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Waihopai Health Services

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8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Covid-19 testing

GP practice - enrolled patients only

This practice provides COVID-19 testing to enrolled patients.

Please call the practice for more information.

Waihopai Health Services CLOSED Statutory days only

Testing for International Travel

This clinic provides pre-departure testing for enrolled  patients who are travelling. Please call to book an appointment.

Description

Waihopai Health Services strives to provide you, our patients, with a people focused, timely general medical service of exemplary quality. Our health team is committed to the maintenance of the highest professional standards.

Waihopai Health Services encourages health promotion and disease prevention in a calm, courteous, compassionate and caring environment.

We will help you make informed decisions about your health. Our team is available to manage your acute and chronic medical needs. The information you share with us is regarded as a privilege. We will make every effort to protect your privacy and your confidential information.

We are proud to be locally owned and staffed by local doctors and nurses. We were established in 2001 after the amalgamation of Windsor Medical Centre - 1984 and Gladstone Medical Centre - 1988.

 

Staff
Our team is made up of 6 GPs (see details below under “General Practitioners”) and:

Directors: Dr Bryant Stout, Dr Sier Vermunt and Dr Dayna More

Practice Nurse Team Leader: RN Karen Russell.

Nursing Staff: Bridie Hall, Sara Gentle, Karen Williams and Pam Meredith

Administrator Manager: Lyn Clark

Administration Team: Lyn Clark (Administration Manager) and Cindy Davis (Administrator Assistance & Clinical Support)

Clinical Support: Toni Gibson, Mandy Stephens and Courtney Kereopa

Doctors

How do I access this service?

Make an appointment, Enrolled patients

Enrolling new patients

No

This practice is not currently enrolling new patients.

Fees

Enrolled Patient Fees without Community Services Card

Under 14 yearsno charge
14-17 years$58.20
18-24 years$68.10
25-44 years$68.10
45-64 years$68.10
65+ years$68.10

Fifteen minute appointment for patients who are entitled to receive funding support as of 01/07/2021

  • Disbursement Costs additional to Consultation Fee. Click here for more information.
Standard Consultation Fees    
Enrolled CSC Casual CSC NO CSC
Under 14 years no charge 0-5 Years $66.90 $66.90
14-17 Years $13.35 6-17 Years $74.25 $88.50
18-24 Years  $19.95 18-24 Years  $78.90 $102.45
25-44 Years $19.95 25-44 Years $78.90 $102.45
45-64 Years $19.95 45-64 Years $78.90 $102.45
65 Years and Over $19.95 65 Years and Over $78.90 $102.45

Prescriptions
 All scripts are collected in person or sent to your nominated pharmacy- $24.00.

Charges for longer consultations, special procedures, medical supplies and letters will apply.

Subsidies are applicable to general medical services.

Medical Examinations for Drivers Licenses, Work place examinations etc, will incur a higher fee. Please ask for details.

 

Payment is expected on the day of consultation. Unpaid fees will incur an administration fee of $8.00. All Debt collection fees will be the responsibility of the account holder.

International Students and Non Resident Standard Consultation Fee

$112.00

Eligibility Criteria for Publicly Funded Medical Care

Hours

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

After hours: We partner with Practice Plus to provide after hours urgent virtual GP appointments for enrolled patients, as an extension of our regular medical centre team. Practice Plus is available weekdays until 10pm and weekends/public holidays 8am-8pm.

Click here to find out more and to register/book an appointment.

 

Public Holidays: Closed King's Birthday (3 Jun), Matariki (28 Jun), Labour Day (28 Oct), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (18 Apr), Easter Sunday (20 Apr), Easter Monday (21 Apr), Southland Anniversary (22 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr).

Covid testing hours - for GP practices, if hours differ to standard hours

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Travel Health Advice

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. Specialist Travel Medicine Consultations

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. 

Specialist Travel Medicine Consultations

Minor Accident and Injury 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.

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

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

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. Access to make appointments, order prescriptions, and see test blood and X ray results

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.

Access to make appointments, order prescriptions, and see test blood and X ray results

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access

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Contact Details

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

1 Herbert Street
Gladstone
Invercargill
Southland 9810

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Street Address

1 Herbert Street
Gladstone
Invercargill
Southland 9810

Postal Address

PO Box 6035
Invercargill 9810

This page was last updated at 1:26PM on March 8, 2024. This information is reviewed and edited by Waihopai Health Services.