SFFP | Southern Fleurieu Family Practice
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Personal care for healthy living

NOVEL CORONAVIRUS – Covid-19

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness caused by a new virus. The virus can spread from person to person. Symptoms may include fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, or loss of taste or smell.

We can all help stop the spread:

  • Get tested if you have symptoms (even if mild).
  • Practise good hygiene.
  • Download the COVIDSafe app.
  • Keep 1.5 metres distance from others wherever, whenever possible.

For information on who needs to self-isolate and how, visit SA Health website

People travelling from NSW, ACT or VIC and returning South Australians who are non-essential travellers must now undergo mandatory COVID-19 testing on days 1 and 12 after entry to South Australia (even if they do not have symptoms).

Patients who meet the following clinical criteria can be tested for COVID-19:

  • fever OR chills (with no alternative illness that explains these symptoms)
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • runny nose
  • shortness of breath
  • loss of taste and smell.

For testing, make an appointment to see your doctor. Call the doctor first to let them know your travel history so they can prepare for your visit. If you are very sick, go to a hospital. Call the hospital first to let them know your travel history so they can prepare for your visit.

After your test, go straight home and self-isolate while you wait for your test result (which you should usually get within 2 days) and:

  • stay at home and do not attend work, school or childcare
  • wash your hands often with soap and water
  • cough and sneeze into a clean tissue or your elbow
  • avoid close contact with others, including members of your household.

For more information and latest advice visit:

Department of Health: http://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov

SA Health: http://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/novelcoronavirus

Or phone the Coronavirus Health Information Line 24/7 on 1800 020 080

Our Practice

Southern Fleurieu Family Practice (SFFP) provides a comprehensive medical service to the whole of the South Western Fleurieu Peninsula, servicing patients from the furthermost point of Cape Jervis in the South to Myponga, Mt Compass and Sellicks Beach in the North and Inman Valley, Waitpinga and Parawa in the East. We aim to provide and support the delivery of a range of integrated, holistic and sustainable primary care services to our community.

Bookings

To make an appointment please phone: (08) 8558 0111 or Book Online

Regular Hours

Mon – Fri: 8.00am – 7.00pm

Saturday: 8.30am – 4.00pm
Sunday: Temporarily closed
(Opening and closing times are subject to doctor availability and patient bookings)

Our Services

SFFP has a diverse range of experience within its clinical team which enables a number of services to be provided. With no local Hospital in the immediate vicinity, the practice has a very well equipped Treatment Room and Accident and Emergency area where a range of emergency, minor procedures and general health care services are carried out. Click here to learn more about the services that we provide.

Quality health care BULK BILLED!

All medicare consultations are bulk billed. Gap payments apply for procedures, consumables, emergency presentations & non-attendances. Click here to find out more information about our fees.

News

Our monthly newsletter will keep you up to date with the latest health and practice news. Click here to view our current edition.