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Meadowbank General Practice

Primary Healthcare Service

Today

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Covid-19 testing

Not provided

This practice is not currently providing COVID-19 testing. Please refer to a list of other testing services available.

Description

MGP continues to care for our patients in the ongoing Covid world. Appointments can be by phone or video (virtual) or onsite. If you have any viral symptoms or Covid risk you will need to have a phone or video consult. This is so we can keep our waiting room safe. Watch for updates on our website www.mgpdoctors.nz . Please do not come to the practice if you do not have an appointment.

 If you do have an onsite appointment as noted above we need to continue to keep our waiting room safe especially for our vulnerable patients: (you will be given these instructions when you book)

  • come on time - not early ( to keep waiting room non crowded)
  • please wear a surgical or N95 mask (we have a small stock for $2.00 each if you don't have one)
  • please come alone or with only one support person where possible
  • please only come with one problem so you will only spend 15 minutes maximum onsite except in special circumstances like minor surgery

We realise there will be some situations where these requirements may be difficult to meet - if so then discuss with reception and we will work out how we can still look after you.

 

  • Meadowbank General Practice is committed to providing comprehensive quality care to our patients and offer a wide range of family medical services
  • We are a fully computerised group practice of 6 Doctors - see below. 
  • We have 3 Practice Nurses and 3 Receptionists who all work part time.
  • Consultations are by appointment only. Existing patients may book telehealth or onsite appointments online via our website www.mgpdoctors.nz or telephone our receptionists during office hours for in person appointments.
  • Our standard consultation time is 15 minutes. 
  • Parking is available
  • There is a branch of Labtests and we have three Pharmacies, a Physiotherapist, an Optometrist and Dentists all close by.
  • The Meadowbank Plunket rooms are just around the corner in Meadowbank Road.
    We have a wheelchair available for use within the surgery.

We recommend CareHQ as our preferred GP service for patients, after-hours or when we are unavailable. CareHQ is available 7 days a week 7am - 7pm. Find out more. 

Meadowbank General Practice patients recieve a $10.00 discount on CareHQ consultations. Simply enter the coupon code PRO-1 at the payment screen, to claim your discount. Coupon code: PRO-1. 

Doctors

How do I access this service?

Make an appointment, Enrolled patients

Enrolling new patients

Yes

This practice is enrolling new patients.

Fees

Enrolled Patient Fees- note increase to amount below from 1 July 2023

Under 14 years$0
14-17 years$60
18-24 years$60
25-44 years$76
45-64 years$76
65+ years$73
CSC holder 14-17 years$13
CSC holder 18+ years$19.50
Scripts - via portal $35
Scripts - ordered by email or phone $37
Scripts - Urgent same day $45 (must be ordered via reception)
Nurse consult fee $45
Driving Medical $95
  • These are the fees usually charged for a standard 15 min consultation. Longer or more involved consultations will be charged a higher fee
  • There may be extra charges for any materials used or additional services eg: ECG, Liquid Nitrogen, referrals letters
  • Whilst new patients are waiting for confirmation of their funding from the Ministry of Health (this can take several months) - higher fees also apply
  • Fees are usually charged for Nursing services
  • Payment is required at the time of consultation.
  • If you cannot bring your own mask we can provide one for $2
  • Disbursements will incur extra charge including for CSC holders as these are not covered by CSC funding
  • For full list of other expenses please see our website www.mgpdoctors.nz

Hours

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

CHANGED SYSTEMS  DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC -  

PLEASE WEAR A SURGICAL OR N95 MASK.

SEE LINK TO OUR WEBSITE mgpdoctors.nz  FOR UPDATES/ and PHONE/VIDEO  or ONSITE BOOKINGS 

After Hours- call (09) 521 5128 - if you need help or advice when the surgery is closed our phones are answered by a Registered Nurse, who will advise you regarding appropriate medical attention.

Recommended after-hours virtual provider: If it's after hours or if one of our doctors is not available, you can get a virtual GP consultation with a real doctor by using CareHQ, from 7am-7pm, 7 days per week. Find out more. 

