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Tongan Health Society (Langimalie Health Centres)

Primary Healthcare Service, Pacific People

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1 Fleming Street, Onehunga, Auckland

9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

161 Queen's Road, Panmure, Auckland

Kelston Mall, 16 West Coast Road, Glen Eden, Auckland

9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

298 Great South Road, Ōtāhuhu

Covid-19 testing

GP practice - enrolled patients only

This practice provides COVID-19 testing to enrolled patients only. Please call the practice for more information.

Description

We are a General Practice aiming to provide high quality healthcare for all patients, but especially for those who prefer a Tongan style of service.  We specialise in assisting those for whom English is a second language, and those needing help with health related immigration, housing, and work and income issues. Most of our staff are fluent in Tongan and English. We offer a wide range of general practice services including minor surgery (with regular circumcision clinics) and a diabetes clinic.

Our surgeries are located on the corner of Hill St and Fleming St in Onehunga, at 161 Queens Rd, Panmure and the corner of Great North and West Coast Roads, Kelston. Consultations are by 15 minute appointments at Onehunga - Monday to Friday and Panmure - Monday, Wednesday and Friday only and Kelston from Monday to Friday.  We also have doctors seeing "walk-in" patients in order of arrival at Onehunga, and as much as possible at the Panmure Clinic.   Longer appointments can be arranged.

We also have a large public health team covering services such as well child checks, youth at risk, social work, community exercise programmes mainly based in Tongan churches, healthy eating and parish nurse programmes and childhood asthma care.

Staff

Our team is made up of full and/or part-time GPs (see details below under “Doctors") and:

Medical Director

Clinical Services Manager

Nurses

Receptionists

Specialists - Allied Health Services

Doctors

Note: Please note below that some people are not available at all locations.

  • Dr Gopalrao Chebbi

    General Practitioner

    Available at 1 Fleming Street, Onehunga, Auckland, 161 Queen's Road, Panmure, Auckland, 298 Great South Road, Ōtāhuhu

  • Dr Glenn Doherty

    Chief Executive Officer and Medical Director - Vocationally Registered

    Available at 1 Fleming Street, Onehunga, Auckland, Kelston Mall, 16 West Coast Road, Glen Eden, Auckland, 298 Great South Road, Ōtāhuhu

  • Dr Kevin Gabriel

    General Practitioner - Vocationally Registered

    Available at 1 Fleming Street, Onehunga, Auckland, 298 Great South Road, Ōtāhuhu

  • Dr Antony Inder

    General Practitioner

    Available at all locations.

  • Dr Kilisitina Lavulo

    General Practitioner - Vocationally Registered

    Available at all locations.

  • Dr Gavin Lee

    General Practitioner

    Available at all locations.

  • Dr Akanesi Makakaufaki

    General Practitioner - Vocationally Registered

    Available at 1 Fleming Street, Onehunga, Auckland, 161 Queen's Road, Panmure, Auckland, 298 Great South Road, Ōtāhuhu

  • Dr Asha Sai

    General Practitioner - Vocationally Registered

    Available at Kelston Mall, 16 West Coast Road, Glen Eden, Auckland, 298 Great South Road, Ōtāhuhu

How do I access this service?

Enrolled patients, Make an appointment

Enrolling new patients

Yes

This practice is enrolling new patients.

Fees

Enrolled Patient Fees

Under 14 yearsFree
7-17 yearsFree
18-24 years$15
25-44 years$15
45-64 years$15
65+ yearsFree

 Casual Consultations

Under 6 yrs $40
7 - 17 yrs

$40 with Community Services Card

  $40 without Community Services Card
18-64 yrs $75 with Community Services Card
  $75 without Community Services Card
65+ yrs $75 with Community Services Card
  $75 without Community Services Card

Non-resident (0-17 Years)

18 Years +

 

$45 

$55

follow-up $20

Saturday Surcharge
A surcharge of $15.00 applies on a Saturday for all Casual NZ Residents.

Hours

1 Fleming Street, Onehunga, Auckland

9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Mon – Thu 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Fri 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat 9:00 AM – 1:00 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).

Preferred urgent care clinic out of hours: Three Kings Accident & Medical.

161 Queen's Road, Panmure, Auckland

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 5:00 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).

Preferred urgent care clinic out of hours: White Cross Lunn Ave - Urgent Care & GP.

Kelston Mall, 16 West Coast Road, Glen Eden, Auckland

9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat 9:00 AM – 1:00 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).

