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NEWS

We have a limited supply of RaT test kits available to purchase at $10 each.

Email your order to supplies@summersavenue.net.au and it can be picked up from our

Mt Colah Practice.

Limit of 2 per person, only available to patients of the practice.

On behalf of the team at Summers Avenue Family Medical Practice, we would like to wish you a Happy New Year and we hope 2022 brings you good health and peace. 

 

With the fast rising number of Covid-19 cases recently you may be feeling anxious and unsure about how to manage if you test positive for Covid-19. We have provided some links to resources from NSW Health Department on the steps to take if you, a family member or a friend is confirmed Covid-19 positive. We hope this information will help in assisting you to navigate through this unprecedented time.  

Are you a high or low-risk patient?   

Advice for groups at greater risk | Australian Government Department of Health

Managing your illness at home once confirmed Covid-19 positive.

Testing positive to COVID-19 and managing COVID-19 safely at home - Fact sheets (nsw.gov.au)

When to be released from isolation

Testing positive to COVID-19 and managing COVID-19 safely at home - Fact sheets (nsw.gov.au)

Please click here to read about COVID-19 testing for international travel

  • DHM will be starting back at Hornsby after the Christmas break on 1st February 2022 and will be available every Tuesday and Wednesday mornings 8am - 12pm.

  • Dr Jennie Shone is now based at Hornsby, she is also looking after Dr Sarah Birds patients while Dr Bird is on a sabbatical. For online bookings through HotDocs please click on Hornsby.

  • Covid-19 booster vaccines are currently available through both our practices. We are administering the Pfizer Vaccines. Please phone for a vaccination appointment. You will be advised about potential side effects and have an opportunity to ask questions. You will be asked to wait at the surgery for 15 minutes after your appointment to ensure there are no immediate side effects; this is standard procedure with ALL our immunisations. For more information, visit the NSW Health website.

  • Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for children aged 5-11yrs are currently also available through both our practices please call for bookings. For further information please visit NSW Health website.

  • Dr Gamani Goonetilleka (MBBS; FRCS(Eng) joined us in August at our Mt Colah rooms every Wednesdays from 12.30pm to 3.30pm. He is an experienced Specialist General Surgeon with training and expertise in Plastic and Skin Cancer Surgery. His consultations will need a referral from your doctor to attract maximum rebates from Medicare.  Fees payable for procedures will be advised by the Surgeon at the time of consultation prior to the procedure.  Bulk Billing is also available under certain circumstances.

  • Social distancing:​ at all visits, please:

  1. Wear a mask

  2. Scan in using our Service NSW QR code (there is a manual sign-in sheet for patients without smart phones),

  3. Advise reception staff if you have a fever, cough, cold, runny nose, sore throat or other possible COVID-19 symptoms (you will be asked to wait in your car or outside)

  4. Use hand sanitiser on arrival.

For more information visit our Facebook  page, Mt Colah HotDocs or Hornsby HotDocs pages.