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If you are unwell with any viral symptoms ie fever, headache, runny nose, sore throat, cough or shortness of breath please ring 09 5343978 to speak to the nurse first. DO NOT ENTER THE WAITING ROOM.
Ph consults: the Dr will call you.
Video Consults: you will be sent a link via email within 24 hours of your appointment time. The links are also at http://www.howickhealth.co.nz/staff.html
ONE item per consultation please. A consultation time is 10-13 mins to allow paperwork time as a result of the consult (writing in notes, writing a referral, review blood results later etc -this is also detailed further in our website). Please book extra time if you have 2 or more issues.
NOTE: DR. VALLINGS IS AVAILABLE FOR VIRTUAL CONSULTS ONLY
Procedure for in-person consultation. 1. Upon arrival please reception will ask if (a) you have been overseas, (b) if you have any cold symptoms (cough, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath, fever). If you answer yes to (b) you should remain in your car and the Dr will call you.
*****LEVEL 2 LOCKDOWN. We will have in-person consultations however examinations will be at the doctor's discretion. Instructions will be provided as you book for these virtual consults (see above for more information). We will be separating our unwell patients with colds away from our well patients so please understand if you are told you are not allowed into the practice. Please wear a mask if you do come to the practice.
We are swabbing daily patients with cold symptoms as well as patients who have no symptoms and are in a higher risk group for developing complications (ie > 65 yrs of age, maori or pasifika, heart condition, chronic lung condition, diabetes, high blood pressure). Just call the nurse if you have mild cold symptoms and we can arrange a same day swab. There is no charge for this and minimal waiting times. NB we will swab you in your car. ***********