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Riverton Medical Centre

Primary Healthcare Service

Note: This is NOT a RAT Collection Site.  Please refer to the list of RATS Collection Sites. 

Today

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Covid-19 testing

GP practice - enrolled and casual patients

To access Covid-19 testing in Otago and Southland, please call 0800 VIRUS-19 (0800 847 8719).
Call centre operates 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday and  8:30 to 4pm weekends and holidays.

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

People in the Southern district with cold and flu symptoms who were seeking a COVID-19 test should call 0800 VIRUS19 (0800 847 8719) or their local GP for advice, and should stay at home.  If you are offered a test for COVID-19, please take it.  It will help us ensure we don't have community transmission, and help keep your friends, family and whānau safe.  Regardless of where you are tested, COVID-19 testing is FREE OF CHARGE (see below for exception regarding tests for travel).

Testing for International Travel

This clinic provides pre-departure testing for people who are travelling (note this is not funded by Ministry of Health and there will be a charge, unless for essential worker travel).  Please call to book an appointment.

Description

We are a rural general practice aiming to provide quality healthcare to you and your family.

We are a teaching practice for Otago University Medical Students. 

We also work in conjunction with District Nursing, Physiotherapy, Podiatrist, Hearing Clinic, Dietitian and a Diabetic Educator, who all hold clinics or utilise rooms in our building. 

Staff

Our team is made up of GPs and:

Practice Manager: Donna West

Nurse Practitioner:  Emma

Nursing Staff: Melanie, Teoni

Receptionists:  Karen and Megan

Health Care Assistant: Ange

Doctors

Enrolling new patients

Yes

This practice is enrolling new patients.

We are enrolling new patients within our boundaries who have no current local General Practitioner.  We currently have a waiting list. 

Fees

Enrolled Patient Fees

Under 14 yearsFree
14-17 years$38
18-24 years$40
25-44 years$40
45-64 years$40
65+ years$40

Listed fees are for a standard 15 min appointment. Standard sessions occur during working hours.

These fees apply to enrolled patients. Charges are different for casual patients and patients with community services cards.

Hours

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

PLEASE NOTE:  Closed for lunch between 1-2pm.

After Hours:

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

Public Holidays: Closed Labour Day (24 Oct), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (7 Apr), Easter Sunday (9 Apr), Easter Monday (10 Apr), Southland Anniversary (11 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (5 Jun), Matariki (14 Jul).

Preferred urgent care clinic out of hours: Invercargill After Hours Doctors.

Languages Spoken

English

Services Provided

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Minor Surgery

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Liquid Nitrogen

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IUCD Insertion

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Immunisation

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ECG

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Wheelchair Access

Yes

Contact Details

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Practice Manager - Donna West.  Email: manager.rivertonmedical@xtra.co.nz

104 Palmerston Street
Riverton
Southland 9822

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Street Address

104 Palmerston Street
Riverton
Southland 9822

Postal Address

PO Box 56
RIVERTON 9847

This page was last updated at 9:58AM on May 25, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Riverton Medical Centre.