29 March 2021
Newtown Medical Centre will be closed on Friday 2nd April & Monday 5th April. We will re-open on Tuesday 6th April.
Newtown Medical Centre Team.
What’s new at Newtown Medical Centre
15 March 2021
Leah Gordon is now qualified and registered as a Nurse Practitioner. You can make appointments with her as you would with a doctor.
We also have a Health Improvement Practitioner (HIP) working here Monday to Thursday. A HIP is a free service available for any person of any age who would like support with
- Managing stress
- Overcoming hurdles in daily life
- Making healthy lifestyle changes
- Learning strategies to improve your wellbeing.
Please talk to one of our staff if you would like to make time to see her.
From Monday 15 March there will be a price increase for some of our services. This will include consultation and prescription costs for Otago Medical Students and patients who are eligible for Long Term Condition funding and an increase in the cost of cervical screening.
Also, our Nurse Advice phone consultations will now incur a fee.
Thank you for your ongoing support.
Nga mihi nui.
Level 2 – Covid-19 Update
Newtown Medical Centre want to say thank you for your ongoing patience and cooperation during the return to level two, this is due to the community outbreak in Auckland.
This means we should keep 2m apart from each other, wash and dry our hands and sneeze and cough into elbows. If you have cold and flu symptoms, please stay home and ring Healthline (0800 358 5453) for advice on being tested.
You may be offered a COVID-19 test. Please say Yes To The Test, the test is free. Continue to keep track of where you have been by using the NZ Tracer app.
We request that you only call the medical centre if you have a need we can assist you with directly. We are experiencing large numbers of phone calls so please be patient if you are calling us.
Consultations with your Doctor or nurse may be held over the phone or on video and these will be chargeable. If a face to face consultation is what is best for you, we have measures in place that this can be done safely.
All prescriptions can be sent directly to your pharmacy so make sure you let us know who your pharmacy is when ordering.
If you are leaving an order on our script line remember to include who your pharmacy is so we can send the script directly there for you pick up.
This is a great time to join Manage My Health so you can order scripts and see your results online.
At level 2 – How you can help us keep everyone safe
You can also help us with this by:
• Avoiding unnecessary trips to the medical centre
• Calling us before you come in
• Answering our screening questions as you enter the building; we are actively not letting people into the medical centre without screening for COVID symptoms, please be kind to the staff doing this screening, it is to keep us all safe
• Arriving for your appointment at the time arranged; this helps us keep the number of people in the waiting room to a minimum, with social distancing recommended by the Ministry of Health
• Not queuing outside the medical centre, respect the 2 metre rule to keep us all safe.