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COVID-19 Domiciliary Services

07 July 2021

SA Pathology offers a COVID-19 domiciliary service to all metropolitan areas, including Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACF) and medi-hotels. The service operates between 8.00am and 4.00pm, 7 days a week, and can accommodate up to 60 patient visits per day.

We also offer a regional COVID-19 domiciliary service to residential homes and RACF within a 30-minute radius of a regional pathology laboratory and select patient centres.

Criteria for a domiciliary visit follows current guidelines, including:

• Fever
• Respiratory symptoms of any type
• Inability to attend a drive-through or walk-in assessment clinic
• Any direction from Communicable Disease Control Branch (CDCB).
 

Booking a visit – metropolitan areas

Bookings can only be made Monday to Friday and all bookings require a request form from a GP.

  • Fax the request form to SA Pathology on 8222 8950, ensuring the following details are recorded:
    • Adequate clinical details
    • Patient name, DOB, home address, contact phone number (mobile is preferred)
    • Clinician contact details in case we have trouble contacting the patient.

The domiciliary service will coordinate the booking direct with the patient.

Note – requests received after 4.30pm will be processed and, where possible, collected the following business day.

For urgent requests and collections on weekends please contact the SA Pathology Call Centre on 8222 3000.
 

Booking a visit – regional areas

Bookings can only be made Monday to Friday and all bookings require a request form from a GP.

  • Call the nearest regional SA Pathology laboratory or patient centre location to arrange a booking and fax the request form, ensuring the following details are recorded:
    • Adequate clinical details
    • Patient name, DOB, home address, contact phone number (mobile is preferred)
    • Clinician contact details in case we have trouble contacting the patient.

SA Pathology staff will coordinate the booking direct with the patient.
 

Regional Domiciliary booking phone numbers

Berri 8582 3399

Clare 8842 4168

Gawler 8521 2170

Goolwa 8555 5355

Kadina 8880 5026

Loxton 8584 5726

Mount Gambier 8721 1666

Murray Bridge 8535 6794

Nuriootpa 8579 7887

Port Augusta 8668 7751

Port Lincoln 8683 2289

Port Pirie 8638 4674

Renmark 8586 4111

Victor Harbor 8552 6744

Wallaroo 8823 0237

Whyalla 8648 8388

Yorketown 8852 1514

 

Regards,

Dr Tom Dodd
Clinical Service Director