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The flu vaccine has arrived for OVER 65 YEAR OLDS ONLY!  To avoid any supply issues we will be recalling patients for their flu vaccines in groups.  We will be having special clinics for flu vaccines on Saturdays and during the week.  If you are in seeing your doctor and have not had the vaccine please alert reception and they will do their best to make sure you have your vaccine at that time too.  Please be patient,  it is still early to be vaccinated. 

PLEASE BE AWARE YOU NEED A MINIMUM OF TWO WEEKS BETWEEN YOUR FLU VACCINE AND COVID VACCINE. At this stage will not be doing Covid Vaccines at the practice but there will be other General Practices doing them as well as big centralised clinics.  It will be published widely in the news media once the vaccines are available for the general public and how to access them. 

FROM MAY 10 2021 PRESCRIPTIONS WILL NO LONGER BE ABLE TO BE COLLECTED FROM THE PRACTICE.  They will be sent electronically to the pharmacy.  Please make sure you select a pharmacy when making a request.  All prescriptions will be charged at $20. 

As you will all be aware we have now moved back to Covid Alert Level 1,    Even though we are in Covid Alert level 1, you can still request a phone consultation if you have an issue which can be solved on the phone.  The phone consultations will be charged at the same rate as a normal consultation.  Our reception staff will be continuing to ask screening questions when you ring to make an appointment, so please respect this request, these questions are vital to keep our vulnerable patients and staff safe from illness.
We would ask that if you have ANY flu or respiratory symptoms that you do not come into the practice.  Please either book a phone consultation through our online booking system or call reception and book a phone consultation.  We are doing Covid swabbing at the practice but you need to talk to a doctor or nurse first and they will book you in at the appropriate time.
Here are some tips to avoid spreading virus: – Wash your hands often with soap and water or use  alcohol-based sanitiser – Avoid touching your nose, eyes and mouth unnecessarily (they are gateways for colds and viruses to enter the body)

FOR THOSE PEOPLE WHO HAVE HAD A PHONE CONSULT IT  WILL BE CHARGED AT THE NORMAL RATES OF $52 FOR NON COMMUNITY SERVICES CARD AND $19 COMMUNITY SERVICES CARD HOLDERS YOU CAN PAY DIRECTLY INTO OUR BANK ACCOUNT ASB 12-3147-0303763-00.   PLEASE USE YOUR NAME AS REFERENCE WHEN MAKING THE PAYMENT.

Many thanks for your cooperation and understanding.

PATIENT TEST RESULTS

We will only contact you if your results are abnormal, however if you would like to know your results you can ring the practice and ask and also you can register for our patient portal at the practice and we will give you access so you can see your own results from home on your computer.  Please talk to reception and they will get you enrolled for this.

 

The 24 Hour Surgery is at 401 Madras Street – please be aware you have to turn left off Madras Street down Dollans Lane to access it.  When you phone us out of hours you will be directed to our after hours service which is staffed by Nurses. 

We are excited to welcome Dr Abby Zarifeh to the practice.  She starts on Monday 7 December and will be working four days a week through December and January.  In the February Abby will be available Wednesday afternoons and all day Friday.  Abby is really looking forward to meeting you all.  If your regular doctor is booked please book in with Abby 

 

YOU CAN NOW ORDER YOUR REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS ONLINE

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