Dear refugee and asylum seeker community,

Dr Lester and the team at Utopia understand that this is a very difficult time for you. The Covid-19 (Coronavirus) situation has affected us all.

I would like to explain how Utopia can help you.

Covid-19 testing

We are able to perform a covid-19 test at Utopia. Please note that this service is reserved for patients who are registered with us or wish to register with us. The service is by appointment only. Please call reception on 8001 3049 to book a test.

People who feel sick – cough, sore throat, shortness of breath and fever:

  • If your symptoms are severe, go to your local public hospital; do not waste time in waiting for a GP appointment.

  • If your symptoms are mild, please call Utopia on 8001 3049, give your name, telephone number and ask for an interpreter. The receptionist will be able to book you at test at Utopia

Covid-19 vaccination

Utopia is pleased to announce that from the 21st of June 2021, we will be able to offer the Astra-Zeneca (ChAdOx-1) vaccination for Covid-19. This vaccine is available to those aged 60 years and over. Please speak to reception for an appointment.

If you are under 60 years of age, the Pfizer (Comirnaty) vaccine is the preferred vaccine for you. Please make an appointment with the nurse at Utopia who will assist you in booking a Pfizer vaccine at a service that provides this. If you are under 60 and have been unable to obtain a Pfizer vaccine and want to proceed with the Astra Zeneca vaccine, this may be possible, please make an appointment to discuss this with a Utopia GP.