Information for Medical Professionals during COVID-19

SA Health has developed a suite of COVID-19 information for health professionals.

You can also stay up-to-date on the latest information available to medical professionals by reading SA Health’s GP News.

NALHN COVID Care Centre

NALHN has established the NALHN COVID Care Centre (CCC) at Lyell McEwin Hospital as part of a state-wide referral system for the treatment of eligible COVID-19 positive patients. ­

The CCC is a referral only service, with all appointments available online. The service has been designed to support General Practitioners and other Medical Officers in the referral of South Australian patients that may qualify for an infusion of a monoclonal antibody when COVID-19 positive.

The NALHN CCC is open from 8.30am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday (excluding Public Holidays) with five chairs available. The service is staffed on site by appropriate specialists, such as General Practitioners (GP), physicians, and anaesthetists.  Rapid clinical advice will be available from relevant specialties including Infectious Diseases.

Monoclonal Antibody Infusion Application for COVID-19 Positive Patients

Individuals who are COVID-19 positive and qualify for an infusion of a monoclonal antibody when COVID-19 positive can be referred by a GP or Private Specialist or GPAT via the online form.

Visit the SA Health website for information and resources designed to support GPs and other Medical Officers in the referral of South Australian patients that may qualify for an infusion of a monoclonal antibody when COVID-19 positive. 

Dedicated Medical Advice Phone line for COVID Community Response: 1800 313 090

The Clinician Medical Advice phone line is now active and available to support GPs and other medical specialists with COVID-19 management in the community.

Please call 1800 313 090 to speak with the GP Assessment Team Duty Doctor from 9am to 5pm, 7 days. Outside these hours, the phone will be answered by the COVID Response Care Team nursing staff.

Please note this phone line is for clinician use only. Patients in the community requiring support when their GP is unavailable should call the National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 020 080. The helpline will refer patients directly into the CRCT if required.

If you need specific advice regarding prescription of COVID oral antiviral medications, please contact the expert pharmacists at DATIS (Drug and Therapeutics Information Service) on 7425 8444 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)

iCCnetSA: Remote monitoring of COVID-19 patients in the community

Do you have a COVID-19 patient in the community who is clinically unwell or at risk of deterioration but not currently requiring inpatient admission? If so, consider referral to iCCnetSA for home monitoring during their illness.