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Jewells Medical Centre

Opening Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 - 5:45, Saturday 8:00 - 12:00   

Responding to the Covid-19 Pandemic

Our society faces a major threat from the Covid-19 pandemic. In response to this there are changes to our practice which are important to protect your health.

There is a National Coronavirus Hotline for providing advice, triage and information, available 24 hours 7 days per week: 1800 020 080

If you are unsure whether to contact us please go to https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/coronavirus

If you call us (4948 6266) to make an appointment:

1. Please advise when booking an appointment whether you have:

- Any of: fever, cough, sore throat, breathlessness, runny nose, loss of taste or smell

- Visited or travelled from a known Covid-19 hotspot -  check https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/latest-news-and-updates

- Are from or have visited these locations in the past 14 days: 

Greater Sydney, Central Coast, Illawarra-Shoalhaven and Nepean Blue Mountains

- Contact in the 14 days before illness onset with a confirmed case of Covid-19

2. Our secretary will ask you questions, and direct you either to stay at home and monitor your symptoms, OR go to hospital if severely unwell, OR will arrange for you to speak with one of our nurses or doctors. You may be offered a face to face appointment for assessment, OR a "Telehealth" telephone appointment. (Usual consultation fees apply for Telehealth appointments, you may be eligible for a medicare rebate. Your doctor will advise you). 

3. When you arrive at the practice, if you are unwell or have been to a location at risk of Covid transmission as above please CALL US WHEN YOU ARRIVE or signal through our front door, and a receptionist will guide you to our BACK ENTRANCE where we have a separate waiting room, or advise you to WAIT IN YOUR CAR.

4. All patients regardless of illness MUST observe hand hygiene by using hand sanitiser outside our front door, keeping a distance of at least 1.5m away from other people where possible, and advising us of any concerns you have with your condition or the condition of others. 

5. ALL staff and visitors 12 years age and over to a health facility in NSW are required to wear a mask. Please bring your own mask if able. On arrival we can supply you with a mask for $2 to cover costs.  

6. There are numerous options for Covid-19 testing available in the Hunter Region. Please check the Public Health Network site for the most up to date listing: https://peoplebank.hneccphn.com.au/covid-testing-hne

PLEASE NOTE that on Saturday mornings to prevent inadvertent infection of people in our waiting room it is essential to CALL FROM OUTSIDE and our receptionist will need to meet you at the door, or ask you to wait in your car. 

We thank you for doing what you can to help slow down the spread of Covid-19


INFLUENZA VACCINATION - information from the 2020 program

Is recommended for all Australians particularly those at higher risk of more serious complications. To find out more please visit https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/flu-influenza#who-is-at-risk-from-flu 

We now have stock of the current season influenza vaccination recommended for people from age 6 months to 64 years. These are $18. Please call us for an appointment if you would like a "Flu" vaccination. (NOTE: these vaccinations are not the most effective or recommended for people aged 65 and over).

Stock of government funded vaccines for over-65s are in short supply currently, please call us in late April unless we already have your interest registered. You should WAIT UNTIL THESE ARE AVAILABLE as they more effective than the under-65 vaccinations. Physical distancing is currently preventing influenza from spreading so you are SAFE TO WAIT until vaccines are available. 

The National Immunisation Program (government funded) vaccines will be available around mid April. Please call us around then if you are eligible:
- Age 65 and over --> receive a "boosted" high dose vaccine for a more effective immune response.
- Age 6 months to 5 years
- Aboriginal and Torres trait Islander people age 6 months and over
- In pregnancy
- Have a medical condition placing you at higher risk of serious disease (eg. asthma, emphysema, heart disease, diabetes, suppressed immunity).



Jewells Medical Centre was established in 1982 by Dr Chris Hindley in the Jewellstown shopping plaza, with the aims of providing caring, friendly and professional medical care to the community of Jewells, Belmont and the surrounding suburbs. Over the years since, Jewells Medical Centre has grown to continue to meet the needs of the community, whilst maintaining these same values. We seek to care for and promote the health of every individual and family we see, and strive to provide the highest standards of General Practice expertise across the ages and stages of life.

Jewells Medical Centre is conveniently located between the hubs of Belmont, Charlestown and Warners Bay. We are close to specialist medical, imaging and hospital services at Belmont and Gateshead, and only a short distance from Redhead Beach.

Entrance to our dedicated carpark is via the shopping plaza entry at the roundabout on Ntaba Road. After turning into the carpark entrance, turn to the right, continue around past the shopping plaza entrance, and directly down the hill where you will find our building. A detailed map may be found through our Contact Us page.

We are located in a purpose built medical centre with 7 doctor consulting rooms, treatment and emergency rooms, skilled nursing staff and a caring and professional welcoming and administration team. We have a dedicated Allied Health Building currently providing rooms for pathology collection, psychology, podiatry and audiology services.

We value your feedback and suggestions to enhance the quality of the care we provide. Please call, contact us or make use of the suggestion box at our counter if you would like to provide feedback.


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