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Covid-19 – Update

June 2, 2021

Covid-19 – Update

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way GPs do business and the way you, our patients, seek our help. While social distancing is a necessity, it is still important for you to contact us when you need medical advice.

We assure you that you will be cared for safely should you need to come in to our practice for an in-person consultation.

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners has produced some FAQs for our patients – please click on the link for further information.

New Zealand is now at Covid-19 Alert Level 1 – click here for official information.

For the latest national health advice call 0800 358-5453 or click here.


We are pretty much back to “business as usual” but with some improved safety measures and efficiencies that we have successfully adopted into our daily practice that are here to stay:

Phone Consultations – we will continue to do phone consultations as required – if you feel this would suit your needs, please ask at the time of booking. If you are unsure whether you need to be seen it’s okay to start with a phone consult and we can make a plan to ensure you are fully assessed. These will continue to be charged at the standard consultation rates.

Face-to-Face Appointments – these are freely available BUT we continue to screen for any respiratory symptoms to reduce infective germs in our waiting room.

If you have symptoms of fever, cough or sore throat, please let us know when you call for an appointment, and when you arrive at the surgery please wait in your car and give us a call to let us know you are here. The doctor will come to you. If a Covid-19 swab is required we can do this for you.

We appreciate your cooperation during these past few weeks and into the foreseeable future.

Coronavirus Symptoms? Phone Healthline on 0800 358-5453.

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