Great Southern - COVID-19 Resources

Clinical and social resources for the management of COVID-19 positive people.

If you know of any other resources to add to this list, please visit our Service provider FAQs and Feedback page.

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Local Government Areas

The Great Southern region is made up of 11 local government authorities:

Local Patient flow: Assessment, Management and Escalation Guidelines/Pathways
  • National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce Disclaimer: Please note that Western Australia is not following everything in the national taskforce
  • Register a positive Rapid Antigen Test
  • WA COVID Care at Home – Registration
  • COVID Care at Home is a free service that delivers home monitoring care for COVID-19 positive people, who are at greater risk of requiring hospitalisation.
  • HealthPathways WA helps clinicians easily navigate their patients through the complex primary, community and acute healthcare system. It is a free, password-protected website containing localised clinical pathways, which provide clear and concise guidance for assessing, managing, and referring patients across Western Australia.

    Health professionals can register and access HealthPathways here.

 

 

 

Home Visiting Services
  • Clarence Estate – Will provide clinical care for HCP and will provide palliative care nursing
  • Silver Chain – Will provide all clinical care
  • Department of Health – Advice on aged care during COVID-19
  • COVID-19 Positive Home Visiting and Telehealth Servicemedical deputising and nursing services are available to deliver clinical assessment and treatment for people living in residential aged care facilities or private psychiatric hostels across WA, who are isolating due to COVID-19. The service is not intended for routine monitoring and care, but rather to provide one-off or exceptional circumstance consults that will help avoid unnecessary escalation to hospital. Referral is via the resident’s GP, however facility staff can refer if the GP is unable to be contacted. Further information about the service, eligibility criteria and referral pathways can be found here
GP Respiratory Clinics
Transport Facilities
  • Call 000 for medical emergencies.
  • St Johns Ambulance Country Ambulance Service
  • Pay for use transport
  • Department of Transport – has process in place for transporting COVID+ patients
  • Albany, Katanning and Denmark taxis will not take COVID positive patients (no taxi in Mt Barker)
    There is no process in place for taxis to do pre paid, contactless drop offs for things like medications and other items
Housing Support Services and Resources
CALD Support Services and Resources

Disability Support Services and Resources
Alcohol and other Drug Support Services and Resources
Mental Health Support Services and Resources
Older Persons Support Services and Resources
Financial Counselling and Support Services and Resources
Family Support Services and Resources
Food Support Services and Resources
Pharmacy Services
Pathology Services

Additional help and assistance:

Confidential, 24/7 online and telephone assistance is available for your patients on the following:

General COVID-19 information for service providers

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Frequently Asked Questions and Feedback

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