Free RAT testing kits available

Yea & District Memorial Hospital (YDMH) is pleased to have the opportunity to provide free Rapid Antigen Testing kits to community members. Due to excess supply, we can now supply free testing kits to anyone in the community and are also interested to hear from community organisations that would like a box or two. Please contact us at […]

Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine

Get Vaccinated How to book your COVID-19 vaccine appointment and advice about vaccination. Book a booster Vaccine boosters protect you from getting very sick with newer variants of COVID-19. Most Victorians have had 2 vaccine doses (a primary course). Once you have had these you can get your third dose, called a ‘booster’. People who […]

Mental Health Support Services in Murrindindi

Mental Health Support During COVID 19 Find information on mental health help and support available to all Victorians COVID-19 is still affecting our lives in many ways. While restrictions have eased, we may feel hesitant about returning to ‘normal life’. After staying home and isolating or following other restrictions to slow the spread of the […]

Rapid Antigen Testing & How to do it

NEW REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR RAPID ANTIGEN TESTING  If you tested positive using a rapid antigen test, you are a COVID-19 case and you should report your result to the Department of Health online, see Report your rapid antigen test result, or call 1800 675 398. When you report your result, you will be asked questions about your […]

COVID Testing Options have Changed

YDMH COVID TESTING CLINIC UPDATE YDMH COVID-19 PCR testing services closed permanently on Friday 23rd December 2022. The testing finished operations as demand for COVID-19 PCR testing had significantly decreased over the past 6 months as Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) usage has increased within the community. Louise Sharkey Executive Director Clinical Operations stated “we acknowledge that […]

What are the signs and symptoms of COVID-19?

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by the SARS-CoV2 virus. Most people infected with the virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without needing any medical assistance. Some people can still get very sick even if they are fit and healthy. Older people, people with pre-existing conditions and people with compromised […]

Managing and Preparing for COVID at home

I HAVE TESTED POSITIVE TO COVID – What to do Step 1:  Look after your health and check if you’re eligible for treatment Most people will experience mild symptoms and be able to recover safely at home. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are runny nose, sore throat, cough, fever, chills, sweats, and/or shortness of […]

What to do if you are a COVID-19 contact

Checklist for COVID contacts Advice on what to do if you come in contact with someone who has COVID-19. Notified as a contact If you have contact with someone with COVID-19, you risk developing COVID-19 yourself. Your risk of getting COVID-19 depends on how much contact you had with a person who was infectious with […]

YDMH visitor guidelines & COVID 19

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 be fully vaccinated and show evidence of a negative […]

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 […]