Clean Slate Clinic

Do you feel like you need help with your drinking? Always waking up with a hangover? Worried you have lost control?

Established in 2015 the Clean Slate Clinic provides a discreet service for those wishing to address problem drinking. The Clinic, led by Dr Chris Davis and supported by highly-trained nursing staff, offers a 7 day outpatient program, follow-up consults, group support and external referrals as necessary. The program has a high success rate in helping people cut down or stop their problem drinking and is the subject of a medical research paper.

Specifically, the program involves:

  • an initial assessment to ascertain a client's suitability to the program
  • vitamin injections pre-detox
  • a urine drug screen
  • daily attendance at the clinic to receive medication that will facilitate the detox
  • daily breathalyser tests
  • a post-detox review at the end of the 10 day period, at which anti-craving medication will be offered
  • referral to external support groups
  • follow up appointments to track wellbeing

The program can be bulk-billed for concession card holders, with fees applying for other clients.

To find out more about the Clean Slate Clinic please book a long consultation with Dr Chris Davis, online or by phoning reception on 9332 2531

 

See more about the Clean Slate Clinic, with thanks to ACON (AIDS Council of New South Wales): 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_MKnMcPqg0&index=1&list=PLKuUsCfMgXqGYaCLOKJi_L5iOuxrGHQYu&t=0s

 

Sunday Walk in Clinic

We are now open 7 days a week. Our Sunday clinic runs from 1 to 5 pm. You can make an appointment or just walk in.

We are open 7 days a week. Our Sunday clinic runs from 1 to 5 pm. You can make an appointment or just walk in.

COVID-19

TELEPHONE CONSULTS & CHANGES TO OUR PRACTICE:

We have implemented a number of changes at the practice to minimise the risk of coronavirus spreading and to protect patients and staff. These include physical changes to the waiting and consultation rooms, frequent cleaning and disinfection and asking patients about symptoms or recent travel or exposure to coronavirus when booking an appointment.

From 30th March 2020, we encourage all patients to book a telephone consultation which will always be Bulk-Billed . If a Face to Face consultation is needed please call the practice on 9332 2531 to arrange this with your preferred doctor at our standard fees (see our website).

COVID-19 INFORMATION:

What is coronavirus? Novel coronavirus or COVID-19 is a type of virus. Coronaviruses are a family of viruses which cause respiratory tract infections. The severity of novel coronavirus infection can vary from very mild to severe, life threatening illness. Common symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, tiredness and difficulty breathing

If you believe you have been exposed to, or may have coronavirus and you have mild to moderate symptoms please:

Immediately isolate yourself from others, you may call the practice on 9332 2531. A nurse or doctor will speak with you and advise about the best course of action and what to do next.

For the safety of other patients and staff, if you have any symptoms please do not attend the practice in person until you have discussed with a nurse or doctor by phone.

If you have severe symptoms such as difficulty breathing, feeling very unwell in yourself, or high fevers it is safest to present to a hospital emergency department immediately or call an ambulance so you can be assessed and treated as quickly as possible.

Please call ahead to the hospital or ambulance to let them know about your condition and the possibility you may have coronavirus

TESTING FOR CORONAVIRUS:

When you call the practice, we will be able to tell you if you meet the current testing criteria and if so, will arrange for you to be tested. We are able to conduct testing for patients at the practice where other alternatives are not available.

GENERAL MEASURES:

Please isolate yourself at home immediately if you develop any cold, flu or respiratory symptoms, observe social distancing, and practice regular hand hygiene. Stay at home and work from home as much as possible and avoid unnecessary trips. This will help to limit and slow the spread of coronavirus in the community. Only if everyone in the community follows these measures will we be able to limit the spread of the virus.

We recognise that this is a stressful, uncertain and anxiety-provoking time for many reasons. If you are having difficulty, please contact the practice to arrange a telephone consultation with your GP or contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800.

USEFUL LINKS AND NUMBERS:

NSW Health Coronavirus page

https://preview.nsw.gov.au/covid-19

Federal Government Coronavirus page

https://www.health.gov.au

National Coronavirus Helpline - 1800 020 080

Prince of Wales Hospital - 9382 2222

St Vincent’s Hospital - 9382 1111

​Royal Prince Alfred Hospital - 9515 6111

Sydney Children’s Hospital - 9382 1111

FLU VACCINES AND CHILDHOOD IMMUNISATIONS:

Flu vaccines are provided by the government for certain high risk groups including children under 5 years old, those over 65 years old and people with chronic medical problems at no cost. Private flu vaccines are also available for other people at a cost of $20. Children should continue to attend the practice for their childhood checks and vaccinations. As children are more likely to have asymptomatic coronavirus, and the elderly are more vulnerable to complications of the illness we will be running dedicated clinics (specific days and times) for children/adults and elderly/high risk patients to receive immunisations. Private flu vaccines will be available very soon and we anticipate government vaccines will arrive in early to mid April 2020 Please call the practice to arrange to have your vaccine.

2020 Holiday Opening Hours

Opening Hours for Easter 2020 East Sydney Doctors

Good Friday, Friday 10th April 2020: CLOSED

Easter Saturday 11th April 2020: 9am - 1pm

Easter Sunday 12th April 2020 : 1pm - 5pm

Easter Monday 13th April 2020: CLOSED

Normal trading hours resume from Tuesday 14th April 2020

Anzac Day 25th April 2020 : 9am - 1pm

New Exhibition

Opening Night: Tuesday 17th March 2020 - 6.30pm - 8pm

New Exhibition

Women's Health

East Sydney Doctors offers a range of women’s health services, including: general check-ups, implanon insertion and removal, copper and mirena IUDs, antenatal shared care, cervical screening, colposcopy and medical termination of pregnancy.

Book your appointment online or contact our friendly reception team for more information.

East Sydney Doctors opening hours

Sunday 05-04-2020 1.00pm - 5.00pm
Monday 06-04-2020 7:30am - 7.00pm
Tuesday 07-04-2020 7:30am - 7.00pm
Wednesday 08-04-2020 7.30am - 7.00pm
Thursday 09-04-2020 7.30am - 7.00pm
Friday 10-04-2020 7:30am - 6.00pm
Saturday 11-04-2020 9.00am - 1.00 pm