COVID-19

What you should know about coronavirus

The novel coronavirus spreads easily and is causing respiratory illness around the world. Symptoms of COVID-19 can include fever, cough, and trouble breathing. While many patients are asymptomatic or experience only mild symptoms, some people develop more severe complications such as pneumonia, which can be life-threatening. Many of the people who experience severe symptoms are older or have other chronic medical conditions like heart disease, lung disease, and diabetes.

If you are concerned about possible COVID-19 symptoms or exposure, isolate yourself from others and consider using our online assessment for advice on what to do next.

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What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure (based on the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses).

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

When to Seek Medical Attention

If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.

Our Services

You should feel confident we’re keeping your family — and our caregivers — safe.

COVID19 Precautions

  • Pre-appointment screen
  • Screening on entry
  • Dedicated cleaning time in between appointments
  • No mask no entry policy
  • Enforced distancing in waiting rooms
  • Maximum client capacity at any given time

We’re taking all possible precautions to make your Mediwell experience a safe one. From sanitizing seats, handles and other frequently handled items, to enforcing social distancing rules, encouraging tap to pay mechanisms and more. Let us know if you think we could be doing anything better to ensure your safety and that of our staff. You can do this by sending us a mail (practice @mediwell.co.za) or dropping us a dm on our social media profiles.

Please note that patients will be screened on entry for possible COVID19 risk and right of admission is reserved.

You can also self screen on our partner app – CoronAssist and be monitored virtually by one of our doctors if you are found to be high risk

Call 011 300 2900 for bookings/enquiries.
Bookings preferred over walk ins during this time for your safety and ours.

Department of Health Stats

Media Release
11 June 2020
As of today, the cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 58 568

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