COVID-19 Drive Thru
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COVID-19 Drive Thru Respiratory Clinic
This service is currently the only by-appointment, drive thru service led by General Practitioners in the Eastern Suburbs. We offer a comprehensive service including prescreening telehealth consult, respiratory examination, COVID-19 testing and secure SMS results notification. Follow up care will also be provided by General Practitioners post consultation.
How it works
The COVID-19 Drive Thru Respiratory Clinic (Drive Thru Clinic) is suitable for patients of all ages experiencing fever or respiratory symptoms who wants to see a doctor. Respiratory symptoms include sore throat, cough, shortness of breath and/or nasal congestion.
Please note you are welcome to attend the Drive Thru Clinic in person, without a car.
Comprehensive, appointment-only service:
Telehealth screening consult prior to your appointment: in most cases, a doctor will call you for a prescreening phone call before your appointment. The doctor will record personal details, medical history and symptoms so that we are well prepared to assess you during your Drive Thru Clinic consultation. If we are unable to reach you by phone, prescreening will be performed on the day.
Drive Thru Clinic: Examination, COVID-19 testing (where applicable), follow up care if required.
Results follow up: We will call you when your results return (usually within 48 hours) to advise you of your results and check in on how you are feeling.
You will REMAIN IN YOUR CAR for the duration of your consultation. Children under 7 years may be asked to leave the car with a caregiver for further examination.
What to know BEFORE attending the Drive Thru Clinic
What to know AFTER attending the Drive Thru Clinic
Drive Thru Clinic opening hours
The COVID-19 drive thru respiratory clinic will operate 7 days.
Monday to Sunday 1.00pm to 5.00pm
Drive Thru Clinic fees
The Double Bay Doctors Drive Thru Clinic is currently the only by-appointment, drive thru service led by General Practitioners in the Eastern Suburbs. The service has not received any public funding.
There is a $45.00 gap fee, after your Medicare rebate, for Drive Thru Clinic consultations.
At the time of booking, you will be required to enter your credit card details and your credit card will be debited $83.20 on confirmation of your appointment. You will receive your Medicare rebate within 3-5 business days of your appointment.
Pensioners will be bulk billed. Pensioners who wish to book into the Drive Thru Clinic will need to call reception to make an appointment.
For patients without Medicare, consultations incur a private fee of $83.20.
Where is the Drive Thru Clinic located?
Jamberoo Lane, Double Bay.
Entry to Jamberoo Lane, is from William Street, Double Bay.
Note that Jamberoo Lane is located adjacent to the Cross Street Council Carpark in Double Bay.
There is no access to Jamberoo Lane from Cross Street whilst the Clinic is in operation.
Changes or cancellation to your Drive Thru Clinic consultation
If you wish to change your appointment, please provide more than 3 hours notice.
You can manage your appointments at anytime with the AMS Connect app. For information on how to download the app, click here.
At this time, we are unable to provide refunds for cancelled or missed appointments.
I don't have a car, can I still attend the Drive Thru Clinic?
Yes. Please notify your doctor during your Telehealth screening call that you will be attending on-foot. Please wear a face mask, and present to the check in point in Jamberoo Lane at your appointment time.
Will I have to get out of my car?
No. The majority of patients will be examined inside their car. Patients under 7 years old may be required to get out of their car with their caregiver. There is a dedicated area for examination out of the car, if this is required.