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First Health and Wellness Centre

Community Health Service, Nurse Led Practice

Emergency Service please phone 111 for an Ambulance, or GP online service for virtual or phone consultations. 0800 7722 7587 website: www.practiceplus.co.nz
Non-Urgent Service phone Healthline on 0800 611 116.

Today

10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Covid-19 testing

Assisted RATs for priority populations

Priority populations are groups that have experienced adverse impacts or are considered at higher risk of the effects from COVID-19 outbreaks in New Zealand. They include Māori and Pacific communities and those living with disabilities.

Please view the Ministry of Health - COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Testing Guide: https://www.health.govt.nz/system/files/documents/pages/covid-19-rapid-antigen-testing-guide-20feb22.pdf

Free Masks and RAT Tests Available

Description

First Health and Wellness Centre is a nurse-led, community, casual and urgent care medical service.

We are here to support the health needs of the Wairarapa community and visitors.

We do not enrol patients at our centre as we have no funding from the Te Whatu Ora or PHO. We provide casual/urgent medical care, including seeing patients when they cannot get an appointment at their normal health centre or visitors to Wairarapa. 

Consults at this stage are with a registered Nurse or you may be requested to use the online virtual appointments with Practice Plus. www.practiceplus.nz

First Health and Wellness Centre operates under the umbrella of Manaaki Ki Wairarapa Charitable Trust.

Staff

Patricia  - Clinical Services Manager
Donna  - Registered Nurse
Lynn - Administrator
Volunteer - Carole

No GP or Nurse Practitioner available. A GP online service is available through us if required.

How do I access this service?

Contact us, Make an appointment, Walk in

Charges

Enrolled at a Wairarapa Health Centre/GP Practice

Age Nurse Consult Nurse Practitioner Consult
0 - 5 years $15.00 $N/A
6 - 17 years $20.00 $N/A
18+ years $30.00 $N/A


Not enrolled at a Wairarapa Health Centre / GP Practice

 

Age Nurse Consult Nurse Practitioner Consult
0 - 5 years $20.00 $N/A
6 - 17 years $30.00 $N/A
18+ years $50.00 $N/A

Fees and Charges Categorisation

Fees apply

Hours

10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

After hours: refer to local after hours services

Public Holidays: Closed Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (29 Mar), Easter Sunday (31 Mar), Easter Monday (1 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), King's Birthday (3 Jun), Matariki (28 Jun), Labour Day (28 Oct).

Services Provided

ECG

An ECG is a recording of your heart's electrical activity. Electrode patches are attached to your skin to measure the electrical impulses given off by your heart. The result is a trace that can be read by a doctor. It can give information of previous heart attacks or problems with the heart rhythm.

An ECG is a recording of your heart's electrical activity. Electrode patches are attached to your skin to measure the electrical impulses given off by your heart. The result is a trace that can be read by a doctor. It can give information of previous heart attacks or problems with the heart rhythm.

Lab Results

Sometimes your doctor needs to take a sample of blood or urine either to discover what is wrong with you or to measure something in your blood so that the right medication is given to you. These tests could be anything from blood sugar to a full blood count or a sample of tissue to test for cancer. While urine can generally be tested in the surgery, blood and other specimens are usually sent away for testing at a laboratory. Most results come back within 48 hours unless a very rare test is needed which has to go to a specialist lab further away when it might take a little longer.

Sometimes your doctor needs to take a sample of blood or urine either to discover what is wrong with you or to measure something in your blood so that the right medication is given to you. These tests could be anything from blood sugar to a full blood count or a sample of tissue to test for cancer.

While urine can generally be tested in the surgery, blood and other specimens are usually sent away for testing at a laboratory. Most results come back within 48 hours unless a very rare test is needed which has to go to a specialist lab further away when it might take a little longer.

Liquid Nitrogen

Liquid nitrogen is a fast, effective treatment provided in many practices to treat viral warts, sun damaged skin, skin tags and many benign cosmetic lesions. It comes in a container with a nozzle and is usually applied by swab or spray. Often one treatment is all that is needed but sometimes it may need repeating after two weeks. Because it cannot be stored for too long, you will often find that your GP will treat a number of patients one after the other. For more information click here.

Liquid nitrogen is a fast, effective treatment provided in many practices to treat viral warts, sun damaged skin, skin tags and many benign cosmetic lesions. It comes in a container with a nozzle and is usually applied by swab or spray. Often one treatment is all that is needed but sometimes it may need repeating after two weeks.
Because it cannot be stored for too long, you will often find that your GP will treat a number of patients one after the other. 

For more information click here.

Minor Accident Care

Primary care practices offer a range of services and are able to deal with most minor accident care. If they are not able to deal with an injury they will refer on to the appropriate service.

Primary care practices offer a range of services and are able to deal with most minor accident care. If they are not able to deal with an injury they will refer on to the appropriate service.

Telehealth Consultation

A virtual consultation is a way of having an appointment with your healthcare provider, but not in person. This is usually done via a video app or a phone call. For more detailed information about telehealth consultations, please see the guide from Healthify. Patients can come to the centre and be connected virtually to an online GP Provider. Cost between $49.00 - 69.00. These appointments are after hours.

  • Telehealth consultations - anyone can access

A virtual consultation is a way of having an appointment with your healthcare provider, but not in person. This is usually done via a video app or a phone call. For more detailed information about telehealth consultations, please see the guide from Healthify.

Patients can come to the centre and be connected virtually to an online GP Provider. Cost between $49.00 - 69.00. These appointments are after hours.

Health screening

Cervical screening, Diabetes screening

  • Cervical screening
  • Diabetes screening
Heavy Trade and Car Licence Medicals
Smears
Abuse and Violence Support
Mental Health Support

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access

Parking

Visitor car park located at 16 Opaki Road, Lansdowne Masterton. Main Entrance First Street carpark.

Region

Wairarapa

Contact Details

10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

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16 Opaki Road
Lansdowne
Masterton
Wellington 5810

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Street Address

16 Opaki Road
Lansdowne
Masterton
Wellington 5810

Postal Address

P.O Box 493
Masterton

This page was last updated at 3:18PM on December 5, 2023. This information is reviewed and edited by First Health and Wellness Centre.