Our highly qualified ophthalmologists along with our friendly staff are here to provide you with the highest quality of care.
We remain open and operating as usual
We would like to reassure our patients that all staff at EMEG are following the strict recommendations provided by the Department of Health to ensure the health and safety of all of our patients, doctors and staff.
We have taken all necessary precautions in order to reduce the risk of infection.
Your appointment will be rescheduled:
If you or someone you have been in contact with have traveled overseas in the past two weeks
Have you been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 or requested to self-isolate in the last 14 days?
If you have a fever, sore throat, runny nose, cough or conjunctivitis
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, contact your GP or call the local dedicated COVID-19 hotline on 1800 675 398
Please contact us to reschedule your appointment, and do not enter to the clinic if you:
Have visited any of the Department of Health (DH) listed public exposure sites in Australia during the time frames specified
Have returned from internationally in the past 14 days;
Are unwell with a fever, shortness of breath, cough or sore throat;
Have been in contact with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19;
Have had a COVID-19 test in the last 14 days;
If you have answered yes to any of these questions, your appointment will be rescheduled. Our team will offer a phone consultation where possible to assess your condition. You may be referred to your GP or hospital with an ophthalmology department that can accommodate COVID-19 patients.
As the clinic is located within the Epworth Hospital you are also subject to the hospitals visitor restrictions.
On request, our staff can provide any patient attending an appointment with a travel letter confirming the appointment for themselves and their parent, guardian or necessary support person.
COVID-19 and your eye care
Please visit the DHHS website for current advice.
Please visit AAO-Coronavirus and your eyes for more information.
We thank you for your continued support and patience during the current situation.
Please stay safe and take care.
From the team at EMEG.
Dated 27 May 2021
At East Melbourne Eye Group we offer many services. If you are unsure of which Ophthalmologist would be the best for you to see call one of our friendly staff and they can provide you more information.