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Korowai Aroha Health Centre - GP Clinic

Primary Healthcare Service

Today

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Description

Service delivery during COVID-19

Alert Level Service Delivery
Level 4

We are still operating our GP clinic, just in a very different way.  Most of our consults are now being conducted over the telephone, although anyone who needs to be seen face to face is decided by the doctors themselves during the telephone consultation. 

Prescriptions are still be completed as normal, just need to phone in the request, although all prescriptions are then collected from the pharmacy. 

We are frantically vaccinating all our over 65s with the flu shots. All this population are eligible for free flu vaccines. We are also providing flu vaccinations to all those who have respiratory, diabetes, or heart conditions and anyone who has had or currently has cancer.  We are providing a “drive through” service on site at the Korowai Aroha Health Clinic and going to homes to vaccinate those who are unable or possibly anxious about leaving their “safe bubble”.

Our telephones are still operating, although some of our teams have been stood down they are:

  • The mirimiri team
  • The Tane Takitu Ake team (although they are still contacting any new referrals and remaining in contact with previous participants)
  • The kura nurses – although Grace is assisting with the flu vaccinations

All the other services are operating by telephone and with limited face to face contact during this lockdown period, they are:

  • Respiratory team
  • Diabetes team
  • Te Arawa Whanau Ora Paearahi (Marcus and Lorraine can be contacted on their phones)

Contact Hariata Vercoe if anyone has any patai – 022 3709129.

Level 3 Operating as above
Level 2 TBC
Level 1 TBC

Korowai Aroha is a kaupapa Maori Health Service and this shapes who we are, how we treat each other and most importantly, how we treat our patients and whanau.

This page describes our GP Clinic; for information about our community health services please click here

 

Staff

Our team is made up of 4 GPs (see details below under “General Practitioners”) and:

Practice Manager: Richard Vercoe

Nursing Staff: Taawhi Morarji, Kim Bellerby, Rosetta Katene, Sean Scott, Aleisha Thompson & Rose Whetu-Boldarin.

Receptionists: Justine Gloyne, Kirimatao Tauiliili, Doreen Te Kaawa & Fuschia Tipiwai.

General Practitioners

Hours

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

After Hours and on Public Holidays: Lakes Primecare Rotorua

Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.

Preferred urgent care clinic out of hours: Lakes PrimeCare – Accident & Urgent Medical Care Centre.

Enrolling new patients

Yes

This practice is enrolling new patients.

Wheelchair Access

Yes

Languages Spoken

English

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ECG

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Website

Contact Details

  • Phone

    (07) 348 8454

  • Fax

    (07) 349 1597

  • Healthlink EDI

    koraroha

  • Website

1292 Hinemoa Street
Rotorua
Bay Of Plenty 3010

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Street Address

1292 Hinemoa Street
Rotorua
Bay Of Plenty 3010

Postal Address

1292 Hinemoa Street, Rotorua 3010

This page was last updated at 12:26PM on May 12, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Korowai Aroha Health Centre - GP Clinic.