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Aspiring Medical Centre

Primary Healthcare Service

Today

8:30 AM to 6:00 PM.

Description

We are a friendly Lake Wanaka medical centre offering a range of health services, from general medical care to specialised services. Our medical staff have a broad range of skills and specialisations, so you can access a range of expertise without having to travel from Wanaka.

Staff
Our team is made up of 7 GPs (see details below under “General Practitioners”) and:

General Manager: Caroline Stark

Operational Manager: Annelies Visser

Nurse Manager: Lynda Davis

Nurse Practitioner: Nicky Anderson

Practice Nurses: Sue Evans, Jackie Davidson, Polly Dickson, Bernie Hewson, Jonelle Cochrane, Leigh Cohen, Eilidh Macleod, Margaret Henderson

Reception/Administration: Steph Lowen, Lani Patterson, Debbie Milne, Pip Kim, Beth Lazenby, Rhianna Flaherty, Helen Presbury, Sarah Rampley, Liz Hadida

General Practitioners

Hours

8:30 AM to 6:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Weekend and Public Holidays: Clinics Hours 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

(Duty clinics which alternate with Wanaka Medical Centre) 

Wanaka Medical Centre is at the same address BUT is a separate medical centre.

After Hours: 

After hours medical care is administered by Wanaka After Hours and contracts doctors from both Wanaka Medical and Aspiring Medical Centre.  Phone calls to the either medical centre will be taken by the NURSE TRIAGE SERVICE and directed appropriately.  THERE IS ALWAYS A DOCTOR ON CALL.

Public Holidays: Closed Otago Anniversary (23 Mar), Queen's Birthday (1 Jun). Open Easter Sunday (21 Apr, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM), Labour Day (28 Oct, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM), Waitangi Day (6 Feb, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM), Good Friday (10 Apr, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM), Easter Monday (13 Apr, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM), ANZAC Day (27 Apr, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM).

Enrolling new patients

Yes

This practice is enrolling new patients.

Wheelchair Access

Yes

Languages Spoken

English, Korean, Dutch

Fees

Enrolled Patient Fees

Under 14 yearsFree
14-17 years$33
18-24 years$44
25-44 years$52
45-64 years$52
65+ years$52
Non-Enrolled Patients  
Under 6 Years $50
6-13 Years $55
14-17 Years $75
18-24 Years $90
25+ Years $95

Our fees vary according to the length and type of consultation, materials used, level of Government subsidy, your age and your residency status. Our fees reflect the increased responsibilities, equipment and on-call requirements of rural doctors. If you want to clarify the cost of your consultation in advance, please ask our reception staff.

A standard consultation is a 15 minute consultation within normal weekday clinic hours.

Higher charges apply for after hours call-outs, weekend clinics, home visits and extended consultations.

Eftpos and credit card facilities are available.

PLEASE NOTE: Fees are based on payment at time of consultation.

Services

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Minor Surgery

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Repeat Prescriptions

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Lab Results

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Vasectomy

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Liquid Nitrogen

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Cervical Screening

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ECG

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Spirometry

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Immigration Medicals

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IUCD Insertion

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Immunisation

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Well Child/Tamariki Ora Health Checks – Birth to Three Years

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Patient Portal

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23 Cardrona Valley Road
Wanaka 9305

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23 Cardrona Valley Road
Wanaka 9305

This page was last updated at 9:45AM on September 2, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Aspiring Medical Centre.