AND you have ANY of these symptoms:
If any of the above applies to you, please CALL the Cessnock District Hospital Covid Clinic on
02 4991 0436 to book an appointment for Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing.
(You DO NOT require a referral for testing)
*** IMPORTANT: If you have severe difficulty breathing, call triple zero (000) immediately and tell the call handler and the paramedics on arrival about your recent travel history and any close contact with a person with confirmed COVID-19.
If you need to visit your local Public Hospital Emergency Department. You must phone the hospital before you arrive and notify them of your symptoms and travel history.
If symptoms develop whilst in self-isolation, please contact your GP to arrange testing.
Please click the below link for information on self-isolation:
Practising good hand and sneeze/cough hygiene is the best defence against most viruses.
There is no specific treatment for people who have COVID-19. Confirmed cases will be isolated to help avoid spreading the disease to others.
Early diagnosis and general supportive care are important. Most of the time, symptoms will go away on their own. People who have a serious infection, with complications such as pneumonia, can be cared for in hospital.
No, antibiotics are not effective against viruses, including the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Unnecessary administration of antibiotics can lead to antibiotic resistance, which is a serious healthcare problem that affects everyone.
In some patients who develop pneumonia, however, secondary bacterial pneumonia can occur. In this situation, antibiotics are usually required.
The duration of a COVID-19 infection varies from person to person. If you are otherwise healthy, mild symptoms may go away after just a few days. If you have other health problems, such as a lung or heart condition, recovery may take weeks. In really severe cases, COVID-19 can be fatal.
For more information call you can call:
Or visit the Health Direct website by clicking the link below: