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Rotovegas Youth Health Clinic

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

Description

We deliver a range of specialist youth health services for Rotorua youth. Services are free for ages 15 - 24 years and include:

  • general medical concerns 
  • contraception
  • pregnancy testing and support 
  • stress or distress  issues
  • injury and ACC
  • sexual health
  • social support 

Staff

Our team is made up of Registered Nurses and GP's (see details below under “Doctors" ) and :

Clinical Nurse Manager: Alicia

Nursing Staff: Tania, Jo, Rachelle, Alicia & Deb

Reception & Admin: Sally, Nicky & Bex

Doctors

Ages

Youth / Rangatahi

Enrolling new patients

Yes

This practice is enrolling new patients.

Fees and Charges Categorisation

Free

Hours

Mon 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Tue 10:00 AM – 7:30 PM
Wed – Thu 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Fri 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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

Services Provided

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.

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.

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

  • Implant (Jadelle) inserts
  • IUD inserts
  • Free or subsidised contraception services (enquire for eligibility and details)
  • Implant (Jadelle) removal
  • IUD removals

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

Pregnancy and parenting
Sexual and reproductive health

Contraception (birth control), Pregnancy testing, Sexually transmitted infection checks

  • Contraception (birth control)
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Sexually transmitted infection checks
Wellness / healthy lifestyle

Mindfulness and mental wellbeing

  • Mindfulness and mental wellbeing
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.

  • Telehealth consultations - anyone can access
  • 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

Region

Lakes

Contact Details

6 Te Ngae Road
Victoria
Rotorua
Bay Of Plenty 3010
(Behind Pak N Save)

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Street Address

6 Te Ngae Road
Victoria
Rotorua
Bay Of Plenty 3010
(Behind Pak N Save)

Postal Address

PO Box 801
Rotorua
3040

This page was last updated at 10:06AM on November 15, 2023. This information is reviewed and edited by Rotovegas Youth Health Clinic.