Entries by Helen Yaacoub

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.

Update for our patients – 20th April 2020

Our help is only a phone call away. Please CLICK ON THE IMAGE ABOVE to find out how we are continuing to meet your needs whilst maintaining a safe practice environment. This letter from our Managing Principal describes changes to the way we ‘see’ patients, to our billing policy and describes how we can help you.

Update for our patients – 31 March 2020

We are pleased to announce that all patients are now eligible for Telehealth Consultations. Either ring the clinic for an appointment or book online.  ALL ONLINE BOOKINGS are now for Telehealth Consultations. CLICK ON THE IMAGE ABOVE to find out how Telehealth Consultations work and about our Carpark Respiratory Clinic, designed to keep the main building free from potentially infectious patients, and how to access it.

Telehealth consultations available

We are now offering telehealth services to improve your access to health care throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.  Current patients can now connect with their GP via telephone for a consultation.  If you are reluctant to visit the clinic in person for fear of catching the coronavirus, please telephone us to discuss whether we can help you in other ways.

2020 Influenza vaccines

Please click on the photo above for information regarding flu vaccine availability and eligibility for the free Government supply. Please PHONE to book an appointment – do not book online for flu vaccines.

Coronavirus

If you suspect you may have Coronavirus, please telephone us for instructions before attending the clinic.  

The Department of Health and Human Services has established a telephone information hotline for the public at 1800 675 398.

Please keep Triple Zero (000) for emergencies only.

Click on the picture above for more information.