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