As an established, conveniently located, well-staffed and resourced Medical Centre we can offer our community a wide range of comprehensive medical and health related services. These include:
The Kaipara Medical Centre has duty clinic every morning, until midday, to enable acutely unwell patients to be seen.
One of our skilled nurses will assess the patient first and, if needed, the duty doctor will see you. The duty doctor will attend to any acute problems on the day. If an ongoing health concern is identified, an appointment to see your regular GP will be made.
If you think you need to be seen in our duty clinic, please contact the receptionist who will give you a time. Please note that this is an arrival time, not an appointment – waiting time will vary, depending on how busy the clinic is.
We will attempt to keep you informed on likely waiting times.
Our patients benefit greatly from regular visits from visiting specialists. These include Dr Tim Jelleyman, a paediatric specialist. His clinic occurs once a month. Dr Jelleyman's staff arrange these appointments for our patients.
We run a number of regular nurse clinics each week for common conditions and checks. They are:
Can be ordered by leaving a message on the nurse answerphone or with reception. Alternatively they can be ordered online via Manage My Health (please enquire with one of our staff to set this up for you). Prescriptions will be available for collection within 48 hours (2 working days). If needed more urgently please inform us, but please note that additional charges will apply. If you have a mobile number we can also txt you when your prescription is ready to be collected. Routinely if you contact us before 2pm each day your prescription can be available after 3pm the next day. The increase in the volume and demand for repeat prescriptions is why we require 48 hours notice (2 working days) which is in line with other GP practices.
On some occasions your GP will want to see you before issuing a repeat prescription and our front desk team will help you make an appointment.
Once enrolled with the Kaipara Medical Centre you will have access to our online appointment booking and repeat prescription order service. This enables our patients to schedule appointments and/or arrange for repeat prescriptions with the click of the mouse! Quick, easy, efficient and worth enrolling with us for!
All you need is an individual email address for yourself and for EACH family member to be enrolled for this service. Booking routine appointments, ordering repeat prescriptions and receiving test results can be done via your PC, Tablet or mobile phone.
The Kaipara Medical Centre is involved in CarePlus - a primary health care initiative targeting people with high health need due to chronic conditions, acute medical or mental health needs, or terminal illness. Talk to your GP or Nurse about how CarePlus affects you and your treatment.
Be sure to enquire with your GP or Nurse, when your test results will be ready.
We will endeavour to notify you of any concerns arising from your test results, as quickly as possible. We would encourage you to ring during weekdays and leave a message for one of our nurses to call you back, if you are waiting for a result.
Please note that during busy times it make take up to 24 hours for a nurse to respond.
For your convenience and ease of access, LabTests are located right next to the Centre, at the top of the Lions Walk. They are open 7:30am to 3:30pm, Monday to Friday.