A telephone advisory service has been established by the Commonwealth Department of Health to provide specialised advice exclusively for health professionals responsible for the medical care of people with disability diagnosed with COVID-19 or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
The aim of the service is to support people with disability accessing mainstream health services in relation to COVID-19 testing and/or medical treatment and to ensure they receive appropriate care. The service is being provided as a six week trial.
Health professionals can call the service on 1800 131 330 between 7am – 11pm (AEST) 7 days a week.
For more detailed information please refer to the National Disability Services (NDS) website.