As the effects of COVID-19 (coronavirus) continue to impact the lives of us all, we want to update you on what we are doing to support you, your health and safety during this difficult time.
Our clinic is following Australian Health Department Guidelines and continues to run as close to normal as possible.
So, yes we are open to take care of your health needs with normal clinic hours, not only with existing health concerns, but with advice on how best support your immune system during this Pandemic. Given the current climate, this advice may change, however as of today we remain open.
This is a stressful time for everyone. Many stress releasing activities such as social gatherings, hobbies, gyms, concerts are temporarily closed. Do what you can to connect with friends and relatives via phone and social media.
Make time for walking in the fresh air, meditation, catching up on reading or other projects that have been put on hold.
I also feel strongly that nutrition plays a big role in not only immune health but in health generally. Maintaining good routines with exercise, sleep, fresh clean meals and appropriate targeted nutrients will go a long way in ensuring we all meet this challenge as best we can. Nutrients like Vit C, D and Zinc along with immune boosting herbs have a big role to play here.
Social distancing is the most effective way to slow the transmission of the virus. This is important to “flatten the curve” and keep hospitals from becoming overloaded, like they were in China and are currently in parts of Italy.
What you will see
You will see some changes that have been made to protect our patients, practitioners and staff.
- Posters at the front and back doors reminding patients to stop and read about coronavirus symptoms.
- A super clean bench at reception which we ask you to avoid touching with bare hands or fingers.
- Flowers (as usual) in the waiting room.
You will not see
- Books on the coffee table in the waiting room.
- Children’s toys.
- Jugs of filtered water or glasses.
We have always done our best to limit your time in the waiting room. We may ask you to wait in your car if anyone else is waiting.
Please come into the clinic by yourself, unless you are under the age of 18 or have a disability and need assistance.
Phone or Zoom Consultations
We offer as usual a full in house clinic service at 1 Ward street Ashburton, however if you prefer we also offer Phone and Skype/Zoom consultations. Both Phone and Zoom/ Skype are effective tools in assisting you with your health goals.
We also offer postal delivery services of products via Australia Express Post. We are well prepared and well stocked.
We understand this is a difficult and confusing time for us all, and encourage our community to remain positive, calm and take the extra precautions necessary to safeguard your health and that of others. We remain committed to doing everything we can to put the health and safety of our community and staff first.
Thank you for your cooperation as we work to protect the health and safety of our patients, staff and visitors.
Please remember this is an evolving situation, which is changing daily.