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Covid-19 testing

GP practice - enrolled patients only

This practice provides COVID-19 testing to enrolled patients following telephone triage. Please phone the practice for more information.

 

General Public Covid-19 Testing

People in the Southern district with cold and flu symptoms who are seeking a COVID-19 test should call 0800 VIRUS19 (0800 847 8719) or their local GP for advice, and should stay at home.  If you are offered a test for COVID-19, please take it.  It will help us ensure we don't have community transmission, and help keep your friends, family and whānau safe.  Regardless of where you are tested, COVID-19 testing is free of charge. 

Call your GP or 0800 VIRUS19 or (0800 847 8719) to get tested.  If you don't have a GP, or your GP does not offer COVID-19 tests, you can attend a ''designated practice'' for your test.  

0800 VIRUS 19 Call Centre hours:

9.00am to 4.00pm, Monday to Friday

9.00am to 12.00pm, Weekends 

Description

At Amity Health Centre we aim to provide high quality patient-centred health care in an environment where our patients feel comfortable and respected regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, or culture.

We provide a comprehensive range of general practice services to patients of all ages including family planning, child health, overseas travel advice, health assessment and promotion, and care for ongoing medical conditions.

We seek to:

  • have an advocacy and educational role for our patients
  • provide acute and chronic care when it is needed
  • continually improve the quality of the care and service we provide

 

Staff
Our team is made up of GPs (see details below under “General Practitioners”) and:

Practice Manager: Catherine Daly-Reeve

Nursing Staff: Olivia Vickers, Megan Findlay, Sarah Leeden

Receptionist/Admin: Chris Hibberd, Cindy Cosgrove, Jan Bramley, Carien van der Merwe

Doctors

Note: Please note below that some people are not available at all locations.

How do I access this service?

Enrolled patients, Make an appointment

Enrolling new patients

No

This practice is not currently enrolling new patients.

Fees

FEES FOR ENROLLED NZ ELIGIBLE PATIENTS

The fees listed have been approved by Te Whatu Ora. They apply for a standard 15 minute consultation with a doctor. Longer consultations may be requested, and are charged a higher rate. Other fees charged for longer consultations, nurse consultations, and additional procedures or tests available on request.

Eligible Patients Standard Consult ACC
Under 14 years Free Free
14 - 17 years $26 $21
18 years and older $55 $50
New Patient First Appointment $60  

FEES FOR NON-ELIGIBLE PATIENTS

Non-eligible patients are those who are not eligible to enrol with Wellsouth Primary Health Network or not eligible for government subsidised health care.

18 years and over  NZ Resident
with Community Services Card
$80
$64
6-17 years old NZ Resident
with Community Service Card
Non NZ-resident
$35
$30
$55
Under 6 years old NZ Resident
Non NZ Resident
$15
$55

IMMUNISATIONS

Prices vary depending on our suppliers. You will be advised of the cost for each vaccine at the time of your appointment. Our cost includes the nursing administration charge. We charge an additional fee if vaccines are required at short notice. Generally non-schedule vaccines need to be ordered at least one week before they are administered.

NON-ATTENDANCE

Please note that we reserve the right to charge a fee of $20.00 if you book an appointment but do not attend it.

Hours

Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 5:15 PM

After Hours: Clinic phone goes through to an after hours service

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).

Languages Spoken

English

Services Provided

Immunisation

Immunisation is the safest and most effective way to provide protection for you and your tamariki’s health. For more information view the NZ immunisation schedule.

  • Pregnancy vaccinations
  • Childhood immunisation programme
  • 45 year old vaccinations
  • 65 year old vaccinations
  • Adult flu vaccine
  • Child flu vaccine
  • Diphtheria / Tetanus / Pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine
  • Measles / Mumps / Rubella (MMR) vaccine
  • Meningococcal vaccine
  • Shingles vaccine
  • Travel vaccinations

Immunisation is the safest and most effective way to provide protection for you and your tamariki’s health. For more information view the NZ immunisation schedule.

Adult and Child Medical Care

Your GP's surgery is far more than a place to go when you are feeling unwell and needing a quick cure. The doctor who sees you has gone through an extensive medical training to equip her or him to help children and adults of all ages with a range of physical and emotional difficulties. GPs are at the centre of the healthcare hub and will be aware of services and expertise that are available locally and further-a-field. GPs are also aware of the link that stress and unhappy life events have on physical health so know when to suggest a talking therapy rather than medication.

Your GP's surgery is far more than a place to go when you are feeling unwell and needing a quick cure. The doctor who sees you has gone through an extensive medical training to equip her or him to help children and adults of all ages with a range of physical and emotional difficulties. GPs are at the centre of the healthcare hub and will be aware of services and expertise that are available locally and further-a-field. GPs are also aware of the link that stress and unhappy life events have on physical health so know when to suggest a talking therapy rather than medication.

