Living with COVID-19 Home Visiting Program

Living with COVID-19 Home Visiting Program

17 March, 2023

Please note this program ended 30 June 2023 and are no longer accepting referrals.

GPs, GP respiratory clinics and RACFs in the EMPHN region can refer eligible at-risk people affected by COVID-19 for primary care home visits.

The Living with COVID Home Visitation program will target COVID positive people living at home or in residential care, who need to have a clinical assessment face-to-face, where their usual GP does not have capacity or where a person does not have a managing GP. Includes coverage in both daytime (9am to 5pm) and after-hours (5pm to 11.59pm) seven days a week.

The service can be provided in the following LGA’s:

  • Banyule
  • Boroondara
  • Knox
  • Manningham
  • Maroondah
  • Monash
  • Nillumbik (part coverage – check postcode list)
  • Whitehorse
  • Whittlesea (part coverage – check postcode list)
  • Yarra Ranges (part coverage – check postcode list)

Eligible postcode list

Eligibility criteria:

  • the person must live at home or in a RACF in the LGAs covered by the home visiting provider (refer to provided postcode list).
  • are COVID-19 positive or have tested positive for COVID within the past 30 days.
  • do not have a regular GP, or their GP does not have the capacity to provide a face-to-face visit.
  • require care or treatment of COVID-19 related symptoms and/or other care whilst needing to isolate.
  • are with or without a Medicare card.

For any queries, please contact