Wrap-around care for all our covid-positive patients
When you get a positive COVID-19 result we're here to help.
This special service has been set up to support all our GPs with care for their Covid-19-positive patients. This team provides virtual clinical care while patients are isolating and managing their symptoms at home.
Note: this service is complementary to your normal GP care and not a substitution. Please continue to see your GP for your regular health care needs.
Covid Care consults
These are all FREE
Your GP or practice may refer you to the Covid Care team following receiving a positive test result. It is important not to panic as most people will experience only mild to moderate symptoms due to high rates of vaccination. Some patients may be able to self-care due to mild symptoms in which case the service is to ensure you are doing ok.
The Covid Care service has been set up to contact you using phone and/or video means. The process is simple and includes one of the Covid Care team contacting you, reviewing any Covid-19 symptoms you have and your overall health. This ‘triage’ will help the team develop a Covid Care plan for you including how often you need contact with our team.
During the consultation you will also be provided with links and information for care at home including our contact details if you need to get in touch.
Other aspects of care including welfare and financial support is offered by your local DHB, Regional Hub and/or MSD. You can find further information for welfare support here.
Managing Covid-19 at home
There are more details on how to manage your positive COVID-19 result here on our website.