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The Doctors Waimauku

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The Doctors Waimauku

8 Waimauku Station Rd Waimauku and  The Doctors Silverfern  The Triangle Waimauku

www.thedoctors.co.nz

email reception@wm.thedoctors.co.nz

 

Please note: Health 365 bookings are currently turned off for all our sites due to some changes being made. We aim to have these up and running before the end of July. Please phone us for appointments in the meantime. Apologies for the inconvenience.

 

Waimauku Doctors is a Cornerstone Accredited practice. The achievement of Cornerstone Accreditation signifies a practice's commitment to patients by meeting legal/safety standards and essential standards set by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners. This ensures our patients receive high quality care. 

When you ring, press 0 for reception and 1 to speak to a nurse for results, advice or ordering a repeat script. You may not get a nurse to pick up, but please leave a message and they will get back to you within 24 hrs. If it is more urgent, ring again and speak to reception by pressing 0.

We now have an online Patient Portal service where you can confidentially access online some of your clinical information including blood tests, notes, immunisations and measurements. You can make an appointment and view availability of your preferred Dr by template. To access the online service you need to inform a staff member at Waimauku Doctors who will register your email with Health 365.

We are currently not able to do routine blood tests as a service to our enrolled patients.

This will be reviewed after the COVID epidemic.

We have some projects that the nurses are active in to help our patients assess their health needs; these being Smoking Brief Advice and CVD Assessment. These services are free to patients, although if there is anything to be followed up with the doctor it will incur our usual charges.

 Helen Aish is a counsellor attached to our practice  for personal or couple counselling.

Jadelle insertion for contraception now provided by Dr Hillebrand and Dr Ho.

Aclasta for osteoporosis and iron infusions now provided (only if medically indicated). Contact nurses for information.

Free CVD Assessments are available with the nurses for men over 45 and women over 55. This is a check up to work out your risk of having a heart attack or stroke in the next five years. The nurses will take a brief medical and family history, take some measurements e.g. blood pressure and weight. There is also a blood test which we are able to take at the clinic.

The nurses will then look at your risks with you, and advise you of things that you can do to reduce your risk. 

Waimauku Doctors  is a large, purpose-built Medical and Accident centre with plenty of parking and ease of access. There is a disability parking space, or patients are welcome to be dropped off at the front door. There are two ambulance bays.

We usually have two doctors and two nurses available at any time and three doctors on busy days. One doctor and one nurse are available Saturday mornings.

Consultations are 15mins for a standard visit. Double consults by request incur an additional fee. We endeavour to keep to time but, but being a rural practice, delays due to medical need and fit-in emergencies will occur.

Nurse consultations are available. These cost $30.

Our patients may also have a support person present during a consultation.

We added a pharmacy to the centre 18 years ago. This has brought a much needed service to our area. The on site pharmacy is owned and operated by Robbie Hannon, who employs a skilled group of pharmacists and technicians to give advice and dispense medication. All prescriptions can be filled Monday to Friday. Robbie also has a full retail pharmacy now located in the Waimauku Village, situated next door to our satellite medical centre Silver Fern Medical - a mere 120m walk away.  For more information go to www.waimaukupharmacy.co.nz

We are a certified teaching practice for medical students and nurses. This provides an invaluable insight for young doctors and nurses into primary care.

Staff

Doctors: Kathy McDonald, Cathy Fisk, Heather McIntyre, Phillipa Ho, Mike He, Natasha Illevska, Maartje Ament and Sonal Mehra.

Nurse Prescriber: Anna Heaslip

Nurses:Sharlene, Sandy, Haley, Hannah, Maria and Brittany. 

Health Coach: Jess

Wellbeing Practitioner: Nelene 

Clinic Manager: Jenny Burge 

Administration: 
Emma 

Reception:  Zoe, Tania, Janine, and Tracey.

Doctors

How do I access this service?

Enrolled patients, Make an appointment

Enrolling new patients

Yes

This practice is enrolling new patients.

Fees

Fees as of May 2021 - Enrolled Patients

Under 14 yearsFree
14-17 years$45.00
18-24 years$45.00
25-44 years$65.00
45-64 years$65.00
65+ years$65.00

Enrolled Patients with CSC (Consults and ACC)

Under 14     FREE

14-17           $13.00

18+              $19.50

 

ACC Enrolled Patients

Under 14      Free

14-24           $38.00

25+              $50.00

 

Casual Non Funded Patients (NZ Residents) Payable before consultation.

