COVID-19 Resources

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

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Key helplines & information

Coronavirus Health Information Line - 1800 020 080
healthdirect – 1800 022 222
Healthdirect Australia COVID-19 Symptom Checker 
Information on self-isolation for COVID-19
COVID clinic locations in Western Australia

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Current situation

Up-to-date clinical guidelines for GPs:
https://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/Articles/A_E/Coronavirus/COVID-19-clinical-alerts
Information on telehealth consultations and billing:
https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/covid-19-national-health-plan-primary-care-bulk-billed-mbs-telehealth-services
Patient criteria and locations of COVID-19 clinics:
https://healthywa.wa.gov.au/Articles/A_E/COVID-clinics
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Testing and reporting

Department of Health WA COVID-19 testing criteria: 
https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/interim-advice-on-non-inpatient-care-of-persons-with-suspected-or-confirmed-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-including-use-of-personal-protective-equipment-ppe
Reporting of urgently notifiable conditions: 
https://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/~/media/Files/Corporate/general%20documents/Infectious%20diseases/PDF/Coronavirus/Notification%20of%20COVID-19.pdf
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Access to surgical masks

WA Primary Health Alliance has distributed surgical masks to general practice and pharmacies that are in limited supply to general practices across WA.  Please use the links below to place your request for surgical masks.
 
General Practice, Pharmacy & ACCHO (only)
For first time requests, complete this form: Surgical mask registrations form
General Practice, Pharmacy & ACCHO (only)
For a repeat order, complete this form: Surgical mask re-order form
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Links to more practical information and printable resources

Department of Health interim advice on non-inpatient care of persons with suspected or confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), including use of personal protective equipment (PPE)
Why social distancing matters poster
A3 Poster for staff when patients present to GP - English
A3 Poster for staff when patients present to GP - Mandarin
A3 Poster for patients attending a GP - English
A3 Poster for patients attending a GP - Mandarin
RACGP Pandemic Flu Kit (Part 1)
RACGP Pandemic Flu Kit (Part 2)
RACGP Pandemic Flu Kit (Part 3)
Patient information on the use of surgical masks
Putting on a mask advice from RACGP
Practice Assist - Primary Healthcare Service COVID-19 Checklist
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Aborginal health and COVID-19

KAMs - Coronavirus (Covid-19) is a new sickness spreading around the world poster
KAMs - Cover your cough and sneeze poster
COVID_19 GP Aboriginal fact sheet and checklist
Healthy WA resources for Aboriginal people
NACCHO Coronavirus site and subscribe to the NACCHO Communique
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Mental health information relating to the COVID-19 outbreak

PORTS_10_Tips_for_Coping_with_Infectious_Diseases
Head to Health Covid-19 Support  - resources
Tips for coping with coronavirus anxiety (Australian Psychological Society)
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Advance Care Planning

Advanced Care Planning HealthPathway
Advance Care Planning Australia
The Advance Project
Healthy WA Advance Care Planning
Healthy WA Advance Care Planning Resources
Guidance for Certifying Deaths due to COVID-19  (Australian Bureau of Statistics)
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Practice Assist acknowledges and pays respect to the Traditional Owners and Elders of this country
and recognises the significant importance of their cultural heritage, values and beliefs and how these
contribute to the positive health and wellbeing of the whole community.