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Information for Residents and Visitors to the Alpine Shire

If you are feeling unwell

  • If you have any of the symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), however mild, you should seek advice and get tested.
  • The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are fever, chills or sweats, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, loss of sense of smell, headache, muscle soreness, nausea, vomiting & diarrhoea.

Where can I get tested?

  • You must call ahead to book an appointment
  • You will need to give your personal details and Medicare information over the phone
  • You must stay in your car when you arrive for testing
  • Children under 12 must have a referral from a GP to be tested.
  • You must go home straight after your test and self-isolate while you wait for the results.
  • For more information, read the factsheet for suspected cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) (Word). To get further advice, call the 24-hour coronavirus hotline 1800 675 398 or your general practitioner

 Name

 Contact

 COVID Testing (by appt only)

 Bright Hospital

 0429 399 328 

 1.00pm - 3.00pm - Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri

 1.00pm - 2.00pm - Saturday

 Bright Medical Centre

 5750 1000

 Telehealth consult only

 Myrtleford Hospital

 5751 9300  

  2.30pm - 3.30pm - Mon, Wed, Fri

  2.30pm - 3.30pm - weekends

 Standish Street Surgery

 5751 9900

 Yes

 Mt Beauty Hospital

 5754 3500

 2.00pm - 3.00pm - weekdays

 11.30am - 12.30pm - weekends

 Mt Beauty Medical Centre

 5754 3400       

 Yes

Additional COVID-19 testing clinics are also available by appointment only at;
  • Albury Wodonga Health (02) 6058 4444 

  • Northeast Health Wangaratta 1800 324 942

Waiting for test results

  • You must self isolate whilst you are waiting for results to minimise the risk of transmission.
  • Results are usually back in 24-48 hours but can take up to 5 days
  • Do not go to public places, this includes the supermarket, pharmacy, coffee shops or out for dinner
  • Please read the following information from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) about what to do.

► DHHS - Factsheet – suspected case (Word)

► DHHS - Infomation about quarantine and self-isolation (external link)

Do not visit aged care or go out in public.

 

What should I do if I test positive to COVID-19

  • Continue to self-isolate at home or where you are staying.
  • You will be contacted by Alpine Health to monitor your health.
  • If you are having serious symptoms you should call 000 straight away. This includes shortness of breath, difficulty breathing or chest pressure or pain. Tell the ambulance staff you have COVID-19.
  • You may be transferred to the closest public Emergency Department in Wangaratta or Wodonga.

If you are feeling well

Can I get tested if I don’t have COVID-19 symptoms?

Unless you have been directed to get tested by Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS), only people with symptoms are being tested at Alpine Health sites. If you are concerned for any reason then seek further advice from the 24-hour coronavirus hotline 1800 675 398,  or contact your general practitioner (GP).

My employer has asked me to get tested but I don’t have COVID-19 symptoms. Can I get tested?

Unless you have been directed to get tested by Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS), only people with symptoms are being tested at Alpine Health sites. If you are concerned for any reason then seek further advice from the 24-hour coronavirus hotline 1800 675 398,  or contact your general practitioner (GP).

I have been in Melbourne or other hotspots and I’m concerned. I don’t have COVID-19 symptoms but can I get tested?

Unless you have been directed to get tested by Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS), only people with symptoms are being tested at Alpine Health sites. If you are concerned for any reason then seek further advice from the 24-hour coronavirus hotline 1800 675 398,  or contact your general practitioner (GP).

I am having surgery or medical treatments. Can I get tested?

Asymptomatic testing may be carried out in preparation for surgery or medical treatments at the request of the treating facility.

Updated 3rd August 2020

 

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