The situation regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) is changing constantly and we want to reassure you that our dedicated team at Independent Rehabilitation Services is committed to providing therapy services to you safely and effectively.
We will continue to provide Allied Health Services within the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) directives.
For the latest updates on COVID-19 in Victoria visit the DHHS website.
What we are doing to help keep you safe
- Closely following the advice of both the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments as the trusted source of coronavirus related information.
- Providing ongoing staff training on infection control and hand hygiene and undertaking these activities pre and post every session.
- Our clinicians wear surgical masks at all times and face shields where practical.
- Using Full Personal Protective Equipment where appropriate.
- Screening our clients to identify anyone at risk.
- Ensuring any staff who are unwell do not return to work until they have been tested for Covid-19 and return a negative test result
- Implementing a Covid Safe Plan as required by the Victorian Government
- Maintaining electronic registration of everyone entering our clinic using QR code scanning.
Our team has been successfully conducting sessions with our clients using Telehealth.
We put you at the centre of our therapy and our Telehealth service will be designed to meet our high clinical standards and support you to achieve your goals.
Find our more about our Telehealth therapy.
Appointments at our rooms
It is very important that if you display any coronavirus symptoms on the day of your appointment you cancel your appointment and get tested as a priority.
For appointments at our rooms, we have the following infection control procedures in place to keep you and our staff safe.
When you arrive at our office, the front door will be locked and you will need to call reception (03) 9885 2533 or ring the doorbell to advise that you have arrived.
Unless you have an exemption, you will need to wear a mask before our staff will let you into the reception area. Upon entering, you will be required to scan a QR code with the camera or app on your phone. If you are unable to do this we can sign you into our system directly. We only ask for your name, email address and phone number in the case of contact tracing. Your data is deleted after 2 months and we do not use your data for marketing purposes.
We will ask you a number of coronavirus screening questions before your appointment begins.
Before leaving our clinic you will be required to scan out or ask one of our staff to sign our for you.
New referrals for Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech Pathology
There has been a significant increase in referrals and our dedicated team of therapists have been able to absorb the increased workload. We are playing an important role in helping our clients cope with the current situation in this challenging time.
If you have clients requiring Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy or Speech Pathology or would like to find out more about our services contact our referrals team on (03) 9885 2533 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Identifying COVID-19 symptoms
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 infection include
- Breathing difficulties, breathlessness
- Sore throat
- Fatigue or tiredness.
If you suspect you may have the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) please ensure you get tested. Visit https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus for the latest advice regarding Coronavirus including where to get tested if you have symptoms.
For emergencies call Triple Zero (000).
We’re here for you
We appreciate your ongoing support and patience in this uncertain and trying time and know what we are here to support you.
Should you have any queries or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact your therapist or our office by email email@example.com or phone (03) 9885 2533.
Victorian Health and Human Services: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus
Commonwealth Department of Health: https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert
Learn more about our Telehealth service, available Australia wide.