The Mildura Respiratory Clinic is an Australian Government initiative to help deal with the COVID-19 crisis

The Mildura Respiratory Clinic is one of the Australian Government respiratory clinics  established around the country to clinically assess people with mild to moderate COVID-19 symptoms.

This is a free service to all Australians who meet the Commonwealth eligibility criteria.

The purpose of the clinic is to provide testing for people who meet the current criteria in their state.  Current testing criteria for Victoria can be found at www.dhhs.vic.gov.au or www.health.gov.au

The Mildura Respiratory Clinic is located at Sunraysia Community Health Services – 137 Thirteenth Street, Mildura VIC

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To make an appointment

To make an appointment you should phone the Mildura Respiratory Clinic on 03) 5021 7653

The Clinic line is open from 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm Monday to Friday.

*If you are unable to get through on the Clinic line please try again later in the day. We are currently experiencing a large number of calls and ask for your patience at this time.

Who is eligible?

Patients who have any of the following symptoms (even mild) should make an appointment to attend the clinic:

  • Fever
  • Chills or sweats
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Runny nose
  • Loss of sense of smell

In certain circumstances headache, muscle soreness, stuffy nose, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea may also be considered.

COVID-19 infections present very much like a flu infection but is much more serious. People at higher risk of COVID-19 include older people, those in aged care facilities, travelers, reduced immune systems, and those with heart or lung disease. There is no vaccination or specific treatment for COVID-19.

What to do on arrival at the Clinic

  • On arrival, please park in the designated car parking area of the SCHS car park.
  • When patient enters the clinic, they will be instructed to apply a face mask and sanitise hands (using provided hand alcohol rub).
  • Patient will then be assessed by our COVID-19 clinical team.
  • This may result in having a nasal-pharyngeal swab or you will be redirected to your local GP for further management.
  • All patients being tested for COVID-19 are required to home isolate until test results are given by medical staff.  All patients should attend an emergency department if clinical deterioration occurs.​

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How the Clinic is managed

The clinic is staffed by COVID-19 trained Doctors, Nurses and health staff.  All staff will wear correct PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) to protect patients and staff.

All staff have also completed courses provided by the Department of Health:

  • Infection control training COVID-19
  • COVID-19 Respiratory Clinic Training
  • Outbreak Management Procedures
  • Personal Protective Equipment.

Updates

Transport/freight industry 

3.8.2020 | Transport/Freight Industry update

Unfortunately we are unable to test truck drivers now, can you please go to

www.police.sa.gov.au website

Click on the link to Cross Boarder Travel

Please stay tuned to our Facebook page/website for updates on this matter.

The Mildura drive-through COVID testing clinic operates Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9.30am – 12pm from the rear car park of Mildura Central shopping centre (behind Target loading dock) – testing for symptomatic people only.

Masks and face coverings

All our staff are now wearing face masks and we recommend you do too.

From midnight Sunday 2nd August, all Victorians will be required to wear a mask outside of their home.

Wearing a face covering protects you and our community by providing an additional physical barrier to COVID-19.

Keeping 1.5 metres between yourself and others and washing your hands are still the best defence against COVID-19.

**The recommendation to wear a face covering does not apply to children aged under 12 years, individuals with breathing difficulties, and those who have physical conditions that make it difficult to wear a face covering.

Resources

The Facts about COVID-19

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, is part of a large family of viruses that cause respiratory infections. These can range from the common cold to more serious diseases.

For the latest official COVID-19 medical advice and case numbers:

www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus (Victoria)
www.health.gov.au (National)
1800 020 080