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Vercoe Brown And Associates

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Description

We are an established medical practice in Invercargill, NZ. We are passionate about general practice, & are committed to resolving medical issues when you are sick & working with you to cultivate wellness. We maintain our skills & knowledge to provide you with the best possible care & evidence-based treatments. We have cared for generations of Southlanders, many cultures & ethnicities & treasure the relationship we have with our patients.

Please give our friendly team a call if you have any questions. Due to full schedules, consultations are by appointment only. We value patient-doctor confidentiality & support your right to choose who you see. We regret we are unable to enrol new patients at this time.

This practice was founded after the end of WWII in Morton St, Georgetown.  It changed hands several times until Dr John Vercoe took over in 1981.

The new surgery buildings were opened at 82 Elles Road in 1994.

Staff
Our team is made up of 4 GPs (see details below under “General Practitioners”) and:

Practice Manager: Juliet Brown

Clinical Assistant: Andrea Winter

Nursing Staff:  Rhonda Wahren, and Theresa Cron

Receptionists: Diana Edwards, Bev Rabbidge and Anna Blair

General Practitioners

Hours

Mon 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue 8:00 AM – 7:30 PM
Wed 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thu 8:00 AM – 7:30 PM
Fri 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Note: many Wednesdays closed between 1200-1300hrs for staff meeting / training

Weekends, weekday evenings and public holidays there is a doctor available for appointments at the Invercargill Urgent Doctor Service (telephone 2188821) situated at 103 Don St, Invercargill.

Healthline offers 24 hour advice with a registered nurse: Please phone 0800 611 116

Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.
Christmas: Open 23 Dec — 24 Dec. Closed 25 Dec — 26 Dec. Open 27 Dec. Closed 28 Dec — 29 Dec. Open 30 Dec — 31 Dec. Closed 1 Jan — 2 Jan. Open 3 Jan.

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

Enrolling new patients

No

This practice is not currently enrolling new patients.

Wheelchair Access

Yes

Languages Spoken

English

Fees

FEES

From 1 April 2019 (Inclusive of 15% GST)

  Community Card No Card
Child under 14 years $0.00 $0.00
14 - 17 years $12.50 $28.00
18 - 24 years $18.50 $38.00
Funded Adult over 24 years $18.50 $45.00

These fees apply to usual ordinary daytime medical consultations for enrolled and funded patients.

Extras like referral letters, forms, and procedures may cost more.

ACC "part payment" $45.00
ACC if Community service cardholders $18.50
Registration of a new ACC claim $20
Prescriptions phoned $20
Steroid Injection $40
IUCD /pipelle  $40 (plus usual consult fee)
Jadelle insert $70 (plus usual consult fee)
Smear by Nurse  $32
Careplus / CLIC visit $22
Not enrolled, non-funded patients  $82
Surgical procedures - cost varies (avg) $220


Where appropriate we do telephone consultations. A fee of $22 applies but may vary depending upon time taken.

Failed doctors’ appointments, without adequate notice incur a fee of $30. Failed nurse’s appointments incur a fee of $20.

Childhood Immunisations / Weight / BP / Pregnancy Test - no charge. 

Subsidised care funding does not include consultations related to accidents, Driver’s Licence examinations, Insurance Company reports, sports related medical certificates.

We do provide publicly funded subsidised maternity care.

There is a fee ($20) for telephoned prescriptions for children under 14 years.

We may charge more if travel, extra materials, or extra time is involved.

Flu vaccinations are free for those over 65 and those with certain medical conditions- need to ask staff re eligibility.        

Services

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Minor Accident Care

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Immunisation

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Cervical Screening

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Liquid Nitrogen

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IUCD Insertion

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Travel Advice / Immunisations

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82 Elles Road
Georgetown
Invercargill 9812

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Street Address

82 Elles Road
Georgetown
Invercargill 9812

Postal Address

82 Elles Road
South Invercargill
Invercargill 9810

This page was last updated at 1:44PM on August 5, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Vercoe Brown And Associates.