WELCOME TO RICCARTON MEDICAL, WHERE YOUR HEALTH IS OUR FOCUS.

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Due to the Corona Virus outbreak we have recently been advised by the Royal NZ College of GPs that we need to significantly re organise the way we see people in the surgery. This is to prevent community transmission within GP Surgery waiting room.  Therefore the majority of our consultations will now take place over the phone and hopefully soon we should have the capability for video link consultation.  Some people will still need to come into the surgery.  We ask that you notify us of your arrival (come into reception) and then go wait in your car until we call you on your cellphone to come directly into the doctor’s room.
1. All routine screening procedures ( cervical smears, B4 school checks, diabetes checks etc) will be suspended for the immediate future. All prescriptions must be faxed to a pharmacy and collected from there,  as we try to keep people away from the surgery to minimise risk.
2.Childhood immunisations will continue as normal.
3. Flu vaccinations for over 65 and people with coexisting (subsidised) health conditions will be our priority.  We will be setting up Saturday flu vaccine clinics to keep healthy people separate from the acutely unwell.  Please DO NOT come for your flu vaccination if you are unwell with cough or flu like symptoms.
4. Once the above population have been vaccinated for flu we will then be able to vaccinate others.
Please be aware this is a very busy time for General Practice and our front line reception staff in particular.  Please be aware of the pressure on our staff and ensure that your call or visit is essential. Please remember you can still book online but you will only be able to book a phone consultation via the portal.   We would like to thank you for your support and understanding.  Updates will be posted on the website as they occur.

We ask that any patients with flu type symptoms not make an appointment online but ring reception and a nurse will talk to you before an appointment is made.  We are working within guidelines to minimize the risk of spreading this highly contagious illness.  Your co operation is much appreciated.  There are daily updates available on the Ministry of Health website  (www.health.govt.nz) We recommend that you get all your information from this source and NOT from social media.

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 WHICH 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.

We appreciate your patience during this time if you are trying to call the Practice, our phones are ringing non stop and are at times over loaded.

Many thanks for your cooperation during this time.

 

 

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.

From the 9th of December we welcome Dr Richard Kennedy as our new Registrar for the next six months.  he is looking forward to meeting you.  

 

YOU CAN NOW ORDER YOUR REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS ONLINE

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We provide a range of General Practice services as well as more specialised services such as a Minor Surgery theatre, Employment Medicals, Travel Medicine consultations, Skin and Mole checks, Maritime Medicals, and more.

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