COVID-19 Drive Thru Respiratory Clinic
Important update 8 April 2021
Please be advised the Double Bay Doctors COVID-19 Drive Thru Respiratory Clinic has been temporarily closed until 19 April 2021.
On Monday 22 March 2021, we commenced COVID-19 vaccinations as part of week 1 Phase 1b of the vaccine roll out. In order to meet the demand for COVID-19 vaccines we have decided to temporarily suspend our Drive Thru Clinic so we can undertake the important work of COVID-19 vaccinating...we are a dedicated and hardworking team of General Practitioners, but we can't be in two places at once!
What to do in the meantime?
If you are experiencing respiratory symptoms, you can:
Book a Telehealth appointment;
Get a COVID-19 test and bring proof of your negative COVID-19 test result (within the last 7 days) with you to your regular GP appointment. Please remember if you are experiencing respiratory symptoms, you will be required to wear face mask to your appointment.
We'll be in touch soon with an update.
Double Bay Doctors team
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 want to see a doctor. Respiratory symptoms include fever, 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:
Drive Thru Clinic: Examination, COVID-19 testing (where applicable), follow up care including scripts, if required.
Results follow up: You will receive an SMS result within 24 - 48 hours confirming your test results. If you continue to have symptoms we encourage you to make a Telehealth appointment with your doctor for review. Please ensure you adhere to NSW self isolation guidelines until your result has returned.
If clinically indicated, you may be asked to leave the car to be examined inside a marquee shelter beside your car. Most children under 7 years will be asked to leave the car with a caregiver for their examination.
Walk through our COVID-19 clinic in the video below:
Instructions and information for patients attending the Drive Thru Clinic
Drive Thru Clinic opening hours
Monday - Friday 8.30am to 1pm
Drive Thru Clinic fees
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 following 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, we require more than 3 hours notice. If you wish to cancel an appointment within this three hour window, please contact reception.
You can manage your appointments at anytime with the AMS Connect app. For information on how to download the app, click here.
How long will it take to get my results?
24 to 48 hours.
You should receive a secure SMS with your results within 24 to 48 hours of your COVID test.
As is the case for all Drive Thru clinics in NSW, we do not process pathology on-site, and therefore are unable to offer rapid testing like some major hospitals.
I don't have a car, can I still attend the Drive Thru Clinic?
Yes. 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.
Why is there a gap fee?
The Double Bay COVID-19 Respiratory Drive Thru service is run by General Practitioners which means if you have respiratory symptoms and need to see a GP, you can book an appointment at the Drive Thru for all your healthcare needs. It is a COVID safe alternative to a consultation inside the clinic as normal.
A consultation includes a respiratory review and a COVID-19 test (where clinically indicated) and any other treatment that may be required including scripts.
A GP consultation gap fee applies to all Double Bay Doctors Drive Thru appointments, however, there is no additional charge for COVID-19 testing, if required.