Coronavirus (COVID-19)

In addition to the important precautions to control COVID-19, the Government is concerned that people may have neglected their general health during the Pandemic and has impressed upon health practitioners the need to encourage their patients/clients to focus on the care of their general physical and mental health .

The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre offers Sports Doctors, General Practitioners, Physiotherapists, Podiatrists, Dietitians, Massage Therapists and Exercise physiologists to provide timely advice by Telehealth or in-room treatment and care in a safe and controlled environment.

It is very important that you don’t neglect your regular general health check-ups as well as skin, blood pressure, cervical screening (previously PAP smear), asthma, cholesterol and diabetes reviews.

People have found working from home has created new problems or aggravated pre-existing ones. Feel free to discuss those troublesome joint and muscle pains, foot problems, exercise and nutritional issues with your Practitioner.

Importantly at this challenging time, emotional and mental health issues also need careful attention.

We will be keeping you up to date with COVID-19 information. We will regularly post information on our Facebook page and also on our website under the Latest Information tab. You may also call us if you have any questions. Our dedicated Administration team are here to help.

Our infection control practices are exemplary and we pride ourselves on the cleanliness of our clinic. It is our top priority to protect our patients and staff, keeping our practice clean and well sanitised. Enhanced cleaning, sanitisation and hygiene measures are regularly taken throughout the clinic and between consultations.

We have rearranged our waiting room to help maintain social distancing and have limited the number of Practitioners and patients in attendance at any one time. Please try to avoid arriving particularly early for your appointment and only bring along others when necessary.

We ask that all patients wear their mask the entire time at the clinic and make use of the hand sanitiser or hand washing facilities that are available on entering and exiting the clinic.

Please be assured we are closely monitoring the ongoing situation surrounding COVID-19 and are strictly following the advice of the Department of Health and Human Services.

Sports Doctors & General Practitioners

The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre’s Sports Doctors and General Practitioners can provide in room care in a safe and controlled environment but if preferred or deemed more appropriate, telehealth consultations can be arranged.

The fees for all of our consultations with our Medical Practitioners are listed here.

Allied Health Practitioners

Our Allied Health team of Physiotherapists, Podiatrists, Dietitians/Nutritionists, Myotherapists/Remedial Massage Therapists and Exercise Physiologists are also in room care in a safe and controlled environments. If preferred or deemed more appropriate, Telehealth consultations can be arranged. In case cases, depending on the discipline, your Allied Health Practitioner may need to speak to you on the phone prior to your appointment to help ensure your safety and that we are offering the most appropriate service for you at this time.

Many private health funds are offering a rebate for Physiotherapy Telehealth consultations. Please contact your private health fund regarding the rebates available to you.

The fees for all of our consultations are listed here.

To ensure the safety of our patients, staff and community, our variety of exercises classes are temporarily ceased for the duration of the Stage 4 Metropolitan Melbourne lock-down. We hope they may begin again in early November.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Reception team who are here to help through this difficult time.  

Helpful applications

Health Direct have launched a COVID-19 Symptom Checker available for both desktop and smartphone users:

https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/symptom-checker/tool/basic-details

The Department of Health has released the COVIDSafe app. This app is designed to speeds up contacting people exposed to COVID-19. This helps support and protect you, your loved ones and our community. Our Medical and Allied Health Practitioners support the use of COVIDSafe.

If you have any queries at all, please contact us on 9650 9372 or 9650 4284.

We are here to help at this difficult time.