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Dargaville Medical Centre

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Dargaville Hospital, 77 Awakino Road, Dargaville

7:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

12 Freyberg Road, Ruawai

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

Covid-19 testing

GP practice - enrolled and casual patients

This practice provides Covid-19 testing to enrolled and casual patients. Monday - Friday ONLY Please call the practice for more information.

Between the hours of 9am - 2pm the testing will be provided at the rear of Dargaville Hospital : Northland COVID-19 Community Testing Centres • Healthpoint

Description

We are a family centred surgery offering a full range of general practice services to you and your family.

Our surgery is located at 77 Awakino Road, Dargaville.

Staff
Our team is made up of 11 GPs (see details below under General Practitioners) and:

Practice Manager & Clinical Manager: Judy Harris

Nursing Staff:

  • Gerard Van Der Harst (Ruawai practice nurse)
  • Rosemary Child (warfarin control)
  • Doey Sullivan (cervical smears, smoking cessation, women's health, asthma education)
  • Carolyn McNabb (skin recall, immunisation)
  • Hayley Hutton (Nurse Prescriber)
  • Ajesh Robi
  • Mandy Talijanicich
  • Pauline Ioka
  • Candace Herman
  • Katherine Tahere (practice nurse/ CVD nurse)
  • Tracey Henderson (diabetes nurse/practice nurse)
  • Karen Le Valliant  Enrolled Nurse
  • Brooke Griffiths
  • Gwen Roberts
  • Tinaya Stewart
  • Robynann Dyson (Nurse Prescriber)
  • Nina-Emilie Baraka Yakrere
  • Jaimee Nelley-Whittaker
  • Ireina Paurini
  • Sophie Lindesay 

HCA

  • Naz
  • Jodi

Office Staff:

  • Carmen Beynon (Office Manager)
  • Dallas Taylor  (Office Manager )
  •  Alisi Lama
  • Shirley Wood
  • Angel Emtage
  • Mary Paul
  • Diana Maxwell
  • Te Rina Tierney 
  • Shamaea Parore Baker
  • Keleni Paunga
  • Maryanne Carter

Doctors

How do I access this service?

Enrolled patients, Make an appointment

Enrolling new patients

Yes

This practice is enrolling new patients.

Fees

The following prices only reflect consultations during clinic hours (7.30 am to 5.30 pm weekdays).A $5-00 fee is addedde on the day.

Standard Consultation Fees for Registered Patients  
 Up to 14 years old Free
 14 - 17 years old $13.00
 Over 17 years old

$19.50

 ACC surcharge (1st visit) $19.50
ACC Review $10.00
 ACC review and certificate $15.00
Standard Consultation Fees for Casual Patients  
 Up to 14 years old Free
14 - 17 years old  $55.00
Over 17 years old  $85.00
Additional Services
Repeat same day prescription $19.00
Ear syringe $30-00
Minor surgery from $225
Cryotherapy $15.00
Cervical smear Free
Nursing services (e.g. dressings, suture removal) from $5.00
Blood pressure by nurse $5.00

All overseas patients incur a minimum $85.00

Hours

Dargaville Hospital, 77 Awakino Road, Dargaville

7:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

Mon – Fri 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Sat 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Please note that we do not provide free after-hours medical care for accident and emergencies. The nearest free accident and emergency clinic is at Whangārei Hospital. Dargaville Medical Centre also provides General Practitioner services to Dargaville Hospital, and the same GP fees apply whether you present at the hospital or the medical centre. Fees are expensive for after-hours care as they involve calling a doctor out from home. We strongly advise where possible that you see a doctor during the day.

We are open from 9 - 12 on Saturday for emergencies only.

After hours: We partner with Ka Ora Telecare to provide same day virtual GP appointments for enrolled patients, as an extension of our regular medical centre team.

Ka Ora is available weekdays from 5pm to 8am and 24/7 weekends/public holidays. 

Click here to find out more and to register/book an appointment or call Ka Ora on 0800 252 672.

12 Freyberg Road, Ruawai

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

We strongly suggest that you make appointments for this clinic. To enquire about a booking, please contact us.

After hours: We partner with Ka Ora Telecare to provide same day virtual GP appointments for enrolled patients, as an extension of our regular medical centre team.

Ka Ora is available weekdays from 5pm to 8am and 24/7 weekends/public holidays. 

Click here to find out more and to register/book an appointment or call Ka Ora on 0800 252 672.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC)

LARC methods are very effective at preventing unplanned pregnancy and are “fit and forget” forms of contraception – you don’t need to remember them every day or every month. LARC methods: Intrauterine Contraceptive Devices (IUCD or IUD) are inserted through the cervix into a woman’s uterus. IUCDs may be either hormonal (Mirena® or Jaydess® ) or non-hormonal (copper IUCD). Jadelle® is a hormone-releasing implant that is inserted just under the skin of the upper arm. Depending on the type of device, it will need to be changed after between three and ten years. Read more about LARC methods here

  • Implant (Jadelle) inserts
  • Implant (Jadelle) removal
  • IUD inserts
  • IUD removals

LARC methods are very effective at preventing unplanned pregnancy and are “fit and forget” forms of contraception – you don’t need to remember them every day or every month. LARC methods:

  • Intrauterine Contraceptive Devices (IUCD or IUD) are inserted through the cervix into a woman’s uterus. IUCDs may be either hormonal (Mirena® or Jaydess® ) or non-hormonal (copper IUCD).
  • Jadelle® is a hormone-releasing implant that is inserted just under the skin of the upper arm.

Depending on the type of device, it will need to be changed after between three and ten years.

Read more about LARC methods here

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

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.

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. 

Patient Portal

A patient portal is a secure online tool provided by GP practices that can allow convenient access to your health information as well as interaction with the practice e.g. booking appointments and requesting repeat prescriptions.

A patient portal is a secure online tool provided by GP practices that can allow convenient access to your health information as well as interaction with the practice e.g. booking appointments and requesting repeat prescriptions.

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access

Contact Details

Dargaville Hospital, 77 Awakino Road, Dargaville

Northland

7:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

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12 Freyberg Road, Ruawai

Northland

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

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This page was last updated at 11:49AM on February 19, 2024. This information is reviewed and edited by Dargaville Medical Centre.