Auckland Allergy and Eczema Clinic
With the introduction of COVID-19 coronavirus into New Zealand, we are taking further steps to keep our patients and staff as safe as possible.
Our Action Plan, crafted by our expert immunologists, exceeds the guidelines provided by the Ministry of Health and will allow us to continue to deliver top quality Allergy and Immunology care throughout this unsettling period.
As of Monday 23rd March, we will be offering contactless telephone and online digital consultations to continue your care. These appointments are supported by Southern Cross Healthcare.
Our Nursing Team will continue to offer Immunotherapy Injection appointments. With your care in mind, we will be practicing 2 meter social distancing in our waiting room and will ask to take your temperature upon arrival to our clinic.
We ask that you help us keep our community safe and if you have an upcoming appointment with us, you adhere to the following:
Please DO NOT come in for your appointment if you are unwell or if you have had contact with a suspected, probable or confirmed case of COVID-19 coronavirus in the past 14 days
Please use our alcohol-based sanitiser gel on entering the clinic
To limit the number of people in the waiting room, each patient is requested to be on time and attend with a maximum of 1 support person
For COVID frequently asked questions, information has been developed by ASCIA, the peak professional body of Clinical Immunology & Allergy Specialists in Australia and New Zealand. Click here for further information…
For the latest information and advice from the Ministry of Health regarding the Coronavirus situation please click here…
If you are worried you have been exposed to Coronavirus: Stay at home and contact Healthline on 0800 358 5453
If you have further questions about your individual conditions, we are happy to assist you in making an appointment with one of our Specialists.
The health and well-being of our patients is our top priority. Thank you.
Auckland Allergy & Eczema Clinic Team
Auckland Allergy & Eczema Clinic
The Auckland Allergy & Eczema Clinic (formerly Auckland Allergy Clinic) is the longest established private allergy clinic in Auckland, New Zealand. The clinic was established in 1994 and is now at home in our purpose designed premises in Cowan Street, Ponsonby. The clinic treats both adults and children with all allergic diseases.
Expert evaluation and allergy testing is performed by doctors who are hospital based specialists in allergy & immunology, supported by knowledgeable specialist nursing and dietitian care.
Diagnostic and treatment options used include:
- Intradermal skin tests
- Skin prick tests
- Oral food or drug challenge
- Blood tests
- Patch tests
- Specific allergen immunotherapy: injection and sublingual (under the tongue) forms.
Our team use only scientifically proven diagnostic tests and treatment options that are evidence based and internationally recognised. We adhere to best practice guidelines of the Australasian Society of Clinical Allergy & Immunology (ASCIA) and the European Academy of Allergy & Clinical Immunology (EAACI).
What is Immunology?
Immunology is the study of the immune system and is a very important branch of the medical and biological sciences. The immune system protects us from infection through various lines of defence. If the immune system is not functioning as it should, it can result in disease, such as autoimmunity, allergy and cancer.
Clinical immunologists are clinicians who focus on the diagnosis and management of diseases of the immune system, such as autoimmune diseases, allergies and immunodeficiency.
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Allergist, Clinical Immunologist & Immunopathologist
Allergist and Physician
Paediatric Allergist, Clinical Immunologist
Allergist and Clinical Immunologist
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We offer specialist appointments for both Adults and Children (0-12yrs). You can choose an appointment time convenient to you and avoid hospital waiting lists.
Before booking an appointment with us, we will ask you to complete the New Patient Questionnaire. This will provide us with some information about you and will determine whether a referral is required. Once complete, ew will contact you to make an appointment. Click here
Preparing for your appointment
To ensure the accuracy of your test results, we will ask Adults to stop using antihistamines 3 days prior to your consultation, Children 7 days prior, as well as avoiding the use of moisturiser 24hrs prior to your consultation.
On the day
Your initial consultation will provide you with a full allergy evaluation and diagnosis from your specialist. Please make sure you are on time for your appointment to ensure you get the most out of your 45 minute consultation. Some patients may require additional testing such as Allergy Skin Prick Testing to support your diagnosis. These results are available within 20 minutes and your specialist will discuss the results during your appointment. Please allow up to 60 minutes for your appointment with us. Your specialist will provide you with a Patient Consultation Letter that will clearly outline your diagnosis, test results, treatment plan and suggest whether follow up appointments are necessary.
Follow up Appointments
Follow up appointments may be necessary to evaluate your diagnosis, treatment plan and ongoing care. If you have queries following your initial consultation, we suggest first referring to your consultation letter where you can review the advice provided by your specialist. This may answer your queries and save you booking a follow up appointment. Follow up appointments can be made over the phone with our friendly reception team during clinic hours.
If you have any queries in regards to your treatment, we suggest first referring to your Consultation Letter where you can review the medical advice provided by your specialist. To help reduce unnecessary specialist appointment costs your GP is provided access to your clinical letters, test results and can assist with the renewal of prescriptions. You may be able to seek guidance from your GP without needing a follow up appointment with your specialist.
For those patients undergoing immunotherapy treatment provided by a GP, your General Practitioner is the first point of contact for your treatment queries.
Given their busy hospital schedule, please understand that our specialists are available ‘by appointment only’. They are unable to provide you with medical advice over the phone, or via email for medicolegal reasons. We endeavour to provide urgent access to your specialist with flexible waitlisted appointments.
The Auckland Allergy & Eczema Clinic Team are committed to providing our patients with exceptional healthcare. Short notice cancellations deem us unable to fill vacant appointment slots for patients who are in serious need of our care, we hope you can understand this.
Please call us on 09 3766185 and select option (6), by 12pm on the day prior to your scheduled appointment to notify us of any changes or cancellations.
To cancel a Monday appointment, please be sure to contact our reception team by 12pm Friday. If prior notification is not given, please understand that a cancellation fee of $100.00 will be charged due to the missed appointment.
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Our clinic is located within a stone’s throw of Ponsonby Road, conveniently accessed by public transport (Plan Your Journey using Auckland Transport here).
Public parking is provided along Cowan Street, or alternatively, within the Pompallier Centre Carpark from $1.00 per hour (Find Wilson Carpark Here).
Our clinic is wheelchair accessible and parking for the disabled is provided in the Pompallier Centre Carpark.
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This page was last updated at 11:40AM on July 21, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Auckland Allergy and Eczema Clinic.