MARGARET RIVER MEDICAL CENTRE

Welcome to Margaret River Medical Centre. We are AGPAL accredited General Practice that is privately owned by a local doctor. We employ 12 GPs, who are passionate about delivering the highest standard of care to all our patients from preventative care, to minor presentations to chronic illness and management of ongoing health problems. We continue working towards improving our services for a seamless visit and access for the best health care possible.
We pursue excellence and all staff participate in regular professional development and training. We have developed strong links with Hospital networks, both private and public, and also with Specialists and Allied Health Professionals – all of which enhances the care of our patients.
Margaret River Medical Centre continues to provide training and employment to Medical Registrar’s to become the next generation of Doctors to provide the best available care to our rural community for the future.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Patient Alert
Any patient who presents to the Margaret River Medical Centre with a respiratory type illness MUST NOT ENTER.
If you have ANY of the following:
Fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath
OR
had contact with a confirmed case or suspected of having Coronavirus
OR
have travelled internationally or domestically in the last 14 Days
Please DO NOT VISIT our Medical Centre
Online bookings (Health Engine)

We have temporarily ceased this service to allow us to screen patient’s when making an appointment. Please call the Margaret River Medical Centre on 9757 2733.
Alternatively, we encourage GP telehealth consultations rather than attending the practice. This helps us minimise the impact of COVID-19 in our community. Telephone and telehealth consultations are available for those who are experiencing respiratory type illness or those that are unwell and fit the criteria for COVID 19 testing.
Self-Isolation for Overseas Return Travellers and Interstate Travellers
· All international travellers entering Australia will be required to self-isolate at their place of residence for 14 days upon arrival
· All interstate travellers within Australia need also now need to self-isolate at a place of residence for 14 days

Testing criteria
You will only be tested if your doctor decides you meet the criteria:
· You have returned from overseas in the past 14 days and you develop respiratory illness with or without fever
· Cruise ship passengers and crew who have travelled in the 14 days prior to illness onset
· You have been in close contact in the 14 days prior to illness with a confirmed case and you develop fever or acute respiratory infection (e.g. cough, shortness of breath, sore throat)
· You have severe community-acquired pneumonia and there is no clear cause
· You a health care worker, aged care worker, disability support worker or other residential care worker with direct patient contact who has a fever (≥38°C) or history of fever (e.g. night sweats, chills) AND an acute respiratory infection (e.g. shortness of breath, cough, sore throat).
Patients suspected to have COVID-19 will be tested by a hospital pathology service and must self-isolate at their place of residence until results are available.

Due to the high demand of calls to the Margaret River Hospital for basic information, if you are unwell but do not fit the criteria for testing and are still concerned please call the COVID-19 hotline for further information 1800 020 080

For further information please follow the link
https://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/Articles/A_E/Coronavirus

If you are unwell and fit the criteria above and require urgent medical attention please contact the Margaret River Hospital for Triage (08) 9757 0448 and further instructions. DO NOT ENTER THE PREMISES.

If you are unwell with a urgent “other” medical condition please go to the Margaret River Hospital, wait in your vehicle and phone (08) 9757 0448 for further instructions. DO NOT ENTER THE PREMISES.

For Further updates please visit our Margaret River Medical Centre Facebook page also.