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Mornington Health Centre

General Practice (GP) Service

Today

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Description

Mornington Health Centre was established over 40 years ago and is one of the largest health centres in New Zealand. Now known as MHC, it is located in Mornington, Dunedin but attracts patients from all over the city and towns throughout Otago. The practice has a large contingent of GPs and nurses, many of whom have undergone specialist training in their particular field of interest.

Staff

Our team is made up of 15 GPs (see details below under “General Practitioners”) and,
 
General Manager: Marian Rillstone
 
Operations and Systems Manager: Julie Clarke

Practice Administrator: Carolyn Allsop

Board Administrator/Reception Manager: Kerry Pennington
 
Nurse Team Leader: Ally Bardwell
 
Nursing Staff: Rayleen, Glenda, Kate, Maree, Cathy, Ruby, Emma, Ngaire and Annalise

HCA Staff: Janell, Liz, Lilly and Cheryl

Health Improvement Practitioners: Colette and Sala

Health Coach: Zinzan
 
Reception Staff: Vicki, Nic, Denise, Michelle, Jamie, Mel, Sarah and Lizzy
 
Admin Staff: Scott, Bernadette
 
Van Driver: Wendy

Doctors

How do I access this service?

Enrolled patients, Make an appointment

Enrolling new patients

Yes

This practice is enrolling new patients.

Mornington Health Centre are currently only taking patients who do not have a current practice or have recently moved to Dunedin.

We can NOT enrol if you have a current Practice in Dunedin. 

 

We have a 3week stand down period which will allow us time to retreive notes from your previous practices.

Fees

Enrolled Patient Fees

Under 14 yearsFree
14-17 years$21.50
18-24 years$50.50
25-44 years$50.50
45-64 years$50.50
65+ years$50.50

The following services are free:

  • Childhood immunisations
  • Influenza vaccinations for those 65 and over, and sufferers of certain chronic illnesses
  • Maternity care (non-specialist) for the first 14 weeks
  • Courtesy coach to MHC for registered patients.

 

If you are not enrolled at MHC, but want to see a doctor, additional costs apply. Please ask at the time of booking.

The following surcharges apply to all patients:

   
Consultations between 6pm – 8pm on week nights $26.50
Consultations at weekends $37.00
Consultations after-hours on weekdays $63.00
Consultations after-hours at weekends $63.00
Home visits on weekdays between 9am – 6pm $65.00
Home visits on weekdays between 6pm – 9pm and at weekends $120.00

Non-consultation Fees

Completing disability allowance forms (including those for medical alarms and counselling)   $18

Responding to referral letters (including those requested by outside providers where you are not seen by your GP e.g., green pescriptions)   $18

Other letters requested (including those requested by you or on your behalf for WINZ, licencing authorities, lawyers etc).   $18

Emails or MMH communications  $18

Hours

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sat 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sun 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Weekend Clinic - patients to phone for appointment
  • Saturdays: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM & 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Urgent clinics)
  • Sundays: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM & 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Urgent clinics)
  • LUNCH BREAK: 12:00 - 2:00 PM
  • Public Holidays: 10.00 AM - 12.00 PM & 2.00 PM - 5.00 PM (Urgent clinics)

After Hours: Call clinic phone for instructions on how to contact on call GP

Public Holidays: Open on all public holidays The following public holidays differ to standard opening hours: King's Birthday (3 Jun, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM), Matariki (28 Jun, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM), Labour Day (28 Oct, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM), Waitangi Day (6 Feb, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM), Otago Anniversary (24 Mar, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM), Good Friday (18 Apr, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM), Easter Monday (21 Apr, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM), ANZAC Day (25 Apr, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM).

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. The flu vaccine is available at MHC from Monday 4th of April. To book the vaccine with one of our friendly nursing team, please phone reception on 466 5011. The cost of the flu vaccine is $39.50 OR you may be eligible for a FREE flu vaccine if you fall under any of the following criteria: Pregnant People aged 65 years and older Māori and Pacific peoples aged 55 to 64 years. People aged under 65 years with certain medical conditions including diabetes, most heart or lung conditions and some other illnesses

  • Travel vaccinations
  • Adult flu vaccine
  • Child flu vaccine
  • Childhood immunisation programme

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.

