Victoria has made masks and face coverings MANDATORY when you are OUTSIDE your home.
This includes before/after exercise, during grocery shopping, travelling for medical care, and at your WORKPLACE/SCHOOL. $200 fines are enforced if found in breach of the rules.
Thank you to our patients for your cooperation. PPE at HFMC has been enforced with our doctors since March 2020, and will now be enforced with all our staff for the health and safety of all.
Let’s keep up the good work and keep working together to get through these challenging times!
For more details, please read the media released by DHHS.vic Face Coverings Mandatory from 22nd July 2020
Flu vaccinations are now available at Hillscene Family Medical Centre for all members of the community. In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic situation and supported by advice from the Australian Health Department, we encourage everyone to get their flu shots this year.
Doing this reduces the severity and spread of the seasonal influenza, which can lower a person’s immunity and make them more susceptible to other illnesses, such as the Coronavirus. Getting vaccinated will also help to mitigate the pressure on our healthcare system, which is currently dealing with almost 1000 cases of Coronavirus.
We encourage everyone to schedule an appointment online 24/7 or call us during business hours to book an appointment for your flu vaccine.
We are excited to announce that we will be extending our opening hours beginning Saturday 21 March 2020.
We will now be open on Saturdays from 9am – 4pm, with the doctors on a rotation basis.
Thank you to the community of Belgrave and our surrounding suburbs for continuing their support for our clinic!
Hillscene Family Medical Centre is taking further precautions for our staff and patients as the WHO have now declared COVID-19 as a pandemic.
If you have returned from overseas since the 1st of Feb 2020 (or have been in contact with anyone who has) and have been experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, and noticeable shortness of breath, don’t go straight to your doctor’s office – that just risks spreading the virus and making more people sick. Call ahead, and ask if you need to be seen and where.
Please isolate yourself and call one of these five established Melbourne Hospitals as they have set up screening clinics:
Austin Hospital 03 94965000
Box Hill Hospital 1300 342 255
The Alfred Hospital 03 90762000
The Royal Melbourne Hospital 03 93427568
Monash Clayton 03 95946666
If you are exhibiting the symptoms, or think that you are, please DO NOT go to your GP practice. We are only equipped to take care of primary health concerns.
Take the necessary protective precautions (self-isolation, wearing a mask, etc) and go straight to a hospital near you, if needed. They are more extensively trained and equipped to properly deal with outbreaks such as this.
This reduces the risk of spread and protects not only yourself, but your family members and the general public.
If you have any doubts or concerns, please call your GP practice to clarify the proper course of action before coming in.
For more information: https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/about/news-and-events/HealthAlerts/2019%20Coronavirus%20disease%20-COVID-19
Hillscene Family Medical Centre has been improving its look and services since Jan 2020. We are happy to present the new logo and clinic facade beginning March 2020. We look forward to a new and improved year ahead with continuous improvements to quality of service, and we appreciate the support of all our patients.