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MaxCare Medical Centre - Great South Road

Primary Healthcare Service

Today

9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Covid-19 testing

GP practice - enrolled patients only

This practice provides Covid-19 testing to enrolled patients. The practice is minimising patient numbers inside the clinic, we request everyone to please call the practice for more information.

Patients may be asked to wait in the car until clinic has space to call you inside.

We also offer RAT's for enrolled patients at the clinic.

COVID screening is done in the carpark. Please call the clinic from the carpark to let us know you are waiting for a test.

Description

MaxCare Medical Centre is a clinic focused on providing you with primary healthcare. As a primary healthcare provider, our role is to act as a first point of contact in order to determine whether we can treat you or whether we must refer you to a specialist for further care.

MaxCare is situated in the heart of Ōtāhuhu, the Ōtāhuhu Town Centre. The site was chosen for three key reasons:

  • to provide you with better accessibility to our facilities by being near public transport (bus, train) provided in the local region of Ōtāhuhu

  • to provide better access to those of you who travel via private transport, with ample parking space

  • to decrease the workload from our main hospitals with the additional benefit of reducing your waiting time.

If you choose to enrol with us we will provide a proactive approach to your healthcare rather than wait for a minor issue to fester into a major health problem. However this can only be achieved if you are willing to reach out. We believe that this approach will result in a healthier and more productive community with lower physical, mental and medical costs for you and your loved ones.

 

National Hauora Coalition Awards 2017

Primary Health Services Network

Whānau Whai Hua – Outcomes (High Needs Population) - 2018

National Hauora Coalition 2019 - Quality and Service Excellence Award

 

Staff

GPs: Dr Poanere Tapukura Rairi, Dr Swarna Musuku
Nurses: Danielle Tangimetua, Moka Haletama, Mele Taufa, Joshleen Jotika, Siosaia Penitani, Clemency Goldie
Practice Support: Satendra Sharma, Fano Asiata
Admin and Accounts
: Denise Rairi, Ajesh Chandra
Social Services Team: Orapa Arona (SW), Tai Tupa (JP/Budgeter) 
Receptionists: Anna Fretton, Raupa Elikana, Teniva Samuel

All staff at Maxcare Medical Centre have worked in Healthcare for a long time with vast skill mix at both Maxcare sites. They cover all aspects of Healthcare needs for all with individual holistic care approach

Doctors

How do I access this service?

Contact us

Phone: 09 360 6890

email: reception@maxcaremed.co.nz

Make an appointment

We are a walk-in clinic for those who are wanting to see our GP. You may be asked to wait in your car or outside to avoid overcrowding inside the building.

All Immunisations and Nurse Consultations can be booked in as an appointment based at our 2nd clinic on 13 Princes Street by calling the clinic in advance.

Website / App

Use the Website: www.maxcaremed.co.nz  and Facebook page: Maxcare Medical Centre (page with our Logo) to get all the update

Enrolled patients

Enrolling new patients

Yes

This practice is enrolling new patients.

The clinic is enrolling family members who are currently wanting to enrol with their families who are already patients at Maxcare Medical Centre. Please check our website and social media pages for update and dates when the enrolment opens again. Thanks

Fees

Enrolled Patient Fees

Under 14 yearsFree
14-17 yearsFree
18-24 years $18.00
25-44 years $18.00
45-64 years $18.00
65+ years $18.00

Consultation:

Casual Casual with CSC
Under 18 $30.00 $20.00
18 and Over $50.00 $35.00
     
ACC - 18 years and over  $30.00 (Initial Consult)  $30.00 (Initial Consult)
Non-Resident - Under 18 $30.00 N/A
Non-Resident - 18 and Over $50.00 N/A

CSC = Community Service Card

 

Other:

Repeat Prescription -  $18.00. This service is only available for enrolled patients and notice must be given 24 hours in advance.
Minor Surgery - Free for ACC and POAC patients. 

Please note - Additional charges may apply based on additional services and/or third party funding. Prices may vary (higher or lower) based on additional services and/or third party funding. The prices above are only an attempt to provide greater transparency of our costings.