Minor Surgery

Minor surgery is commonly provided in primary care practices, providing fast, competent removal and biopsies of skin lesions. Other services include cosmetic work such as removal of benign moles and skin tags. Ingrown toenail surgery is also commonly provided. These conditions do not need to be referred to a hospital, perhaps saving you a long wait or a cancelled appointment when a more serious case takes priority. If your doctor is unable to provide the procedure you need, he/she may know a neighbouring GP who does. Otherwise, the PHO will have a list of GPs trained in particular operations.

Minor surgery is commonly provided in primary care practices, providing fast, competent removal and biopsies of skin lesions. Other services include cosmetic work such as removal of benign moles and skin tags. Ingrown toenail surgery is also commonly provided. 
These conditions do not need to be referred to a hospital, perhaps saving you a long wait or a cancelled appointment when a more serious case takes priority. 
If your doctor is unable to provide the procedure you need, he/she may know a neighbouring GP who does. Otherwise, the PHO will have a list of GPs trained in particular operations.

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.

Travel Advice / Immunisations

Another service offered to you at your GP surgery (primary care practice) is advice and immunisation before you go to another country. While you are likely to have the immunisations needed to live in New Zealand, there may be other injections you need to protect yourself before going for example to Africa or South America. In some places you will need protection from rabies or malaria. Yellow fever vaccinations are only available at approved centres; please click here to view the centres in New Zealand. Your doctor will be able to tell you what diseases you will need to be protected from in any named country and advise you on other medical matters.

Another service offered to you at your GP surgery (primary care practice) is advice and immunisation before you go to another country. While you are likely to have the immunisations needed to live in New Zealand, there may be other injections you need to protect yourself before going for example to Africa or South America. In some places you will need protection from rabies or malaria. Yellow fever vaccinations are only available at approved centres; please click here to view the centres in New Zealand. Your doctor will be able to tell you what diseases you will need to be protected from in any named country and advise you on other medical matters. 

Repeat Prescriptions

Each GP surgery or primary care practice will have its own procedure for repeat prescribing but the following rules are common to most, if not all. Patients who are well-known to the practice who have a stable condition like asthma, hypertension or diabetes could be allowed to get a repeat prescription for up to six months. Repeat prescriptions are never given to patients who are not known to the practice and there is probably a blanket ban on repeats for narcotics and other drugs that could be misused as doctors are expected to monitor these drugs carefully.

Each GP surgery or primary care practice will have its own procedure for repeat prescribing but the following rules are common to most, if not all. Patients who are well-known to the practice who have a stable condition like asthma, hypertension or diabetes could be allowed to get a repeat prescription for up to six months. Repeat prescriptions are never given to patients who are not known to the practice and there is probably a blanket ban on repeats for narcotics and other drugs that could be misused as doctors are expected to monitor these drugs carefully.

Cervical Screening

All women and people with a cervix aged 25 – 69 who have ever had intimate skin-to-skin contact or been sexually active should have regular cervical screening. This includes women who have been immunised against HPV. Together, regular screening and HPV immunisation provide the best protection against cervical cancer. There are now more options for how you have cervical screening done: a simple vaginal swab test for HPV, either done yourself or with help from a healthcare professional a cervical sample taken by a healthcare professional (used to be known as a smear test). Talk with your healthcare provider to decide which option is best for you. If HPV is found, you may need to have a follow-up test or be referred directly for colposcopy. If you’ve not yet had HPV testing, you should be screened 3 years after your last test (or 1 year if immune deficient). Once you have had an HPV test, and providing HPV is not found, your next screening will be in 5 years (or 3 years if immune deficient). For more information: Cervical screening | Time to Screen - National Screening Unit

All women and people with a cervix aged 25 – 69 who have ever had intimate skin-to-skin contact or been sexually active should have regular cervical screening. This includes women who have been immunised against HPV. Together, regular screening and HPV immunisation provide the best protection against cervical cancer.

There are now more options for how you have cervical screening done:

  • a simple vaginal swab test for HPV, either done yourself or with help from a healthcare professional
  • a cervical sample taken by a healthcare professional (used to be known as a smear test).

Talk with your healthcare provider to decide which option is best for you.

If HPV is found, you may need to have a follow-up test or be referred directly for colposcopy.

If you’ve not yet had HPV testing, you should be screened 3 years after your last test (or 1 year if immune deficient). Once you have had an HPV test, and providing HPV is not found, your next screening will be in 5 years (or 3 years if immune deficient).

For more information: Cervical screening | Time to Screen - National Screening Unit

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343 Highgate, Roslyn, Dunedin

Dunedin - South Otago

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343 Highgate
Roslyn
Dunedin 9010

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343 Highgate
Roslyn
Dunedin 9010

This page was last updated at 12:21PM on December 6, 2023. This information is reviewed and edited by Amity Health Centre.