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Co-payment for under sixes who are not enrolled with us

From Thursday 13th September 2018, medical consultations for children under six years of age who are not enrolled with us will attract a $10.00 Co-payment. ACC consultations for children under 13 years will remain free. Enrolled and funded under 13 year-old children will still be seen for free. Unfortunately, the medical subsidy for children has […]

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Shingles Vaccine now funded!

The shingles vaccine, Zostervax, is now funded for all patients over the age of 65. Shingles is a virus that causes a painful rash in a localised area on the body. It is often intensely painful and the pain can sometimes last for months after the rash has gone. The older you are, the more […]

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Flu shots available now

Funded Flu Vaccines Available NOW!

Get your Flu Shot[/caption]Yes, it is that time of year again! We now have this year’s flu vaccines in stock and available to anyone who want it. Make an appointment with our nurses to get yours as soon as possible so that you have the maximum amount of protection over the flu season. Do I […]

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Antibiotics and Cold and Flu

You’ve got a cold and feel lousy. Maybe you already tried some over-the-counter meds. Time for something stronger, you think. Can antibiotics do the trick? Here’s the plain truth: Colds are caused by viruses, and no antibiotic in the world can fight one. They only treat an infection that’s brought on by another small living […]

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New Initiative for Concussed Rugby Players

Westgate is the preferred provider for North Harbour Rugby Union for the management of concussion sustained in their rugby games. From 1st April, professional referees will be able to issue a “blue card” when they believe a player has sustained a significant concussion. The player will have to immediately stop playing and see a doctor […]

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Wesleyan Medicine Mission to Bougainville

Wesleyan Medicine Mission to Bougainville Jun 20-Jul 8, 2016 Report prepared by Dr Amanda Mitchell   Michelle Yates (nurse, psychotherapist) and I (medical doctor) have recently returned from our third medical mission to Bougainville. 500 needy people received free medical consultation, education, and medication at 8 under resourced rural medical clinics. Nurses received training. Medical […]

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Influenza

Please click the following to access the web pages: (NZ) Ministry of Health (NZ) National Influenza Specialist Group (USA)  Centres for Disease Control & Prevention

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Meningococcal Disease Alert for Auckland Region

5 September 2012 Meningococcal Disease Alert for Auckland Region MEDIA RELEASE BY ARPHS Auckland Regional Public Health Services (ARPHS) has received notification of five confirmed cases of Meningococcal disease, across the Auckland region since 29 August 2012. There have been no fatalities reported in relation to these recent notifications and investigations have not established a […]

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Measles Outbreak (2009, 2011, 2012)

* as of end July 2012 the epidemic is officially over *

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Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Outbreak 2011 -2012

As of June 2012 this is spreading rapidly through Auckland. By 1 January 2012 there have been 322 cases of pertussis notified and over 1,500 contacts requiring follow up in the Auckland region.  This outbreak has now reached such significant numbers that containment is no longer feasible and a different approach is needed. Auckland Regional […]

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