WELCOME TO RICCARTON MEDICAL, WHERE YOUR HEALTH IS OUR FOCUS.
We would ask that if you have ANY cold, 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 or a face to face consultation . You will need to ring and wait in the carpark when you arrive. If you need to be seen you will be seen in the portacabin We are doing Covid swabbing at the practice for our patients but you need to talk to a doctor or nurse first and they will book you in at the appropriate time.
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.
We are now enrolling new patients, please see the New Patient section to download an enrolment form.
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 currently have Dr Sophie Meyer with us, starting Monday 2nd of August. Sophie is going to be with us two and half days a week, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Sophie will be working with until February 2022. Sophie is looking forward to meeting our patients and getting to know you.