 

 

SERVICES

PRICE LIST – Enrolled Patients

PRICE LIST – Casual Patient

Nebuliser

Free

$10.00

Ear syringe

Free

$25.00

Liquid Nitrogen

Adult - $10.00

$15.00

 

Children - Free

$10.00

ECG (non-POAC)

$15.00

$35.00

Enema

$10.00

$20.00

Change of Dressing (non-ACC)

$10.00

$25.00

Transfer-out –BACK AGAIN

$50.00

 

 

 

 

INJECTIONS

 

 

Flu Vaccine

Discuss with RN

 

Injection – B12

$10.00

$15.00

Injection – Depo Provera

Free

$25.00

Injection – Hep B

$50.00

$70.00

Injection – Cortisone

$30.00

$50.00

 

 

 

Forms

 

 

WINZ Medical (Sickness Benefit)

$15.00

N/A

Carer Support Form

$15.00

N/A

Disability Parking Form

$15.00

N/A

Driver’s Medical

$35.00

N/A

Cremation Certificate

$120.00

N/A

 

 

 

OTHERS

 

 

Repeat Prescription

$18.00

N/A

Minor Surgery (only ACC and POAC)

Free

N/A

Pre - Employment

$45.00

N/A

Hours

9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Clinic is closed for Public Holidays. All patients are advised to go to nearest A&E clinic or seek Medical help from Emergency services in case of emergency.

Clinic is advising all patients to check and request your prescription 1 week before the Public Hoilday to prevent rush and delays. Thanks 

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 Ōtāhuhu - Urgent Care.

Covid testing hours - for GP practices, if hours differ to standard hours

9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

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).

Languages Spoken

English, Cook Islands Māori, Tongan, Fiji Hindi, Hindi, Samoan, Niuean, New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL)

Services Provided

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. Each patient is triaged and assessed for further referral once seen by a GP

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.

Each patient is triaged and assessed for further referral once seen by a GP

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. Patients are assessed and referred along as and when needed

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.

Patients are assessed and referred along as and when needed

Minor Surgery

Minor surgery is commonly provided in primary care practices, providing fast, competent removal and biopsies of skin lesions. Other services include cosmetic work such as removal of benign moles and skin tags. Ingrown toenail surgery is also commonly provided. These conditions do not need to be referred to a hospital, perhaps saving you a long wait or a cancelled appointment when a more serious case takes priority. If your doctor is unable to provide the procedure you need, he/she may know a neighbouring GP who does. Otherwise, the PHO will have a list of GPs trained in particular operations. The GP will assess the patients and discuss their needs for any Minor Surgery

Minor surgery is commonly provided in primary care practices, providing fast, competent removal and biopsies of skin lesions. Other services include cosmetic work such as removal of benign moles and skin tags. Ingrown toenail surgery is also commonly provided. 
These conditions do not need to be referred to a hospital, perhaps saving you a long wait or a cancelled appointment when a more serious case takes priority. 
If your doctor is unable to provide the procedure you need, he/she may know a neighbouring GP who does. Otherwise, the PHO will have a list of GPs trained in particular operations.

The GP will assess the patients and discuss their needs for any Minor Surgery

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. Patients are asked to call the clinic if any repeat prescription is needed, so the nurse can assess/triage them and refer to the GP for the request

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.

Patients are asked to call the clinic if any repeat prescription is needed, so the nurse can assess/triage them and refer to the GP for the request

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. Patient are informed by way of phone call, SMS, and letter to come and discuss their results with the GP within 24-48 hours of getting/receiving the results back from the Lab. In some cases this may take longer, if the contact details are incorrect or patients do not respond on time.

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.

Patient are informed by way of phone call, SMS, and letter to come and discuss their results with the GP within 24-48 hours of getting/receiving the results back from the Lab.

In some cases this may take longer, if the contact details are incorrect or patients do not respond on time.

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. Patients are assessed by the GP and, if ordered, Liquid Nitrogen is used for treatment for viral warts and other skin conditions.

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.

Patients are assessed by the GP and, if ordered, Liquid Nitrogen is used for treatment for viral warts and other skin conditions.

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 Our qualified and highly experienced staff will ensure you are made comfortable and understand your procedure very well. Follow-up of the results is done in a timely manner. This procedure is FREE, depending on funding, for enrolled patients.

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

Our qualified and highly experienced staff will ensure you are made comfortable and understand your procedure very well. Follow-up of the results is done in a timely manner. This procedure is FREE, depending on funding, for enrolled patients.

