Post COVID Rehabilitation Clinic at Flinders Medical Centre
The Post COVID Rehabilitation Clinic offers a Medicare bulked billed service for adults over the age of 18 years who have persistent symptoms of SAR-CoV-2 (COVID-19) more than 12 weeks from infection.
Post COVID-19 condition or ‘Long COVID’
Most people with COVID-19 will recover, however some people may continue to experience symptoms for months after the initial COVID-19 infection. Post COVID Condition, or ‘Long COVID’, is the persistence of new or unexplained symptoms that last more than 12 weeks after the initial COVID-19 infection.
Common symptoms can include:
Shortness of breath
"Brain fog" or difficulty thinking clearly
Joint pain and/or muscle aches
Changes in smell or taste
Anxiety or depression
The Post COVID Rehabilitation Clinic provides a multi-disciplinary assessment with a Rehabilitation Consultant, Nurse and Physiotherapist. In addition, people may require further investigation or reviews by other health professionals who may or may not be part of our healthcare team.
Your GP should first see you and based on your symptoms your GP may request investigations to help explain the symptoms you are experiencing.
A current GP or specialist medical practitioner referral to the Post COVID Rehabilitation Clinic is required.
We do not accept referrals earlier than 12 weeks from the date of COVID-19 infection because most people’s symptoms will slowly improve and resolve in the first month or two after COVID-19.
GPs are encouraged to lead investigations outlined on the referral before 12 weeks following initial COVID-19 infection. View Post Covid Rehabilitation Referral Form - SALHN (PDF 106KB)
Telephone: (08) 8404 2269 Option 1
Fax: (08) 8404 2263
Location: 4th Generation Clinics, Level 4 Rehabilitation and Palliative Care Building, Flinders Medical Centre
Directions: Use Southern Carpark, enter via Medical Sciences Road from Flinders Drive.
Enter linkway to Rehabilitation and Palliative Care Building, take corridor directly down to 4th Generation Clinics.
Map: Flinders Medical Centre Precinct Map (PDF 587KB)