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South City Medical Centre (Invercargill)

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    South City Medical Centre is a modern healthcare clinic offering a full range of medical services in the heart of Invercargill. We combine traditional general practice and family medicine skills with an emphasis on preventative care and wellbeing.

     

    Staff
    Our team is made up of 6 GPs (see details below under “General Practitioners”) and:

    Practice Manager: Joseph Davidson

    Nursing Staff: Beatrix Borrie, Hayley Fluerty and Paula Stevens

    Receptionists: Luci Colligan and Kelsey Heffer

    COVID-19 Vaccination

    • Anyone currently eligible can access
    • Make an appointment

    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 Sunil Talwar

      General Practitioner - Vocationally Registered
    • Dr Jordan Baker

      General Practitioner
    • Dr Derek Bangura

      General Practitioner
    • Dr Lolita Macaballug

      General Practitioner
    • Dr Kiyas Abdul-Azeez

      Medical Officer
    • Dr Jennifer Paton

      General Practitioner
    Special Assistance Support (COVID-19 Vaccination)
    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.

    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.

    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.

    Covid-19 testing

    We are a designated COVID-19 testing practice. You do not need to be an enrolled patient to get a test. Please call the practice for more information.

    Fee comment

    Consultation fees are a set standard fee.

    A consult fee does not include additional items, such as letters, if not part of the consult.

    Payment is expected at the time of consultation.

    Non-Enrolled   
      With Community Services Card Without Community Services Card
    0-5 Years   $20 $20
     6-12 Years  $47  $60
     13-17 Years $47  $60
     18-24 Years  $70  $80
     25-44 Years  $70  $80
     45-64 Years  $70  $80
    65+ Years  $70  $80

    Casuals will be expected to pay before the consultation. No credit will be given under any circumstances.

    Nurse consultations do incur a charge.

    Blood pressure checks can be booked with the nurse at a $5 charge.

    Prescriptions:
    Please phone for prescriptions before you run out.

    There is a charge of $22 for this and a time frame of at least 24 hours must be allowed.

    If you have not been seen for the last 3 months, please do not be offended if asked to make an appointment.

    All prescriptions are signed at the doctors discretion.

    Any queries, please ask any of the staff.

    Please note that these prices are subject to change.

     

     

    Fee line

    Under 14 years
    Free
    14-17 years
    w csc $13 - w/o csc $36
    18-24 years
    w csc $19.50 - w/o csc $45
    25-44 years
    w csc $19.50 - w/o csc $45
    45-64 years
    w csc $19.50 - w/o csc $45
    65+ years
    w csc $19.50 - w/o csc $42