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COVID-19

We have continued operating throughout the pandemic to provide important services to the community.

If you are finding it difficult to understand the changes happening around the COVID-19 pandemic, we are here to help. You can expect regular updates on the COVID-19 pandemic on our website, via Facebook and at our health centres. If you need an interpreter you can call us on (03) 8470 1111 and we can help you.

COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINICS

We are an approved COVID-19 vaccination provider. You can book in for a vaccination at one of our health centres by calling us on (03) 8470 1111, booking in person or online.

Book Appointment

Your Community Health also runs a number of pop-up vaccination clinics at locations across Darebin. Pop up clinics will be open for walk-in vaccinations and bookings. Please see below a list of upcoming pop-up clinics near you and check our website and Facebook regularly as we continue to add new pop-up vaccination sites.

COVID-19 booster doses available now

Regular vaccination clinics 

Your Community Health East Reservoir
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
9.30am – 4.00pm
Address: 125 Blake Street, East Reservoir, VIC 3073
Book online now.
Limited walk-in appointments are available. Book online or call prior to attending to ensure spots are available.

Pop-up vaccination clinics

More pop-up locations coming in early 2022. We will update this page when details are available.

 

Your Community. Your Health. Your Turn
Your Community. Your Health. Your Turn. COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective and free

 

DRIVE THROUGH COVID-19 TESTING

Your Community Health operates a drive through COVID-19 testing site at the Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital.

Where: 300 Waterdale Road, Heidelberg Heights – corner of Waterdale Road and Bell Street.

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 8am to 5pm

Operating hours and wait times are subject to change.
For up to date information on operating hours and wait times you can check the Victorian COVID-19 webpage.

To speed up the testing process you can also pre-register for COVID-19 testing here.

Our testing site provides rapid antigen kits to all eligible clients. Eligibility is determined onsite during registration by a COVID Response team member. More information on rapid antigen tests can be found here.

DO YOU HAVE SYPTOMS? GET TESTED NOW

If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are mild, you must get tested immediately and stay at home until you receive a negative result. The symptoms to watch out for are:

  • fever
  • chills or sweats
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • shortness of breath
  • runny nose
  • loss or change in sense of smell or taste
  • headache
  • muscle soreness
  • stuffy nose
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhoea.

IN YOUR LANGUAGE 

If someone in your household tests positive for COVID-19, as a close contact you and your family may need to isolate for a short period. The National Ethnic and Multicultural Broadcasters’ Council (NEMBC) made a podcast in 22 different languages to help you prepare for isolating at home comfortable and safely.

Read our tips on how to prepare for isolation at home.

IF YOU HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO COVID-19 WE ARE HERE TO HELP

What you need to do

Get tested: Your Community Health Operates a drive through testing clinic at the Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital (300 Waterdale Road, Heidelberg Heights). You can also visit the following website for where to get tested. Rapid antigen kits are available at our testing facility for eligible members or can be purchased from pharmacies and select retailers

COVID-19 Positive Pathways Program

If you have tested positive for COVID-19 we are here to help.

The COVID Positive Pathways Program supports people who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 to isolate at home. Providing in-home care means people get all the support the need and also helps stop the spread of COVID-19, keeping the community safe. If you have tested positive via a rapid antigen test, you must report the result to the Victorian Department of health here. This will ensure your eligibility to the COVID-19 Positive Pathways Program.

This program is run by Your Community Health in collaboration with Austin Health. If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and need support while isolating please call us on 0437 487 957 (9am – 5pm, 7 days). For a list of important services and contact numbers click here.

Household or household like contact

  • You have spent more than four hours with someone who has COVID-19 inside a house, accommodation or care facility.
  • You must quarantine for 7 days.
  • You must get tested on Day 1 of quarantine (or as soon as possible) and get tested again on Day 6 of quarantine – with a rapid antigen test, or a PCR test if you can’t access a rapid antigen test.
  • If you test positive on a rapid antigen test, you must report your result. Visit Reporting your result page for more information.
  • Household or household-like contacts are also referred to as close contacts.

All other contacts

  • Someone who has COVID-19 has informed you that you are their social contact, or a workplace or education facility has informed you that you are a workplace or education contact.
  • Staff and students at schools – whether or not they are contacts – are strongly recommended to use rapid antigen tests twice a week during school weeks (five times a week in specialist schools) as part of the back to school plan.
  • If you have symptoms, you must use a rapid antigen test, or get a PCR test if you can’t access a rapid antigen test.
  • If you don’t have symptoms, you are recommended to use a daily rapid antigen test for 5 days.
  • If you test positive on a rapid antigen test, you must report your result. Visit Reporting your result page for more information.
  • If you don’t have symptoms and cannot access a rapid antigen test then monitor for symptoms and get tested if symptoms emerge.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT VACCINATIONS

Having a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine is one way we can protect our community against coronavirus. COVID-19 vaccines help to prevent serious illness and death from COVID-19, and they are free for everyone in Australia.

  • COVID-19 vaccinations are voluntary and free.
  • You will need three doses of the vaccine for full protection. Third doses are available at least 4 months after your second dose.
  • If you are getting the flu vaccination as well, they will need to be done at least two weeks apart.
  • Before your vaccination appointment, you should make sure your details are up to date with Medicare.

If you don’t have your account set up, you can enrol in Medicare here.

You should not attend a COVID-19 vaccination appointment if you:

  • are unwell with fever, cough, runny nose or other symptoms that could be from COVID-19
  • are awaiting COVID-19 test results
  • have tested positive with COVID-19 and you are in isolation
  • are in quarantine
  • are a close contact of someone with COVID-19

Unsure about how vaccinations work?

This video describes how vaccines work in the body after you receive a vaccination. You can access this video in other languages here.

If you would like to know more about vaccines in Australia you can read our most recent vaccine blog post here (*link to vaccine post*).

KEEPING THE COMMUNITY SAFE FROM COVID

Everyone wants to get back to normal but we also need to stay safe. Keep practicing COVIDSafe behaviours and if you feel unwell get tested immediately. To keep you and our community safe it is important that you:

  • Carry a face mask with you when you leave home.
  • Stay 1.5 metres away from other people and avoid handshakes and contact with people outside your household.
  • Stay home if you feel unwell and get tested for COVID-19. You must stay at home until your results come back unless you have an exemption.
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water or use hand sanitiser.
  • Always cough or sneeze into your arm or a tissue and put the tissue in the bin straight away.

STAY UP TO DATE WITH YOUR COMMUNITY HEALTH E-NEWS 

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