Self-manage at home with GP support where possible. GPs can refer to COVID-19 Case Management – Community HealthPathways Gold Coast to provide support (including management guidelines and community and clinical supports).
If the patient requires general advice only, advise them to visit Queensland Health – I have COVID-19, use the healthdirect Australia COVID-19 Symptom and Antiviral Eligibility Checker.
GPs managing moderate patients can refer to the pathway COVID-19 Case Management – Community HealthPathways Gold Coast to provide support (including management guidelines and community and clinical supports).
COVID-19 Outpatient therapies
Therapies for COVID-19 mild to moderate disease are guided by the state guideline based on PBS requirements and national guidelines.
Please note that these state guidelines are updated regularly.
For patients to be considered for COVID-19 treatments, the referral must include:
Adult Patient who:
Out of scope
Virtual Ward referrals should only be sent using Medical Objects or via fax 07 5687 0096.
|GP COVID Support Line – Support for GPs to navigate patient and system queries related to COVID.
Phone 5687 0003, Monday to Friday 8am – 5pm
|Emergency Department fax – Fax patient information for any referrals to Emergency Department Fax 5687 4699|
At any time, if a patient has Red Flag symptoms (such as new or worsening breathlessness, chest pain or tightness) call 000 and ensure they are advised the person is (is likely) COVID-19 positive. Please refer to the RACGP COVID-19 Home Care Guidelines for as full list of “Red Flag” symptoms.
Please refer to RACGP guidelines.
National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce guidelines and clinical flowcharts for the care of people with post–COVID-19 and local HealthPathways, acknowledging that uncertainties remain in our understanding of the sequelae of COVID-19 and its management.
This guide can be used in conjunction with the patient resource, managing post–COVID-19 symptoms.