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New respiratory clinic opens in Greater Ipswich

April 30, 2020

A new GP-led respiratory clinic to test patients for COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses is now open in the Greater Ipswich area.

The Flinders Peak Medical Centre GP Respiratory Clinic is available to clinically assess people with mild to moderate COVID-19 symptoms (a fever, cough, shortness of breath, a sore throat and/or unusual fatigue).

Respiratory clinics are being established as a part of the Australian Government Department of Health’s response to COVID-19 and Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN has been supporting this process locally in the Darling Downs and West Moreton region.

PHN CEO Merrilyn Strohfeldt said the clinics were available to anyone in the community who had symptoms suggestive of COVID-19.

“One of the key strategies to control COVID-19 in our communities is to detect new cases of the virus as early as possible to allow for contract tracing to minimise spread of the virus,” Ms Strohfeldt said.

“This strategy appears to be working in Australia and as we move forward, it will be more important than ever that we pick up any localised pockets of infection to reduce the spread of COVID-19.”

The Flinders Peak Medical Centre GP Respiratory Clinic is located at 355 Ipswich Boonah Rd, Purga and is open from 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday and 8:30am to 12:00pm Saturday and Sunday. Bookings are essential - anyone wishing to be seen at the respiratory clinic must make an appointment. To make an appointment, people can call 07 5464 6765.