COVID-19 update

COVID vaccine Rollout

From 3 May 2021: people 50 years and over can receive the AstraZeneca vaccine at General Practice Respiratory Clinics and state and territory vaccination clinics.

 

From 17 May 2021: people 50 years and over can receive the AstraZeneca vaccine at a participating general practice.

 

Please stay up to date with the latest information available;

Add the following link;

https://www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/covid-19-vaccines/getting-vaccinated-for-covid-19/when-will-i-get-a-covid-19-vaccine

Aboriginal COVID-19 Vaccine pages

Below are some links to the Department of Health’s Information for Aboriginal COVID-19  and Vaccine pages on the departments web pages:

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and COVID-19 vaccines

COVID-19 information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

There have also been some great Videos recorded by local Victorian Aboriginal Health workers.   These videos discuss: 
•    Importance of vaccination to protect community, 
•    Safety and approval of vaccine in Australia
•    Why we may experience side effects from vaccines, 
•    What is a common side effect and 
•    What is not a common side effect.  

Thursday 6 August 2020 - Staying apart means we can stay together.

Melbourne is now in stage 4 restrictions until Sunday 13 September 2020.

A daily curfew from 8pm to 5am is in force across metro Melbourne, including further restrictions to gathering, exercise and shopping. This mean we must be home by 8pm each night.

People who have tested positive for COVID-19 or are close contacts can’t leave their home.

A limited number of reasons to leave the home will remain – seeking medical care, in an emergency, or if required by law.

Big fines of up to $5,000 if you can’t prove you were out for a permitted reason so please stay home and stay safe you mob.

We all need to continue practicing social distancing, wear a mask while in public and keep washing our hands regularly.

 

We continue to encourage community to get tested for COVID-19 if you are unwell. You can book an appointment with our team, online www.fphw.org.au or over the phone (03) 9070 8181.

Further information about COVID-19 can be found here (insert the following link - https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-covid-19-daily-update

06 August 2020

27 April 2021 “COVID…One Year On”

 

First Peoples’ Health and Wellbeing worked with Museums Victoria to

capture our response and reflections to COVID-19. The digital

exhibition, "One Year On", went live today. Read our story here:

https://museumsvictoria.com.au/one-year-on/first-peoples-

health-and-wellbeing/

Friday 26 March 2021

From 6pm tonight Victoria will relax its COVIDSafe settings:

 

✅ 100 visitors at home and outdoor gatherings increased to 200

✅ no masks in retail and supermarkets (continue to carry a mask with you and wear your mask on public            transport, ride share, airports, hospitals, aged care)

✅ 75% capacity at indoor non-seated entertainment venues

 

For more information on the new coronavirus settings visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au

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16th March 2021 – GPRC funding extension until December 2021

Our testing clinic at Thomastown has been extended - We continue to encourage community to get tested for COVID-19 if you are unwell. You can book an appointment with our team, online www.fphw.org.au or over the phone (03) 9070 8181.

Further information about COVID-19 can be found here (https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-covid-19-daily-update)

1 June 2020

New restrictions are in place as of 1 June 2020 in Victoria.

While restrictions are easing we need to stay mindful that new cases of Coronavirus are still occurring across Victoria. We need to continue practicing social distancing.

Staying apart means we can stay together.

 

Please come and get tested at First Peoples' Health and Wellbeing. Book an appointment with our team, online or over the phone. 

Results are still taking some time to get back to patients, but we will call you when they come in. 

18 May 2020

We are still testing, still offering flu vaccination and still providing phone consults. 

New patients are welcome. Please download, complete and return our new patient form.

5 June 2020

We are changing our phone system.

Soon you will hear two options when you call.

Press 1. Book for COVID-19 testing
 

or


Press 2. Book for First Peoples' Health and Wellbeing services

From there you will be forwarded to our friendly Medical Administration team to book your appointment time

17 June 2020

You will notice that FPHW looks a bit different at Thomastown! 

Please call us when you arrive in the carpark.

If you arrive for a COVID-19 test, you will be directed into the left side of the building. If you are here to see one of our GPs or Aboriginal health team - you will enter the right side of the building.

If you have any questions, you can email info@fphw.org.au

Remember to keep wearing a mask, keep washing your hands and stay safe

14 April 2020

FLU VACCINATION - MORDIALLOC & HEALESVILLE

1.We are now offering flu vaccinations in the carpark at Derrimut Willam Mordialloc and Oonah Healesville

2. You will need to wait in your car for 15 minutes after receiving the flu vaccination

3. We are hosting a Derrimut Willam flu vaccination carpark clinic in Mordialloc on Tuesday 21 April 11.00am - 2.00pm. Registrations are essential. Please email frankston@fphw.org.au with the names and dates of birth of who will be attending. 

