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Yes We’re OPEN!

We’re allied healthcare clinicians in South Canberra and we’re OPEN

ACT Health requests we stay open in the COVID-19 ‘Stay Home’ period

We continue to help you with pain diagnosis, pain treatment and pain management

If you’re in pain, book your in-person or telehealth appointment online here or phone us on 02 6152 8251

Unsure which type of appointment to book? Get fully informed with our dedicated COVID-19 Updates page

WELL ADJUSTED OSTEOPATHY, COVID-19 AND YOU

Welcome to our dedicated COVID-19 ‘Stay Home’ information page.

This page tells you what’s happening at our osteopathy clinic during the ‘Stay Home’ period. It also helps you make informed decisions about which appointment type to choose, in-person or telehealth.

Four reasons we’re open during the COVID-19 pandemic

1. ACT Health encourages us to stay open and provide pain diagnostic, pain treatment and pain management services for you during the current ‘Stay Home’ period.

2. As an allied healthcare clinic in South Canberra, by staying open we’re helping prevent patient overload on Canberra doctors’ surgeries and hospitals as well as helping our front line medical services maintain the capacity to accept COVID-19 and other medical emergencies as they arise.

3. As Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) registered, university qualified practitioners with specialised expertise, we’re working hard to keep you healthy during these unprecedented times. This includes continuing to offer hands-on treatments with the highest standards of COVID-19 hygiene.

4. We’re able to offer you telehealth video or phone consultations instead of in-person consults if you can’t (or don’t want to) attend in person.

How do you know it’s safe to come to the clinic?

To help you make an informed decision about attending the clinic, below we’ve outlined the ways we safeguard your wellbeing and minimise your exposure to COVID-19 at an in-person appointment.

Remember, it’s your decision to choose between an in-person appointment OR a telehealth appointment. These decisions are very personal and will need your consideration. We’ll never pressure you to come to the clinic if you don’t want to. Read on for more information.

How we safeguard your wellbeing if you come to the clinic

As healthcare professionals, we’re meticulous in our response to COVID-19. We’re guided by the current information issued by ACT Health

We monitor both Australian Government and ACT Health Department advice multiple times a day. We make changes to our clinical practice immediately if the advice changes.

We’re a small clinic and we quickly adapt to any recommended changes.

We’ll only stay open if the benefits to you outweigh any risk to either you or to our practitioners.

We’re regulated allied healthcare professionals. We adhere to the strictest health guidelines because we care about you and our purpose is to help you with pain management through these challenging times.

By adhering to the highest standards of hygiene and clinical practice, we’re ensuring that community transmission between our patients and practitioners is avoided. At the time of publishing, no COVID-19 cases in the ACT have resulted from community transmission. All current cases are linked to overseas travel or resulted from close contact with confirmed cases. (There is one case under investigation where a source of transmission hasn’t been identified.)

What we’re doing to keep our clinic COVID-19-free

Our clinic is regularly cleaned and sanitised to the Australian Government’s environmental cleaning and disinfection standards for COVID-19.

Alison has completed her Australian Government Department of Health Infection Control Training–COVID-19 training.

COVID SCREENING

WHAT IS THE CURRENT COVID-19 SITUATION?

The current COVID-19 situation is relatively stable but is potentially subject to sudden change. Stay informed about the spread of COVID-19 and the steps that are being taken by the Australian Government, to slow the spread. The latest information can be found on the Department of Health website.

The most up to date information regarding quarantine can be found here. This page also contains links to your State or Territory website, for more specific information on isolation and quarantine.

𝗬𝗢𝗨 𝗠𝗔𝗬 𝗡𝗢𝗧 𝗔𝗧𝗧𝗘𝗡𝗗 𝗬𝗢𝗨𝗥 𝗔𝗣𝗣𝗢𝗜𝗡𝗧𝗠𝗘𝗡𝗧 𝗪𝗛𝗜𝗟𝗦𝗧 𝗜𝗡 𝗤𝗨𝗔𝗥𝗔𝗡𝗧𝗜𝗡𝗘

Additionally, you may 𝗡𝗢𝗧 attend your appointment if any of the following applies to you:

You are currently experiencing a fever (≥37.5°C) or recent history of fever (e.g. night sweats, chills)
𝗢𝗥
acute respiratory infection (e.g. cough, shortness of breath, sore throat)
𝗢𝗥
loss of sense of smell or taste

