital campus.
COVID Clinic at Royal Perth Hospital
The COVID Clinic is located on the ground floor of Ainslie House, 48 Murray Street Perth on the Royal Perth Hospital campus and is open from 8am to 8pm (last entry at 7.30pm) every day.
COVID Clinic at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
The COVID-19 Clinic at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital is located in C Block, Hospital Avenue, QEII Medical Centre. Signs are in place at the hospital to direct you to the clinic.
Important details to remember
People who are tested and well enough will be asked to self-isolate while they await test results, which is generally 48 hours. Anyone who is confirmed to have COVID-19 who does not require hospitalisation will be asked to stay in home isolation.
The community is reminded that the clinics are not intended to replace the medical care available through their GP.
If you are seriously unwell outside of clinic hours please visit your nearest emergency department or call 000 for urgent attention.
Who should attend?
You should attend the clinic if you have a fever and respiratory symptoms, such as a cough or sore throat, and:
have returned from overseas travel in the last 14 days, or
are a contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case, or
believe you have been in contact with a person infected with COVID-19.
Patients will be screened and where appropriate tested, provided with appropriate information and referred for further medical treatment if necessary. The criteria for testing will be updated according to changes in the disease pattern in WA.
People who do not meet the criteria will not be tested.
People who are tested and well enough will be asked to self-isolate while they await test results, which is generally 48 hours. Anyone who is confirmed to have COVID-19 who does not require hospitalisation will be asked to stay in home isolation as instructed by the public health team.
If you have attended a COVID clinic, you will receive notification of your results by either text message or telephone call.
The turnaround time for results to be communicated is up to 72 hours or three days.
Please note this clinic does not issue medical certificates.
Who should not attend?
Do not attend unless you have symptoms and meet the above criteria, including documented evidence.
People presenting at COVID clinics may be infectious.
People who don’t have symptoms and evidence will be turned away and asked to self-monitor for symptoms.
Please reach out to the team at Perth Maternity should you need additional information, guidance and support.