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    Welcome to the Maori Hill Clinic. We are a collective of medical professionals and staff offering a full range of General Practice services. 
    Our vision at Maori Hill Clinic is to provide the best medical care, to be fair, to treat people as we would treat ourselves, to put ourselves in our patient's position, to be honest and not to promise more than can be delivered.

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

    Practice Manager: Adelle Hancock
    Finance Manager: Lisa Borthwick
    Nursing Staff: Natasha Mcgregor, Hilary Hayde and Candace Galloway

    Practitioners

    • Dr Rahul Prasad

      General Practitioner - Vocationally Registered
    • Dr Sarah Hortop

      Dr Sarah Hortop

      General Practitioner - Vocationally Registered
    • Dr Laura Frampton

      Fertility Clinician
    • Dr Prue Orchiston

      General Practitioner - Vocationally Registered
    • Dr Sally Robilliard

      General Practitioner - Vacationally Registered
    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.

    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. 
    If your doctor is unable to provide the procedure you need, he/she may know a neighbouring GP who does. Otherwise, the PHO will have a list of GPs trained in particular operations.

    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.

    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.

    Immunisation

    Immunisations are provided at all primary care practices and are one of the most important services they provide. Immunisation has led to the decline of many lethal diseases including meningococcal B meningitis.

    The National Immunisation Schedule offers a series of vaccines free to babies, children, adolescents and adults. Visit the Ministry of Health website http://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/preventative-health-wellness/immunisation/new-zealand-immunisation-schedule to find out what vaccines are on the Schedule and when they are given.  Additional vaccines are provided free for certain eligible groups considered to be at high risk because of other medical conditions; find out more here http://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/preventative-health-wellness/immunisation/new-zealand-immunisation-schedule. These and other vaccines such as travel vaccines can be purchased by other people if they want them.

    Immunisations are given by a practice nurse or doctor, having ensured beforehand that the person is not ill or suffering from allergies. Risks associated with immunisation are very rare.

    Children have their own document to keep a record of these injections. Under the age of 5 this is usually their Well Child/Tamariki Ora My Health Book. The immunisation record may need to be shown, for example, when starting school or early childcare. The staff will also record the immunisation details on New Zealand’s National Immunisation Register. This computerised information system holds details of all immunisations given to children here and will alert families when immunisations are due.

    Cervical Screening

    All women who have ever been sexually active should have regular cervical smear tests every three years between the ages of 25 and 69. This includes women who have been immunised against HPV. This test detects abnormal cells which, if left untreated, could become cervical cancer. Very often these cells are made abnormal by a human papillomavirus (HPV) which is a sexually transmitted virus. Regular tests and treatment reduces the likelihood of this sort of cancer by around 90%. 

    For more information about cervical smear tests click on the link to the National Screening Unit website http://www.nsu.govt.nz/current-nsu-programmes/national-cervical-screening-programme.aspx

    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 the Auckland region. 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. 

    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.

    IUCD Insertion

    An Intrauterine Contraceptive Device (IUCD) is inserted into a woman’s uterus to prevent pregnancy. Depending on the type of device, it will need to be changed after between three and five years.  
    One particular brand of IUCD is often used to reduce heavy bleeding during periods. 

    Vasectomy

    If a man decides he does not want to father children, he may choose to have a vasectomy which is a simple and effective method of sterilisation.
    During this surgical procedure, the vas deferens (the tubes carrying sperm from the testicles to the penis) are cut. A vasectomy can be carried out in a doctor's surgery and takes between 30 and 60 minutes.

    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.

    Covid-19 testing

    This practice provides COVID-19 testing to enrolled patients. Please call the practice for more information 03 464 0044. After hours please call 0800 VIRUS-19 ( 0800 847 8719)

    Community Testing centre

    Call Centre hours  Open Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm

    Saturday to Sunday 9am - 12pm

    Ph: 0800 847 8719

    Fee comment

    Enrolled Patients 

    Standard Consultation 

    Under 14 Years No Charge
    14 - 17 Years
    - With Community Service Card
    $33
    $13.00

    18-24 Years

    - With Community Service Card

    $40

    $19.50

    25-64 Years

    - With Community Service Card

    $50

    $19.50

    65 Years and Over

    - With Community Service Card

    $39

    $19.50

       
    ACC Consultations (ACC Surcharge)
    0-14 Years 0

    14 -17 Years

    -With Community Service Card

    $32.50

    $13.00

    18-64 Years

    -With Community Service Card

    $40

    $19.50

    65 Years and Over

    -With Community Service Card

    $37

    $19.50

    Maternity Consultations Free 1st trimester
    Nurse Consultations $20 (15 mins)
    Ear Syringe $40
    Cervical Smear $40
    Dressings $25
    Sexual Health - Under 25 Years Free
    Injections $20
    Prescriptions (phone request)
    Note: No prescriptions will be issued if you have not had a Doctor's appointment in the last six months. All prescriptions issued at doctor's discretion
    $20
    Minor Surgery $340+
    Extended Time $450+
    Casual Patient/Visitor (Patients enrolled elsewhere)
    0-12 Years $27
    13-17 Years $52
    18-64 Years $70
    Over 64 Years $70
    Non New Zealanders $110
    Home Visit
    18-64 Years $100
    65 Years and Over $75
    Failure to attend appointment $45

    We request all fees be paid on day of consultation otherwise a $5.00 administration fee will be added