COVID-19 Update

27 September 2020

With the recent changes in the restrictions as outlined by the state government, Geelong Chinese Medicine has updated its operation. As of 28 September 2020,

  • the  Clinic will take new patients. For existing patients please feel free to refer your friends and families, who might need our service, to us.
  • Zhen Zheng and Lauren Zhang return to the clinic to practise. Zhen will continue to practise, on Thursdays, Lauren on Wednesdays, and Paul on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays.

We continue with our strict hygiene protocol and our preventative measures: 

  • Please wear a face mask and bring your towels for the appointment.
  • We encourage you to enter the clinic using the back door from the car park.

During this special time, please check our regular “Blogs” for free advice on selfcare.

Geelong Chinese Medicine Clinic wishes you well and safe. Remember to be gentle to yourself and to your family.

3 August 2020

To support Victorian government effort to curtail the spread of coronavirus, Geelong Chinese Medicine Clinic will temporarily stop taking new patients, and will continue to serve existing patients via adjusted methods from 4 August 2020. We will re-assess the situation week by week.

  • Zhen Zheng and Lauren Zhang will temporarily stop practice in the clinic until Wed 2 Sep (Lauren) and Thur 3 Sep (Zhen)
  • Paul Burns will continue to practise on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays.
  • We encourage Lauren and Zhen’s current patients
    • to see Paul Burns in the meantime;
    • to express your interest to have an online or phone appointment with Zhen from Thursday 13 Aug; or
    • to reschedule your appointment to September.

To reschedule appointment to with Paul or delay to September 

  • Please call 5221 8822

To express interest to take online or phone appointment with Zhen

  • Please email [email protected]
  • Appointments will be on Thursdays 13 August, 20 August and 27 August
  • Further information to be released.

Future appointments

  • At this stage, appointments for new patients may be made from September 2020 onwards. Should there be any changes, we will update you here.

Check our regular blogs

During this difficult time, please check our regular “Blogs” for free advice on selfcare.

Let us work together to combat the pandemic.

Geelong Chinese Medicine Clinic wishes you well and safe during this difficult time. Remember to be gentle to yourself and to your family.

14 July 2020

In responding to the 2nd spike of COVID-19, Geelong Chinese Medicine Clinic is adopting more strict preventative measures, in addition to our existing infection control procedure and social distancing policy (Please see entry of 1 May 2020).

  • Our  practitioners wear face masks at work.
  • We encourage you to wear a face mask for the appointment. Alternatively we could offer you a face mask during the consultation.
  • We encourage you to enter the clinic using the back door from the car park;
  • We encourage you to bring your towels.

Stay safe, and stay well. Let us work through this time together.

1 May 2020

Geelong Chinese Medicine is now resuming its operation from 1st of May 2020.

Here are some procedures we have in place to keep everyone safe during COVID-19 time.

Screening

  • All patients will be screened per government recommendations by the clinic receptionists at the time of appointment booking;
  • One or two days prior to the appointment, we will send a SMS to remind patients to reschedule the appointment if they have flu or cold like symptoms.
  • We will call all new patients in advance to check for any flu or cold like symptoms.

Self-check

  • If any patient develops cold or flu like symptoms between when the appointment is made and when the appointment is due, please call the clinic on 03 5221 8822 to reschedule the appointment.
  • Here is a self-check program developed by the Government.

COVID-19 Symptom Checker

Infection control

All practitioners at Geelong Chinese Medicine Clinic underwent further training about infection control associated with COVID-19. We adopt strict infection control procedures in our clinic.

We provide sanitisers for patients to sanitise their hands prior to entering the treatment room and when they leave the room.

Waiting room arrangement

  • On patient arrival, please wait in the car and call the reception to notify the arrival;
  • We will call patients when we are ready;
  • Patients will enter the clinic from the back door opening to the car park.

Stay at home policy

  • For the safety and health of everyone, if you have cold or flu like symptoms, please stay at home. Please give us a call if needed or contact us again, when situation is resolved.
  • If you have had contact with someone with COVID-19, please stay at home.
  • If you have just come back from overseas in the last 14 days, please stay at home.

Other important information

Lifeline: 13 11 14

Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636

Coronavirus Health Information Line: 1800 020 080

 

27 March 2020

To support government effort to curtail the spread of coronavirus, we will temporarily suspend face to face consultation and acupuncture service from Mon 30th March. We will re-assess the situation week by week.

  • To meet the urgent needs of our existing clients, we will consult over the phone to provide support and herbs. Please call 5221 8822 or email [email protected]
  • During our temporal closure, please check our “Blog” for weekly free advice on selfcare.
  • At this stage, appointment may be made from May 2020 onwards. Should there be any changes, we will update you here.

Let us work together to combat the pandemic.

Geelong Chinese Medicine Clinic wishes you well and safe during this difficult time. Remember to be gentle to yourself and to your family.


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