COVID Testing Service

YDMH COVID TESTING CLINIC YDMH COVID TESTING CLINIC UPDATE We have reopened the COVID testing clinic and this is again available Mondays & Thursdays until December. Again, COVID testing is available by bookings only. Clinic times are 1.30pm-3.30pm To book an appointment, please call 0428 618 994 after 9am with your medicare card handy. RATs […]

Hostel Visiting Resumes

 From 5pm Monday 1st August, we were delighted to welcome back visitors to Rosebank Hostel. However, given the significant cases of influenza and COVID across the community, we ask that you consider restricting your visits and keeping these to a minimum. Please do not attend our facilities should you have any signs of illness or […]

Winter Dose COVID-19 Vaccine

Book your winter dose vaccine today The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has approved a winter dose of COVID-19 vaccine for priority groups. On 7 July, ATAGI expanded the eligibility criteria for winter dose to help reduce severe illness from COVID-19. Winter dose is now available to: adults aged 50 years and above adults aged 30 and above now […]

Managing and Preparing for COVID at home

Caring for COVID at home FStep 1: Focus on your health and get help if you need it Vaccinations provide good protection against COVID-19 and mean that most people will be able to recover at home. Managing COVID-19 at home when you have milder symptoms is safe and appropriate, and ensures hospital beds are kept free for people […]

What to do if you are a COVID-19 Contact

What type of contact are you? There are different types of contacts and different rules apply. Make sure you follow the right advice for your situation. Household contacts   You are a household contact if you have spent more than four hours with someone who has COVID-19 inside a house, accommodation or care facility. Your […]

Do you know the signs of COVID-19

Symptoms can range from mild illness to serious illness and death. Some people will recover easily, and others may get very sick very quickly. What are the symptoms of COVID-19? 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 […]

Mental Health Support Services in Murrindindi

Mental Health Supports available in the Murrindindi Region Do you, or someone you know need a little extra support right now? This is a challenging time for many people in our community and this list of mental health support services are available in our region. If your situation is an emergency please contact 000 for […]

Rapid Antigen Testing & How to do a Nasal Antigen Test

NEW REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR RAPID ANTIGEN TESTING  If you tested positive using a rapid antigen test, you are officially a case and you must report your result to the Department of Health online or call 1800 675 398. When you report your result, the form or hotline will ask questions about your health and wellbeing, and about any […]

YDMH visitor restrictions

Effective from 14th July 2022 The following guidelines are provided as clarity to the visiting conditions for our Acute and Aged Care services. Hospital Visitor Guidelines  All visitor restrictions to hospital patients have been removed however a face mask is required indoors unless an exemption applies    Hostel/Nursing Home Visitor Guidelines Hostel/Nursing Home visitors must […]

Managing COVID at HOME

  For most people with COVID-19, recovering at home will the best option for care.  When you are at home with COVID-19, you may be contacted by healthcare workers from your local public hospital, community health services or a GP through the COVID-19 Positive Care Pathways program. They will want to understand the level of care you might need […]