𝗔𝗗𝗗𝗜𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗔𝗟𝗟𝗬, 𝗬𝗢𝗨 𝗠𝗔𝗬 𝗡𝗢𝗧 𝗔𝗧𝗧𝗘𝗡𝗗 𝗬𝗢𝗨𝗥 𝗔𝗣𝗣𝗢𝗜𝗡𝗧𝗠𝗘𝗡𝗧 𝗜𝗙 𝗔𝗡𝗬 𝗢𝗙 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗙𝗢𝗟𝗟𝗢𝗪𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗔𝗣𝗣𝗟𝗜𝗘𝗦 𝗧𝗢 𝗬𝗢𝗨:

You have been in close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case in the 14 days prior to your appointment
𝗢𝗥
You are feeling unwell and have returned from interstate travel in the 14 days prior to your appointment (this does not include people who live in NSW close to the ACT and regularly travel to the ACT);
𝗢𝗥
You are a healthcare, aged or residential care workers / staff with direct COVID-19 patient contact;

 

𝗬𝗢𝗨 𝗠𝗔𝗬 𝗡𝗢𝗧 𝗔𝗧𝗧𝗘𝗡𝗗 𝗬𝗢𝗨𝗥 𝗔𝗣𝗣𝗢𝗜𝗡𝗧𝗠𝗘𝗡𝗧 𝗪𝗛𝗜𝗟𝗦𝗧 𝗜𝗡 𝗤𝗨𝗔𝗥𝗔𝗡𝗧𝗜𝗡𝗘

Additionally, you may 𝗡𝗢𝗧 attend your appointment if any of the following applies to you:

You are currently experiencing a fever (≥37.5°C) or recent history of fever (e.g. night sweats, chills)
𝗢𝗥
acute respiratory infection (e.g. cough, shortness of breath, sore throat)
𝗢𝗥
loss of sense of smell or taste

𝗔𝗗𝗗𝗜𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗔𝗟𝗟𝗬, 𝗬𝗢𝗨 𝗠𝗔𝗬 𝗡𝗢𝗧 𝗔𝗧𝗧𝗘𝗡𝗗 𝗬𝗢𝗨𝗥 𝗔𝗣𝗣𝗢𝗜𝗡𝗧𝗠𝗘𝗡𝗧 𝗜𝗙 𝗔𝗡𝗬 𝗢𝗙 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗙𝗢𝗟𝗟𝗢𝗪𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗔𝗣𝗣𝗟𝗜𝗘𝗦 𝗧𝗢 𝗬𝗢𝗨:

You have been in close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case in the 14 days prior to your appointment
𝗢𝗥
You are feeling unwell and have returned from interstate travel in the 14 days prior to your appointment (this does not include people who live in NSW close to the ACT and regularly travel to the ACT);
𝗢𝗥
You are a healthcare, aged or residential care workers / staff with direct COVID-19 patient contact;

Our telehealth appointments minimise the risk of exposure between you and the clinic. Telehealth is perfect for patients who are vulnerable to the virus or who are in quarantine after being diagnosed with COVID-19.

As healthcare professionals, we don’t expose ourselves to unnecessary risk of contracting COVID-19.

We thoroughly clean and sanitise our clinic rooms, between appointments  according to Health Department guidelines.

• To allow for social distancing we have allocated a second waiting area. This room is clearly signed from reception.

Practitioners wash and sanitise their hands in accordance with COVID-19 health guidelines (at a minimum, once at the start and once at the end of your appointment).

Practitioners are temperature-checked each day.

• All patients attending appointments are to completer a COVID-19 screen form and have their temperature checked and recorded.

How you can help us, so we can continue to help you

When you arrive, we’ll ask you to wash your hands in hot water with our hospital grade hand soap.

Before, during and after your appointment we’ll ask you to use the hand sanitiser we’ve provided around the clinic. This keeps points of contact in the clinic virus-free, and keeps our clinic, practitioners, you and your loved ones safer.

If you’re…
immunocompromised
elderly (especially with chronic health conditions)
Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander with chronic medical conditions
experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 …DO NOT book an in-person appointment (choose telehealth instead).

If you arrive early, please wait in your car or outside the clinic until your appointment time.

Please give us as much notice as possible if you change or cancel your appointment so we can allocate your appointment to another patient.

If you’re experiencing pain, but can’t come into the clinic, be sure to book a telehealth appointment. More about telehealth here.

In the future we may be directed to require all practitioners and patients, attending the clinic, to wear masks.

What’s the best way to book your osteopathy appointment during the ‘StayHome’ period?

It’s easy to book your appointment with Well Adjusted Osteopathy. First decide what type of appointment you prefer:

in-person (where you come into the clinic and see your practitioner in person) or

telehealth (where we consult you on a video or phone call).

Book in-person or telehealth appointments online at https://welladjustedosteo.com.au/online-bookings/ 

or

click BOOK NOW (found on the top of every Well Adjusted Osteopathy webpage).

You can also book by phone 02 6152 8251 (our phone number can also be found on every web page, top left).