COVID-19 Primary Care Update 26/09/2022

26 September 2022

    
CORRECTION: PHN GP webinar session TOMORROW - COVID-19 Update for Primary Care Providers

Adelaide Primary Health Network will be hosting the COVID-19 Update for Primary Care Providers webinar planned for TUESDAY 27 September. 

The webinar will be facilitated by Dr Emily Kirkpatrick, Deputy Chief Medical Officer and Dr Melanie Smith, GP Liaison Community and Primary Care Partnerships Branch, SA Health with a presentation by Dr Suzi Pedler, GP Liaison, COVID-19 Vaccination Program, SA Health.

If you are interested in attending, please register for this event.  

Adelaide Metropolitan COVID Care Centre Changes

Please note that COVID Care Centre at NALHN / Lyell McEwin Hospital has now ceased operations and the SALHN / Flinders Medical Centre COVID Care Centre will cease face to face reviews and COVID antiviral access from September 30. 

Access to National Medical Stockpile COVID medications will still be provided via centralised referral to local hospital triage teams. Metro Adelaide patients requiring IV infusions for COVID antivirals can expect to receive their first dose at the CALHN COVID Care Centre in Sefton Park. 

Regional pathways for NMS COVID medications remain unchanged.

To assist patients to access face to face review of COVID symptoms not requiring an emergency presentation, please consider GP led respiratory clinics across the state. 

For clinical advice about where best to refer your patient, you can also call the state-wide Clinician Advice Line 1800 313 090.  

Acute COVID-19 Key Contacts for Primary Care

Attached is a two-page summary sheet including key contact details for care of COVID-19 patients in SA. We hope you find this resource useful.

 

Please forward this update to any colleagues who may not have received it and contact us at Health.COVID-19GPLiaison@sa.gov.au to be added to our mailing list or with any other enquiries. If you wish to be removed from this mailing list please reply STOP.

Dr Emily Kirkpatrick
Deputy Chief Public Health Officer, Deputy Chief Medical Officer
Department for Health and Wellbeing