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~ COVID Vaccination ~

Having a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine is one way we can protect our community against coronavirus. COVID-19 vaccines help to prevent serious illness and death from COVID-19, and they are free for everyone in Australia.

Looking for further information on the COVID Vaccination?

Follow this link -> COVID VACCINATION INFO

~ COVID Vaccine ~

To find out about the COVID vaccine and booster shots visit Service Finder (

COVID-19 vaccinations are voluntary and free.


~ COVID Vaccine - Getting Ready ~

There are things you can do ahead of your COVID-19 vaccination to get ready and stay safe.

• Make sure your Medicare details are correct.
• Continue to practise good hygiene, physical distancing and adhere to local restrictions.
• Understand how to isolate if you need to.
• Check your current eligibility.


You can also read this patient factsheet developed by the Australian Government Department of Health:


~ COVID Vaccine - Post Vaccine Symptons ~

Some people may experience side effects after getting their COVID-19 vaccine.
Most side effects are mild and don’t last for long.
If you have a side effect that worries you, please call us and we will book an appointment with your doctor.
You can also use the COVID-19 Symptom Checker to see if you need to seek medical help:



~ COVID Vaccine More Information ~


~ Patient Appointments at our Medical Centre ~

We offer Online Appointments to our existing patients for Telehealth Appointments.

These are consultations that are conducted by Telephone, Computer, Tablet or Mobile Phone and may be by voice or video.

To be eligible for this service you must have seen one of our Doctors in person in the last 12 months.

A Gap payment will be incurred on Telehealth Consultations and an invoice will be sent out to you after your Telehealth Consultation. 

All Face to Face appointments will be billed as per our normal Practice Fees.


During this COVID-19 period; we continue to offer Phone Consultations or Video Consultations as our primary method of consulting with our regular patients.


For those patients who then need a face-to-face consultation we will advise that you need to attend our Medical Centre for a face-to-face appointment with your Doctor.

Please, when attending the Ararat Medical Centre ensure you are wearing a Face Mask.

If you do not have a suitable mask; we will provide you with a disposable face mask to wear during your visit our Medical Centre.



Remember if you are showing signs of COVID-19 please do not come in to the Medical Centre.

Please contact the East Grampians Health Service on 5352 9420 to organise a time to be tested. Any symptoms, however mild, you should be
tested. If you have mild flu-like symptoms, sore throat, runny nose, cough or cold please get tested.

Do NOT book online.
Do NOT attend our Medical Centre without calling ahead first.

For more information about Coronavirus news, click here.



Unfortunately, Doctors are unable to provide patients with COVID clearance.

As an Employer, you can do your part to help during this difficult time by:

  • Allowing employees to self-isolate if they meet the current government criteria (The most up to date criteria will be found on your local state government website)
  • Allow any and all employees who are able to work from home to do so
  • Cancel meetings, training, large group events
  • Allow employees who develop viral illness symptoms to take sick leave as required, without requiring a medical review or clearance from already overstretched clinics.
  • Make changes to how your business operates to be flexible for those staff who are high risk, such as immunosuppressed, to adjust their risk of exposure.




Ararat Medical Centre has been providing quality medical care to the people of Ararat and District for over 50 years. We are proud to have been trusted and involved in the lives of our rural community for that time.

Our aim is to provide caring, thoughtful, personalised, high quality medical care for our patients, and an enjoyable, educational and sustainable place to work for our staff and doctors.

Whether you are a current or prospective patient, or a visitor for another reason, we welcome you to our website – it is designed to provide you with information about us and to link you to other useful related websites.


Ararat Medical Centre
55 High Street, Ararat 3377
Victoria, Australia

Telephone 03 5352 2311
Fax 03 5352 3254


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