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Jewells Medical Centre

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

Everyone must be wearing a surgical mask to enter Jewells Medical Centre.

From 12th July it has been compulsory for all people attending to check in using the Service NSW QR Code system. We can check you in if you don't have a smartphone. 

As an essential service Jewells Medical Centre will be operating as usual from Monday 11th October. Being fully vaccinated is NOT a requirement to enter. Please be particularly careful to advise reception when making and before your appointment if you have any symptoms that might be due to Covid, or may have been in contact with someone with Covid. Community transmission may increase with the relaxing of restrictions this week.

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Program

*** ASTRAZENECA VAXZEVRIA is available for all people 18 years of age and older. if you have an existing booking for your SECOND DOSE of Astrazeneca Vaxzevria then it is recommended that you complete the course with the same vaccination. NSW Health has advised that due to the ongoing increased risk of local transmission of Covid-19 that the second dose can be brought forward to 6-8 weeks rather than 12 weeks. This results in a small reduction in overall efficacy, but is counterbalanced by achieving higher level of protection sooner than having had a single dose. 

*** PFIZER COMIRNATY will be available at Jewells Medical Centre commencing Thursday 7th October. Eligibility has been extended to ALL PEOPLE 12 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER who are not yet vaccinated. 

Please CALL US ON 49486266 to book a vaccination appointment and your second dose appointment 3 weeks later. Pfizer Comirnaty will ONLY be available during pre-booked vaccination clinics. 

***THIRD DOSES FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE SEVERELY IMMUNOCOMPROMISED are now recommended for people with specific conditions or treatments as detailed in this ATAGI document: Covid Vaccination 3rd Dose Recommendations. If you are CERTAIN that you meet one of the criteria in this document, and if it has been 2 MONTHS OR MORE since your second vaccination, please call us to make arrangements for a third dose of a Covid vaccine. If you are uncertain whether you meet the criteria then we will need you to make an appointment with your doctor to discuss --- our receptionists are not able to advise you whether you meet the criteria or not. 

***BOOSTER DOSES FOR ALL PEOPLE AGE 18 AND OVER are now available if you had your second dose of a covid vaccination AT LEAST 6 MONTHS AGO. Please call us to book in when you are close to reaching this time. Note that due to holiday staffing levels we will not be able to book in many people during January, though will be back to full capacity in February. Booster vaccinations are also available through booking at the NSW Health Vaccination Hub at Belmont. 

If you have any questions about Covid Vaccination please first review the information on the Australian Government website about the vaccination program:  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 the following documents carefully so that you are prepared and informed about the process of vaccination and what to expect following. Please print and complete the Covid-19 Vaccination Consent Form and bring it to your appointment.

PRINT AND COMPLETE TO BRING TO YOUR APPOINTMENT:

Covid-19 Vaccination Consent Form

 

READ PRIOR TO YOUR APPOINTMENT: 

Information on Pfizer Comirnaty Vaccination

After your Pfizer Comirnaty Vaccination

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 Thrombocytopenia Syndrome

 

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

- Been a casual or close contact of a person with Covid. If unsure please 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 please call us when you arrive or signal through our front door. We will require you to wait in your car until your doctor is ready for your appointment and will call you. 

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. Everyone must wear a surgical mask, apart from children under 12 if it is not practicable for them to do so.

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

 

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).

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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