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COVID Vaccinations

Appointments for COVID Vaccinations at the Leongatha Hospital are now open.  They are being held in the IPCC Building, 64 Koonwarra Road, Leongatha every Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 9am to 3:30pm.

Bookings

Via the COVID Hotline on1800 675 398When calling, please state the location as "Leongatha Community Clinic" or use the postcode 3953.  Or via the portal at https://portal.cvms.vic.gov.au/.

For people with a disability and their carers

For people who are aged 16 years and over, AND are a participant in NDIS, OR meet the other disability and carer criteria via the eligibility checker, please call click here

For GSHS Staff, Other Health Care Employees, Police and Paramedics

Please book via our priority service.  Click here to make an appointment.  Please note that you will need to show proof of your employer ie employee ID. 

Medical Exemptions

The referral process for Gippsland Region Public Health Unit (GRPHU) specialist review - request for medical exemption of Pfizer is as follows:

  1. Referral letter to be obtained by GP or specialist and emailed to c19vaccine@lrh.com.au.

  2. Referral letter is reviewed by GRPHU Infectious Disease Physician.  Please note, there is a specific criteria that needs to be met for request to be approved.

  3. Within approximately 3 weeks the Infectious Disease Physician will reply in writing to the referring doctor or specialist to advise of outcome.

For more information - click here.

COVID Testing

Gippsland Southern Health Service (GSHS) has a drive-thru swabbing clinic at the Leongatha campus primary health entrance on Wednesdays and Thursday between 9.30am - 2.30pm.

To book please call 5654 2777 from Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 4pm to be allocated a time slot for their swab to be taken.

What to bring

You need to bring your Medicare card and the details of your usual General Practitioner (GP) and/or GP practice, if you have one. If you don't have a Medicare card then bring one form of identification, like your driver's licence or student ID.

 

After your test

After your test you must return home immediately and stay at home until you receive your test result. This is referred to as ‘self-isolating’. You must do this because there is a risk that you could have COVID-19 and infect other people. Do not go to work or to the shops.

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For the latest information on COVID-19 please visit

www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus

COVID Exposure sites