The Department of Health and Human Services and the Australian Government have engaged cohealth to set up a respiratory clinic in Laverton to test for coronavirus.
The respiratory clinic provides free tests to people who show symptoms of, or may have contracted, coronavirus.
“The current outbreak of coronavirus requires a whole of health system effort to minimise its impacts on the health of the community,” says Nicole Bartholomeusz, CE of cohealth.
“I’m excited to be able to expand cohealth’s contribution as a critical essential services provider in response to coronavirus.”
cohealth’s respiratory clinic can test up to 100 people per day.
“We’ve assembled a great team and everyone has been working really hard to get the clinic up and running,” says Jane Canaway, Respiratory Project Lead.
“It has been fantastic to see the level of cooperation from all parts of the organisation with all departments swinging into action”.
As part of the Australian Government response, up to 100 respiratory clinics will be established across Australia fight the spread of coronavirus.
Are you concerned you may have coronavirus? Find out more information on how to get tested and make an appointment.