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Ngakawau Health Service

General Practice (GP) Service

Ngakawau Clinic closed on Monday (18 March) to accommodate reduced staffing in the Buller region

Ngakawau Clinic will be closed on Monday, 18 March to accommodate unplanned staff leave across our Northern team. During this closure, urgent presentations can be seen at Buller Medical Centre’s unplanned clinic.   

Please phone the Ngakawau Clinic on 03 788 5062 as usual for appointments, repeat scripts and results.

Our community nursing team will continue to attend patients identified as requiring district nursing care on these days.   PRIME callouts will be provided by St John.

Remember, if you or a member of your whānau are injured or experiencing severe symptoms, it’s critical that you call 111.

Today

9:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Covid-19 testing

GP practice - enrolled and casual patients

This practice provides Covid-19 testing to enrolled and casual patients. Please call the practice for more information.

Free RATs for collection

Rapid antigen tests (RATs) can be collected at this site. Pre-ordering is not required.

Doctors

How do I access this service?

Enrolled patients, Make an appointment

Enrolling new patients

Yes

This practice is enrolling new patients.

Hours

9:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Mon – Fri 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Outside of these times, urgent presentations can be seen at Buller Medical Centre’s unplanned clinic. PRIME callouts will be provided by St John.

For appointments, enquiries or results on these days, please phone Buller Medical Centre on 03 788 9277.

If you need a repeat script, please phone the Ngakawau Clinic on 03 788 5062 and your call will be redirected to the prescription line.

You can also call Healthline on 0800 611 116 – calls are answered 24/7. If you need to be seen, they will tell you what to do and where to go.

If it's an emergency, please dial 111.


After Hours:

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

If it is an emergency please dial 111

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

Services Provided

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

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
  • Adult flu vaccine
  • Child flu vaccine
  • Diphtheria / Tetanus / Pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine
  • Measles / Mumps / Rubella (MMR) 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.

Contact Details

9:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

1C Main Road
Hector
West Coast 7822

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1C Main Road
Hector
West Coast 7822

This page was last updated at 5:09PM on June 22, 2024.