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Family Medicine Birkenhead

Primary Healthcare Service


8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Covid-19 testing

GP practice - enrolled patients only

We are providing COVID-19 testing to our enrolled patients, to those who are symptomatic and asymptomatic (pre travel). Please call the practice to book an appointment. 


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

Our surgery is located next to the Westpac bank, down the alleyway.

Consultations are by appointment only. Our standard consultation time is 15 minutes.

Payment is expected at the time of your consultation.


Doctors: John Richmond, Ljiljana Milovanovic, Milica Milovanovic

Practice Manager: Milan Panic

Nursing Staff: Erin Lyons

Clinical Assistant: Kelly Myers

Receptionists: Kelly Myers


Enrolling new patients


This practice is enrolling new patients.

We are enrolling new patients and their families that live locally in Birkenhead or nearby.


Enrolled Patient Fees

Under 14 yearsFREE
14-17 years$40 (CSC $12.50)
18-24 years$58 (CSC $19.00)
25-44 years$58 (CSC $19.00)
45-64 years$58 (CSC $19.00)
65+ years$55 (CSC $19.00)

ACC Adults $50, 13-17 yrs $35, 0-12yrs Free

Nurse consultation $30

Phlebotomy (blood test) $20 - available every day apart from Wednesdays

Liquid Nitrogen $30+

Prescription Fee $30, Urgent (same day) Prescription Fee $35


8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Last doctor appointment is 4.45pm.

Outside of these hours please present to:

Shorecare Medical Services
Ground Fl, Sovereign House
Smales Farm
74 Taharoto Rd

Phone: (09) 486 7777
Fax (09) 489 7789

Public Holidays: Closed Waitangi Day (Observed 7/2/22) (7 Feb), Good Friday (15 Apr), Easter Sunday (17 Apr), Easter Monday (18 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (6 Jun), Labour Day (24 Oct).
Christmas: Open 20 Dec — 24 Dec. Closed 25 Dec — 3 Jan. Open 4 Jan — 7 Jan.

Preferred urgent care clinic out of hours: Shorecare Urgent Care Smales Farm.

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Wheelchair Access


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Covered parking available under the building

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29 Birkenhead Avenue
North Shore 0626

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Street Address

29 Birkenhead Avenue
North Shore 0626

Postal Address

PO Box 33188
Auckland 0740

This page was last updated at 3:32PM on August 25, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Family Medicine Birkenhead.