The Shire is assisting the Department of Health with the distribution of Pulse Oximeters to assist with COVID-19 preparedness.
Are you eligible?
- Are you non-Aboriginal and over 65?
- Are you Aboriginal and over 50?
- Are you pregnant?
If you answered yes to any of the above, you are eligible to receive a free pulse oximeter.
What is pulse oximeter?
It is a small, peg-like device that clips onto your fingertip to read your heart rate and blood oxygen level. It takes only one minute to work, is reusable and can be shared between other people in your household.
Why do I need one?
If you become COVID-19 positive, you may need to be remotely monitored through the WA COVID Care at Home program. By having a pulse oximeter already in your home, a health professional can assess you and provide health advice from the comfort of your home.
Where do I get one?
Pulse oximeters are available at Australind and Harvey libraries and administration centres. One pulse oximeter per eligible household.
Do not pick up a pulse oximeter if you are already COVID-19 positive. If you have received a positive COVID-19 test results, the Department of Health will contact you and provide further information.
Visit WA COVID Care at Home for more information.