Funded influenza vaccines

From mid April – . We are making bookings to give funded vaccines to our over 65 years of age patients. Please phone the surgery to make a nurse booking. The number of patients in the surgery at one time will be limited.

https://www.influenza.org.nz/

COVID-19 Level 1

At level one we will continue to operate our video and phone consultations. If however you would prefer to be seen please ring us to make an appointment. Please wear a mask if you have cold, cough, sore throat, flu symptoms (respiratory symptoms) to safely manage yours. other patients and our staff’s wellbeing. You will still be able to the doctor but it may be in a managed situation. Knock on the door when you arrive, and someone will welcome you in when they become available. Please wear your mask when you come to the door. You will be required to wear it in reception and in the doctor’s room. Other patients are welcome to continue wearing their own masks if they prefer.

Lab results and reports no longer emailed

We no longer email lab test results or reports. Please use the online portal (under Health Records) to see test results or we can print them off for you to collect from reception. Contact us to arrange portal registration for you if you don’t have already have access to online bookings and prescription ordering.

Local community COVID testing centres at all alert levels

NORTHNORTHCOTE COMMUNITY TESTING STATION16-18 College Rd, Northcote (beside SaveMart)
Walk-in/Drive thru
Mon to Fri 8.30 am – 4.30 pm
Sat to Sun 8.30 am – 2.30 pm
NORTHAPOLLO MEDICAL119 Apollo Drive, Rosedale
Call first

09 477 3700

If you have any respiratory symptoms including cough, running nose, sore throat or temperature please call to arrange a phone or video consult. Due to recent events we ask that you wear a mask to your appointment with the doctor and the nurse. Please knock once and someone will invite you in.

If you require any medical assistance, please phone our practice – 094451215

We remain open during all Alert Levels — health and medical facilities (such as medical practices and pharmacies) are an essential service. However, our practice is now reimplementing some safety measures as part of our response to Alert Level 1.

If you require any medical assistance, please phone our practice. All patients will be screened during their initial phone call to determine their ‘next steps’.

Dial 111 if you need urgent help.

There are also several things you can do right now:
 
+ Continue or get back to stringent hand hygiene, sneeze and cough into your elbow.​
+ If you or a family member are unwell, please stay at home and contact Healthline or your GP about getting a test.​
+ Practice physical distancing of two meters wherever possible.​
+ Consider wearing a mask in public spaces or places where it is hard to physically distance.​

Pre Flight COVID Testing and Health Certificates for flying out of New Zealand – Contact ShoreCare on phone 094867777 selecting the Northcross clinic. They can arrange a time for you to have a test and health certificate consultation. Belmont Medical doesn’t offer this facility.

Welcome to a new nurse

At Belmont Medical Centre, we are very pleased to welcome a new nurse to our staff. Lou is joining Lynn in the nursing team. She will be working 3 days a week. She is a practice nurse who brings with her years of expertise in women’s health. Lou lives locally with her husband and teenage children. Lou has replaced Terry who is now retired after working for 24 years at Belmont Medical Centre.

All prescriptions are now sent electronically to your local pharmacy

To limit the number of face to face contacts for our patients collecting prescriptions, all requested prescriptions will now be sent electronically to your local pharmacy. Please inform the receptionist which pharmacy you would like this to be.

New Website

We are working on a new website for our patients with options for online services. This will include online consultations and easier options for consultation and prescription payments. It is a “work in progress” at this stage. We are continuing to give as many flu vaccinations as possible to our most needed patients at the surgery under some strict guideline for patient and staff protection

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