Respiratory symptoms?

Updated 14 July 2021

Face-to-face appointment types limited
Due to the current lock down, we have temporarily suspended a range of face to face appointments.   We encourage you to book a Telehealth appointment unless a face to face consult is absolutely necessary. Test results, mental health reviews, scripts and referrals are examples of appointments that can be done via telehealth. If your determines a face to face examination is required, they will arrange a follow up appointment for you, which will not attract any additional cost.

All procedures at Bondi Doctors have been temporarily suspended. This includes contraceptive procedures such as Implanon and IUD insertions.

What can I come into the practice for?

  • All childhood immunisation appointments, and other vaccine appointments (including, flu, COVID-19, whooping cough, and allergy vaccines)

  • Cervical screening tests

  • Antenatal shared care appointments

  • 6-week postnatal checks

In-person appointments for patients with respiratory symptoms

Patients with respiratory symptoms are required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test received within 3 days, or 72 hours, of their appointment time. Patients 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 also 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 you will be required to book a Telehealth appointment before you can come in for a face to face appointment, unless you have received a negative COVID test in the past 3 days.
If you require a physical examination in person, your doctor will arrange this with you over the phone. ​You will only be charged one private fee, even if two consultations are required. 

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 get a negative COVID-19 test 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 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.

+ Coogee Beach Drive Through: UNSW Cliffbrook Campus, Beach St (8am - 4pm)
+ Maroubra Drive Through: Heffron Park, Fitzgerald St (8am - 4pm)
+ Bondi Junction Drive Through: Level 2 Car Park, Waverley St (8am - 10pm)
+ Bondi Beach Drive Through: Park Drive North, Campbell Pde (7.30am - 4pm)
+ Rose Bay Drive Through: Vickery Avenue Car Park, Lyne Park (8am - 10pm) *testing available for children under 5years

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