Under 14      $47.00

14-17           $74.00

18+             $101.00

 

ACC Casual Non Funded Patients

Under 14        Free

13+              $79.00

 

Overseas Visitors to NZ: $110.00

Saturday Surcharge an additional $22 for all patients 

A fee of $30 will be charged for all non attendance of appointments or cancellations made less than 2 hours before your appointment time.

 

Payment is expected on the day of consultation. Late payments may incur extra charges. We accept cash, cheque, EFT POS, Visa and Mastercard.

Subsidiary Services

Nurse Consultation $40.00

Nurse Consultation Visitor $45.00

Phone Script $28.00 (Next Day)

Same Day Script Surcharge $12.00

Blood Pressure only $22.00

ECG $47.00

Liquid Nitrogen $27.00

Complex wound management/dressings $35.00

Excision of skin lesions $400 (multiple excisions at Doctors discretion)

IUD insertion $120.00

Jadelle insertion $157.50

Medicals

Employment Medicals start at $100

Insurance Medical $170.00

Driving Medical $95.00

Injections

B12 Injections/Iron $21.00

Depo Provera $37.00

Chickenpox $85.00

Rotavirus Vaccine (oral) $80.00

Gardasil vaccine FREE (funded for 12-27 year olds)

Gardasil vaccine $143 

Hours

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

 

After Hours: We have an after hours roster of local committed practices for our enrolled patients.  We use Procare Nurse Triaging through Homecare Medical Ltd. Please phone the practice number (09) 411 8094 for advice. Your call is answered by a registered nurse who will triage and if required the nurse will then call the local duty doctor.

* Saturdays subjuect to change due to Dr availability.

There are additional fees for out of hours consultations and home visits.

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

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
  • 65 year old vaccinations
  • Adult flu vaccine
  • Child flu vaccine
  • Diphtheria / Tetanus / Pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine
  • Measles / Mumps / Rubella (MMR) vaccine
  • Meningococcal vaccine
  • Shingles vaccine
  • Travel vaccinations
  • Catch-up missed vaccinations

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. Waimauku Doctors is a traditional Family Medical Centre offering care from conception to end of life. All our staff live locally and several have worked here since close to when the original practice opened over 30 years ago. The area around Waimauku is unique in its wild west coast beaches and forests. It offers Aucklanders a varied and fulfilling lifestyle from farming, winegrowing, adventure tourism, horsing activities, fishing, cycling, hang-gliding, surfing, lifestyle farming and raising Kiwi kids to name a few. As the only local surgery, we are experienced in dealing with the effects of all these activities and enjoy caring for this energetic and caring community. As there are no close hospital accident departments, we are experienced in dealing with trauma and emergency within the primary care setting. The surgery is purpose built and modern offering plenty of parking and easy access. We have a pharmacy, Waimauku Village Pharmacy www.waimaukupharmacy.co.nz, counselling services and beauty therapists within the centre.

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.

Waimauku Doctors is a traditional Family Medical Centre offering care from conception to end of life.

All our staff live locally and several have worked here since close to when the original practice opened over 30 years ago.

The area around Waimauku is unique in its wild west coast beaches and forests. It offers Aucklanders a varied and fulfilling lifestyle from farming, winegrowing, adventure tourism, horsing activities, fishing, cycling, hang-gliding, surfing, lifestyle farming and raising Kiwi kids to name a few. As the only local surgery, we are experienced in dealing with the effects of all these activities and enjoy caring for this energetic and caring community.

As there are no close hospital accident departments, we are experienced in dealing with trauma and emergency within the primary care setting.

The surgery is purpose built and modern offering plenty of parking and easy access.

We have a pharmacy, Waimauku Village Pharmacy www.waimaukupharmacy.co.nz, counselling services  and beauty therapists within the centre.

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. We have a dedicated purpose built accident and treatment theatre for all forms of injury. We offer fracture stabilisation, assessment and if appropriate, plaster casting by our experienced nursing and medical staff. We undertake wound care, suturing and dressing management. Major injuries are cleaned and patient stabilised for transfer to appropriate hospital. All medical and nursing staff undertake extensive Emergency care courses updated regularly e.g. PRIME. We work closely with local ambulance and rescue helicopter services.

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.

We have a dedicated purpose built accident and treatment theatre for all forms of injury.

We offer fracture stabilisation, assessment and if appropriate, plaster casting by our experienced nursing and medical staff.

We undertake wound care, suturing  and dressing management.

Major injuries are cleaned and patient stabilised for transfer to appropriate hospital.

All medical and nursing staff undertake extensive Emergency care courses updated regularly e.g. PRIME.

We work closely with local ambulance and rescue helicopter services.

