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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. We can arrange a COVID swab to be done at our premises at no charge if you have symptoms. If you have mild symptoms and only require a COVID swab please call the nurse to arrange a same day swab at no charge. Travel COVID swabs are also done here with the nurse.
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 if you have 2 or more issues.
Dr. Vallings' last day is 18 January 2022.
Please see our website for regular updates including what happens at each lockdown level. In the current level we will be moving to a mixture of virtual consults (phone and video) an in person consults. If your consult requires an examination or you would prefer to see the doctor in person, please annotate this in the 'notes' when booking a phone or video consultation and call when you arrive at the car park. Please note we cannot guarantee this and if you have ANY cold symptoms please do not request an in person consult.
COVID vaccination clinic: For our registered patients 5 years and over you can now book online. Please see the online appointment availability.
COVID -19 rapid antigen testing (RAT) and PCR test: please book with the nurse. Eligible groups for RAT: 1. Any cold symptoms, 2. Close contact of a positive case, 3. Those who have been directed to take a test by a health official ie. border workers, port workers and workers in MIQF. Please call to make an appt. If you are unwell and require medical attention you will need to make an appointment with your doctor.
Eligible group for PCR tests: please book with the nurse: if 2 or more -ve RATs and cold symptoms persist.
You can write 'in-person' when booking if you prefer to see the doctor, though please note you will only be brought into the practice if an examination is deemed necessary. Wait in the car, call us upon arrival. Under the Orange setting in the COVID protection framework, we will allow in person consults as well as virtual (ie phone and video). Please send photos to [email protected] at least 4 hours prior to your consult if possible if you feel this will assist the doctor (ie rashes/ sore throat -take with a flash pls). If you are unvaccinated, the doctor after taking a history will decide how an examination will take place (if required).
If we are closed and you would like an urgent virtual consult, please go to: https://m.carehq.co.nz