If you're acutely unwell, it may be difficult to see your preferred GP on a particular day, which is why we offer a duty clinic every morning.
When you phone our friendly reception staff they will take your phone number and one of our skilled nurses will call you back to assess your needs.
If needed, they will make a time for Duty Doctor to see you that day.
We appreciate that it's not ideal to spend lenghty periods in the waiting room when you're unwell so our Duty Clinic team will do their best to schedule your appointment as accurately as possible. However, given Duty Clinic is there to deal with acute cases, we ask for your understanding if there is a wait to see the doctor.
We encourage our patients to use our online appointment booking service ManageMyHealth™ where possible. By using the service you're able to see days and times each of our GPs are available.
Remember, if you need to see a doctor more urgently, please call our reception and arrange to see the Duty Doctor on that day.
We offer a wide range of comprehensive medical and health related services to look after the health needs of your whānau:
Can be ordered by leaving a message on the nurse answerphone or with reception. Alternatively you can order online via Manage My Health. 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.
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.
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.
Nurse Led Clinics are another service for our patients working alongside our General Practitioners. These clinics are led by our Nurse Manager, Barbara McKenzie with her Nursing Team in their Specialised Fields.
The Booked Nurse Clinics
These Booked Clinics are able to accommodate the following Specialities depending on the allocated booked nurse of the day and their skill set:
Asthma, COPD, Spirometry
ABI - Ankle Brachial Index Procedure
Women’s Health - Cervical Screening
Post Natal Care – Breast Feeding Interest (Barbara Mckenzie)
Nurse Led Clinic Hours
Tuesdays 8:30am – 5:00pm
Alternate Wednesday evenings 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Our Practice Nursing Team and Specialised Fields
Barbara McKenzie, (Nurse Manager) - Asthma/COPD/Spirometry Champion/Diabetes Champion/ABI Procedure/ Post Natal Care/Breast-Feeding Interest/Immunisations-Travel vaccine and General Nurse Procedures
Christine Montgomery – Smear Taker/Travel Vaccine and Immunisations Champion/ Diabetes Champion/Working interest with Asthma and COPD patients/ABI procedure and General Nurse Procedures
Marina Ander – Travel Vaccine and Immunisations Champion/Working interest with Asthma and COPD patients/ABI Procedure/Diabetes and General Nurse Procedures
Sarah Jones – Smear Taker/Flu Campaign Champion/ Diabetes/ABI Procedure/Immunisations-Travel vaccine and General Nurse Procedures
Anna Heaslip - Smear Taker/Women’s Health/ Diabetes /Immunisations-Travel vaccine and General Nurse Procedures.
If you wish to make an appointment with a particular Nurse or with a Nurse based on their skill set (as above), please then speak to our Reception and Administration Team and they will do their best to accommodate you, as most of our nurses work part time and work different booked clinic days.
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 about 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.
For your convenience and ease of access, Labtests is located right next to the Centre and is open 7:30am to 3:30pm, Monday to Friday.