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Wakatipu Medical Centre

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    Wakatipu Medical Centre is a community based general medical practice situated in Frankton. It serves patients from the wider Wakatipu basin, stretching Glenorchy to Gibbston and as far south as Athol.

    Wakatipu Medical Centre is a traditional general practice, catering primarily for local families.

     

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

    Practice Managers: Phil Markham and Donovan Percy

    Nursing Staff:Olivia Kelly, Anne Hailes, Olivia Casey, Rayelee Gallwey, Caroline Coleman, Anna Chisari, Andie Lowry & Hannah Mawson

    Receptionists: Fabi da Silva Correa, Tessa Martin, Heidi Ross, Marnie Reid, Sharron Britton, Nic Tito, Lily Law

    COVID-19 Vaccination

    • Anyone currently eligible can access
    • Make an appointment
    • Group 1
    • Group 2
    • Group 3
    • Māori or Pasifika: age 55 and over
    • Group 4: age 30 - 64
    • Group 4: age 40 - 59
    • Group 4: age 50 - 54

    To make an appointment please use the link below or call 0800 28 29 26

    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.

    If you are getting a flu, MMR or other vaccine, it will affect timing of the COVID-19 vaccination. Please discuss with your health provider.

    Practitioners

    • Dr Laura Brown

      Dr Laura Brown

      General Practitioner- Vocationally Registered
    • Dr Val Miller

      Dr Val Miller

      General Practitioner - Vocationally Registered
    • Dr Bart Vangronsvelt

      Dr Bart Vangronsvelt

      General Practitioner
    • Dr Fiona Rorrison

      General Practitioner -Vocationally Registered
    • Dr Joanne Lett

      General Practitioner
    • Dr Duncan MacDonald

      General Practitioner
    • Dr Vivienne Tate

      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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Fee comment

    Enrolled Patients
    Children aged under 14 Free
    Children aged 14-17 $30
    Adults 18 Years and Over $60
    Care Plus Consultations $20
    Repeat Prescription Requests $20
    Urgent (Same Day) Repeat Prescription Requests $30
    Driving Licence Medicals $75
    Non Enrolled/Casual Patients
    Children aged under 14 $25
    Children aged 14-17 $75
    Adults 18 Years and Over $95
    General Charges
    Immigration Medicals $235
    Driving Licence Medicals $125
    Travel Vaccine Consultation $80
    Travel Vaccination Dependent on vaccination type
    Urine Drug Screen Test $75
    ACC Consultations $30 for first consultation, $20 for subsequent visits. Free under 13's
    Sexual Health Consults with Nurse $40
    Aclasta Infusion $100
    Weekend Surcharge $10
    Overseas Patients
    Adults and Children $120