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Herne Bay Medical Centre

Primary Healthcare Service

Today

8:00 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

Herne Bay Medical Centre has been part of your community for over 50 years.  Doctors and staff may have changed but we remain committed to the highest standard of medical care for all of our patients. 

We strive to provide a friendly, easily accessible practice where patients can feel comfortable knowing that there will be someone to listen to and understand their health concerns.

Our doctors and nurses are all actively involved in continuing medical education and professional health organisations. 

Herne Bay Medical Centre was awarded CORNERSTONE General Practice Accreditation by the Royal College of General Practitioners in September 2017. The Medical Centre is participating in the Annual Accreditation Programme.

A wide range of services are available through our practice; well health checks, minor surgery, care of the elderly, contraception advice, travel medicine, diabetes and care plus plan reviews.

Doctors

Note: Please note below that some people are not available at all locations.

  • Dr David Bulmer

    General Practitioner - Vocationally Registered

    Available at Herne Bay Medical Centre (Upper Surgery)

  • Dr Rhona Levenberg

    General Practitioner - Vocationally Registered

    Available at Herne Bay Medical Centre (Lower Surgery)

  • Dr Alison McGruer

    General Practitioner - Vocationally Registered

    Available at Herne Bay Medical Centre (Upper Surgery)

  • Dr Tanja Minic

    General Practitioner - Vocationally Registered

    Available at all locations.

  • Dr Ryan Tatnell

    General Practitioner - Vocationally Registered

    Available at Herne Bay Medical Centre (Lower Surgery)

  • Dr Han Yan

    General Practitioner - Vocationally Registered

    Available at Herne Bay Medical Centre (Upper Surgery)

How do I access this service?

Make an appointment, Enrolled patients

Enrolling new patients

No

This practice is not currently enrolling new patients.

Fees

Enrolled and Funded patient fees for a 15 minute medical consultation.

Under 14 yearsNo charge
14-17 years$45
18-24 years$54
25-44 years$54
45-64 years$54
65+ years$53

ACC First Consultation - Enrolled and Funded patients

  • Under 14 years - no charge
  • 14 - 17 years - $45.00 ($13.00 for Community Service Card holders)
  • 18 - 64 years - $54.00 ($19.50 for Community Service Card holders)
  • 65 years and over - $53.00 ($19.50 for Community Service Card holders)

ACC Follow up consultation - Enrolled and Funded patients

  • Under 14 years. No charge
  • 14 - 17 years. $35.00 ($13.00 for Community Service Card holders)
  • 18 - 64 years. $44.00 ($19.50 for Community Service Card holders)
  • 65 years and over. $43.00 ($19.50 for Community Service Card holders)

Casual Patient Fees

  • 0 - 6 years. $35.00
  • 6 - 13 years. $75.00
  • 14 - 17 years. $85.00
  • 18 years and over. $100

Our nurses offer consultations for blood pressure, liquid nitrogen, immunisations, travel vaccines, wound care, ear syringing and cervical smears.  Fees will be discussed with you at your consultation.

Hours

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

NOTE: Saturday Clinic is closed until further noticed

After Hours. Phone (09) 376 3015 for our nurse triage service.
You will be directed to the appropriate after hours care if necessary.

Remember to dial 111 in an emergency.

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).

Preferred urgent care clinic out of hours: White Cross Ascot - 24/7 Urgent Care.

Languages Spoken

Chinese, English

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.

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. May be requested via our patient portal, ManageMyHealth or by phoning the nurses. Please allow 48 hours to process your request. A fee will be charged for patients over 14 years of age. Your request may be declined if you are requesting a new medication or if you are due a GP review.

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.

  • May be requested via our patient portal, ManageMyHealth or by phoning the nurses.
  • Please allow 48 hours to process your request.
  • A fee will be charged for patients over 14 years of age.
  • Your request may be declined if you are requesting a new medication or if you are due a GP review.
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. You will not be routinely contacted if your results are normal. If you are registered with the patient portal, you will be able to see your results once they have been reviewed and filed by the doctor.

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.

You will not be routinely contacted if your results are normal.
If you are registered with the patient portal, you will be able to see your results once they have been reviewed and filed by the doctor.

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.

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. 

