Can I get acupuncture during Stage 4 lockdown at Qi Medicine?
Yes. You can but only if required.
If you know you will suffer significant pain and suffering ( physical or mental) as a result of not attending your acupuncture, then you may attend.
This means only if you really, really need treatment- as in to stay out of trouble.
Otherwise, we ask that you either move to telehealth, or reschedule until Thursday, September 17th onwards.
This has been a clear directive from the DHSS, and one which we are professionally and morally obligated to follow. If you attend your appointment and you do not require this level of care, we may unfortunately be required to turn you away- or face a whopping great fine.
Appointments will remain spaced out to reduce crossover of patients in the clinic. We are also maintaining our strict infection control measures.
What is ‘required treatment’?
Under stage 4 restrictions, you are only permitted face to face treatment if the absence or delay of treatment would result in a significant deterioration or change in your functional independence.
This change would be great enough that you’d seek care from your GP, hospital, or another health service.
You may see your acupuncturist to:
- Avoid specialist or GP review
- Avoid an increase in care needs and/or alternate accommodation
- Avoid hospital admission or emergency department presentation
If you are unsure if you qualify for treatment, please contact reception on (03) 8394 7665 to discuss or email email@example.com.
I’ve already had an appointment booked in, what happens now?
We will be sending out correspondence asking you to confirm your need for treatment ( as a required treatment), or to move to telehealth for everything else.
We can post you out your herbs and supplements, and provide you with a tonne of great resources to keep you happy and well with a 20-minute telehealth session.
If your pain, stress, or injury changes prior to your appointment, and you do require care, please contact us and we can help you book in if appropriate.
How do I make an acupuncture appointment during stage 4 restrictions?
We have disabled online bookings during this time as we can see significant cases, such as emergency sessions. Instead please contact our reception directly on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (03) 8394 7665 to discuss your needs.