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Even though we are currently in COVID level 1, we will be continuing to provide virtual appointments by phone or video platform alongside the usual 'in person' consults. Please let our reception team know what your preference is.
With the ongoing global risk of COVID 19 likely to remain for the coming months, we are continuing to work with increased infection control precautions to protect our vulnerable patients and staff, which means we continue to control entry into the practice, and use our outside cabin for assessment of respiratory illnesses and COVID swabbing.
For routine appointments please expect to be screened for respiratory illnesses as you enter the building, We appreciate it if you are able to let us know in advance if you become unwell or have develped any cold or flu symptoms so that we can manage your consultation appropriately.
Prescriptions can now be emailed direct to your pharmacy of choice, and lab forms can also be sent electronically to path lab.
We are using phones, email and text to communicate - we would appreciate letting us know if you have updated your mobile number or email address.
Any person symptomatic with a respiratory illness and triaged to be requiring assessment will be seen outside either in the car, or our new cabin outside the ambulance bay.
If you are unwell or have injured yourself we are continuing to provide an urgent clinic every morning between 9am -12 noon. All calls are triaged by the GP in the clinic and you will be asked to come in for examination if required. All persons with respiratory symptoms that meet the COVID-19 case definition (symptoms +/- high index of suspicion criteria) will be offered a swab, or referred to the nearest community based assessment centre (CBAC). We need to continue swabbing people in our community for ongoing surviellance and to be confident that COVID is contained at our borders.
Please visit the Ministry of Health website here for up to date information. (This is updated daily)
FLU VACCINES are now available to the >65 and those with chronic medical conditions, and pregnant women. Flu clinic appointments are available by contacting reception by phone or email.
For all patients enrolled at Waihi Family Doctors
From 1 October 2019 we will be moving from Hauraki Primary Health Organisation (HPHO)
to the new Waikato locality of the National Hauora Coalition Primary Health Organisation (NHC PHO)
If you have any questions regarding this change or would like to know more about the NHC PHO please ask a staff member for more information.
On call duty Weekend clinics : shared with local practices
Ph (07) 863 2112
Fax (07) 863 7728