Waihi Family Doctors welcomes existing and new patients to our new purpose built premises.

We are located in the centre of town, with ample accessible parking, close to both local pharmacies.

We provide high quality, family orientated, patient centred healthcare to you and your family in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Our premises are modern, comfortable and relaxing. We have invested in quality equipment and the latest technology to help us deliver up to date, evidence based healthcare.

Our focus is your wellbeing.


Waihi Family Doctors is proud to be a CORNERSTONE┬« accredited practice  

Appointments

Please ring 07 863 2112 for an appointment. We encourage you to book routine appointments  (ie medication reviews) with your registered GP for ongoing continuity of care.   Appointments can be in person or virtual (phone or secure video link).   Please note that due to current workload since COVID-19 it may take 1-2 weeks to get an appointment so we encourage you to book early.    Also if you have a number of items to discuss, or the appointment is for a medical, ie Drivers licence, please let the receptionist know, so we can book a longer appointment as appropriate. 


Home Visits 

These are available for our palliative patients or as by special arrangements.

Urgent Clinic

Monday to Friday 8.30 to 12 noon

 Our urgent clinic is now being run as a GP triaged clinic.

This is for urgent medical issues or injuries.    You may be managed virtually, rebooked into a routine GP appt,  or provided with an urgent prescription if appropriate, if an appointment is not deemed necessary.

Please ring prior to 9.30 if possible so that we have an opportunity to allocate you an appt time.

If you are seriously unwell with chest pain or shortness of breath we encourage you to seek immediate review with St John Ambulance by ringing 111.

After Hours Care

This practice provides 24 hour care for patients on a roster system shared with GPs from a neighbouring practices. Please ring the normal surgery number, 07 863 2112, and your call will be put through to the on call Triage Nurse service provided by Healthline.   They are able to discuss and seek advice for you from the on call doctor as required, or will recommend you seek review at hospital if deemed urgent.

Laboratory and Radiology

Blood tests can be done at any Pathlab throughout the Waikato & Bay of Plenty. Our local Pathlab in Waihi is located at 2 School lane, and they are open 7.30am - 3.30pm Monday - Friday.  During COVID-19 level 3 we are encouraging people to defer their 'annual' blood checks.  We do encourage those who are on medications that need regular blood monitoring to continue to have these tests.

Routine blood tests results are usually available within 24-48 hours, however special tests including smears, urine and pathology (skin lesions) may take several days to several weeks. Our policy is to only contact you to advise or discuss any significant results.

You are encouraged to ring our nurses (ext 1) to check or discuss your results, especially if you have any queries. If you would like to be automatically informed of all results we encourage you to sign up to
Manage my Health.



What Hospital do you refer to?

This is a common question we are often asked.   Although Waihi Family Doctors is a practice located with the Waikato District Health Board (DHB) Catchment, depending on where you live (your home address), you may belong to either the Waikato or BOP DHB.

We have the ability to refer you to all the publicly funded services at both Waikato and Tauranga Hospitals, but can only refer you to the hospital within your DHB area.
Waikato DHB - Those living in the Waikato - Waihi, and north of Waihi. Many General medical and surgical outpatient services are provided at Thames Hospital, however many specialist or tertiary services (such as cardiothoracic surgery) are provided at Waikato Hospital.
Bay of Plenty DHB - Those living in the Western BOP - Waihi Beach, Athenree, and Katikati
St John Shuttle can provide transport to Waikato and Thames Hospitals. Some patients are entitled to National travel allowance.

 Private referrals to specialists are not restricted to location, and we are able to refer you to the specialist of your choice in Tauranga, Hamilton or anywhere within NZ through our electronic referral system.

Fees

For our enrolled/registered patients:

FROM 1 JULY 2020 for all standard & ACC consultations with GP

Adults >18 years $19.50

<18 Years $FREE



WEEKEND CLINICS

Registered - Adults $55 standard consult. $35 ACC consult.

This includes all patients registered at local practices (WBMC/WHC)

Visitors - extra charges apply



<13 $FREE

13-18 $15