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Learn how Latrobe Community Health Service is responding to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

12 February 2021

As a community health service, we are committed to helping all members of our community, particularly those who are most vulnerable. We want to provide you with an update on how we are responding to COVID-19.

Free drive-through COVID-19 testing clinic in Moe

Tuesdays from 9:00am -11:00am
Thursdays from 9:00am – 11:00am

The testing site is located at the carpark of Moe Kmart.

  • No appointments are necessary.
  • All testing is free. If you have a Medicare card, you should bring it – but if you don’t and you have COVID-19 symptoms we will still test you.
  • We are only testing people with symptoms or who have been requested to get tested, according to DHHS guidelines.
  • Children under 12 cannot be tested.
  • Cars must enter from Bell Street, Moe, and exit onto Albert Street.

For more information on where to get tested, visit https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/where-get-tested-covid-19

Victorian lockdown services update (12/02 – 17/02)

  • Our GP clinics are authorised to continue to operate normally. You can request a telehealth appointment if you prefer.
  • One-to-one counselling services are authorised to continue to operate normally. However, you can request a telehealth appointment if you wish.
  • Allied health services will operate via telehealth appointment.
  • Our dental clinics will move to category three restrictions. We are only offering emergency dental services on-site. Normal check-ups, scaling, and cleaning are not available during the lockdown period.
  • All group-based activities will be suspended for the duration of the lockdown period.

If you regularly use an LCHS service, your usual health professional will contact you if there are any changes to your care arrangements. And if you’re unsure, please call 1800 242 696.

Symptoms of COVID-19

Let’s reconfirm the symptoms of COVID-19. They can range from mild illness to pneumonia. Some people will recover easily, and others may get very sick very quickly.

People with COVID-19 may experience:

  • fever
  • shortness of breath
  • flu-like symptoms such as coughing, sore throat and fatigue

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, get tested. Call the 24-hour coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398 or visit https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/where-get-tested-covid-19 to find out where your nearest testing clinic is.

Face masks, hand hygiene and social distancing

When you visit one of our sites, please:

  • Wear a face mask.
  • Maintain at least 1.5 metres between yourself and other clients and staff
  • On arrival and departure, use the hand sanitiser provided.

Telehealth services available

Did you know a range of our health services are available via telephone or video conferencing? That’s right – you can get professional health support from your home, including an appointment with a doctor, or support with diabetes, counselling, dietetics, NDIS participant meetings, or children’s services.

You might be surprised by just how many services we can offer remotely.

If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment, give us a call on 1800 242 696.