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Local Doctors Takanini - GP

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Description

Local Doctors Takanini is a Takanini medical clinic providing high-quality, low-cost healthcare for you and your whānau by appointment. Our ethnically diverse team is warm, friendly and ready to help.

Our GPs and nurses offer a full range of general practice services to assist you with physical and mental health problems. The clinic is ACC accredited to help you bounce back from injuries caused by accidents.

We’re also skilled at treating and managing long-term health issues such as depression, asthma and diabetes. Our team will help keep you up-to-date with screenings, immunisations, and more, so you stay well.

Our GPs can also refer you to other local, regional and national health services when needed.

It’s easy and convenient to see us by appointment. We are open Monday to Friday from 8.30 am to 5 pm.

You can find us on Walters Rd in a popular new shopping centre near major roads and public transport. Parking is available.

Private x-ray, dental, pharmacy, and physiotherapy services are available on-site, so you can easily get additional treatment if you need it.

You can also book appointments and request repeat prescriptions through your ManageMyHealth account. Simply talk to our receptionists if you need help.

To know more about other clinics in our network and the services we provide, visit our Local Doctors website.

Local Doctors and White Cross patients can book a virtual consultation with a doctor through our online health consultation platform, Bettr. Bettr lets you see one of our doctors via video or phone consultations from the convenience of your house, car or workplace. Visit bettr.co.nz to learn more.

 

How do I access this service?

Enrolled patients, Make an appointment

Enrolling new patients

Yes

This practice is enrolling new patients.

Fees

Enrolled Patient Fees

Under 14 yearsFree
14-17 yearsFree
18-24 years$19.50
25-44 years$19.50
45-64 years$19.50
65+ years$19.50

If your visit is because you are injured, it may be covered by ACC, in which case it is free for enrolled patients or for casual patients: free under 14 years, $10 (14 to 17 years) and $15 (18 and over).

After-hours/weekend/public holiday surcharges may apply.

Visit the clinic webpage for complete information on charges including for casual patients: https://www.localdoctors.co.nz/clinics/takanini-medical-centre

Hours

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

If we are closed, there is still help:

Local Doctors
Ōtara – GP & Urgent Care

3 Watford Street, Ōtara

Open daily from 8.00am – 11.00pm

09 274 7823

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Franklin Urgent Care

12 Glasgow Road, Pukekohe

Open daily from 8.00am – 8.00pm

09 238 6610

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Bettr

Chat to a doctor by video or phone

From 8am to 8pm, 7 days

Visit https://bettr.co.nz/ and book your appointment

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Visit our 
Local Doctors website for 7-day urgent care clinic listings. 

If you need 24/7 urgent care, see listings for White Cross Ascot and White Cross Henderson.

Public Holidays: Closed King's Birthday (3 Jun), Matariki (28 Jun), Labour Day (28 Oct), Auckland Anniversary (27 Jan), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (18 Apr), Easter Sunday (20 Apr), Easter Monday (21 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr).

Languages Spoken

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

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 and Injury 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.

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.

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.

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.

Wellbeing Programme in General Practice (IPMHA)

Our GP practice has team members who work alongside your doctor and nurses to provide you with a range of mental wellbeing supports and tools. These team members may include Health Improvement Practitioners (HIPs), Health Coaches and Support Workers. View the following link for more information about wellbeing support in general practice and the national Access & Choice programme. As part of the team, we also have Wellness Advisors (also known as HIP’s).

Our GP practice has team members who work alongside your doctor and nurses to provide you with a range of mental wellbeing supports and tools. These team members may include Health Improvement Practitioners (HIPs), Health Coaches and Support Workers.

View the following link for more information about wellbeing support in general practice and the national Access & Choice programme.

As part of the team, we also have Wellness Advisors (also known as HIP’s).
 
 

Parking

Parking is available.

Contact Details

30 Walters Road, Takanini

South Auckland

Bettr online doctors service: https://www.bettr.co.nz/

30 Walters Road
Takanini
Auckland 2112

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Street Address

30 Walters Road
Takanini
Auckland 2112

Postal Address

PO Box 61150
Ōtara
Auckland 2159

This page was last updated at 11:29AM on March 12, 2024. This information is reviewed and edited by Local Doctors Takanini - GP.