Updates from the Practice Team

Urgent same day faxed prescription

Dec 13 2019

As of the 16th of December, Urgent/ Same day faxed prescriptions will incur a fee of $30. 

For urgent/same day prescriptions these need to be requested before 1pm. 



Prescription pick up


Prescription posted to home address


Faxed Prescription


Urgent/Same Day pick up


Urgent/Same Day Fax



Newtown Medical Centre Team 

MMR and people visiting Samoa and other Pacific Island countries and the Philippines

Nov 21 2019

Current MMR priority groups within the Wellington region have been updated. The existing groups cover children's vaccinations (15 month and 4 years), opportunistic vaccination for those aged 5-15 years, and babies going to Auckland and other countries experiencing measles outbreaks. 

Patients travelling to Samoa, and other Pacific Island countries and the Philippines who does not have documented evidence of having the MMR vaccine, will need to book in with a nurse to get the vaccine. If you are unsure of your MMR status, this can be checked on Manage My Health or alternately you can call Newtown Medical Centre. 


NMC Team 

NMC Holiday Working Hours

Nov 12 2019

NMC Holiday Working Hours

December 2019 - January 2020

Tuesday 24th        7:45am – 3.30pm

Wednesday 25th  CLOSED

Thursday 26th      CLOSED

Friday 27th       7:45am – 5:30pm

Monday 30th     7:45am – 5:30pm

Tuesday 31st    7:45am – 3.30pm

Wednesday 1st               CLOSED

Thursday 2nd                 CLOSED

Friday 3rd         7:45am – 5.30pm

We will return to normal hours starting on 

Monday 6th of January.




Free Menopause group session

Oct 24 2019

Free Menopause group session

Hot & Bothered? Poor sleep? Fuzzy Brain?

Are you going through menopause and interested in meeting in a small group with Dr Jill Shepherd to discuss menopause and what you can do to help get through it.

Please email Dipa.Patel@newtownmc.co.nz to express your interest in attending a session.

More details on the time/date/place to come - watch this space!

Measles Update

Sep 16 2019

For the next 4 weeks Newtown Medical Centre will not be booking in adults for the MMR vaccine. Our priority at this stage is to immunise our under 5's until Ministry of Health is confident of MMR stock supplies in the central regions. 

Below are some useful websites: 

IMAC Website: https://www.immune.org.nz/hot-topic/measles-overseas-and-new-zealand

Regional Public Health website: ww.rph.org.nz/measles

Refer Parents of children up to 14years immune status queries to NIR@compasshealth.org.nz 

Kind Regards

Newtown Medical Centre Team  

Urgent prescription requests

Sep 09 2019

As of Monday 9th September 2019, all URGENT/SAME DAY prescription requests will need to be in by 1pm on the day. Any requests after 1pm will be dealt with in next working day. This is to allow enough time for your request to be actioned as there is not always a clinician on hand to process prescriptions.

Kind Regards

Newtown Medical Centre Team. 

High Call Volume

Sep 03 2019

We are currently experiencing a very high call volume. We do apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

We advise that if your call is in regards to MMR vaccines, please do visit www.newtownmc.co.nz or https://www.health.govt.nz/ (ministry of health website) for more information regarding MMR.

Did you know, appointments and script requests can be made on Manage my health. If you are not yet signed up to Manage my health, please ask at reception.

Thank you,
Newtown Medical Centre Team

Update on Influenza Vaccine

Jul 29 2019

We now have a limited supply of influenza vaccine to offer funded & non funded patients. 

Funded groups include : - 
Pregnant Women, Over 65's & under 65's, medically at risk, eligible children, <4 years. 

Non funded groups: 
Anyone else not funded & who wants a flu vaccine. 

Please book a nurse appointment while stocks last. 


Newtown Medical Centre team. 


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