With the exception of Auckland New Zealand has returned to Alert level 1. We wish to take this opportunity to remind you of what that looks like here at Newlands Medical Centre. Restrictions will remain in place as Covid remains a possibility until a vaccine is developed.
Latest news and information from Newlands Medical Centre
Following last evening's announcement we would like to remind you of the measures we have in place at Level 2 for your safety and that of our team.
As NZ is set to move to Level 2 on Thursday we thought it time to update you on what that means in relation to receiving healthcare from us.
We are pleased to advise that we are now allowed to offer flu immunisations to everyone.
The vaccination is $40 for non-eligible patients.
We are booking about a week ahead to manage both vaccine supplies and physical distancing in our waiting room. However, we do have a special Saturday morning clinic (for adult patients only) this Saturday May 2nd from 9am to 11.45am.
To book your appointment please phone us 478-9858.
As always your health and wellbeing are important to us. Please don't delay seeking medical advice.
You can book a telephone or video consultation with your GP, either via ManageMyHealth or by calling our reception team. Please note that standard consultation fees apply.
Well, how quickly things can change! Now that the government has placed us in a Level 4 alert the way General Practice operates is very different. We know you may have questions. Many answers can be found here:
Your health and well-being remain very important to us - we just need to interact with you in alternative ways. Please be assured that you will be looked after. Some info specific to us:
In an effort to help contain the spread of Covid-19 we were instructed yesterday to make changes to how we see patients, and to dramatically reduce the number of patients we see face-to-face.
From Monday 23rd March 2020 we will only be seeing patients in person when it is deemed clinically necessary by one of our doctors or nurses.
Coronavirus update-as at 20 March 2020
As at 1.00pm the Ministry of Health advise that there are 39 cases in NZ and todate all have been linked to overseas travel.
Updates from us:
1. Our reception team will be asking you for the reason for your appointment when you phone to book. This helps us with our preparations to ensure we keep you, other patients, and our team safe. While we appreciate some matters may be sensitive we ask you to please answer their question if you can.
From 1 December 2019 Pharmac has made access to the Menactra vaccine FREE for people aged 13-25 years in a close-living situation.
To be eligible you must be 13-25 years of age and entering your first year of living in boarding school hostels, tertiary education halls of residence , military barracks or prisons.
There will also be a catch-up programme from 1 December 2019 to 30 November 2020 for those patients aged 13-25 years who are already in a close-living situation.
We understand that some of you may be concerned following the article in the media regarding a cyber security incident affecting our PHO, Tu Ora Compass Health.
Please find a link below to information on the PHO website.
There is also a free phone number that you can call. It is 0800-499-500
If any further information becomes available we will post it on our website.