Cammeray Medical Practice - Level 1, Stockland Cammeray Square 450 Miller St, Cammeray

Patients experiencing symptoms and suspected cases:

Given the growing number of confirmed and suspected cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) the following advice is provided to ensure that you receive timely medical advice, testing, diagnosis and management. We are currently taking strict precautions to restrict entry to our facility to all suspected cases.

If you are showing symptoms or believe you have been exposed to someone who has symptoms or has recently returned from any of the higher (Mainland China, Iran, Italy and South Korea) or moderate (Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore and Thailand) risk countries in the last 14 days, the following are our recommended courses of action that you should take. 

If you are showing symptoms

If you are showing symptoms but do not fulfil the suspected case criteria or believe you have been exposed to a suspected or confirmed coronavirus case

  • Immediately self-isolate from others

  • Please DO NOT attend the practice in person. Instead, please ring us to request a telephone triage by one of our doctors or nurses. One of our doctors or nurses will call you back at an allocated time

  • During the phone triage we will assess your case and provide the best course of action accordingly

  • If the practice is not open or it is outside hours, please call the Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080

Definition of a Suspected Case

There are three categories of a suspected case:

(1) If the patient satisfies epidemiological and clinical criteria, they are classified as a suspect case.

  • Epidemiological criteria

    • Travel to (including transit through) a country considered to pose a risk of transmission* in the 14 days before the onset of illness, or

    • Close or casual contact (see close and casual contact definitions below) in the 14 days before illness onset with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

  • Clinical criteria

    • Fever, or

    • Acute respiratory infection (e.g. shortness of breath or cough) with or without fever.

(2) If the patient has severe community-acquired pneumonia (critically ill) and no other cause is identified, with or without recent international travel, they are classified as a suspect case.

 

(3) If the patient has moderate or severe community-acquired pneumonia (hospitalised) and is a healthcare worker, with or without international travel, they are classified as a suspect case.