Adult and Child Medical Care

We are here to help you or your whanau when you are feeling unwell or needing medical attention. The doctor who sees you has gone through extensive medical training and experience to help children and adults of all ages with a range of physical and emotional difficulties. 

Repeat Prescriptions

Request a repeat prescription using our online portal Manage My Health (MMH) or by phoning the practice.  Remember to tell us which pharmacy you would like it sent to and allow 24 hours for the prescription to be generated. If we are unable to complete your prescription for any reason we will contact you, otherwise you will receive a text when it has been sent to your pharmacy. Please note we need to see you in person regularly to continue issuing prescriptions – this may be 3, 6 or 12 monthly and is dependent on your health needs and the medication you are requesting – we will advise you when you need to be seen. We also need to see you in person to prescribe any medication we have not prescribed to you before.

Minor Surgery 

We perform minor surgical procedures like biopsies and removal of skin lesions. If our Doctors are unable to undertake the procedure you need, they will refer you to the appropriate service provider.

ECG 

Electrocardiogram (ECG) is a recording of your heart’s electrical activity and is useful in investigating certain chest or heart symptoms or concerns. Electrode stickers are attached to your chest and measure the electrical impulses given off by your heart. This is usually done by the nurse and takes less than 15 minutes. The Doctor will then advise you of the results at this appointment.

Smoking Cessation

We encourage everyone to be smoke free. If you would like to quit smoking or discuss quitting please don’t hesitate to contact us – there are many products and services available to help you quit when you are ready and we are more than happy to help you with this process.

Bowel Screening

The National Bowel Screening Programme is offered free to everyone aged 60-74 years.  We highly recommend this service – It aims to save lives by detecting bowel cancer at an early stage when it can be successfully treated. To take part in this programme or for more information please visit https://www.timetoscreen.nz/

Adult and Child Minor Accident Care 

We offer a range of services and are able to deal with most minor accident care. If we are not able to deal with an injury we will refer on to the appropriate service.

Lab Results 

You can access your results via the Manage My Health patient portal. They will only be available for your viewing once they have been checked by your doctor. We will contact you if there is anything we need to discuss about your results. If you are unable to access your results online or would like to discuss results further, please phone and speak to the nurse.

Liquid nitrogen

A fast, effective treatment for viral warts, sun damaged skin, skin tags and many benign skin lesions. Often one treatment is all that is needed but sometimes it may need repeating. Please see the Doctor to have your lesions assessed, after this the nurse can usually provide the treatment.

Diabetes and Cardiovascular Risk Screening and Management

We offer Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease screening and management to all eligible patients.  This involves a blood test and in clinic check ups with the Doctor and/or Nurse.  We provide further assessment and education as needed to ensure you are getting the best possible health care.

Travel Advice and Immunisation

Another service we offer is advice and immunisations for overseas travel. While you are likely to have had the immunisations needed to live in New Zealand, there may be other vaccines you need to protect yourself before going overseas. Your doctor will advise you what diseases you need to be protected from and advise you on other medical matters as well. When booking for a Travel immunisation, please check we have the immunisations you require in stock and we require payment for these immunisations in advance before we order them. Please note, we do not do Yellow fever vaccinations at our centre. 

Breast Screening

Mammograms are provided free every two years to women aged 45 – 69 years. Call BreastScreen Aotearoa on 0800 270 200 for an appointment – we highly recommend this service. If you are outside this age range and would like to have screening or have noticed changes in your breast or breasts, no matter your age, please make an appointment to see the Doctor.  They will assess you and refer you to the appropriate service if needed. For more information please visit https://www.timetoscreen.nz/ 

Immunisation

  • NZ Childhood Immunisation schedule
  • Pregnancy vaccines
  • 45 and 65-year-old vaccines
  • Annual Flu vaccines – funded and non-funded
  • Diphtheria / Tetanus / Pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine
  • Human Papillomavirus Virus (HPV) vaccine
  • Measles / Mumps / Rubella (MMR) vaccine
  • Meningococcal vaccines
  • Shingles vaccine
  • Travel vaccinations

Immunisation is the safest and most effective way to provide protection for you and your family. For more information view the NZ immunisation schedule at https://www.immune.org.nz/

We are currently providing the Flu Vaccine to our enrolled patients and is free to eligible patients – please enquire to see if you are eligible

Well Child/Tamariki Ora Health Checks – birth to three years

We see your baby for a routine check at 6 weeks of age – this includes a check with the Doctor and the 6-week immunisations with the Nurse.  Please go to https://www.immunise.health.nz/ or your Plunket book for more information on the vaccines offered – the Nurse will also discuss these with you at the appointment.

Cervical Smears/HPV swab: 

Cervical screening is recommended to everyone with a cervix or vagina aged 25 – 69 years who has ever been sexually active. Screening is also extended to people aged 70 – 74 years who have not had regular screening.

In September 2023, HPV swab screening became the new method for cervical screening in New Zealand. It tests for the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) which is the cause of cell changes that can lead to cervical cancer.  This means there are now two options for cervical screening:

  • a vaginal swab — the new test you can do yourself at the Medical Centre or by the Nurse
  • a cervical smear test — the traditional one done by the Nurse

When your cervical screening is due we will advise you by text or phone. Please make an appointment with the Nurse to have this done – she will discuss which test is best for you. The vaginal swab is quick and easy to do but may not be suitable for everyone. Some people need to have a cervical smear test depending on their previous results and some people may prefer to have a cervical smear test. If you would like to know when your next smear is due, please call the Nurse and she will be able to advise you. For more information please visit https://www.timetoscreen.nz/