MEASLES OUTBREAK

We acknowledge your concern regarding the current measles outbreak. Due to limited stock we have been advised to prioritize children to ensure they are fully vaccinated before we can offer the vaccine to adults. Thank you for your understanding.

If you are an adult, we may not have childhood immunisation records for you. If you have had the English measles illness, you will be immune for life. If you were born between 1969 and 1992 it is possible you have only had one dose of measles vaccine and a further dose of MMR would be advisable.

Please phone 0800 IMMUNE if you have any further queries.

FLU VACCINES ARE HERE
We now have flu vaccinations in stock.
These are FREE for all patients over 65 years of age, pregnant women and people with certain medical conditions (our nurses will advise if you qualify).
For those not funded by the Government,  the cost is $32.00. Please phone reception to book in for your flu vaccination
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CSC HOLDERS

From the 1st December 2018, the Government is introducing reduced fees for Community Services Card holders and zero fees for Under 14’s.

If you are eligible this will mean that your fees to see the doctor will be reduce.   The reduced fees will also apply to ACC Visits.
0-13 years           Free
14-17 years         $12.50
18 + years            $18.50

To qualify for these reduced fees you MUST have a current Community Services Card.   If at the time of your consultation we are not able to confirm your eligibility the standard (non CSC) rate will be charged.

If you have a Super Gold Card you still may NOT be eligible, you need to check the back of the card for the ‘CSC’ number and expiry date.

To find out if you are eligible for a CSC Card, contact Work and Income:
Under 65 years                 0800 559 009
Over 65 years                   0800 552 002

SHINGLES VACCINE

You may have heard that shingles vaccine (Zostavax) is now free for adults aged 65-80. The best protection against shingles is immunisation. Until 31 March 2020, anyone aged from 66 to 80 years is also eligible for a free shingles vaccine.

Those aged 50 to 64 years who are at increased risk of shingles or are a household contact of an immune compromised individual may also benefit from the vaccination, however a cost will apply for this age group

 

BOOKING APPOINTMENTS AND REQUESTING REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS ONLINE

Have you signed up yet???
As some of you are aware, we now have the Patient Portal up and running, so appointments with the doctors can now be made online 24/7 as well as requesting repeat prescriptions. If you haven’t registered to do this as yet you can click the link on the right and follow the instructions as you go. Very easy and very convenient.