Respiratory symptoms

updated 28 June 2021

In-person appointments for patients with respiratory symptoms

Patients with respiratory symptoms are required to show evidence of a negative COVID-19 test received within 3 days, or 72 hours, of their appointment time. Patients are strongly encouraged to book a Telehealth appointment before attending for a face to face appointment. Please see below.

Limits to number of patients in consultation rooms at a time

We are also limiting the number of people allowed in a consultation room at one time. We ask that patients do not bring other people, including children, with them to their appointment wherever possible. In the case of appointments for children, we ask that only one parent accompanies a child to their appointments at a time. 

Telehealth for respiratory symptoms 

If you are experiencing any respiratory symptoms including fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat you will be required to book a Telehealth appointment before you can come in for a face to face appointment, unless you have received a negative COVID test in the past 3 days.
If you require a physical examination in person, your doctor will arrange this with you over the phone. ​You will only be charged one private fee, even if two consultations are required. 

You can book your Telehealth consultation online or via the AMS Connect App. You will be required to provide your credit card details, but will not be charged until after your consult. You will need to claim your own Medicare rebate using the invoice sent to your email.   

I'm fully vaccinated against COVID-19, do I still need to get a negative COVID-19 test if I have respiratory symptoms?

Yes. Unfortunately, no vaccine is 100% effective. It is therefore still possible to contract COVID-19 and spread COVID-19 to others. To protect vulnerable members of our community, the respiratory policy applies to all patients.  

Can I get a COVID-19 test at Double Bay Doctors?

We no longer offer COVID-19 testing at Double Bay Doctors, but there are a number of testing facilities in the Eastern Suburbs.

+ Rose Bay Drive Through: Vickery Avenue Car Park, Lyne Park (8am - 10pm) *testing available for children under 5years
+ Coogee Beach Drive Through: UNSW Cliffbrook Campus, Beach St (8am - 4pm)
+ Maroubra Drive Through: Heffron Park, Fitzgerald St (8am - 4pm)
+ Bondi Junction Drive Through: Level 2 Car Park, Waverley St (8am - 10pm)
+ Bondi Beach Drive Through: Park Drive North, Campbell Pde (7.30am - 4pm)

A detailed list of testing facilities, including walk-through clinics and age requirements, can be found on NSW Health's website.