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Innisfail Respiratory Clinic is pleased to be part of the Australian Government’s response to COVID-19.

The purpose of the respiratory clinic is to assess, test and diagnose mild-to-moderate respiratory conditions, including COVID-19, influenza and pneumonia. Clinic bookings are ONLY for symptomatic patients.

Please note we only be assessing patients over 12 years old. If you require assessment of a person under the age of 12 years old either call your GP, go to the Innisfail Fever Clinic or the Emergency Department at the Innisfail Hospital

Patients with any of the following symptoms are strongly encouraged to make an appointment to attend the clinic;

  1. Fever
  2. Dry cough
  3. Sore throat
  4. Runny or stuffy nose
  5. Shortness of breath

Patients with any of the following symptoms may also make an appointment to attend the clinic;

  1. Loss of taste or smell
  2. Aches and pains
  3. Headache
  4. Conjunctivitis
  5. Diarrhoea
  6. A rash on skin or discoloration of fingers or toes

All patients tested for COVID-19 are required to and must home isolate until test results are provided by medical staff. This clinic is by appointment only and is free for patients. For further advice please call 1800 765 966

When to call triple zero (000):
Please call triple zero (000) and ask for an ambulance if the person needing an appointment has any of these symptoms:

  1. Rapid and/or difficulty breathing
  2. Pain on breathing
  3. Confusion
  4. Skin feels unusually cold and sweaty, patchy discoloration or excessively pale skin
  5. Central or crushing chest pain
  6. Unconsciousness or suffering a seizure (fit)
  7. Turning blue
  8. Badly bleeding
  9. Victim of a severe accident.

People who meet any of the following criteria are encouraged to book a telehealth appointment with their regular GP in the first instance: over 70, or over 50 and identifies as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background, or has a long term health condition, or pregnant or a parent of a child under 12 months. If telehealth is not possible for you, consider booking one of the appointment times at this respiratory clinic.