From 7 March 24, the XBB.1.5 vaccine is available funded for the following groups:
– everyone 30 years and older
– people aged 16-29 who are pregnant
– people aged 12-29 at higher risk of severe illness from COVID 19
If it is 6 months since your last COVID vaccination and you haven’t had COVID in the last 6-months you can book with us for the new vaccine.
The new vaccine is highly effective at preventing severe illness, and is especially recommended for the following groups:
– people aged 65 and over
– Māori and Pacific people aged 50 and older
– residents of aged care facilities
– severely immunocompromised people aged 12 years and older
– people aged 12 years and older who have a medical condition that increases the risk of severe illness from COVID-19
Call us on 09 2359102 and follow the prompts, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, to book.
On Thursday 29 February 24, we will have a short telephone outage as we switch to a new provider. This will be after 12 noon and likely before 1pm but may be later.
During this time, you will still be able to contact us at email@example.com.
Please remember if you have a medical emergency, call 111, and for general advice you can call HealthLine on 0800 611116.
Thank you for your patience.
Kia Ora Whanau!
We know it can be difficult making time for your health, scheduling and paying for consultations and getting to and from the Medical Centre or Hospital. So… we aim to see everyone with urgent needs on the day through our Triage services and for after-hours have partnered with KA ORA Telehealth who provide virtual GP consults between 5pm and 8am on Weekdays and from 1pm Saturday through to 8am Monday – CALL 08002KAORA.
We never want affordability to prevent you getting the care you need. If this is an issue for you, please ask to speak to Sarah or Rosalie and we will work something out. One option is to set up an automatic payment for you to spread the cost, admin staff can help with this. We may also be able to help with fuel costs and can put you in touch with patient transport services. Remember, many screening and immunisation services are free, community service card holders have reduced fees, and you may be eligible for a High User Health Card … talk to us.
You can telephone, or pop into our Nurse Clinic at the Hamilton Estate Hall, Tuesdays 10 am to 1pm. There you can also get free treatment for minor ailments and, by arrangement, immunisations, cervical screening and basic health checks.
Noho ora mai! Happy New Year!