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COVID Information

COVID Vaccinations

To book a COVID vaccination for yourself or a minor, call the Orbost Medical Clinic on 5154 6777.

The latest information about COVID vaccinations in Victoria, including who is eligible, and wait times between doses, is kept updated at www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/vaccine  


COVID Testing - By Appointment Only

Orbost Medical Clinic operates a drive through COVID-19 testing clinic on weekdays, by appointment only.

To make and confirm an appointment call the Orbost Medical Clinic on 5154 6777.

Before arriving for your testing appointment, pre-fill your information via this link: https://testtracker.covid19.dhhs.vic.gov.au/citizen-prefill


Managing COVID at Home

For most people that contract COVID-19, recovery at home is the best care option.

This webpage from the Victorian Department of Health explains how to manage COVID-19 at home.


Facemasks

Facemasks are required to be worn at all times in all Orbost Regional Health buildings.

This applies to all patients, visitors, staff and volunteers. 


Visiting


You Must Be Vaccinated

The State of Victoria has directed that anyone over the age of 18 must have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine to visit a patient at ORH or a resident of our aged care facility.

There will be very few exceptions to this, such as visiting a family member receiving end of life care.

If you would like to enquire about an exception, call us on 5154 6666. 

Remember, even if you’re vaccinated, only absolutely essential visitors will be permitted to enter the hospital.

Visiting only permitted for the following essential visitors:

  • Those providing essential care or support for the patient’s immediate physical or emotional wellbeing, including support for people living with mental health conditions or dementia.
  • The parent, carer or guardian of a person under the age of 18.
  • A nominated person (as defined in the Mental Health Act 2014), including for patients living with dementia.
  • An interpreter providing language support.
  • To learn to support the patient or resident’s care upon discharge.
  • As the partner or support person of a patient in maternity care, or pregnancy.
  • Accompanying a patient to an emergency department or outpatient patient appointment, if necessary.
  • Immediate family (including kinship) of a patient with life-threatening condition.
  • End of life support or immediate family member(s) (including kinship) of a patient or aged care resident whose medical condition is life threatening.


Visiting Times

Monday – Friday: 10am - 12pm and 2 – 4pm

Weekends and Public Holidays: 10am – 2pm


Number of Visitors

ORH is restricting the number of visitors to 2 visitors per patient or resident per day


Vaccination status (for visitor aged 18+)

Visitor vaccination status will need to be sighted for entry.


If you have any questions

Please call ahead to check the latest visiting regulations.

Hospital Reception: 5154 6666

Waratah Lodge: 5154 6678

Lochiel House: 5154 6613