COVID-19 Care Pathways at Monash Health
The DHHS COVID-19 Care Pathways initiative is designed to provide timely and appropriate care for COVID-19 positive patients in our catchment. Patients are risk stratified based on symptoms and psychosocial screening questions into:
We are using a web-based application, COVID Monitor, to collect intake information and patient symptoms, and to manage de-isolation/clearance.
- low risk (primary care)
- medium risk (Complex Care, Hospital in the Home (HITH) or Monash Children's at Home) or
- attend to symptoms whilst waiting and
- high risk (inpatient care)
GPs are encouraged to access COVID Monitor
- enter patient symptoms
- request de-isolation/clearance
Registered patients can also enter their symptoms directly into the database, via a daily SMS reminder. For patients unable to enter their symptoms, our triage partners at Central Bayside Community Health will assist with symptom entry.
Households with COVID-19 cases will be managed together, either by Central Bayside Community Health or by Monash Health Complex Care, depending on the complexity of cases. This is intended to reduce duplicate phone calls and ensure consistent advice.
For any queries (including access to COVID Monitor
) please contact :