Mansfield District Hospital, Central General Practice and Mansfield Medical Clinic are responding to the challenges of Coronavirus or COVID-19 as it is known.  Coronavirus is a virus that causes an infection in people that can include a respiratory illness.  In most people it is unlikely to be severe.
Elderly people or those with a pre-existing medical condition are more vulnerable and at greater risk of experiencing severe symptoms.


The most common symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • Breathing difficulties such as breathlessness
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Fatigue or tiredness.

However these symptoms may also apply to a range of respiratory ailments that aren’t coronavirus.


If you have travelled internationally within the last 14 days and are feeling unwell you should seek advice. You are also at risk if you have had close contact with someone who has had coronavirus.

You should call your GP during business hours to receive further advice.

If your symptoms are severe you should call Mansfield District Hospital on 03 5775 8800 prior to presenting.

Both GP clinics and the hospital will ask a number of questions such as your symptoms and your travel history.  If you are being seen by your Doctor or attending the hospital you will initially be isolated from others.  You will be seen in another area set up for the purpose of coronavirus.  The treatment provided will be based on the assessment of your symptoms.  It may not involve being tested for coronavirus.  In most instances you will be advised to return home and self-isolate.  If you are admitted to hospital you will be isolated.

There is also a dedicated hotline to call if you are concerned: 1800 675 398.