Coronavirus COVID 19

Thoughtful Health recognises the public health challenges of managing COVID19 and we aim to provide continuity of care for our patients during this difficult time. 

 

We are still open for in-person appointments.  Telehealth or telephone appointments are now available for some patients.  If you have current respiratory symptoms please contact our clinic to discuss options for rescheduling appointments or being seen by telehealth.  Please also limit the number of people you bring to appointments.  Extra siblings or family members in the waiting room increases social contact and risk of contagion.  Once you have checked in with reception you may wish to consider waiting outside.  

 

Please contact us if you meet any of the following criteria and wish to be seen by telehealth:

  • Have been diagnosed with COVID19
  • Have current respiratory symptoms
  • Have recently returned from a known hotspot
  • Are at least 70 years old
  • Are being treated for a chronic health condition or are immune compromised
  1. As of December 17th, 2021, it will be mandatory for all health workers (including those working in private practice) to be double vaccinated.
    Thoughtful Health is pleased to advise that we are currently compliant with this directive and that all clinicians and administrative staff working at Thoughtful Health have produced evidence of their double vaccination status.
     
  2. Also as of December 17th, 2021, Queensland businesses in vulnerable settings will be required to restrict entry to individuals aged over 16 years who are unvaccinated.
    While we acknowledge the difficulty and discomfort that this might cause, Thoughtful Health will be taking measures to ensure that we strictly adhere to these rules in the interests of safety for all those attending our clinic.

 

  1. As of December 17th, 2021 only those individuals who are double vaccinated (unless aged under 16 years) will be permitted entry into our clinics. As we are unable to provide services for unsupervised minors, unvaccinated parents or carers will need to address this with the treating clinician to discuss alternative treatment options such as telehealth appointments.

If you are a Thoughtful Health client aged over 16 years or a parent/carer who is not currently double vaccinated, we encourage you to raise your concerns about vaccinations with your GP, and to start conversations with your current Thoughtful Health practitioner about alternative treatment options such as telehealth appointments.

 

We appreciate that these announcements will be difficult for some of the individuals and families attending our clinic however, we are hopeful that you will continue to support our commitment to the safety of our community through understanding and complying with these policies.  We will continue to provide updates regarding these changes. If you have questions, concerns, or feedback in the meantime, please get in touch by sending an email to admin@thoughtfulhealth.com.au.