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Opening Hours

MON: 8am - 5pm

TUES: 8am - 5.45pm

WED: 8am – 5.00pm

THURS: 8am – 5.45pm

FRI: 8am – 5pm

SAT and SUN - CLOSED

Public Holidays-CLOSED

Phone hours Mon - Fri: 8.00am - 5.00pm

Latest News and Information

Over 65year old fee increase

As many of you will be aware general practice is facing significant financial strain, especially since the COVID-19 pandemic.

Retention of staff has become a major issue with many GPs and nurses opting to leave the area or the country entirely in search of higher pay and better conditions.

Government funding increases have not kept pace with inflation or Cost Pressure Index for 20 years or more.

We want to be able to continue to provide you a high-quality, safe and timely service. We do not want to end up in a situation such as some parts of the country with 6-week waits to see GPs.

For this reason, we are having to increase fees for our non-community service card holders aged 65+ to $60 – this is in line with other local practice fees.

We have historically attempted to keep these fees lower than under 65 year olds, but this is no longer sustainable.

Thank you for your understanding and ongoing support. Our priority is to provide you and our community with a service of highest quality medical care.

2024 FLU Clinic

Flu Season starts on the 2nd April. We have now opened up our dedicated Flu Clinics. To assist with our phone lines a good option is to book your appointment via MMH – these are 5 minute appointments. Please click on the 2024 Flu Clinic option only to find a convenient time for you.

Menopause Clinic

Dr Caroline Armstrong is a NZ- trained GP who has an interest in women’s health and menopause. Our new Menopause clinic will provide you with a comprehensive assessment. If you would like more information please click here

Cervical Screening Programme Update

There have been some changes in the National Cervical Screening Programme in Aotearoa, New Zealand. HPV (Human Pampiloma Virus) is now the primary screening test.

Find out more about your options visit:  TimeToCervicalScreen.nz or freephone 0800 729 729.

Laboratory times

We have the Lab (Awanui) working out of the practice:

Thursday and Friday: 8.00-8.30am

Mask Wearing Update

As you are likely aware, the government has lifted the mask mandate in medical centres.

We are humbly asking that for the time being, you continue to do so.

Wearing a mask is by no means a magic bullet for reducing infection spread, but it does help.

The health system is currently under enormous strain and there are a large number of infectious diseases in the community, some of which can be infectious without symptoms.

If you inadvertently got one of our staff sick, this could mean multiple cancelled appointments, leading to congested After Hours and Emergency Departments, leading to cancelled surgeries and clinics at hospitals.

We also see very vulnerable patients, such as those on cancer treatments or too young for immunisations, who cannot defend themselves from an infection in the same way most people can.

We think ethically it is the right thing to do to protect them by wearing a mask for a small part of your day, and hope you feel the same

The government in its press release acknowledges, “Mask wearing remains an important way we can prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19, in health and disability care settings”.

We continue to ask that you report any infectious symptoms when booking so we can put you into an appropriate appointment with a doctor wearing protective equipment such as an N95 mask, gown and head visor.

We will review this in September, by which time we hope things will be settling a bit

Thank you for your continued support.

Reference https://covid19.govt.nz/news-and-data/latest-news/all-covid-19-requirements-removed/

Virtual Health After Hours

Introducing Practice Plus a same day virtual after-hours GP appointments to suit you and your whanau. Click here to make an appointment

Please click here for more information

Terms and Conditions for phone and video consults

We are pleased to announce that due to patient request we will continue to offer phone and video consultations. These will be charged at the same rate as a face to face consultation. 

Please click here for more information