COVID Information

Covid Vaccinations

Sorrento Medical Centre is taking part in the COVID-19 vaccination rollout.

Please use the quick and easy vaccine eligibility checker created by the Department of Health.

You can book into one of our COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics online through Hotdoc or call our reception to secure your appointment.

Covid Information

For the latest covid 19 information and any questions and concerns you may have related to covid 19 please call the covid hotline on 13 26 843

Managing COVID at Home Most people with COVID-19 can care for themselves with some support from their GP.

WA COVID Care at Home delivers home monitoring care for COVID-positive people who require it due to having risk factors which put them at greater risk of requiring hospitalisation. This is a free service. You will need to register for the service following this link.

Having a “kit” with some essential items will help to manage your symptoms and also assist your GP in assessing your wellbeing.

We recommend the following:

Doctor
  • A thermometer
  • Medication to relieve pain and fever (eg Paracetamol or Ibuprofen)
  • Enough of your regular medicines
  • Masks, hand sanitizer, gloves
  • Oral rehydration solutions (eg Gastrolyte/Hydrolyte) especially if you have children at home
  • Lozenges or throat spray to assist with sore throat symptoms
  • A pulse oximeter can be helpful to monitor your oxygen levels if you can afford this. Most pulse oximeters are not suitable for children.

Triage

Reducing the spread of COVID in our community is essential and part of this is having an effective triage system when attending a doctor’s surgery.

This ensures we make the most appropriate type of appointment for you, whilst reducing the risk of spreading COVID-19 to others.

When you phone to make an appointment and on arrival at the clinic for your appointment, you will be asked a series of questions by our dedicated reception team.

These questions are updated as required. They may include:

  • Do you have fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose or cold and flu-like symptoms?
  • Have you attended any current “hotspots” (if present)

If you answer yes to any of these questions, you will be asked have you been tested for COVID-19 and do you have a negative result.

If you DO NOT have a negative COVID-19 result and have answered yes to our triage questions, you will be offered a telehealth consultation in the first instance.

If you have a negative COVID test result, a face-to-face appointment is possible if preferred.

Either way, our team will ensure that you get the health care that you need.

Please see our ‘Telehealth’ section under services for further information.

 

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to work together to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

Upon arrival at the surgery you (and anyone who attends with you) will  be triaged by a reception team member and asked these same questions.

You and anyone who attends with you will be required to scan the “Safe WA” app or register at our triage station. The WA Health Department uses

your information for contact tracing purposes only.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to work with you to keep us all safe.

Personal Protective Equipment

Masks

The main value of wearing a mask is to protect other people. If used correctly, masks may prevent sick people from infecting others.

This is of particular importance because many patients with COVID-19 have NO symptoms or very mild symptoms.

Wearing a face mask is also a very community-minded and selfless practice which can help to protect you and others around you.

Single-use Masks
Use masks made with a non-woven, melt blown polypropylene layer. Don’t use masks with holes or a valve, as you will breathe out the virus if you have COVID-19.

Be aware of fake masks and only purchase single use masks from reputable retail outlets including chemists, supermarkets and other shops. As a health care worker

if you require a medical-grade mask you should only wear compliant masks.

Follow the link for Instructions on how to put on/wear/take off your disposable mask

Book an Appointment Today

Hot Doc appointments are for standard appointments only.
If you are a new patients or would like to book for immunisations, health assessments or minor surgeries please call the practice.

General Practice Services

  • General Medicine & Surgery
  • Excision/Biopsy
  • Pap Smears
  • Men and Womens Health
  • Pre-employment/Insurance Medicals
  • GP Management Plans
  • Cardiac ECG & respiratory assessment
  • Driving Medicals
  • Healthy Kids Check
  • Immunisations
  • After Hours Medical
  • Dressings
  • Skin cancer check and procedures
  • Travel Medicine
  • Aged Care
  • Paediatrics
  • Ear Syringing
  • Mirena Removal
  • Cryosurgery
  • Acute and Chronic Health Care
  • Implanon insertion and removal
  • Mental Health
  • Diabetes Management