Kaipara Medical Centre
Primary Healthcare Service
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.
We are a general practice, aiming to provide quality healthcare to you and your family.
We are community owned by the Helensville District Health Trust, our doctors and the Waitemata DHB.
Consultations are by appointment only. Our standard consultation time is 15 minutes.
We are a normal General Practice and NOT AN ACCIDENT SPECIALIST.
However, because of the distance to North Shore and Waitakere hospitals, we can provide first aid services, during normal opening hours.
It is still important to telephone us before you arrive, if possible. This allows us to prepare to accept you and fit you into our normal appointments.
Our team is made up of six GPs and a Registrar (see details below under “General Practitioners”) and:
Nursing Staff: Christine, Sarah J, Barbara, Marina and Anna.
Clinical & Business Administrator : Amanda-Jane.
Receptionists: Vivienne, Avalon, Hazel, Rhonda and Sheena
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.
|Mon – Tue||8:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Wed||8:30 AM – 7:30 PM|
|Thu – Fri||8:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Sat||8:30 AM – 12:00 PM|
Note: Saturday Clinic - patient to phone for appointment
The doctors are on duty at the Medical Centre as follows:
Dr Phillip Barter
8:30am - 5:00pm, Monday
9:00am - 5:00pm, Tuesday & Thursday
Dr Dean Foster
8:30am - 5pm Tuesday to Friday
Dr Trinh Wright
8:30am – 5:00pm Wednesday and Friday
8.30am- 12.00 Thursday
Dr Katherine Elcock
8:30am - 5pm Monday, Tuesday & Friday
Dr Kit Boyes
8:30am – 5pm Monday
*A registrar doctor works at the Medical Centre 8:30am - 5pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
A registrar doctor is fully qualified, sometimes with years of experience in a hospital. The 5-month long placement with the Medical Centre is to enable the doctor to experience the varied cases that are part of rural practice. The registrar is supervised and mentored by the senior staff. The placement forms part of their ongoing education so that at the end of a year they will be ready to sit the exams for the first part of the specialist GP qualification.
When visiting the Centre, you may be asked if you would mind being seen by the registrar. He or she will have full access to your medical notes on the computer and will always refer to your own GP or senior staff member, if necessary. You will never be pressured into seeing them, if you would prefer to visit your usual Doctor.
AFTER HOURS: If you phone the surgery after hours (after 5pm or at the weekend), the surgery may be closed but your call will be diverted to a triage nurse, who will then contact the duty doctor if required. Note: This doctor may be at Helensville, Waimauku, Huapai or Kumeu and may not have full access to your records. The triage nurse cannot answer questions from your records or make appointments. Please telephone in normal working hours. Also ask about Manage My Health, our secure online portal that allows you to communicate with the practice after hours.
Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.
Christmas: Open 23 Dec — 24 Dec. Closed 25 Dec — 26 Dec. Open 27 Dec — 28 Dec. Closed 29 Dec. Open 30 Dec — 31 Dec. Closed 1 Jan — 2 Jan. Open 3 Jan.
Preferred urgent care clinic out of hours: Westgate Medical Centre.
Enrolling new patients
This practice is not currently enrolling new patients.
Enrolled Patient Fees
|Under 14 years||Free|
All rates from August 2019
Non-Enrolled Patient Fees
|Under 13 yrs||Free|
|13-17 yrs with Community Services Card||$39|
|Adult with Community Services Card||$67|
|Non residents (visitors - all ages)||$97|
* ACC surcharge $19.00 ($13.00 for 14 to 17).
Non-Registered / non funded (i.e. casual) patients: ACC Surcharge: $32.
ALL under 14 children are FREE.
* Extra charges apply for appointments after 5pm weekdays, on weekends, also for minor surgery, home visits and after-hours consultations.
* ALL Fees are to be paid at the time of consultation please.
Unpaid accounts will attract a $5 administration fee at the end of the month.
Some Other Fees for enrolled patients (Casual patients will be higher)
|Administration of injections||$19.00|
|Asthma education / checks||$19.00|
|Blood pressure with script||$14|
|Dressings + consult fee||From $10|
|Ear syringe (both)||$32|
Family planning advice
|Pregnancy test||From $6|
|Liquid nitrogen||From $18.50|
|Nutrition advice - first consultation||$21|
|Fire/LSV etc medicals||$62|
|Medical for driver’s licence under 65||$62|
|Medical for driver’s licence 65+||$41|
|Immigration Medicals: we are now unable to do these. Please contact Westgate Medical Centre.|
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(09) 420 8400
(09) 420 7523
53-65 Commercial Road
53-65 Commercial Road
PO Box 114
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This page was last updated at 9:15AM on August 20, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Kaipara Medical Centre.