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De Lautour Medical

General Practice (GP) Service

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8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Covid-19 testing

GP practice - enrolled patients only

This practice provides COVID-19 testing to enrolled patients. Please call the practice for more information.

Description

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

Staff

  • Our team consists of a 9 GP’s, 6 Nurses, 5 Receptionists, General Practice Assistant and Practice Manager

Doctors

How do I access this service?

Contact us

Make an appointment

Patients are advised to make an appointment as there may be long waiting times when you walk in to the practice.  The practice will prioritise seriously ill patients.  

Enrolled patients

Enrolling new patients

No

This practice is not currently enrolling new patients.

The practice does not have a waiting list.

Fees

Enrolled Patient Fees

Under 14 years$0.00
14-17 years$13.00
18-24 years$19.50
25-44 years$19.50
45-64 years$19.50
65+ years$19.50

Fees and Charges Categorisation

Free, Fees apply

Hours

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

After Hours:

Phone our main number and you will be transferred to an after hours service who will triage you and provide the next steps.

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), Auckland Anniversary (27 Jan).

Covid testing hours - for GP practices, if hours differ to standard hours

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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

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.

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

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. Your Gp will contact you regarding your results by text or phone.

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.

Your Gp will contact you regarding your results by text or phone.

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 a service that is provided by the practice. Prices vary depending on the size and difficulty of what needs to be removed. We recommend seeing your GP for an assessment prior to making this booking.

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 a service that is provided by the practice. Prices vary depending on the size and difficulty of what needs to be removed. We recommend seeing your GP for an assessment prior to making this booking.

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. Patients on long term medication can call and request a prescription or order their prescription on Manage My Health. We recommend patients on long term medication are seen by their regular GP every 6 to 12 months.

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.

Patients on long term medication can call and request a prescription or order their prescription on Manage My Health.  We recommend patients on long term medication are seen by their regular GP every 6 to 12 months.

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.

  • Telehealth consultations for enrolled patients only
  • In person consultation preferred, but virtual consultation provided as required
  • Phone consultations

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.

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. https://portal.managemyhealth.co.nz/m/Main/login/

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.

https://portal.managemyhealth.co.nz/m/Main/login/

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access

Contact Details

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

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1 Turenne Street
Inner Kaiti
Gisborne 4010

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1 Turenne Street
Inner Kaiti
Gisborne 4010

This page was last updated at 1:18PM on November 23, 2023. This information is reviewed and edited by De Lautour Medical.