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Gore Medical Centre

Primary Healthcare Service

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8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

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Description

Gore Medical Centre
Our experienced team of doctors, nurses and administrative staff is committed to providing the best primary health care we can, to you and your entire family. Our doctors take a whole-life approach to caring for you and your family. We look at how factors in your life affect your health and wellbeing and care for people of all ages including newborns, children, adolescents and seniors. The Gore Medical Centre has an “Acute Doctor” on duty which means if you have an urgent medical issue you will be seen on the day.

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Staff

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

Management:

Susan Jones  - Practice Manager 

Christina McRae - Finance Officer

Nursing staff:

Deborah Aynsley-Hunt, Hannah Mackay, Kerry Harrington, Keri McClelland, Kath Simmers, Shona Davie, Kaila Grant, Zara Mills, Kendall Witham and Trudie Pope.

Health Care Assistants:

Cristelle Blackler and Haley Horrell

Clinical Support team:

Glenys Edwards, Margaret Macgregor, Dawn Wyllie, Cara Wiffen, Fiona McLennan and Tracey Winkel.

Doctors

Enrolling new patients

No

This practice is not currently enrolling new patients.

However, you are welcome to go onto our waiting list. The list is regulary reviewed.

Fees

Enrolled patient fees

Under 14 yearsFree
14-17 years$28.50
18-24 years$48.50
25-44 years$50.30
45-64 years$50.30
65+ years$50.30
 
 Repeat prescriptions* (48 hrs notice) $25.50
 Urgent prescriptions (on the day) $33.00
Prescriptions 0-13yrs No charge
ACC surcharge $28.00
Nurses Fee
  Enrolled CSC / non CSC  
0-13 Years No charge         
14 - 17 Years $13.00 / $24.00  
Adult $19.50 / $38.00  
   Enrolled  
 Smear Test $35.00  
ECG $29.00  
Driving med $96.50  

*Repeat prescriptions need to be ordered well in advance. Please allow at least 48 hours for it to be ready, longer over weekends and public holidays. If you require an urgent repeat prescription (on the day), there is an extra surcharge for this.

Childhood schedule immunisation – no charge.

Medical certificates (eg driving, diving) are not part of the PHO funding and incur a full non PHO fee.

Minor surgery fees – please discuss with your doctor.

Home visits by arrangement only.

Other extra examinations may incur an extra fee. Please ask at reception.

Fees apply for casual and visitor consultations.

Payment of fees is expected at the time of your consultation.

Fees may change independently of this website.

Hours

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Appointments are available from 9:00 AM – 11:45 AM and 1:30 PM – 4:45 PM with a doctor, or from 8:30 AM - 4:45 PM with a nurse.

Please phone for a suitable appointment time with your doctor or nurse. For those with a hearing impairment, please  fax us on (03) 2081926 or email us at email@goremedical.co.nz

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 Telecare 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.

 

Public Holidays: Closed Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (29 Mar), Easter Sunday (31 Mar), Easter Monday (1 Apr), Southland Anniversary (2 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), King's Birthday (3 Jun), Matariki (28 Jun), Labour Day (28 Oct).

Languages Spoken

English

Services Provided

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.

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

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.

Immigration Medicals

Applicants for New Zealand visas may be required to provide medical and chest x-ray certificates to demonstrate an acceptable standard of health. Immigration New Zealand uses eMedical, an online platform for processing immigration health examinations. The examining doctor records the applicant’s health examination results in eMedical then electronically submits them to Immigration New Zealand where they are associated with the applicant’s visa application once it is submitted. Only doctors who have been approved by Immigration NZ are able to conduct the medical examinations. The immigration officer who assesses the applicant’s visa application will determine whether they have an acceptable standard of health. Visa applicants requiring an immigration medical examination must make an appointment with an eMedical enabled clinic on Immigration New Zealand’s approved list.

Applicants for New Zealand visas may be required to provide medical and chest x-ray certificates to demonstrate an acceptable standard of health. Immigration New Zealand uses eMedical, an online platform for processing immigration health examinations. The examining doctor records the applicant’s health examination results in eMedical then electronically submits them to Immigration New Zealand where they are associated with the applicant’s visa application once it is submitted. Only doctors who have been approved by Immigration NZ are able to conduct the medical examinations. The immigration officer who assesses the applicant’s visa application will determine whether they have an acceptable standard of health. Visa applicants requiring an immigration medical examination must make an appointment with an eMedical enabled clinic on Immigration New Zealand’s approved list.

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access

Contact Details

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

12 Eccles Street
Gore
Southland 9710

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Street Address

12 Eccles Street
Gore
Southland 9710

Postal Address

PO Box 39
Gore 9740

This page was last updated at 8:21AM on February 5, 2024. This information is reviewed and edited by Gore Medical Centre.