COVID 19 TESTING and GP RESPIRATORY ASSESSMENT
The Bendigo Respiratory Clinic is one of the Australian Government GP respiratory clinics being established around the country to provide COVID 19 Testing and to clinically assess people with mild to moderate COVID-19 symptoms.
Anyone developing symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, a sore throat or persistent headaches, should arrange to be tested as soon as possible. Results are returned within 24 - 48 hours.
PLEASE NOTE: This clinic is unable to provide testing for asymptomatic patients who require a test for work and travel purposes or a pre-surgery clearance.
The Bendigo Respiratory Clinic
will be closed...
25th DECEMBER - 10th JANUARY
What is COVID-19?
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause respiratory infections. These can range from the common cold to more serious diseases.
COVID-19 is a disease caused by a new form of coronavirus. It was first reported in December 2019 in Wuhan City in China.
Symptoms of COVID-19 can range from mild illness to pneumonia.
People with coronavirus may experience symptoms such as:
Shortness of breath
Some people will recover easily, and others may get very sick very quickly.
How it spreads:
The virus can spread from person to person through:
Close contact with an infectious person (including in the 24 hours before they had symptoms)
Contact with droplets from an infected person’s cough or sneeze
Touching objects or surfaces (like doorknobs or tables) that have droplets from an infected person, and then touching your mouth or face
Who is most at risk?
In Australia, those who are most at risk of becoming infected with the virus are:
Travelers who have recently been overseas
Those who have been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19
People in correctional and detention facilities
People in group residential settings
People who are, or are more likely to be at a higher risk of serious illness if they get the virus are:
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 50 years and older with one or more chronic medical conditions
People aged 65 years and older with chronic medical conditions
People aged 70 years and older
People with compromised immune systems
Where to find us:
1800 573 196
126 Spring Gully Road,
Spring Gully VIC 3550
Parking is available
at the clinic.