Medical Musings, Health Hypotheses & Therapeutic Thoughts
UPDATE Mon 23/03
We have expanded our request not to attend your appointment if you or anyone you live with have any respiratory symptoms, even if you do not have a fever.
We are now also offering telehealth sessions, that is, consultations over video chat. This will enable us to assess you, and give you advice, without vulnerable people being exposed by leaving the house.
Please consult with your health fund to see if rebates are available for telehealth services.
Video chat sessions will be charged at $50/session. This represents 50% off a standard treatment to keep costs as low as possible in these uncertain times.
Under the current circumstances, people are obviously a bit worried, and may be wondering whether or not they should be visiting their osteopath.
This update outlines the actions we are taking to protect clients and osteopaths at from exposure to infection with the COVID-19:
Screening all patients before attending
All clients and osteopaths are asked to not attend the clinic if:
Arrival at the clinic
Changes to the rooms and treatment
Changes to payment
Social distancing measures
These are things that we can (and should) be doing, even before any official quarantines etc. are called.
In developing the above procedures, we have drawn on advice from Osteopathy Australia, the North West Primary Health Network, the Department of Health and Moreland General Practice.
We are aware that this is a very stressful time and are committed to support our patients through this period. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like to discuss any of the above.
Dr Edmund Bruce-Gardner (Osteopath)