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

All New Zealand children are entitled to 11 free health checks from birth to three years. The checks aim to ensure that children are growing and developing as well as possible. Included in the checks are clinical assessment, health education and family/whanau support. Baby checks are at birth and then at 24 hours, five days and around 2-4 weeks. Babies are weighed and measured to ensure that they are developing correctly. These sessions provide a great opportunity for parents to ask questions from an expert and have any problem addressed; difficulties with breastfeeding or sleep for example. They can also be used to discuss immunisations and vaccinations. These checks will be carried out by your lead maternity carer (LMC). Between the ages of 4-6 weeks and three years, there are seven core health checks available, typically these are around 4-6 weeks, 8-10 weeks, 3-4 months, 5-7 months, 9-12 months, 15-18 months and 2-3 years. These checks may be carried out by a Well Child Provider of your choice e.g. Plunket, Maori health provider, community nurse, a general practice team (doctor and practice nurse). Your LMC will be able to give you a list of Well Child Providers in your area. More information about Well Child services is available on the Ministry of Health website.

All New Zealand children are entitled to 11 free health checks from birth to three years. The checks aim to ensure that children are growing and developing as well as possible. Included in the checks are clinical assessment, health education and family/whānau support.

Baby checks are at birth and then at 24 hours, five days and around 2-4 weeks. Babies are weighed and measured to ensure that they are developing correctly. These sessions provide a great opportunity for parents to ask questions from an expert and have any problem addressed; difficulties with breastfeeding or sleep for example. They can also be used to discuss immunisations and vaccinations. These checks will be carried out by your lead maternity carer (LMC).

Between the ages of 4-6 weeks and three years, there are seven core health checks available, typically these are around 4-6 weeks, 8-10 weeks, 3-4 months, 5-7 months, 9-12 months, 15-18 months and 2-3 years. These checks may be carried out by a Well Child Provider of your choice e.g. Plunket, Māori health provider, community nurse, a general practice team (doctor and practice nurse). Your LMC will be able to give you a list of Well Child Providers in your area.

More information about Well Child services is available on the Ministry of Health website.
 

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. Patients enrolled at Herne Bay Medical Centre are invited to register for our patient portal, ManageMyHealth. Please email admin@hernebaymed.co.nz Repeat Prescriptions Can be requested for your regular medications. Please allow 48 hours for your request to be processed. You will be contacted if you need to be seen for any prescriptions. Appointments Can be made for routine 15 minute consultations with your registered GP. If you require a longer appointment please phone our receptionist. Lab Results Will be available once your doctor has seen them. Please phone our nurses if you have any questions regarding results. Other Online Services Information will be available regarding your allergies, immunisations, and some clinical measurements. Links Provides access to web based information sites recommended by your Doctor Normal fees will be applicable for appointments and 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.

Patients enrolled at Herne Bay Medical Centre are invited to register for our patient portal, ManageMyHealth. Please email admin@hernebaymed.co.nz

Repeat Prescriptions

Can be requested for your regular medications.

Please allow 48 hours for your request to be processed.

You will be contacted if you need to be seen for any prescriptions.

Appointments

Can be made for routine 15 minute consultations with your registered GP.

If you require a longer appointment please phone our receptionist.

Lab Results

Will be available once your doctor has seen them.

Please phone our nurses if you have any questions regarding results.

Other Online Services

Information will be available regarding your allergies, immunisations, and some clinical measurements.

Links

Provides access to web based information sites recommended by your Doctor

 Normal fees will be applicable for appointments and prescriptions.

COVID-19 Vaccination

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 Covid-19 vaccines can be administered before, after, or at the same time as other national schedule vaccines. When the Nuvaxovid vaccine is given at the same time as the Shingrix shingles vaccine or the Fluad Quad flu vaccine, there may be a chance of experiencing a stronger post-vaccination response and you should discuss this with your vaccinator.

  • 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

Covid-19 vaccines can be administered before, after, or at the same time as other national schedule vaccines. When the Nuvaxovid vaccine is given at the same time as the Shingrix shingles vaccine or the Fluad Quad flu vaccine, there may be a chance of experiencing a stronger post-vaccination response and you should discuss this with your vaccinator.

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access

Contact Details

Herne Bay Medical Centre (Upper Surgery)

Central Auckland

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

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Herne Bay Medical Centre (Lower Surgery)

Central Auckland

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

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This page was last updated at 1:40PM on February 15, 2024. This information is reviewed and edited by Herne Bay Medical Centre.