The clinic is currently closed for deep cleaning and will reopen on Monday 20 September. On Thursday 16th September, FCC was made aware by the DHHS that a COVID positive person attended the consulting rooms on Monday 13 September. It is important to note, the person did not visit our main reception or day procedure centre, if you visited our day procedure clinic on Monday 13 September, you are not impacted. The clinic is currently undergoing a deep clean and we’re working closely with the DHHS to ensure all rigorous standards are met.
Abortion, contraception and reproductive health care, is essential health care and as such, once we reopen from the 20th September, the clinic will continue to operate as normal throughout the Victorian lockdown. However, as the situation constantly evolves, we will be monitoring and updating the way we deliver our services in line with any government changes.
As a women’s health clinic, we are passionate and committed to continuing to provide our services, as we have done so for nearly 48 years.
To ensure we protect the safety and health of our patients and staff, we have implemented some changes to protect everyone in our clinic.
When you make your appointment, you will be asked if you are vaccinated. If you are not vaccinated, you will be required to return a negative COVID-19 test result within 48 hours of your appointment. Please also let us know if you have travelled overseas in the last 14 days OR been in contact in the last 14 days before illness onset with a confirmed case of COVID-19. We also need to know if you have experienced any flu-like symptoms, including a fever, sore throat, a cough or shortness of breath. If you develop these symptoms, after you make your appointment, please call us to discuss your options prior to attending the clinic.
You can have a support person with you when you attend the clinic, but this needs to be approved prior to your appointment, so please let us know if someone will be coming with you. Please note, we are taking temperatures and details of anyone attending the clinic, including the support person.
When you arrive at the clinic, we ask that you keep your mask on while inside and implement safe social distancing, maintaining at least 1.5m distance between you and any other person in the clinic, as well as practise strict hand hygiene, ensuring you use our hand sanitiser that will be provided upon your arrival. These measures have been implemented to ensure we can maintain the safety and health of our patients and our staff, so it is vital we are not complacent.
Please check back on this page for any updates regarding our services and we invite you to call the clinic if you have any questions or concerns.
There are many counselling and support services who can provide you confidential assistance at this challenging time.
• 1800 Respect is a confidential online and telephone counselling, information and referral service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The service is for those experiencing the impacts of sexual assault, domestic and family violence. Victims of sexual assault, domestic and family violence, as well as their family and friends, can call 1800RESPECT or visit their website.
• Relationships Australia offers services around the country that include counselling, family dispute mediation and a range of family and community support and education programs. You can call them on 1300 364 277 or visit their website.
• Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services. You can call them on 13 11 14 or visit their website.
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