3. We are hosting a Oonah Health & Community Services Aboriginal Corporation flu vaccination carpark clinic in Healesville on Thursday 23 April 11.00am - 2.00pm. Registrations are essential. Please email info@fphw.org.au with the names and dates of birth of who will be attending. 

4. We want to avoid multiple respiratory infections at all cost and highly encourage all of our patients to come and get a flu vaccination as soon as possible. 

2 April 2020

VIDEO MESSAGE

An important video message from our CEO

30 March 2020

FLU VACCINATION - All ages

1.We are now offering flu vaccinations in our carpark at Thomastown, please book online or over the phone

2. You will need to wait in your car for 15 minutes after receiving the flu vaccination

3. We are hosting a Nairm Marr Djambana flu vaccination carpark clinic in Frankston on Tuesday 7 April 10.00am - 12.00pm. Registrations are essential. Please email frankston@fphw.org.au with the names and dates of birth of who will be attending. 

3. We are hosting a Willum Warrain flu vaccination carpark clinic in Hastings on Tuesday 7 April 2.00pm - 4.00pm. Registrations are essential. Please email frankston@fphw.org.au with the names and dates of birth of who will be attending. 

4. We want to avoid multiple respiratory infections at all cost and highly encourage all of our patients to come and get a flu vaccination as soon as possible. 

22 March 2020

FRANKSTON

1. Our Frankston site will now be by phone consult only.

2. All of our online bookings have been combined, so you can book a phone consult any day of the week and with any GP available.

3. To book, click the 'Book Now' button on Facebook or on our website www.fphw.org.au

4. We can work directly with your local pharmacy to get you the medications you might need

5. We appreciate your understanding. If you need COVID-19 testing it can be done at Peninsula Health - Frankston Hospital.  

20 March 2020

UPDATE

1. All face-to-face appointments will now be triaged by a phone call with our GP.

2. Your phone consult appointment time will occur within an hour of the booked time.  We will call you. If you miss a call, please call us.

3. Coronavirus testing results are now at a 4-5 day wait. Our team will call you if your results are positive OR negative. If you have been tested, you must remain isolated until you get your results.

4. Please stay safe, stay home.

5. Thank you for your patience, kindness and understanding with our staff who are putting themselves and their own families at risk every day to look after you, your family and the community.

16 March 2020

UPDATE

Today our clinical and executive teams met to undertake comprehensive planning for Coronavirus. We know this is a scary time and we want to make things as safe as possible for our patients, your families and the Community.

We are changing how we do business, making sure that as many consults as possible become phone consults. These consults will need to be booked online or via 03 9070 8181 as usual. We are asking ALL patients who do not physically need to be seen by a doctor to have a phone consult with our team instead of coming through the door. This is for the safety of all of our patients and Community.

 

We will continue to offer physical health, mental health and coronavirus related consults.

We will continue to offer carpark screening clinics for patients who fit the criteria and have symptoms. Please book for this appointment. When you arrive, call 03 9070 8181 and stay in your car.

 

We have triaged all high risk patients and will be calling you this week with a wellbeing plan. Our team will also work together to discuss your care.

 

We are welcoming all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to have phone consults with our team. Our new patient form is available online here

 

We encourage all patients to stay home where possible, wash your hands as often as possible and cut down on the smokes and yarndi to improve your lungs.

 

Our team are working extremely hard and it may take us a bit longer than usual to get back to you, but if you have any questions or concerns please contact info@fphw.org.au

FLU VACCINATION - Over 65's

1.Our Frankston site will now be by phone consult only

2.All of our online bookings have been combined, so you can book a phone consult any day of the week and with any GP on our books.

3.To book, click the ‘Book Now’ button on Facebook or on our website www.fphw.org.au

4.We can work directly with your local pharmacy to get you the medications you might need.

5.We appreciate your understanding. If you need COVID-19 testing, it can be done at Peninsula Health – Frankston Hospital.

23 March 2020

24 March 2020

More flu vaccinations announced - stay up to date on our front page!

23 March 2020

Listen to our CEO Karinda Taylor on the 3KND Podcast

Available here: https://www.3knd.org.au/podcast/episode/c10d41fa/first-peoples-one-stop-shop-for-health-and-wellbeing

6 May 2020

Coronavirus is not over yet. Please book at FPHW to get tested. The test is a mouth and nose swab and only takes a few minutes!

You could save lives.