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Kaipara Medical Centre

Primary Healthcare Service

Today

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Description

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.

Our stated aim is to be "The Best Rural Practice in New Zealand".

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. 

Staff
Our team is made up of 7 GPs and a Registrar (see details above or below under “General Practitioners”) and:

Business Manager: Richard Reid. Administration Manager: John Issott

Nursing Staff: Christine, Sarah J, Barbara, Marina, Lily, Georgia, and Anna.

Primary Care Practice Assistant: Amanda-Jane.

Receptionists: Vivienne, Avalon, Angela, Hazel, Rhonda and Sheena

General Practitioners

Hours

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon 8:30 AM – 7:30 PM
Tue 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed 8:30 AM – 7:30 PM
Thu 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri 8:30 AM – 7:30 PM
Sat 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Christmas Opening Hours:

  • Open Christmas Eve (unless a weekend) (8am - 5pm)
  • Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day
  • Open 27th to 31st reduced hours (8am - 5pm) (unless a weekend)
  • Closed 1st and 2nd January

 Other Public Holidays:

  • Usually open Saturday morning 8:30am until noon for urgent and emergencies only.
  • Closed all public holidays.

When we are closed we have a nurse triage service:

Please telephone our usual number  09 420 8400

 

The doctors are on duty at the Medical Centre as follows:

Dr Phillip Barter
8:30am - 5pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday

Dr Aimee England
8:30am - 4pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

Dr Dean Foster
8:30am - 5pm Tuesday to Friday

Dr Trinh Wright
8:30am – 3pm Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Dr Rachel Mackie
8:30am - 5pm Monday, Wednesday & Friday

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 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.

 

* There are evening surgeries on each weekday evening until 7.30pm except Thursday.
* Saturday morning surgery is from 8:30am to 11:30am (urgent cases only please).

 

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: Closed 24 Dec — 26 Dec. Open 27 Dec (8:30 AM – 5:00 PM). Open 28 Dec (8:30 AM – 7:30 PM). Open 29 Dec (8:30 AM – 12:00 PM). Closed 30 Dec — 2 Jan. Open 3 Jan (8:30 AM – 5:00 PM). Open 4 Jan (8:30 AM – 7:30 PM).

Preferred urgent care clinic out of hours: Westgate Medical Centre.

Books

Closed

This practice is at full capacity and unable to enrol new patients for long term care.

Wheelchair Access

Yes

Languages Spoken

English, Language Line - Telephone Interpreting Service

Fees

Enrolled Patient Fees

Under 14 yearsFree
14-17 years$12.50
18-24 years$18.50
25-44 years$18.50
45-64 years$18.50
65+ years$18.50

All rates from 1st July 2018

Non-Enrolled Patient Fees

Under 13 yrs Free  
13-17 yrs with Community Services Card $39
6-17 yrs $42
Adult with Community Services Card $67
Adult $85
Non residents (visitors - all ages) $97

 * ACC surcharge $18.50 ($12.50 for 13 to 17). 
Non-Registered / non funded (i.e. casual) patients: ACC Surcharge: $32.

ALL under 13 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 $18.50
Asthma education / checks $18.50
Blood pressure $6
Blood pressure with script $14
Cervical smear $25.50
Contraceptive injection $18.50

Diabetes check

$18.50
Dressings + consult fee From $10
Ear syringe (both) $32
ECG $26

Family planning advice

From $10.50
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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53-65 Commercial Road
Helensville 0800

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Street Address

53-65 Commercial Road
Helensville 0800

Postal Address

PO Box 114
Helensville 0840

This page was last updated at 3:24PM on June 28, 2018. This information is reviewed and edited by Kaipara Medical Centre.