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. Skin lesion removals Skin cancer assessments Vasectomy Ingrown toe nail 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.

  • Skin lesion removals
  • Skin cancer assessments
  • Vasectomy
  • Ingrown toe nail surgery
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. We are happy to do phone scripts for medicines that patients are stable on. There is also the ability to request a repeat prescription for regular medication through our patient portal. We prefer to see all patients within a 6 month time frame. We will not prescribe this way if more than a year has elapsed since a consultation has taken place. This is a medico-legal requirement. It may be necessary to come in for a consultation with the nurse or Doctor before a repeat script can be given. In the event you have run out of necessary medication completely and if you are a known patient of ours and the Waimauku Pharmacy, the Pharmacist can issue an 'emergency supply' for 7 days only. You must then ensure you contact us to initiate your repeat script. Allow 24 hours for checking and issuing It is preferable that scripts are paid for when ordered, to avoid a charge at the end of the month Repeat scripts cost $25 We do not email scripts

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.

We are happy to do phone scripts for medicines that patients are stable on. There is also the ability to request a repeat prescription for regular medication through our patient portal.

We prefer to see all patients within a 6 month time frame. We will not prescribe this way if more than a year has elapsed since a consultation has taken place. This is a medico-legal requirement. It may be necessary to come in for a consultation with the nurse or Doctor before a repeat script can be given.

In the event you have run out of necessary medication completely and if you are a known patient of ours and the Waimauku Pharmacy, the Pharmacist can issue an 'emergency supply' for 7 days only. You must then ensure you contact us to initiate your repeat script.

  • Allow 24 hours for checking and issuing
  • It is preferable that scripts are paid for when ordered, to avoid a charge at the end of the month
  • Repeat scripts cost $25
  • We do not email scripts
Vasectomy

If a man decides he does not want to father children, he may choose to have a vasectomy which is a simple and effective method of sterilisation. During this surgical procedure, the vas deferens (the tubes carrying sperm from the testicles to the penis) are cut. A vasectomy can be carried out in a doctor's surgery and takes between 30 and 60 minutes. Offered by Dr Mike He. A consultation with Dr Mike He is required before making an appointment for the vasectomy procedure. Vasectomies can be scheduled out of routine surgery hours if requested. Please contact the surgery to arrange your appointment and discuss costs.

If a man decides he does not want to father children, he may choose to have a vasectomy which is a simple and effective method of sterilisation.
During this surgical procedure, the vas deferens (the tubes carrying sperm from the testicles to the penis) are cut. A vasectomy can be carried out in a doctor's surgery and takes between 30 and 60 minutes.

Offered by Dr Mike He.

A consultation with Dr Mike He  is required before making an appointment for the vasectomy procedure. Vasectomies can be scheduled out of routine surgery hours if requested.

Please contact the surgery to arrange your appointment and discuss costs.

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. We have liquid nitrogen available every day. Nurses can administer this after consultation with the doctor. It is an excellent therapy for some warts, sun damaged skin and many other types of benign skin abnormality. Healing usually occurs without scarring

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.

We have liquid nitrogen available every day.

Nurses can administer this after consultation with the doctor.

It is an excellent therapy for some warts, sun damaged skin and many other types of benign skin abnormality. Healing usually occurs without scarring

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 Mirena insertion by Dr Hillebrand and Dr Boorsma.

  • Implant (Jadelle) inserts
  • IUD inserts
  • 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

Mirena insertion by Dr Hillebrand and Dr Boorsma.

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 doctors can perform smears at Waimauku Doctors. If you would prefer we also have a Nurse smear taker at Waimauku Doctors and also at our other site Silver Fern Medical.

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 doctors can perform smears at Waimauku Doctors. If you would prefer we also have a Nurse smear taker at Waimauku Doctors and also at our other site Silver Fern Medical.

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. We have state of the art equipment with integration into patient record software.

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.

We have state of the art equipment with integration into patient record software.

Spirometry

Spirometry is a tool that measures how effectively your lungs are working. It is able to show how much air lungs are able to hold (their volume) and how much air can be breathed in and out (inhaled and exhaled) which is called flow. This tool is used to assess damage caused by conditions like COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – a group that includes bronchitis and emphysema), pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis and asthma. Results are shown on a graph called a pneumotachograph. For more information click on the following link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spirometry Spirometry is available.

Spirometry is a tool that measures how effectively your lungs are working. It is able to show how much air lungs are able to hold (their volume) and how much air can be breathed in and out (inhaled and exhaled) which is called flow. This tool is used to assess damage caused by conditions like COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – a group that includes bronchitis and emphysema), pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis and asthma. Results are shown on a graph called a pneumotachograph.

