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Expanded Domiciliary Service for COVID-19 Testing

30 April 2020

From Wednesday 29 April SA Pathology has doubled its metropolitan COVID-19 collection capacity to accommodate up to 60 patient visits per day.

The expanded service will operate between 8.00am and 4.00pm, 7 days a week and covers all metropolitan areas, including Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACF) and hotels accommodating persons quarantined following travel.

From Wednesday 6 May, SA Pathology will also expand its regional domiciliary service to include COVID-19 testing 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.

  • 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                 Mount Gambier 8721 1666           Renmark 8586 4111

Clare 8842 4168                Murray Bridge 8535 6794             Victor Harbor 8552 6744

Gawler 8521 217               Nuriootpa 8579 7887                    Wallaroo 8823 0237

Goolwa 8555 5355            Port Augusta 8668 7751                 Whyalla 8648 8388

Kadina 8880 5026             Port Lincoln 8683 2289                  Yorketown 8852 1514

Loxton 8584 5726             Port Pirie 8638 4674

 

Regards,

Dr Tom Dodd
Clinical Service Director