AVOCA STREET MEDICAL CENTRE
130 Avoca Street Randwick NSW 2031
Tel: 02 9399 3335 - Fax: 02 9399 9778

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CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 INFORMATION PAGE

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28/06/2021

To our patients,

Frequent questions regarding changes of practice protocols after recent government COVID-19 response:

How can I get in touch with my doctor?

  • Call 9399 3335 to make a telephone appointment or a face to face consultation.
  • Face-to-face consult is available if you have no symptoms of cough, fever, sore throat, runny nose or if you have recently had a negative COVID test
  • If it's urgent, let the staff know and we'll get back to you on the same day
  • Continue to check avocastreet.com for details.
Can I just walk in to the practice?
  • Yes. But please fill out our COVID screening questionaire and please wear a mask
What if I need a face to face appointment?
  • Stay home if the issue isn't urgent
  • Let the staff know or arrange a telephone appointment first
  • The doctor will then discuss and can arrange a face-to-face time to meet you
What if I have a cold? Or I think I have corona-virus?

For more information on the coronavirus pandemic go to www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19

COVID-19 Testing Clinics

The Prince Of Wales Hospital Randwick
Building 14B
Avoca Street
RANDWICK, NSW, 2031
9am - 8pm
Randwick Laverty Pathology
164 Belmore Road,
RANDWICK, NSW, 2031
7:30am - 4pm
Sydney Children's Hospital Randwick
Outpatients Department, High Street
RANDWICK, NSW, 2031
8:30am - 8pm
Laverty Pathology
Walk-in and Drive-through Clinic
UNSW Cliffbrook Campus, Building CC2
Beach Street, COOGEE, NSW, 2034
8am - 4pm
Bondi Junction Respiratory Clinic
General medical service
47 Spring Street, BONDI JUNCTION, NSW, 2022
Tel: 02 9194 2788
9am - 5pm

TELEHEALTH WITH DR KIEN

Telehealth consultation with Dr Kien:

  1. Call (02) 9399 3335 and make a phone consult appointment.
  2. Please have these ready when Dr Kien calls you at around the appointment time.
    1. Contact details (street address, fax number and/or email address) of your local pharmacy.
    2. List of medications you need refilled.
    3. Name of specialist you need referral for.
  3. Dr Kien prefers consulting via WhatsApp video calls. Please install the app in your phone.
    Otherwise telephone will be used.
  4. The duration of the consult will be from 10 - 15 minutes.
  5. Prescriptions can be sent via eScript (SMS) to your phone.
  6. Presriptions and referrals can also be faxed or emailed directly to your chemists and specialists. They will not be available at our Randwick office.
NOTE: Doctors still work on-site at the medical centre. However, they will consult mainly via telephone. Face-to-face conusltations are limited to immunsation and special cases.

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Allergic Reaction Or Side Effect?


Drug Allergy?Or Side Effect?
An allergy means your body sees the medicine as harmful. It rejects the drug with an allergic reaction. This may be mild or strong. It can happen a few hours after you take the drug or not until 2 weeks later.

Mild allergy symptoms are:

Hives
Rash
Itchy skin

Severe allergy warning signs can include:

Swollen face
Throat tightness
Trouble breathing
Light-headed
Blisters
Reddened skin
Whole-body shock with life-threatening low blood pressure
Side effects from drugs can seem like an allergic reaction, but it’s just your body feeling sensitive to a new medication. It shouldn’t be dangerous, although you may feel sick for a while.

If you take several drugs for different reasons, you may be more likely to have side effects.

You might or might not have problems with a new drug, but the most common ones include:
Stomach cramps
Ringing in the ears
Nausea
Lack of energy
Muscle aches
Hard to sleep
Coughing
Wheezing
Stuffy nose
Diarrhea
Constipation
Easy bruising

Ask your doctor or pharmacist what to expect from the new treatment. You can also find side effects listed on the printout that comes with it and inside the package.

www.webmd.com


The information in the above were collected from the internet,
either from government websites or from reasonably reliable health information sources.
They are for general information only and should not replace the need of seeking medical care during illnesses.

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