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Whiria Te Tāngata o Taupō Moana

General Practice (GP) Service, Nurse Led Practice, Kaupapa Māori

Today

Waitahanui Hall, Blake Road, Taupō

Te Huinga, Hirangi Marae, Hirangi Road, Tūrangi

8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

23 Story Place, Taupō

Description

We are a Kaupapa Māori based, non-acute health service.
Started by Hine Loughlin - Nurse Practitioner Prescriber - as whānau had expressed the need for healthcare in an environment where they felt safe and empowered.
We also wanted to remove as many barriers to healthcare services as possible i.e.

  • cost - free service
  • accessibility - walk-ins, as well as appointments
  • early start Wednesdays for workers 07.00hrs

We visit three different marae in the rohe, bringing care to whānau in their marae.
Our goal is to empower whānau to be the drivers of their own health journeys.

We welcome any queries relating to your hauora 0800 WHIRIA or txt 0273957648.
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Staff

  • Nurse Practitioner Prescriber - Hine Loughlin (Monday - Tuesday)
  • GP - Dr Grace Malcolm (Every Monday in Tūrangi)
  • Pharmacist - Leeanne Te Karu (Fortnightly Mondays in Tūrangi)
  • Nurse - Yvonne Cairns Ormond 
  • MCA
  • HIP (Thursdays)
  • Smoking cessation support - Manaaki ora

We can refer to other services if needed.  Registered nurse support from Pinnacle also.

Doctors

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

  • Dr Grace Malcolm

    General Practitioner

    Available at Te Huinga, Hirangi Marae, Hirangi Road, Tūrangi, 23 Story Place, Taupō

Ages

Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

How do I access this service?

No appointment required

Anyone can access

Enrolled patients

Walk in

Casual (not enrolled) patients

Referral

Make an appointment

Contact us

0800 WHIRIA (944 742)
027 395 7648

Hours

Waitahanui Hall, Blake Road, Taupō

Wed 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thu 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Te Huinga, Hirangi Marae, Hirangi Road, Tūrangi

8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Mon – Tue 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Every second week. Please check our Facebook page for dates 

23 Story Place, Taupō

Wed 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Thu 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM

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), ANZAC Day (25 Apr).

Languages Spoken

English, Māori

Services Provided

Services

- General health checks - Wound assessments - Phlebotomy services - Long term conditions - Driving medicals We can see people if unregistered also. If unsure, please phone 0800 WHIRIA

- General health checks
- Wound assessments
- Phlebotomy services
- Long term conditions
- Driving medicals
We can see people if unregistered also.

If unsure, please phone 0800 WHIRIA

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

Health screening

Bowel screening, Cervical screening, Prostate check, Breast screening (mammogram), Diabetes screening, Throat swab for rheumatic fever prevention

  • Bowel screening
  • Cervical screening
  • Prostate check
  • Breast screening (mammogram)
  • Diabetes screening
  • Throat swab for rheumatic fever prevention
Sexual and reproductive health

Contraception (birth control), Menopause, Sexually transmitted infection checks, Male sexual health, Pregnancy testing

  • Contraception (birth control)
  • Menopause
  • Sexually transmitted infection checks
  • Male sexual health
  • Pregnancy testing

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access

Additional Details

Face to face / Kanohi ki te Kanohi, Phone, Online / virtual / app

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 2:03PM on July 11, 2024. This information is reviewed and edited by Whiria Te Tāngata o Taupō Moana.