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GP-led Respiratory Clinics
The Australian Government is funding more than 100 GP-led respiratory clinics around the country to clinically assess people with mild to moderate COVID-19 symptoms.

NQPHN has helped to establish several GP-led respiratory clinics in North Queensland, with clinics currently open in TownsvilleCairnsCharters Towers, and the Whitsundays.

GP Respiratory Clinics locations in North Queensland

North Mackay Respiratory Clinic

This clinic is now closed. Further information will be provided if/when it becomes available. 

Townsville Respiratory Clinic

This clinic is temporarily closed. We will update you with further information on a reopening date when it is available.

Cairns (Woree) Respiratory Clinic

This clinic is temporarily closed. We will update you with further information on a reopening date when it is available.

Manoora (Wuchopperen) Respiratory Clinic

*Christmas closure: The Wuchopperen Respiratory Clinic will be closed for the holidays between 20 December 2020 and 3 January 2021. 

Wuchopperen Health Service
6 Moignard Street
Manoora
Phone: (07) 4080 1068
Email: enquiries@wuchopperen.org.au
Website: www.wuchopperen.org.au

How to book an appointment: Community members experiencing respiratory symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat or fatigue can book an appointment at Manoora (Wuchopperen) Respiratory Clinic by calling (07) 4080 1068.

Opening hours: Phone (07) 4080 1068 for the latest available appointment times.

Whitsundays Respiratory Clinic

*Christmas closure: The Whitsundays Respiratory Clinic will be closed for the holidays between 24 December 2020 and 4 January 2021. 

48/226 Shute Harbour Road
Cannonvale QLD 4802
Phone: (07) 4804 5664
Email: respiratoryclinic@affinitymedical.com.au
Website: www.affinitymedical.com.au

How to book an appointment: Community members experiencing respiratory symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat or fatigue can book an appointment at the Whitsunday Respiratory Clinic by calling (07) 4804 5664 or online.

Opening hours: Phone (07) 4804 5664 or visit the Whitsundays Respiratory Clinic online booking page for the latest available appointment times.

Charters Towers Respiratory Clinic

*Christmas closure: The Charters Towers Respiratory Clinic will be closed for the holidays between 24 December 2020 and 1 January 2021. 

Gold City Medical Centre
1 Gill Street
Charters Towers QLD 4820
Phone: (07) 4787 7203
Email: respiratoryclinic@goldcitymedical.com.au
Website: www.charterstowersrespiratory.com

How to book an appointment: Community members experiencing respiratory symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat or fatigue can book an appointment at Charters Towers Respiratory Clinic by calling (07) 4787 7203 or online.

Opening hours: Phone (07) 4787 7203 or visit the Charters Towers Respiratory Clinic online booking page for the latest available appointment times.

Frequently Asked Questions

NQPHN is working with GPs across North Queensland to provide access to respiratory clinics where you can safely get tested for COVID-19.

Patients must make an appointment online or by phone prior to attending a GP Respiratory Clinic.

Patients do not need a GP referral before attending the clinics. The clinics are free of charge to all patients.

There is a rigorous process including a site inspection before approval. On occasion, these sites have been set up near other facilities and local spaces, and are structured to keep the local community as safe as possible. With the COVID-19 priority now on testing and understanding the spread of the virus, screening and respiratory clinics are more important than ever. General practices are also involved in local community testing.

Fever clinics are specialist clinics to assess people who may be infected with COVID-19. These clinics help to keep people who may be contagious away from other areas of hospitals and health centres. This helps to reduce the potential spread of the virus and keeps the emergency department available for emergencies.

Fever clinics are managed by Hospital and Health Services. For details of your closest clinic, please contact your GP or local hospital.

Booking ahead for an appointment at the COVID-19 GP Respiratory Clinics helps the clinics maintain the standards for physical distancing. Only people who have symptoms of COVID-19 can be tested.

Appointments can be booked using the links above under ‘Locations’ for each respiratory clinic.

No, you do not need a referral from your GP to book an appointment at one of these clinics.

Yes, it is safe to attend the clinics. These clinics are set-up to maintain social distancing.

Suspected cases are identified during a pre-screen and managed appropriately. You may be asked to stay in your car until someone comes out with a mask.

Personal protective equipment is available and will be used in line with clinical guidelines from the Australian Department of Health.

A doctor or a nurse will assess your respiratory condition and identify if you meet the testing criteria for COVID-19.

If you do meet the criteria, they will test you using swabs, collecting a sample from your nose or throat.

They will tell you when to expect your results back and will let you know how you will be contacted about the results.

They will give you a plan of care before you leave. This may include advising you to self-isolate in your home until the results of the test come back, seeing your doctor, and providing a script to take to your pharmacy.

04 December 2020
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