Novel Coronavirus COVID-19

The Department of Health and Human Services has requested all inquiries be directed to their website where you can access the latest Coronavirus information and advice. We will update the community on what Yarrawonga Health is doing, but it’s important to remember this situation is constantly evolving with new information being released on a daily or even hourly basis.

www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus

COVID-19

COVID-19

COVID-19 Information

Whilst coronavirus (COVID-19) has an increasing impact on the health care system urge the community to stay vigilant and up to date with the latest information. Please continue to practice social distancing, wash hands regularly and if you are feeling unwell, stay at home. 

COVID-19 Testing Clinic

COVID-19 tests are available at Yarrawonga Health by appointment only. If you have any of the following symptoms, please stay at home and contact us to arrange a test.
- Cough
- Sore Throat
- Fever or Chills
- Runny nose
- Loss of smell or taste

PH: (03) 57438132

Location: Acute services - Entry 1 on Lynch st, Yarrawonga 

7 Days a week

Please arrive at your appointment time. If you arrive early please wait in your car until your appointment time. 

For full list of testing clinics in Victoria please visit: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/getting-tested-coronavirus-covid-19#where-to-get-tested

Frequently Asked Questions 

Read Coronavirus FAQ's here

COVID-19 Visitor Restrictions

Due to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation visiting hours have temporarily been changed. 

All visitors will be screened by a staff member at our health services entrances, external to the building and incur a temperature check, every time there is entry into the facility and have their contact details recorded. Our screeners will be wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as a precautionary protective measure.  We will kindly ask you to leave, if your presence may place patients, residents or staff at risk. From today, the following restrictions will apply:

  • All visitors must schedule visits via phone call by contacting 5743 8565 between 9am – 4pm 7 days a week.
  • All visits must be scheduled t least 24 hours in advance.
  • All visitors must report to Entry 2 (medical Imaging) entrance to be escorted to the requested visiting area.
  • The following visiting restrictions apply:

ACUTE
Visiting hours are between: 2:00pm – 7:00pm 7 Days a week
- Each patient can have one (1) visitor, once (1) a day, for up to one (1) hour a day.
- All visitors must be above the age of 18.
- Any special circumstances including maternity and end of life care visits, to be organised with Nurse Unit Manger.

AGED CARE 
Visiting hours are strictly between: 9:30am - 11:30am and 3:30pm - 3:30pm
- Strictly NO visits between 12pm - 1pm
- 1 visit per day. 
- Visiting is restricted to one (1) visitor per visit. 
- Visits are restricted to 1 hour a day.
- Visitors must be over the age of 16

All visitors, visiting patients and residents are now required to wear a single use mask. Masks will be provided upon screening into the facility. 

In addition to the restrictions listed above; Additional visitor arrangements can be made by appointment on a case by case basis due to complexities of our duty of care and infection and control procedures. This can be arranged by contacting Nurse Unit Managers.


Relief Packages 

During this pandemic period local charities and businesses are providing care packages to assist people who are mandatory self-isolating, the elderly, the vulnerable or those who are unable to get to the shops for essential items.

The Victorian government also has a similar initiative and the service can be accessed by calling the coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398.

If you do not have ready access to a computer or are unsure how to order online, please call Yarrawonga Health, Community Services, Intake Department on 03 5743-8514 Monday-Friday, for assistance.

Listed below are the local support options.

Yarrawonga Foodbank

Lynch Street

Open Monday to Friday 1pm to 3pm

No Vouchers required

Ph: 0419 809 171

St Vincent de Paul

Shop 4/3 Witt Street, Yarrawonga

Open by appointment only please call 0434 551 243

Woolworths

Please visit https://www.woolworths.com.au/shop/page/woolworths-basics-box

Ritchie’s IGA

Orders are via email: Yarrawonga_POS@RITCHIES.COM.AU OR fax: 03 5744 1343