Testing Times: Mobile Respiratory Clinic Hits the Road

A new mobile testing clinic will make it easier for Northern NSW residents to get tested for COVID-19.

Getting tested for COVID-19 is one of the key tools in the fight against transmission of the virus, ensuring any cases in the community can be identified quickly.

The new mobile clinic will visit Evans Head between 6 July and 10 July, stationed at the Evans Head HealthOne on Woodburn Road, and open from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday to Friday.

Of course, anyone who develops who flu-like symptoms should not delay getting tested at one of the multiple testing clinics already established throughout the region.

An interactive map of clinics is available here.

The mobile clinic will move around the district and visit Ocean Shores, Kyogle, Bonalbo, Tabulam, Urbenville, Woodenbong, and Coraki.

The Commonwealth-funded project is led by Bulgarr Ngaru Medical Aboriginal Corporation and supported by the Northern NSW Local Health District and North Coast Primary Health Network. The clinic will be staffed by two nurses and a local general practitioner.

Scott Monaghan, CEO Bulgarr Ngaru Medical Aboriginal Corporation said the clinic would enable people in smaller towns to access testing without having to travel, and is open to all community members.

“We know that travel can be an issue when it comes to accessing health services, and we want to make getting tested for COVID as easy as possible,” Mr Monaghan said.

“The mobile respiratory clinic will assess, test and diagnose any residents with mild-to-moderate respiratory conditions. It’s not just for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander residents, anyone is welcome.”

Residents with any of the following symptoms are strongly encouraged to make an appointment to attend the clinic:

  • Fever
  • Dry cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Change in taste or smell
  • Shortness of breath

All patients tested for COVID-19 must isolate at home until they receive their test results from medical staff, either by text message or phone. A copy of the results can also be sent to the patient’s general practitioner.

The clinic is free, and bookings are recommended. There are limited walk-in appointments available.

To book an appointment, phone 1800 856 325 or visit hotdoc.com.au and type in your postcode.

The mobile clinic schedule is subject to change, visit the Australian Government Department of Health website for the latest information.

Update provided 21 April 2022.

As you know, Lismore Skin Clinic in Molesworth Street was destroyed in the recent floods, and we are trying to rebuild the site as soon as we can.

In the meantime we will be moving to St Vincent’s Hospital Specialist Medical Centre – Level 4, Suite 12 – 20 Dalley Street Lismore.

We hope to be up and running in the next two weeks (by early to mid May 2022) and our receptionists will soon begin calling our patients to rebook their appointments and catch up with their needs.

Once we have a firm opening date we will update this notification.

Our email address – [email protected] and our phone number – 02 6621 3500 will remain the same as in the past. Only the address changes for a while.

We look forward to seeing you soon in our new premises.

Many thanks for your patience and understanding in these heartbreaking times – stay safe.

Dr Gudmundsen and the Team from Lismore Skin Clinic


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