Medical Alert: Wuhan Novel Coronavirus

In accordance with Australian Public Health advice, we ask that if you are experiencing respiratory symptoms (fever, cough, difficulty breathing) and have recently travelled to China or had contact with someone diagnosed with the novel coronavirus within the last 14 days, please call the East Bentleigh Medical Group on 9579 2077 before your arrival so that the appropriate infection control measures can be put in place and people can directed to the best place for testing and treatment. Alternatively, contact your local hospital.

This is a rapidly changing situation worldwide and we are still learning. This is a recently identified virus and there is much we still do not know.

To obtain more information go to www.health.gov.au the Australian Government Department of Health website, or call the Public Health Information line on 1800 004 599.

PLEASE NOTE: Melbourne Pathology is limiting the number of collection sites that will test for the novel coronavirus, the collection point at the East Bentleigh Medical Group is NOT one of those sites. If you have a Melbourne Pathology referral to test for the novel coronavirus, please consult your doctor regarding an appropriate location.