Level 2 September 2021
We are back in Level 2 with our usual precautions.
All services are available - we are keen to continue doing virtual consults if you don't need to be seen (routine medication reviews). Anyone with current respiratory symptoms will not be able to enter the building (we can offer you a phone consult, or arrange for you to be seen and have a covid swab in the red stream instead).
Our urgent clinic continues as usual with all patients phone triaged as with red stream covid swabbing available. We are also able to do asymptomatic border swabs for essential workers and others who have obtained authority to cross the border. Please ring the nurses to discuss your need.
As usual masks must be worn in the building at all times, and we follow social distancing and hygiene recommendations
Our phones may be overloaded at times - please be patient - we are here for you. Consider emailing us if it is a non urgent enquiry (ie prescriptions or non urgent appointments)
Our Covid vaccination clinic runs every Saturday and can be booked by ringing us, ext 5. We are happy to offer vaccinations to any resident in the wider local Waihi/beach area. (including those registered elsewhere).
Waihi Family Doctors is now taking appointments for all those aged >12 years.
We will have appointments available for Saturday clinics.
We are currently only booking appts on our own practice software not the national booking system so please ring us, follow the instructions (078632112 ext 5) to leave your name/s and contact details (of all that need vaccinating) so we can book your appointment. If our times don't suit, or you are keen to be vaccinated earlier than we can provide an appt, there are many other providers in the Waikato (and BOP) offering vaccination and you are welcome to book with any of these providers via the national online booking system or as the information you were sent.
COVID -19 Practice protocols
Even though we are currently in COVID level 1, and the global risk ongoing, we will be continuing to work with increased infection control precautions to protect vulnerable patients and staff, and are happy 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.
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 developed any cold or flu symptoms so that we can manage your consultation appropriately.
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.
Our urgent clinic 8.30-12 noon remains a GP triage clinic. Please ring us early in the morning if you feel you need review for an urgent condition so that we can manage the available appts. Any person symptomatic with a respiratory illness will seen via 'red stream' in the outside cabin.
On call duty Weekend clinics : shared with local practices
Ph (07) 863 2112
Fax (07) 863 7728