Latest news and information from Newlands Medical Centre
The Flu vaccine is FREE to patients aged 65 years and older; pregnant women; and patients with certain medical conditions. A fee of $40 applies to all other patients.
Many employers now pay for this vaccine as a staff benefit - ask your employer if this is available to you.
Please phone 478-9858 to book your appointment with our nurses.
NB: Please allow for a 20 minute wait after you have been given the vaccine.
Over 1,000 patients are already using the patient portal. We are now inviting all patients over the age of 16 years to register. This is a confidential and secure way to access your health information online, and to communicate with your GP. You can view test results, request repeat prescriptions, and book non-urgent appointments at a time convenient to you. There is also an app so you can access your health records anywhere, at anytime.
For more information check out the video link on the Home page.
We want to make it easier for you to get in touch with us.
We are upgrading our phone systems so that we can answer your call more efficiently.
We also have Health Care Online, our Patient Portal, which allows you to contact your GP, book appointments, and see lab results and other clinical information, online. Going forward, as a portal user, you will be able to communicate with your GP in person, over the phone, or online. We may be able to save you a trip in to see us if you don’t need to, which may be more convenient for you.
We have added a third evening clinic. We now have evening appointments available on:
Mondays - with Dr Mckenzie
Tuesdays - with Dr Aubrey and Dr Jenks
Wednesdays - with Dr Jackson and Dr Hudson
Karen Larsen (Dip Therapeutic Massage & Dip Neuromuscular Massage)
We are pleased to advise that massage therapist, Karen Larsen , is now holding clinics at Newlands Medical Centre.
Massage assists the body with healing and has been used for centuries to flush the body of toxins and realign muscle fibers to enable good blood flow through the body and increased flexibility and range of motion.
Massage assists with:
From 1 July 2015 children enrolled as patients, aged between 6 and 12 years, will be FREE at Newlands Medical Centre for GP consultations, ACC-related visits, nurse consultations, and prescriptions.
Please note consumables, such as Liquid Nitrogen and dressings, will still attract a fee.
The Zero Fees policy does not apply to casual or non-NZ resident patients.
We are pleased to introduce Lisa Holden. Lisa comes with many years of experience working in family centres and mental health services. She has a Masters Degree in Counselling, Batchelor of Science (Psychology) and is a full member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors. Lisa believes that as we travel through life, problems arise that can cause us to get stuck. Sometimes the problems grow and take on a life of their own, stopping us from enjoying life, stealing our hope, interrupting our relationships and separating us from the things that are important to us.