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COVID-19: GP Alert (29 June 2020)

June 29, 2020

Health Matters Karalee GP Respiratory Clinic now open

As a part of the Australian Government Department of Health’s response to COVID-19 testing and management, GP Respiratory Clinics are being established in the Darling Downs and West Moreton region.

A GP Respiratory Clinic is now open at Health Matters Karalee to clinically assess people with mild to moderate COVID-19 symptoms (a fever, cough, shortness of breath, a sore throat and/or unusual fatigue).

If your practice does not have access to appropriate PPE/ isolation rooms to assess patients with respiratory symptoms or test for COVID 19 when indicated, you can now refer them to Health Matters Karalee GP Respiratory Clinic.

For more information, see our COVID-19 webpage and Clinic Details below.

Location: 19 – 27 Junction Road, Chuwar, Qld.
Operating hours by appointment: 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday and 9:00am to 12:00pm Saturday.
How to be seen: Anyone wishing to be seen at the Respiratory clinic needs to make an appointment. For bookings or more information phone 07 3812 3133 or book online or you can access and search Ipswich Respiratory Clinic.

Additional respiratory clinics across the region remain open:

  • Greater Ipswich (Purga) - Flinders Peak GP Respiratory Clinic
  • Toowoomba - Carbal Medical Services GP Respiratory Clinic
  • Toowoomba - James Neil Medical GP Respiratory Clinic
  • Warwick - Condamine Medical Centre GP Respiratory Clinic
  • Greater Ipswich (Booval) - Kambu GP Respiratory Clinic
  • Ipswich - Health Matters Karalee

Please visit for individual clinic details.

UPDATED - Series of National Guidelines (SoNG) – Coronavirus Disease 2019

Version 3.3 of the COVID-19 SoNG was published on 22 June and includes changes to Case definition – enhanced testing and Case management – definition of COVID-19 death. You can view the full guideline here.\

NEW – Weekly update from the National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce

Updates this week cover:

Statement on dexamethasone (updated from 17 June)

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