GP COVID-19

Respiratory Clinic

 
 

Hobart Respiratory Clinic is a doctor-led respiratory clinic able to clinically assess, test, and treat people showing possible symptoms of COVID-19 or influenza-like illness.

Our clinic is open Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm. Appointment bookings are essential.

If you have any of the following mild-to-moderate respiratory symptoms and you or your doctor are concerned that you might have COVID-19, you can book a FREE appointment with our doctor. You don't need a referral to attend.
 

  • ​fever

  • stuffy or runny nose

  • sneezing

  • sore or scratchy throat

  • cough

  • muscle aches and pains

  • shortness of breath

  • loss of sense of taste or smell.
     

If you are experiencing severe symptoms, call 000 for an ambulance.

Hobart Respiratory Clinic is safe to visit. We ensure strict infection control guidelines are met, including the thorough cleaning of rooms in between patients to minimise any risk of cross-infection. We also restrict the number of patients inside the facility at any given time to ensure minimal interaction with other patients experiencing similar symptoms​​.

To book an appointment with a doctor, click on the ‘Book Online’ button, or call us on 6165 2367.

​Special instructions before your appointment

  • Ensure you bring photo identification.

  • When you arrive, please remain in your car or wait outside of the clinic and call 6165 2367 to let us know you have arrived.

  • We will call you back when the doctor is ready to see you.

  • If you begin to experience severe symptoms, please call 000 immediately or attend your nearest hospital emergency department.

What to expect during your COVID-19 assessment 

  • Once inside the clinic, you will be asked to put on a mask to cover your nose and mouth.

  • You will then be taken into a consult room where you will be assessed for COVID-19 by a doctor.

  • The doctor will determine if you should be tested for COVID-19 and will provide further management instructions.

  • If a test is required according to State guidelines, a nasal and/or throat swab for COVID-19 will be taken. 

  • These samples will then be sent to a laboratory for testing.

What to do after your assessment 

  • Ensure you read and are familiar with the important information outlined in the 'I've been tested for COVID-19. Now what?' flyer. 

  • You will be required to self-isolate until you receive your test result. This may take a few days but is very important so that you do not spread the infection to others.

  • Please do not call our clinic - you will be notified of your test result within the next three days.

  • If your symptoms get worse while you're waiting for your result, call an ambulance or attend your nearest emergency department and let them know that you're waiting for test results for COVID-19. 

  • If the test result is positive, you will receive a call from Public Health Services explaining what you need to do next. This typically involves self-isolation and clinical monitoring.

  • If the test result is negative, we will let you know either via phone or SMS. If you're still feeling unwell, we encourage you to book an appointment with your regular doctor who will be able to help with the ongoing management of your symptoms.

Our Services

 

Hobart Respiratory Clinic is funded by the Australian Government and helps to ensure hospitals can see people with severe conditions, and GPs can continue to treat their usual patients.

We:
 

  • Provide clinical assessments of people with mild-to-moderate respiratory symptoms (including fever, runny nose, sore throat, cough, muscle aches, or shortness of breath).
     

  • Ensure strict infection control guidelines are met, including the thorough cleaning of rooms in between patients to minimise any risk of cross-infection. As such, patients must not enter the waiting room area and must instead wait in their car or outside until instructed to enter the building, where they will be taken into an assessment room.
     

  • Restrict the number of patients inside the facility at any given time to prevent or limit interaction with other patients experiencing similar symptoms​​.
     

  • Conduct swabs for COVID-19 on-site in a separate dedicated room as required. COVID-19 tests are conducted in accordance with State guidelines.
     

  • Ensure the efficient and effective use of personal protective equipment (PPE). Our doctors, staff, and contractors (including commercial cleaners) have completed PPE and infection control training for the protection of themselves and our patients.

 

Clinic Opening Hours

Monday to Friday: 8:30am - 5:00pm

 

Contact Us

Hobart Respiratory Clinic is located inside the After Hours Doctor clinic building.
252 Main Rd, Derwent Park TAS 7009, Australia.

03 6165 2367

03 6165 2367

Hobart Respiratory Clinic is located inside the After Hours Doctor clinic building.
252 Main Rd, Derwent Park TAS 7009, Australia.

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