Newlands Medical Centre

Providing quality family health services, seeking to reduce inequalities

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Latest news and information from Newlands Medical Centre


Coronavirus update - 10 Feb 2020

There is now a national freephone number dedicated to Coronavirus information and health advice.  Interpreters are available if needed.  It is 0800-358-5453.


Coronavirus – as at 3 Feb 2020
The Ministry of Health website advises that:
• There are no confirmed cases of 2019 Coronavirus in New Zealand to date but the likelihood of importing a case is high.
• The risk of an ongoing outbreak in New Zealand remains low, but the Ministry of Health is monitoring the situation closely.

"Menactra" Meningococcal Vaccine available FREE to some patients

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.

Cyber security incident at our PHO

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.


Book a non-urgent appointment online

If you are not registered for our patient portal but would still like to be able to book a non-urgent appointment online at your convenience then check out the orange button "Book Now" on the Home page of our website.  Just follow the simple steps.

Please note:

  • you should book with your usual doctor only.  We reserve the right to contact you and reschedule bookings made with other doctors.
  • you cannot book on the day appointments online - please phone the medical centre to book for the same day.


Ability to view your consultation notes via our patient portal

If you have registered, and activated, your access to our patient portal (ManageMyHealth) you can now view most of your consultation notes dated after 1 May 2018 when we activated this function.

This is a great way to refresh your memory about any instructions or advice that you have been given by your GP; changes to your medication doses; plans for ongoing treatment; etc.

Not yet registered for the portal?  Download the form on the "Enrol" page of our website and bring or send it in to us.

Patient portal-have you considered it?

Over 30% of our patients are already using the patient portal.  We are now inviting all patients over the age of 16 years to register. This is a confidential and secure way to access your health information online, and to communicate with your GP.  You can view test results, request repeat prescriptions, and book non-urgent appointments at a time convenient to you.  There is also an app so you can access your health records anywhere, at anytime.

For more information check out the video link on the Home page.

Health Care Home - We're making some changes for the better.

We want to make it easier for you to get in touch with us. We upgraded our phone systems so that we can answer your call more efficiently.  
We also have Health Care Online, our Patient Portal, which allows you to contact your GP, book appointments, and see lab results and other clinical information, online.  Going forward, as a portal user, you will be able to communicate with your GP in person, over the phone, or online.  We may be able to save you a trip in to see us if you don’t need to, which may be more convenient for you.