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Mt Albert Medical Centre

General Practice (GP) Service

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10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Covid-19 testing

GP practice - enrolled and casual patients

This practice provides Covid-19 testing to enrolled and casual patients.

WE ARE NOW DOING COVID VACCINATIONS EVERYDAY STRICTLY BY BOOKINGS.

Testing for International Travel

This clinic provides pre-departure testing for people who are travelling to Oversea. Please call to book an appointment.

Description

We are a general practice aiming to provide quality healthcare for all patients, with an emphasis on health education and preventative medicine.

Consultations are by appointment only. Our standard consultation time is 15 minutes.

Services Offered

  • Shared care maternity
  • Sports medicine
  • General medical, accident consultations
  • Sports, employment and insurance medicals
  • Cervical smears with doctor or nurse
  • Ear microsuctioning
  • Liquid nitrogen treatment for warts and veruccas
  • Minor surgery available
  • Home visits
  • After-hours service manned by qualified nursing staff
  • Travel vaccinations
  • Covid Vaccinations
  • Childhood immunisations
  • Allypyral allergy injections 
  • Circumcision after age of 10 years
  • Skin cancer checks
  • ECGs

Cosmetic Services:

  • Botox Dusport
  • Xeomin
  • Dermal Fillers
  • Face Lift by Korean Thread
  • Microneedling
  • Chemical Peel
  • TruSculpt Weight Loss Management

We partner with Practice Plus to provide virtual GP services, as an extension of our regular medical centre team.

Staff

Our team is made up of:

GP: Dr Kirankumar Patel

Practice Manager: Monali Barot

Nursing Staff: Devy Delecia

Reception: Susan John

Doctors

Dental Team

Ages

Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

How do I access this service?

Contact us

Please call us on 09 846 7493 or visit us in person during Monday to Friday 08:30am  to 17.30pm

Make an appointment

Please call us on 09 846 7493 during Monday to Friday 08.30am  to 17.30pm and 09:30am to 13:00pm On Saturdays

Or Visit us during Monday to Friday 09.00am to 17.00pm

Referral

Enrolled Patients can request a referral by:

Calling us on 09 846 7493 during Monday to Friday 08.30am  to 17.30pm 

Or Visit us during Monday to Friday 09.00am to 17.00pm

Referrals will be provided upon Doctor's discretion.

Walk in

We see patients by appointment only during Monday to Friday. Walkins are welcomed on Saturdays between10:00 to 13:00

Enrolled patients

Anyone can access

Casual (not enrolled) patients

Please call us on 09 846 7493 during 08:30 to 17:30 on weekdays and 09:30 to 13:00 on Saturdays.

Enrolling new patients

Yes

This practice is enrolling new patients.

Fees

Enrolled patients

Under 14 yearsFree
13-17 years$39 CSC $13
18-24 years$51 CSC$19.50
25-44 years$56 CSC$19.50
45-64 years$56 CSC$19.50
65+ years$51 CSC$19.50

Fees for Casual Patients:

This is:

  • $92 for 24yrs and over, $80 with CSC
  • $92 for 17-24 yrs, $70 with CSC
  • $84 for 14-17yrs, $55 with CSC
  • $37 for Children aged 13yrs and under, $20 with CSC

FIRST VISIT MUST BE PAID AT THE TIME OF CONSULTATION.

The first appointment for newly enrolled patients will be higher as requires longer consultation with the Doctor.

Extra charges may apply on weekends and added services

Patients with less than 2yrs visa will pay the higher amount and are not eligible for Enrolment.

Liquid Nitrogen: $20

Cervical Smears: $25

Ear Microsuction: $80

ECG: $75

Mole Check: $69

Please contact us for information on any of our other fees.

For a repeat prescription and no consultation (at doctor's discretion): $30

A referral during a consult with doctor: $10.

A requested referral without seeing doctor: $20.

Sports /employment medicals $160

Any requests for printed copies of test results or other information will carry a nominal $5 charge

Insurance Medical $280

A long fee of $130 will be charged if consultation exceeds 20 mins. All normal appointments are 15 mins long.

Hours

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Sat 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Please note our phone line is open from 8:30am for appointment bookings over the phone on weekdays and from 9:30am on Saturdays.

After Hours: We partner with Practice Plus to provide same day virtual GP appointments for enrolled patients, as an extension of our regular medical centre team. Practice Plus is available weekdays until 10pm and weekends/public holidays 8am-8pm.

Click here to find out more and to register/book an appointment.

Alternatively: Phone GP practice and follow instructions. You will be transferred to an after hours service who will direct you.

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.

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

Mon – Fri 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Covid vaccination appointments can be made for Thursday afternoons weekly, please call to make an appointment.

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, Gujarati, Hindi, Bahasa Melayu, Indonesian, Malayalam

Services Provided

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.

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.

My Vaccination Documents - get in person

Our service can help you request and print the following documents: International Travel Vaccination Certificate Your vaccination record

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

  • International Travel Vaccination Certificate
  • Your vaccination record
Face Mask Exemption Pass - get in person

Our service can assist you to print and apply for a Face Mask Exemption Pass.

Our service can assist you to print and apply for a Face Mask Exemption Pass.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Patient Portal

A patient portal is a secure online tool provided by GP practices that can allow convenient access to your health information as well as interaction with the practice e.g. booking appointments and requesting repeat prescriptions.

A patient portal is a secure online tool provided by GP practices that can allow convenient access to your health information as well as interaction with the practice e.g. booking appointments and requesting repeat prescriptions.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

Parking

Parking is available for 4. Disability parking is also available. We have a paid parking area next to our premises.

Contact Details

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

986 New North Road
Mount Albert
Auckland 1025

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986 New North Road
Mount Albert
Auckland 1025

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986 New North Road
Mt Albert
Auckland 1025

This page was last updated at 2:50PM on January 9, 2024. This information is reviewed and edited by Mt Albert Medical Centre.