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Primary care COVID-19 Readiness Plan

The Western Public Health Unit have developed a ‘COVID-19 Readiness Plan’ to help GPs ensure patients at risk of developing severe disease are prepared and know how to link to appropriate testing and treatment in the event of COVID-19 infection. The tool can be completed with patients vulnerable to severe disease. It encourages patients to think about COVID-19 testing and treatment in advance, so that if it is required, they have a plan already in place.  

Primary care practitioners can provide the completed tool to clinically vulnerable individuals to take home, giving them a tailored plan-of-action for rapid access to testing and treatment should symptoms develop.  

The document can be downloaded here.  

Useful resources for primary care practitioners: 

The Victorian COVID-19 therapies PBS prescriber helpline is available 7 days a week 8am to 5pm. 

Phone: 03 8290 3801 

The Victorian Department of Health has published the fact sheet: COVID-19 mediations for at risk people who do not require oxygen, which includes information about: 

  • Eligibility of criteria for antiviral therapies.
  • Clinical decision making.
  • Prescribing considerations.
  • Referral information for access to early therapies.

Click here to download the Readiness Plan for patients.