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

11 September 2020

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

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.

Our GP clinics are open

Please do not attend a GP clinic without calling and making an appointment first.

When you make an appointment, you must let us know if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. We can help you, but only if we know when you are coming.

Face masks, hand hygiene and social distancing

When you visit one of our sites, please:

  • Wear a face mask. This is both a condition of entry, and the law.
  • Maintain at least 1.5 metres between yourself and other clients and staff
  • On arrival and departure, use the hand sanitiser provided

Group-based activities cancelled

We have cancelled in-person group-based and community outreach activities until further notice. This includes (but is not limited to):

  • Activities for carers
  • Planned Activity Group sessions
  • Exercise groups
  • Chronic disease support groups

Many groups have alternative arrangements in place, which your usual contact person will let you know about. If you’re unsure whether this impacts you, please give us a call.

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.