A doctor's appointment is required prior to being given travel vaccines. Nurses are involved with administering vaccinations including travel vaccinations (Hepatitis A & B, Typhoid, Tetanus and Diphtheria, Cholera, and Polio), Tetanus vaccinations and Flu Vaccinations. Immunisations for children under 2 years old are also administered by Nurses.
Prescriptions can be requested without seeing the doctor. However, repeat prescriptions do require reviews with the doctor three monthly, six monthly or monthly depending on the medication and the condition which is being treated. Different medications require differing length of review periods.
Repeat prescriptions can be requested at Reception or by phoning the Nurse. Please allow two working days for your prescription to be ready. There are additional fees for faxed scripts or those required urgently.
This is available to women aged 20-70 years old and is overseen by the National Cervical Screening Programme. The screening test checks for abnormal cell changes to the cervix, reducing the risk of women developing cervical cancer.
Cervical Smears are available for free or a reduced cost for Maori, Pacific Island and high-needs women. Please make an appointment with one of our Nurses. Alternatively, smears can be done by one of our female GP's.
This is a free annual check for patients with diabetes. Please contact one of our Nurses for further information or to make an appointment.
Funded by the PHO, this service is on two levels - one being a general screening and the other requiring clinical management. Feel free to contact one of our Nurses for further information.
Dr Edward Watson has a special interest in skin cancer, its treatments and is trained in advanced assessments (including Dermoscopy). If you have any concerns regarding a mole, please make an appointment with Dr Watson for an assessment.
The removal of wax from the ear is done in a safe way by one of our Nurses. We advise ear drops to be applied for several days before the ear is syringed. Please contact a Nurse for further information.
Our state-of-the-art facility has a procedure room specifically for surgical procedures such as minor excisions, mole removal and ingrown toenails etc. Please make appointment with Reception.
A baby at six weeks of age is checked by the doctor and is then immunised by the Nurse. Please talk to Reception to arrange an appointment for your baby. You will be requested to stay 20 minutes after the immunisations have been given.
Liquid Nitrogen is used to freeze off skin abnormalities, such as warts, moles and sun-damaged skin. This is done by the Nurse and may take several applications to achieve success.
Our team can treat injuries and accident related afflictions. There is a co-payment associated with ACC related doctor appointments. Please make an appointment with Reception.
This is provided in the practice for women in the first 14 weeks of their pregnancy. From here they are referred to a midwife or an obstetrician.