Respiratory symptoms?

Face to face appointments for patients with respiratory symptoms

Patients with respiratory symptoms are required to show proof of a negative Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) for COVID-19 that was performed on the same day as your appointment. Please bring a picture of your negative RAT result with you to your appointment. Patients with respiratory symptoms are strongly encouraged to book a Telehealth appointment before attending for a face to face appointment. Please see below.

Limits to number of patients in consultation rooms at a time

We are limiting the number of people allowed in a consultation room at one time. We ask that patients do not bring other people, including children, with them to their appointment wherever possible. In the case of appointments for children, we ask that only one parent accompanies a child to their appointments at a time. 

Waiting outside when visiting Bondi Doctors

In order to limit the amount of time spent inside the practice, we encourage you to wait outside for your appointment if you are attending for a face to face appointment. We appreciate that the weather is quite cold, so we recommend wearing warm clothing to your appointment. We apologise for any inconvenience this measure may cause.

Telehealth for respiratory symptoms 

If you are experiencing any respiratory symptoms including fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat, and you do not have a negative RAT that was taken on the same day as your appointment, you will be required to book a Telehealth appointment before you can come in for a face to face appointment.

You can book your Telehealth consultation online or via the AMS Connect App. You will be required to provide your credit card details, but will not be charged until after your consult. You will need to claim your own Medicare rebate using the invoice sent to your email. 

I'm fully vaccinated against COVID-19, do I still need to have a negative RAT if I have respiratory symptoms?

Yes. Unfortunately, no vaccine is 100% effective. It is therefore still possible to contract COVID-19 and spread COVID-19 to others. To protect vulnerable members of our community, the RAT respiratory policy applies to all patients.    

Can I get a COVID-19 test at Bondi Doctors?

We do not offer COVID-19 testing at Bondi Doctors, but there are a number of testing facilities in the Eastern Suburbs.

A detailed list of testing facilities, including walk-through clinics and age requirements, can be found on NSW Health's website.