Meadowbank General Practice patients recieve a $10.00 discount on CareHQ consultations. Simply enter the coupon code PRO-1 at the payment screen, to claim your discount. Coupon code: PRO-1. 

If you have a medical emergency please dial 111.

The closest accident and medical centre (A&M) to this practice is: White Cross Urgent Care, 110 Lunn Ave, Mt Wellington

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 Ascot - 24/7 Urgent Care.

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. We would like to remind you that you need to remain with us for 20 minutes after any injection is given.

  • Pregnancy vaccinations
  • Childhood immunisation programme
  • 65 year old vaccinations
  • 45 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
  • Travel vaccinations

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.

We would like to remind you that you need to remain with us for 20 minutes after any injection is given.

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 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.

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. You will need to have a consultation with a Doctor before this can be done and a special appointment is necessary for this service.

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.

You will need to have a consultation with a Doctor before this can be done and a special appointment is necessary for this 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. You must allow at least 24 hours for a repeat prescription request. Also remember that it is prudent to keep at least 2 weeks supply of any regular medications in reserve (in case of National Emergency). From time to time, various checks or monitoring of certain medical conditions are required and you will need to be seen by a Doctor, before a prescription can be issued. We will inform you when this is necessary.

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.

  • You must allow at least 24 hours for a repeat prescription request.
  • Also remember that it is prudent to keep at least 2 weeks supply of any regular medications in reserve (in case of National Emergency).
  • From time to time, various checks or monitoring of certain medical conditions are required and you will need to be seen by a Doctor, before a prescription can be issued. We will inform you when this is necessary.
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. All incoming results are checked by the Doctor and we will contact you if further action is necessary - either by telephone, if urgent, or otherwise by letter It is not our routine to contact a patient if the results are Normal, with the exception of Cervical Smear results for which we will always send you a letter If you need to telephone our Nurses regarding your results - please phone after 10 am.

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.

  • All incoming results are checked by the Doctor and we will contact you if further action is necessary - either by telephone, if urgent, or otherwise by letter
  • It is not our routine to contact a patient if the results are Normal, with the exception of Cervical Smear results for which we will always send you a letter
  • If you need to telephone our Nurses regarding your results - please phone after 10 am.
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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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. You should allow 6-8 weeks before you travel to come in and discuss the details of your travel plans with our Nurses and find out what immunisations or precautions are advised.

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. 

You should allow 6-8 weeks before you travel to come in and discuss the details of your travel plans with our Nurses and find out what immunisations or precautions are advised.

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. These checks are usually done by our local Plunket Nurse colleagues with the exception of the 6 week examination. This should always be done by the Doctor - (usually when the new baby is brought for his/her first immunisation).

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.
 

These checks are usually done by our local Plunket Nurse colleagues with the exception of the 6 week examination. This should always be done by the Doctor - (usually when the new baby is brought for his/her first immunisation).

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. Appointments are best made via Book my vaccine - link below. You will need to enter the code that registered patients have been sent via our newsletter on 21 September 2021. Otherwise please call us to make an appointment.

  • Pfizer vaccine (12+ years)
  • Eligible GP enrolled patients only
  • Make an appointment

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.

Appointments are best made via Book my vaccine - link below. You will need to enter the code that registered patients have been sent via our newsletter on 21 September 2021.

Otherwise please call us to make an appointment.

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.

  • Video consultations
  • 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.

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access

Contact Details

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

After-hours virtual consults: www.carehq.co.nz

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Meadowbank Shopping Centre
35F Saint Johns Road
Saint Johns
Auckland 1072
(In the foodcourt area)

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Street Address

Meadowbank Shopping Centre
35F Saint Johns Road
Saint Johns
Auckland 1072
(In the foodcourt area)

Postal Address

PO Box 87 146
Meadowbank
Auckland 1072

This page was last updated at 10:05AM on February 15, 2024. This information is reviewed and edited by Meadowbank General Practice.