The flu vaccine is available at MHC from Monday 4th of April. To book the vaccine with one of our friendly nursing team, please phone reception on 466 5011.

The cost of the flu vaccine is $39.50 OR you may be eligible for a FREE flu vaccine if you fall under any of the following criteria: 

  • Pregnant 
  • People aged 65 years and older
  • Māori and Pacific peoples aged 55 to 64 years.
  • People aged under 65 years with certain medical conditions including diabetes, most heart or lung conditions and some other illnesses
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.

  • Pfizer vaccine (12+ years) OR Pfizer booster (16+ 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.

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 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.

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.

Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC)

LARC methods are very effective at preventing unplanned pregnancy and are “fit and forget” forms of contraception – you don’t need to remember them every day or every month. LARC methods: Intrauterine Contraceptive Devices (IUCD or IUD) are inserted through the cervix into a woman’s uterus. IUCDs may be either hormonal (Mirena® or Jaydess® ) or non-hormonal (copper IUCD). Jadelle® is a hormone-releasing implant that is inserted just under the skin of the upper arm. Depending on the type of device, it will need to be changed after between three and ten years. Read more about LARC methods here

LARC methods are very effective at preventing unplanned pregnancy and are “fit and forget” forms of contraception – you don’t need to remember them every day or every month. LARC methods:

  • Intrauterine Contraceptive Devices (IUCD or IUD) are inserted through the cervix into a woman’s uterus. IUCDs may be either hormonal (Mirena® or Jaydess® ) or non-hormonal (copper IUCD).
  • Jadelle® is a hormone-releasing implant that is inserted just under the skin of the upper arm.

Depending on the type of device, it will need to be changed after between three and ten years.

Read more about LARC methods here

Travel Health Advice

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. 

Immigration Medicals

Applicants for New Zealand visas may be required to provide medical and chest x-ray certificates to demonstrate an acceptable standard of health. Immigration New Zealand uses eMedical, an online platform for processing immigration health examinations. The examining doctor records the applicant’s health examination results in eMedical then electronically submits them to Immigration New Zealand where they are associated with the applicant’s visa application once it is submitted. Only doctors who have been approved by Immigration NZ are able to conduct the medical examinations. The immigration officer who assesses the applicant’s visa application will determine whether they have an acceptable standard of health. Visa applicants requiring an immigration medical examination must make an appointment with an eMedical enabled clinic on Immigration New Zealand’s approved list.

Applicants for New Zealand visas may be required to provide medical and chest x-ray certificates to demonstrate an acceptable standard of health. Immigration New Zealand uses eMedical, an online platform for processing immigration health examinations. The examining doctor records the applicant’s health examination results in eMedical then electronically submits them to Immigration New Zealand where they are associated with the applicant’s visa application once it is submitted. Only doctors who have been approved by Immigration NZ are able to conduct the medical examinations. The immigration officer who assesses the applicant’s visa application will determine whether they have an acceptable standard of health. Visa applicants requiring an immigration medical examination must make an appointment with an eMedical enabled clinic on Immigration New Zealand’s approved list.

Special Assistance Support (COVID-19 Vaccination)

Special Assistance Support (COVID-19 Vaccination)

  • NZ sign language interpreter
  • Assistance to move around
  • More space to move around
  • Wheelchair access

If you would like additional support or assistance at your vaccine appointment, you can let us know when you book your slot.

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access, NZ sign language interpreter, More space to move around, Assistance to move around

Website

Covid-19 vaccination booking URL

bookmyvaccine.covid19.health.nz

Contact Details

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

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169 Eglinton Road
Mornington
Dunedin
Otago 9011

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Street Address

169 Eglinton Road
Mornington
Dunedin
Otago 9011

Postal Address

PO Box 7046
Mornington
Dunedin 9040

This page was last updated at 11:17AM on June 18, 2024. This information is reviewed and edited by Mornington Health Centre.