For more information click on the following link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spirometry

Spirometry is available. 

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. Ideally 6 weeks before travelling is a good time to get your vaccinations.

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. 

Ideally 6 weeks before travelling is a good time to get your vaccinations.

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. For abnormal results the practice nurse or doctor will attempt to contact you; a current cell phone number is preferable. We do not notify you if your results are normal. Using the Patient Portal is an ideal way to view your recent lab results, but they will not be displayed in the Portal until they are back from the laboratory and viewed/actioned by the Doctor/Nurse. This can take up to 5 to 10 days depending on the test ordered. Results are only given to the adult patient they pertain to unless there is prior arrangement for someone else to phone.

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.

For abnormal results the practice nurse or doctor will attempt to contact you; a current cell phone number is preferable.

We do not notify you if your results are normal.

Using the Patient Portal is an ideal way to view your recent lab results, but they will not be displayed in the Portal until they are back from the laboratory and viewed/actioned by the Doctor/Nurse. This can take up to 5 to 10 days depending on the test ordered.

Results are only given to the adult patient they pertain to unless there is prior arrangement for someone else to phone.

Well Child/Tamariki Ora Health Checks – Birth to Three Years

All New Zealand children are entitled to 11 free health checks from birth to three years. The checks aim to ensure that children are growing and developing as well as possible. Included in the checks are clinical assessment, health education and family/whanau support. Baby checks are at birth and then at 24 hours, five days and around 2-4 weeks. Babies are weighed and measured to ensure that they are developing correctly. These sessions provide a great opportunity for parents to ask questions from an expert and have any problem addressed; difficulties with breastfeeding or sleep for example. They can also be used to discuss immunisations and vaccinations. These checks will be carried out by your lead maternity carer (LMC). Between the ages of 4-6 weeks and three years, there are seven core health checks available, typically these are around 4-6 weeks, 8-10 weeks, 3-4 months, 5-7 months, 9-12 months, 15-18 months and 2-3 years. These checks may be carried out by a Well Child Provider of your choice e.g. Plunket, Maori health provider, community nurse, a general practice team (doctor and practice nurse). Your LMC will be able to give you a list of Well Child Providers in your area. More information about Well Child services is available on the Ministry of Health website. Waimauku Doctors is very keen to promote good child health. All our nurses are trained in child development and advice. We have baby scales and length measures.

All New Zealand children are entitled to 11 free health checks from birth to three years. The checks aim to ensure that children are growing and developing as well as possible. Included in the checks are clinical assessment, health education and family/whānau support.

Baby checks are at birth and then at 24 hours, five days and around 2-4 weeks. Babies are weighed and measured to ensure that they are developing correctly. These sessions provide a great opportunity for parents to ask questions from an expert and have any problem addressed; difficulties with breastfeeding or sleep for example. They can also be used to discuss immunisations and vaccinations. These checks will be carried out by your lead maternity carer (LMC).

Between the ages of 4-6 weeks and three years, there are seven core health checks available, typically these are around 4-6 weeks, 8-10 weeks, 3-4 months, 5-7 months, 9-12 months, 15-18 months and 2-3 years. These checks may be carried out by a Well Child Provider of your choice e.g. Plunket, Māori health provider, community nurse, a general practice team (doctor and practice nurse). Your LMC will be able to give you a list of Well Child Providers in your area.

More information about Well Child services is available on the Ministry of Health website.
 

Waimauku Doctors is very keen to promote good child health. All our nurses are trained in child development and advice.

We have baby scales and length measures.

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. You may be asked by Reception or our Clinical staff if you wish to access your Patient Portal (Health 365). To do this, we only require your email address. This address is sent through by us to Health 365. They will then send you back a login and temporary password (which you can change once in the system). Children under 16 can be registered for the portal using a parent's email.

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.

You may be asked by Reception or our Clinical staff if you wish to access your Patient Portal (Health 365). To do this, we only require your email address. This address is sent through by us to Health 365. They will then send you back a login and temporary password (which you can change once in the system). 

Children under 16 can be registered for the portal using a parent's email.

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access

Document Downloads

  • Enrolment Form (PDF, 154 KB)

    All NZ citizens must provide proof of eligibility. Either a NZ passport OR a NZ birth certificate with some form of photo ID. Note: New Enrolments are taking up to a week to process due high demand.

  • Adult New Patient Health Questionnaire (PDF, 381.4 KB)

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This page was last updated at 3:06PM on January 26, 2024. This information is reviewed and edited by The Doctors Waimauku.