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Mornington Health Centre

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    Mornington Health Centre was established over 40 years ago and is one of the largest health centres in New Zealand. Now known as MHC, it is located in Mornington, Dunedin but attracts patients from all over the city and towns throughout Otago. The practice has a large contingent of GPs and nurses, many of whom have undergone specialist training in their particular field of interest.

     

    Staff
    Our team is made up of 10 GPs (see details below under “General Practitioners”) and,

    General Manager: Sue Howell 

    Nurse Team Leader: Cath Moir 

    Nursing Staff: Rayleen, Glenda, Nic, Kate, Janelle, Liz, Courtney, Ally, Susan, Maree, Cathy, Heather

    Receptionists: Zivana, Vicki, Nic, Debbie, Denise, Jess, Kerry, Clare, Michelle 

    Admin: Carolyn, Glenda, Tom, Alison 

    Van Driver: Wendy

    COVID-19 Vaccination

    • Pfizer vaccine (12+ years)
    • Anyone currently eligible can access
    • Make an appointment

    MHC do not book these appointments. Please book via bookmyvaccine.covid19.health.nz or contact 0800 829 768

    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

    The majority of routine vaccinations can now be administered before, after, or at the same time as your COVID-19 vaccinations. The exception to this is the Zostavax (shingles) vaccine where a 7-day gap before or after receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 is advised. If you have any questions, please discuss with your health provider.

     

     

     

    Practitioners

    • Dr Eric Bradfield

      Dr Eric Bradfield

      General Practitioner - Vocationally Registered
    • Dr Peter Gent

      Dr Peter Gent

      General Practitioner - Vocationally Registered
    • Dr Elaine Harvey

      Dr Elaine Harvey

      General Practitioner - Vocationally Registered
    • Dr Helen Holden

      Dr Helen Holden

      General Practitioner - Vocationally Registered
    • Dr Taatske Rijken

      Dr Taatske Rijken

      General Practitioner - Vocationally Registered
    • Dr Jonathan Woolrych

      Dr Jonathan Woolrych

      General Practitioner - Vocationally Registered
    • Dr Joshua Tang

      Dr Joshua Tang

      General Practitioner
    • Dr John Byron

      Dr John Byron

      General Practitioner
    • Dr Samuel Whittaker

      General Practitioner - Vocationally Registered
    • Dr Anna Black

      General Practitioner
    • Dr Ursula Poole

      General Practitioner
    • Dr Rebecca Roberts

      General Practitioner
    • Dr Keefe Ting

      General Practitioner
    Special Assistance Support (COVID-19 Vaccination)

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

    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.

    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. 

    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. 

    Immigration Medicals

    Applicants for New Zealand visas may be required to provide medical and chest x-ray certificates to demonstrate an acceptable standard of health. Immigration New Zealand uses eMedical, an online platform for processing immigration health examinations. The examining doctor records the applicant’s health examination results in eMedical then electronically submits them to Immigration New Zealand where they are associated with the applicant’s visa application once it is submitted. Only doctors who have been approved by Immigration NZ are able to conduct the medical examinations. The immigration officer who assesses the applicant’s visa application will determine whether they have an acceptable standard of health. Visa applicants requiring an immigration medical examination must make an appointment with an eMedical enabled clinic on Immigration New Zealand’s approved list.

    Flu Vaccine

    The flu vaccine is available at MHC from Monday 4th of April. To book the vaccine with one of our friendly nursing team, please phone reception on 466 5011.

    The cost of the flu vaccine is $39.50 OR you may be eligible for a FREE flu vaccine if you fall under any of the following criteria: 

    • Pregnant woman 
    • People aged 65 years and older
    • Maori and Pacific peoples aged 55 to 64 years.
    • People aged under 65 years with certain medical conditions including diabetes, most heart or lung conditions and some other illnesses

    Fee comment

    The following services are free:

    • Childhood immunisations
    • Influenza vaccinations for those 65 and over, and sufferers of certain chronic illnesses
    • Maternity care (non-specialist) for the first 14 weeks
    • Courtesy coach to MHC for registered patients.

     

    If you are not enrolled at MHC, but want to see a doctor, additional costs apply. Please ask at the time of booking.

    The following surcharges apply to all patients:

    Consultations between 6pm – 8pm on week nights $23.00
    Consultations at weekends $33.00
    Consultations after-hours on weekdays $58.00
    Consultations after-hours at weekends $58.00
    Home visits on weekdays between 9am – 6pm $58.00
    Home visits on weekdays between 6pm – 9pm and at weekends $108.00

    Non-consultation Fees

    Completing disability allowance forms   $15

    Responding to referral letters    $15

    Other letters requested     $15

    Emails or MMH communications   $10 (simple),  $15-20 (complex)

    Phone calls     $5-10 (simple),  $15-20 (complex)

    Fee line

    Under 14 years
    Free
    14-17 years
    $18.50
    18-24 years
    $45
    25-44 years
    $45
    45-64 years
    $45
    65+ years
    $45