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. This may incur extra charges if the ECG is done for an mmigration Medical or routine Occupational Health. Please enquire at the clinic.

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.

This may incur extra charges if the ECG is done for an mmigration Medical or routine Occupational Health. Please enquire at the clinic.

Spirometry

Spirometry is a tool that measures how effectively your lungs are working. It is able to show how much air lungs are able to hold (their volume) and how much air can be breathed in and out (inhaled and exhaled) which is called flow. This tool is used to assess damage caused by conditions like COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – a group that includes bronchitis and emphysema), pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis and asthma. Results are shown on a graph called a pneumotachograph. For more information click on the following link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spirometry

Spirometry is a tool that measures how effectively your lungs are working. It is able to show how much air lungs are able to hold (their volume) and how much air can be breathed in and out (inhaled and exhaled) which is called flow. This tool is used to assess damage caused by conditions like COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – a group that includes bronchitis and emphysema), pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis and asthma. Results are shown on a graph called a pneumotachograph.

For more information click on the following link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spirometry

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.
 

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. Please call us for an appointment on (09) 360 6890 Please make an appointment by calling the clinic on 09 360 6890

  • Pfizer vaccine (12+ years)
  • Anyone currently eligible can access
  • Make an appointment
  • Child Pfizer vaccine (5-11 years)
  • Walk in
  • No appointment required

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.

Please call us for an appointment on (09) 360 6890

Please make an appointment by calling the clinic on 09 360 6890

Telehealth Consultation

A virtual consultation is a way of having an appointment with your healthcare provider, but not in person. This is usually done via a video app or a phone call. For more detailed information about telehealth consultations, please see the guide from Healthify. All enrolled patients are required to call the clinic prior to coming into to see the GP - adhere to MoH Lockdown Alert Level guidelines. The GP or the RN will call you and discuss your health needs and triage you on the phone. Our social media platform and website will get updated regularly with advice during and after Lockdown and Alert level drops. In some cases patients would be asked to see the GP after triage by RN.

  • Telehealth consultations for enrolled patients only
  • In person consultation preferred, but virtual consultation provided as required
  • Phone consultations

A virtual consultation is a way of having an appointment with your healthcare provider, but not in person. This is usually done via a video app or a phone call. For more detailed information about telehealth consultations, please see the guide from Healthify.

All enrolled patients are required to call the clinic prior to coming into to see the GP - adhere to MoH Lockdown Alert Level guidelines.

The GP or the RN will call you and discuss your health needs and triage you on the phone.

Our social media platform and website will get updated regularly with advice during and after Lockdown and Alert level drops.

In some cases patients would be asked to see the GP after triage by RN.

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. Childhood immunisations and other immunisations are done by the clinic for walk-ins and booked patients. The 6-week check and immunisation is done at our Great South Road clinic only

  • Childhood immunisation programme
  • Pregnancy vaccinations
  • 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
  • Travel vaccinations
  • Shingles vaccine
  • Meningococcal 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.

Childhood immunisations and other immunisations are done by the clinic for walk-ins and booked patients. The 6-week check and immunisation is done at our Great South Road clinic only

My Vaccination Documents - get in person

Our service can help you request and print the following documents: International Travel Vaccination Certificate Your vaccination record We are able to provide you with a copy of your Covid19 immunisation records. Please come in to the clinic and seek help from one of our staff members.

Our service can help you request and print the following documents:

  • International Travel Vaccination Certificate
  • Your vaccination record

We are able to provide you with a copy of your Covid19 immunisation records. Please come in to the clinic and seek help from one of our staff members.

Special Assistance Support (COVID-19 Vaccination)

Special Assistance Support (COVID-19 Vaccination)

  • Wheelchair access

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Travel Directions

We are located directly across from the Ōtāhuhu Police Station

Public Transport

All Public Transport access is easliy available at walking distance of the clinic. Bus Stop is oppsite the clinic. Taxi can be called after GP consult by the clinic reception staffs. Train station is not far from the clinic with regular bus services

Parking

Ample Parking is available in front of the clinic.

Contact Details

9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

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5/225 Great South Road
Otahuhu
Auckland 1062

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Ōtāhuhu
Auckland 1062

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This page was last updated at 1:04PM on November 8, 2023. This information is reviewed and edited by MaxCare Medical Centre - Great South Road.