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WW Clinic on Grey

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Testing for International Travel

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

Description

We help people to stay well

We are a locally owned healthcare clinic.  We focus on specific healthcare such as immunisations, women’s health and occupational health , a one-stop shop focused on you and your workplace.

Staff

Nurse Specialist, Director  Lisa Scotland 
Travel Health Specialist Nurse  Claire Wong
Nurse Manager Dee Rixon
Practice Nurse Charlotte Barry
Practice Nurse Harriet Scotland
Practice Manager  Jeanette Wilkshire 
Receptionist  Liz Claridge, Lesley Hape & Birgit Tamblyn

Doctors

Ages

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

How do I access this service?

Contact us

Enrolling new patients

Yes

This practice is enrolling new patients.

Hours

Mon – Thu 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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

Languages Spoken

Afrikaans, English

Services Provided

General Advice

Our niche is women’s health, so we understand your needs implicitly and provide a welcoming and supportive environment for all women. You can access support, advice and treatment for a variety of women specific health needs. We support women in our community to stay well. Talk to us about your health needs woman to woman.

Our niche is women’s health, so we understand your needs implicitly and provide a welcoming and supportive environment for all women.  You can access support, advice and treatment for a variety of women specific health needs. We support women in our community to stay well. Talk to us about your health needs woman to woman.

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.

  • Adult flu vaccine
  • Measles / Mumps / Rubella (MMR) vaccine
  • Travel vaccinations
  • Shingles vaccine
  • Diphtheria / Tetanus / Pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine
  • Child flu vaccine
  • Meningococcal vaccine
  • 65 year old vaccinations
  • 45 year old vaccinations
  • Pregnancy vaccinations
  • Childhood immunisation programme
  • Catch-up missed vaccinations
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine
  • Privately funded 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.

My Vaccination Documents - get in person

Our service can help you request and print the following documents: International Travel Vaccination Certificate Your vaccination record

Our service can help you request and print the following documents:

  • International Travel Vaccination Certificate
  • Your vaccination record
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.

  • Make an appointment
  • Child Pfizer vaccine (5-11 years)
  • Pfizer vaccine (12+ years) OR Pfizer booster (16+ years)
  • Child Pfizer vaccine (6 months - 4 years)
  • Novavax vaccine (12+ years)
  • Anyone currently eligible can access

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.

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.

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. 

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

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 inserts
  • IUD removals
  • Implant (Jadelle) removal

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

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.

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.

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.

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 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

Emergency contraception

For emergencies, our clinic can offer quick, discreet assistance. If you require this service please let us know ASAP, so we can organise a priority booking for you.

For emergencies, our clinic can offer quick, discreet assistance. If you require this service please let us know ASAP, so we can organise a priority booking for you.

STI screening

Screening for STI’s is a positive step towards staying well. We encourage you to get tested for your peace of mind and to look after your health. Our private and supportive clinic provides a discreet and non-judgmental environment to carry out and discuss your STI screening. Laboratory tests are free for New Zealand residents, however there may be charges for non-residents. There will be a charge for your appointment with the nurse. This can be advised over the phone prior to your appointment. For information about STI’s including what symptoms you should be concerned about you can find out here.

Screening for STI’s is a positive step towards staying well. We encourage you to get tested for your peace of mind and to look after your health. Our private and supportive clinic provides a discreet and
non-judgmental environment to carry out and discuss your STI screening. Laboratory tests are free for New Zealand residents, however there may be charges for non-residents. There will be a charge for your appointment with the nurse. This can be advised over the phone prior to your appointment. For information about STI’s including what symptoms you should be concerned about you can find out here.

Occupational health checks

Healthy, happy and safe staff, and therefore better productivity, are a huge benefit to businesses. With pre-employment health assessments and ongoing check-ups where needed, you can monitor and improve the health and well-being of your employees. Monitoring the wellbeing of your workforce is important for Health & Safety in the workplace and crucial for frontline risk management.

Healthy, happy and safe staff, and therefore better productivity, are a huge benefit to businesses.  With pre-employment health assessments and ongoing check-ups where needed, you can monitor and improve the health and well-being of your employees. Monitoring the wellbeing of your workforce is important for Health & Safety in the workplace and crucial for frontline risk management.

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.

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.

Special Assistance Support (COVID-19 Vaccination)

Special Assistance Support (COVID-19 Vaccination)

  • Support to make decisions
  • Assistance to move around
  • Quiet, low sensory environment
  • A longer appointment time
  • Wheelchair access

If you would like additional support or assistance at your vaccine appointment, you can let us know when you book your slot.

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access, Support to make decisions, Assistance to move around, Quiet, low sensory environment, A longer appointment time

Parking

Onsite parking available.

Contact Details

244 Grey Street
Palmerston North
Manawatu-Wanganui 4414

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244 Grey Street
Palmerston North
Manawatu-Wanganui 4414

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244 Grey Street
Palmerston North

This page was last updated at 10:45AM on February 19, 2024. This information is reviewed and edited by WW Clinic on Grey.