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Jewells Medical Centre

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

COVID-19 Vaccination Program

The immunisation program for Covid-19 has begun. Phase 1a vaccines are being administered through public hospitals for individuals at most risk of contracting Covid-19. The Phase 1b rollout of the Covid-19 vaccination commenced on 22/3/2021 for eligible people in the community. These include people aged 70 and over, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 55 years and over, younger adults with specific health conditions, healthcare and some other front-line workers. From May 2021 eligibility has extended to include all people aged 50 and over who wish to be vaccinated. 

** We are now receiving a small supply of Covid-19 vaccinations each week and are contacting people at high risk of severe infection from Covid 19 to invite them to make an appointment. If you have checked that you are eligible under phase 1b and wish to be added to a list we can now do this for existing practice patients. We are now also making appointments for after 17th May for people aged 50 and over who wish to be vaccinated. Please discuss with your doctor or call us to advise and we will add you to a waiting list. 

To find out more please go to the Australian Government website which has excellent information about the vaccination program and will answer your questions:  https://www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/covid-19-vaccines

Before your appointment to receive a Covid-19 vaccination, we request that you read these documents carefully so that you are prepared and informed about the process of vaccination and what to expect following. Please print and complete the Pre-Vaccination Checklist and bring it to your appointment.

READ PRIOR TO YOUR APPOINTMENT: 

Preparing for your Covid-19 Vaccination Astrazeneca

After your Covid-19 Vaccination Astrazeneca

Information on Covid-19 Vaccination Astrazeneca

Patient Information on Covid-19 Vaccination Astrazeneca and Thrombosis with Thrombocytopaenia Syndrome

PRINT AND COMPLETE TO BRING TO YOUR APPOINTMENT:

Consent Form for Covid-19 Vaccination Astrazeneca (new)

 

Influenza Vaccination

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 have received stock of the 2021 season influenza vaccination recommended for people from age 6 months to 64 years. These are $20. 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).

The National Immunisation Program (government funded) vaccines have also now arrived. We are not yet running flu vaccination clinics as we are focussed on rolling out Covid-19 vaccinations. If you are here for an appointment you may be able to have an influenza vaccination, otherwise we plan to roll out vaccination clinics in the next 1-2 months

Eligiblility for government funded influenza vaccination includes:
- 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).

 

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

- 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 you are required to wear a mask at all times. Please call us when you arrive or signal through our front door, and a receptionist will guide you to our side 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. 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

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

 

About Us

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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