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COVID VACCINATIONS have begun!

We thought it fitting that our longest serving staff member be the first person vaccinated at Blackburn Clinic!  Maree and her team have worked tirelessly to prepare for our first mass Vaccination Clinics this Saturday and Sunday. A small number of COVID vaccines were administered during the week to ensure we have the protocol down pat.

COVID-19 Vaccination Start Date

We are excited to announce that we will START GIVING COVID-19 VACCINATIONS ON SATURDAY 27th MARCH 2021. Please refer to information on our Home page regarding how to book. Appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations will initially only be available for weekends. This will enable us to separate the vaccination clinics from normal consulting in order to meet the stringent administration requirements associated with COVID-19 vaccines. We are extremely proud to be part of the first cohort of general practices around Australia that have been nominated to participate in the vaccine rollout.

Preparing for a COVID-19 Vaccination

How can I get a copy of my vaccination history?
What should I do if I’m sick on the day my vaccination is booked?
I’ve had another vaccine in the 14 days before my COVID-19 vaccine appointment.
When will I need the second dose?
What do I need to tell the immuniser and what do I need to bring with me to the appointment?
How long do I need to wait around after having the vaccine?
IF YOU ARE SEEKING ANSWERS TO THESE QUESTIONS CLICK ON THE IMAGE ABOVE.

ONLINE BOOKINGS revert to FACE-TO-FACE

Due to increased demand for face-to-face appointments, all appointments booked online from 1 December 2020 will be face-to face.  Telehealth remains available where appropriate – patients should telephone the clinic to book telehealth appointments. With different rules and protocols for each appointment type, as well as increased administration as a result of telehealth and continuing requirements to check whether patients have respiratory symptoms, the reception team is feeling the heat! Feel free to give them some socially distant encouragement to help them get through another day as a front-line healthcare worker.

Update for patients – 15 October 2020

It’s been really nice to see many of you again as we increase our face to face consulting when it is safe and suitable to do so. Telehealth continues to be available, but patients without respiratory symptoms can also be seen face-to-face. The fees for Telehealth consults will change on 2 November – CLICK ON THE IMAGE ABOVE TO READ MORE.

Update for patients 21 September 2020

As COIVID-19 case numbers come under control we will gradually transition back to our normal consultation format. From 28th September, patients without respiratory symptoms will be able to choose between face-to-face and telehealth consultations. Telehealth will continue to be available until the end of March 2021 – bulk billed for Concession patients and with a $20 gap for others. Please CLICK ON THE IMAGE ABOVE for a full update.

Update for patients – 28 July 2020

We are committed to serving our community through this pandemic. Telehealth remains our preferred first option for contact. We remain open for face-to-face consults for those issues that clearly require this. Please CLICK ON THE IMAGE ABOVE for a full update.

Vale Professor Neil Carson – AO

We are saddened by the passing of Emeritus Professor Neil Carson AO on 10 June 2020.  Blackburn Clinic was founded by Professor Carson in 1952 and he maintained his connection with the clinic until his passing.
It was on the current site at 195 Whitehorse Road that Professor Carson first established the Blackburn Clinic general practice, using the lounge room of his family home as the waiting room. Click on the image above to read more.

Update for our patients – 21st May 2020

Preventative health activities are now available. Telehealth continues to be our initial contact and assessment service but the clinic is open, safe and fully operational to attend to those issues that require a face to face consultation. Patients with fever or respiratory symptoms continue to be seen in our Carpark Respiratory Clinic. CLICK ON THE IMAGE ABOVE FOR MORE DETAILS.