INFORMATION ABOUT COVID-19.
If you suspect you may have Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19),
please self-isolate and see below for testing locations:
Where you go to get your Covid-19 test in Portland depends on why you are having it done:
Truck Drivers can be tested at Seaport Medical Centre by Australian Clinical Labs – Contact Seaport for information.
Port of Portland Workers no longer need to be tested.
Pre-Elective Surgery testing is carried out Monday to Friday 1pm-3pm at Portland District Health by Dorevitch Laboratory.
Those with symptoms or requiring testing as a close contact (or similar)- these are completed via PDH drive through testing clinic open Monday-Friday 10am-4pm and Saturday 9am – 12.30pm.
You must phone 5521 0387 before arriving.
Please leave contact details on the message service for a return call.
Prior to ringing if you can register your details via https://testtracker.covid19.dhhs.vic.gov.au/citizen-prefill it will assist this process.
We urge any community members to get tested at the first sign of symptoms and follow the instructions to isolate accordingly.
If you think you require urgent medical assistance please call triple 0 and request an ambulance.
Everyone in Australia is expected to have the opportunity to receive a vaccine in 2021, as the roll out reaches their relevant phase.
To check your eligibility please go to – https://covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/eligibility
Active Health Portland would like all of our patients and team members to stay safe during this pandemic.
With that in mind, when you need to speak with your GP or allied health provider there are some important changes to way we are currently working.
While we are doing mostly face to face appointments at the current time this can change depending on restrictions. If you aren’t sure if your appointment is face to face or over the phone please call reception.
We are still screening all patients upon entry so if you have any cold or flu like symptoms (cough, fever, sore throat, runny nose etc.) or have had a COVID test and are awaiting your result please call reception for instructions regarding your appointment.
For information on the conditions that allow GPs to test patients for Covid-19 and what types of certificates may or may not be issued please see the following link:
For information about what exemptions there are for wearing a face covering please see the following link:
For useful Portland specific advice on the Coronavirus response please check the Portland District Health page:
Business as … almost usual
Active Health Portland was developed as part of the Federal Government’s GP Super Clinic Program. Our complex features state of the art facilities and is conveniently located in Portland’s main street.
Active Health Portland is a teaching clinic and therefore regularly hosts nursing, medical and allied health students.
Active Health Portland opened in March 2012 and continues to add a range of services to our clinic.
As well as our clinical services Active Health Portland has a variety of rooms available for professionals to hire for training and conference purposes.
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