Counties Family Health Care
Primary Healthcare Service
We are a general practice aiming to provide quality healthcare to you and your family.
Consultations are by appointment only. Our standard consultation time is 15 minutes.
We currently WELCOME new patients for enrolment.
If you would like information about enrolling in Counties Medical GP Clinic to see one of our GPs, please call into our Papakura or Takanini clinic and one of our staff will be happy to assist you. Our Papakura Clinic is our main clinic, open Monday to Friday, with the satellite Takanini Clinic open two days per week.
- 6-18 O'Shannessey Street, Papakura ph (09) 299 9384 Monday to Friday 8am-5pm
- 106 Great South Road, Takanini ph (09) 280 6202 Tuesday and Wednesday 8am - 5pm
We are committed to making the enrolment process easy for you - we are able to email you the information and forms you need to complete. Alternatively you can pick up the forms from one of the clinics and one of our staff can assist you in completing them if you require.
We encourage all of our patients to sign up to the Manage My Health patient portal - this is easy and allows you to make appointments on line without having to phone the clinic. You can also request repeat prescriptions and view your Lab Results on line.
Please do not hesitate to phone with any enquiry you have about becoming one of our new patients.
Our team is made up of six GPs (see details below under “General Practitioners”) and:
Nursing Staff: Linda, Mumtaz, Nixie, Jandeep, Erin, Ebony & Gay
Receptionists: Sheryl, Yvonne, Sue, Shinae, Kim, Christine & Kasey
Languages spoken by our staff
We have staff who are fluent in the following languages:
Sinhala; Tamil; Hindi; Punjabi and Bengali.
|Mon – Fri||8:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
After Hours Assistance - If you need assistance from the GP Clinic after hours, please phone on the above numbers. A Registered Nurse will answer your call.
Alternatively please present at one of our Urgent Care Clinics - 6-18 O'Shannessey Street, Papakura (open 8am - 10pm, 7 days a week) or 106 Great South Road Takanini (open 8am - 8pm, 7 days a week)
Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.
Preferred urgent care clinic out of hours: Counties Urgent Care.
Enrolling new patients
This practice is enrolling new patients.
English, Bengali, Sinhali, Tamil
Enrolled Patient Fees
|Under 14 years||Free|
|14-17 years||From $12.50|
|18-24 years||From $18.50|
|25-44 years||From $18.50|
|45-64 years||From $18.50|
|65+ years||From $18.50|
Some enrolled patients are eligible for a low cost access fee for GP services of $18.50. Otherwise, the service fee is $30 per GP consultation. There is a standard $40 fee for all new patients for their first visit, which includes both a doctor's and nurse's consultation. Please phone the clinic or enquire at front reception for more information regarding your fees to see the GP or Practice Nurse.
Different charges apply to casual and non-enrolled patients and for other services.
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Fee changes at 1 December 2018
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There are some changes happening with fees and charges 1 December 2018 - cheaper visits for you if you have a Community Services Card (CSC)
(09) 299 9384
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6-18 O'Shannessey Street
6-18 O'Shannessey Street
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This page was last updated at 1:46PM on May 20, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Counties Family Health Care.