Preferred urgent care clinic out of hours: White Cross New Lynn - Urgent Care & GP.

298 Great South Road, Ōtāhuhu

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 5:00 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, Tongan

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
  • 45 year old vaccinations
  • 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

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.

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. Please call to book an appointment if you are in the current vaccination priority group. Walk in appointments are only available if people have not arrived to a booked appointment.

  • Pfizer vaccine (12+ years)
  • Child Pfizer vaccine (5-11 years)
  • Eligible GP enrolled patients only
  • Make an appointment

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.

Please call to book an appointment if you are in the current vaccination priority group.  Walk in appointments are only available if people have not arrived to a booked appointment.

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. We see the full range of medical and mental health problems but have special expertise in diabetes and long term conditions care. We are also well used to helping people with immigration, work and income and housing issues.

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.

We see the full range of medical and mental health problems but have special expertise in diabetes  and long term conditions care.

We are also well used to helping people with immigration, work and income and housing issues.

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. Our experienced and well trained GP surgeon can do a range of minor operations, but we also specialise in circumcision for cultural reasons, both dorsal slit and full circumcision (but not infant circumcision). These clinics usually take place in school holidays.

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.

Our experienced and well trained GP surgeon can do a range of minor operations, but we also specialise in circumcision for cultural reasons, both dorsal slit and full circumcision (but not infant circumcision).  These clinics usually take place in school holidays. 

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 prefer to see most patients with long term conditions three monthly unless their condition is particularly well controlled.

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 prefer to see most patients with long term conditions three monthly unless their condition is particularly well controlled.

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. Non-publicly funded blood tests (e.g. immigration, insurance, work blood tests) can be collected on site at our clinics. Normal results are not routinely phoned through to patients, unless by special arrangement with the doctor at the time of ordering the test, but patients are welcome to phone in and speak with the nurse if they want a result.

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.

Non-publicly funded blood tests (e.g. immigration, insurance, work blood tests) can be collected on site at our clinics.  Normal results are not routinely phoned through to patients, unless by special arrangement with the doctor at the time of ordering the test, but patients are welcome to phone in and speak with the nurse if they want a result.

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.

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 We have a monthly nurse-led smear clinic at Onehunga where screening smears are free. Screening smears done by doctors are free for "high needs" women (i.e. Maori, Pacific Island and those living in certain areas), but there is a charge for non-high needs women and if the smear is done as part of a consultation.

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

We have a monthly nurse-led smear clinic at Onehunga where screening smears are free.  Screening smears done by doctors are free for "high needs" women (i.e. Māori, Pacific Island and those living in certain areas),  but there is a charge for non-high needs women and if the smear is done as part of a consultation.

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. ECG is available. There is an extra charge of $15 if an ECG is performed.

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.

ECG is available.  There is an extra charge of $15 if an ECG is performed.

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 performed as part of our Asthma Clinic run by Asthma Nurse Ana Tatafu every Wednesday at the Onehunga site. This clinic is for education about asthma and maximising treatment. Once a month another nurse joins Ana to do just spirometry. Appointments are made through clinic receptionists by GP or self referral.

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 performed as part of our Asthma Clinic run by Asthma Nurse Ana Tatafu  every Wednesday at the Onehunga site.  This clinic is for education about asthma and maximising treatment.  Once a month another nurse joins Ana to do just spirometry.  Appointments are made through clinic receptionists by GP or self referral.  

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. Routine 6-week well baby check by a GP and at the same time 6-week immunisation is given by a Practice Nurse. We have a WellChild Nurse who can visit homes and follow up babies from six weeks -- contact our Public Health Division on (09) 636 4129

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.
 

Routine 6-week well baby check by a GP and at the same time 6-week immunisation is given by a Practice Nurse.  We have a WellChild Nurse who can visit homes and follow up babies from six weeks -- contact our Public Health Division on (09) 636 4129

Special Assistance Support (COVID-19 Vaccination)

Special Assistance Support (COVID-19 Vaccination)

  • Wheelchair access

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access

Contact Details

1 Fleming Street, Onehunga, Auckland

Central Auckland

9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

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161 Queen's Road, Panmure, Auckland

Central Auckland

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Kelston Mall, 16 West Coast Road, Glen Eden, Auckland

West Auckland

9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

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298 Great South Road, Ōtāhuhu

South Auckland

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This page was last updated at 12:24PM on November 13, 2023. This information is reviewed and edited by Tongan Health Society (Langimalie Health Centres).