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Fifth Avenue Family Practice

Primary Healthcare Service

Note: This is NOT a RAT Collection Site.  Please refer to the list of RATS Collection Sites. 

Today

8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Covid-19 vaccination

COVID-19 Vaccination

  • Pfizer vaccine (12+ years)
  • Child Pfizer vaccine (5-11 years)
  • Eligible GP enrolled patients only
  • Make an appointment

Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is an important step you can take to protect yourself, your kaumātua and whānau from the effects of the virus. For more information on the COVID-19 vaccines and eligibility visit Ministry of Health - COVID-19 vaccines

The majority of routine vaccinations can now be administered before, after, or at the same time as your COVID-19 vaccinations. The exception to this is the Zostavax (shingles) vaccine where a 7-day gap before or after receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 is advised. If you have any questions, please discuss with your healthcare provider.

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

Fifth Avenue Family Practice is one of the longest established practices in Tauranga, having served the community for almost 70 years. We are situated close to the CBD of Tauranga. Our second site, 5th Ave on 10th, is situated at Suite 2, Promed House. Both sites have free easy parking and wifi.

Our Medical Staff consists of seven associate General Practitioners, and six doctors with an interest in special areas as well as general practice. We offer a wide range of services and are able to offer both routine appointments and also emergency or acute care. We are proud to be a teaching practice committed to training excellence for future general practitioners and nurse practitioners. 

A dispensing pharmacy is available on site at Fifth Avenue. Physiotherapy and X-ray facilities are also conveniently located adjacent to 5th Ave on 10th at Promed House. 

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

Administrators: Leigh (Practice Manager) Maneeka (Assistant Manager), Barbara, Jackie.  
Nursing Staff: Nicki- Team Leader,  Karlene, Joanna, Fiona, Edna, Sarah, Lisa, Elisha, Julie. 
Receptionist: Debbie- Team Leader,  Lynne, Sara, Donna, Tracy, Karo, Janae and Seonaid.

Doctors

Enrolling new patients

No

This practice is not currently enrolling new patients.

Our books are currently closed 

Hours

8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Mon – Fri8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sat8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Note: Saturday Clinic - Acute Clinic Only.  Patient to phone for appointment.

After Hours: Please call clinic phone and you will be transferred to an after-hours service.

 

Public Holidays: Closed Queen's Birthday (6 Jun), Matariki (24 Jun), Labour Day (24 Oct), Auckland Anniversary (30 Jan), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (7 Apr), Easter Sunday (9 Apr), Easter Monday (10 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr).

Preferred urgent care clinic out of hours: Accident and HealthCare.

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

8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Mon – Fri8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Queen's Birthday (6 Jun), Matariki (24 Jun), Labour Day (24 Oct), Auckland Anniversary (30 Jan), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (7 Apr), Easter Sunday (9 Apr), Easter Monday (10 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr).

Services Provided

Minor Accident Care

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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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IUCD Insertion

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Immunisation

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Cervical Screening

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ECG

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Spirometry

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Travel Advice / Immunisations

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

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Patient Portal

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COVID-19 Vaccination

  • Pfizer vaccine (12+ years)
  • Child Pfizer vaccine (5-11 years)
  • Eligible GP enrolled patients only
  • Make an appointment

Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is an important step you can take to protect yourself, your kaumātua and whānau from the effects of the virus. For more information on the COVID-19…

More

Wheelchair Access

Yes

Contact Details

40 Fifth Avenue, Tauranga

Bay of Plenty

8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

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Promed House, 71 Tenth Avenue, Tauranga

Bay of Plenty

8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

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This page was last updated at 10:40AM on April 23, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Fifth Avenue Family Practice.