As of 16/03/2020 MMC reduced access to our site in order to support the physical isolation required to limit the spread of covid-19. Effectively limiting the spread could reduce the death rate from a potential 4-5% to .5%.
During this unprecedented time, it is incredibly important that we all look after each other, please take the time to carefully read the following regarding how to access the services at Mayfield Medical Connection whilst the threat of Covid-19 remains:
Unless you are a new patient, when you book an appointment, you will only be offered a telephone consultation. If your needs require face to face contact we will organise an onsite visit. The Government now insists that all new patients are seen onsite for their first visit. If you have cold/flu symptoms please attend your local hospital for a covid test FIRST. You don’t need a referral and you will have your results in around 24 hrs.
We are being particularly careful of vulnerable groups:
Over 50 ATSI
Parent of child under 12 months
Immuno suppressed or compromised
Chronic health issues
If you are amongst these groups, please self-isolate and ask your community for help if you need it. If you’re not sure if you’re vulnerable, please call us so we can help.
Regarding Covid-19 testing:
If you have flu-like symptoms, please make sure you attend your local public hospital for a free covid test BEFORE you attend our site. You don’t need a referral and you will have your results in around 24 hrs. You will need evidence of your negative test to attend your onsite appointment. Self-isolate and ring us on 4968 2157 for assistance.
To reduce the chance of exposure, we are asking patients who drive here to remain in their cars and call us on arrival; we will let you know when to enter the building. If you are arriving by public transport please call us before you enter. You might go for a stroll or sit on our seat outside, keeping 1.5 metres away from other people whilst you wait to be called in.
Even if you are young and fit, it is important to limit your exposure to other people during this crucial time, you don’t want to be responsible for infecting your or someone else’s grandparent, baby or immuno compromised loved one.
Remember, only telehealth initially for existing patients unless our doctor recommends otherwise. Please call if you need assistance. All patients who fit the Government criteria will be bulk billed phone appointments. Other patients will be privately billed as per our usual billing schedule.
Meanwhile, wash your hands regularly, don’t touch MEN (mouth, eyes, nose) avoid public places, eat and sleep well and stay sensible in this time of crisis.
Pre-covid-19 booking advice:
Most appointments are available via our booking portal below.
Some appointments require more complex arrangements.
Please call 4968 2157 and talk to our friendly staff if booking for the reasons listed below, or if you cannot find what you are looking for.
- Childhood/travel vaccinations
- Procedures of any kind
- Pap smears
- Chronic Disease Management
- Work cover
- Wound management
- Contraception counselling and Mirena removal
- Implanon insertion and removal
- Pre-Employment medicals