In addition to all you would expect from your family doctor, our medical centre can also provide specialist services such as minor surgery for skin cancers or ingrown toenails and contraception fittings. Please speak to reception to book these, as they require a longer appointment.
There are some problems that a doctor can sort over the telephone for a reduced fee and to save you coming in to see us. These include but are not limited to mental health reviews, repeat prescriptions for certain medications or off work certificates. If you think a telephone consult would be sufficient please discuss this with our receptionists who can advise you, or ask your doctor at your next appointment if this would be appropriate for you. Unfortunately some things cannot be done over the phone, so please understand if we ask you to come for an appointment.
Our nurses are able to do consults for a number of issues. Unfortunately our nurse consults cannot be booked online, but please call and reception can advise how long a consult will be required.
Nurses can see you for:
sexual health check ups
diabetes and asthma education
healthy lifestyle advice
mental health support
Child health checks and immunisations
Seasonal vaccines such as influenza (flu) and zostavax (shingles)
Tympanograms (ear checks)
Blood Pressure & Weight Checks
Do it yourself! We have a machine that is very easy to use. You are welcome to pop in at any time and use the machine for checking your height and weight and/or your blood pressure. The reception staff can help you the first time.
If you are heading overseas and need to check on the vaccinations needed you can make an appointment with Nurse Sue to discuss this. We carry limited stocks so make sure you look into this well before you go away.
See the Travel Vaccination page to download an information form.
Costs vary depending on the vaccines required. When we have received your information form we can provide a quote.
The nearest services are:
New Brighton , 18 Union Street, open 7.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday
Linwood, 1/197 Linwood Avenue, open 7.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday & 9am to 12pm Saturday
Burwood Hospital, open 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday
RECEIVING YOUR RESULTS …
WE WILL CONTACT you with your results from tests or referrals. If you don’t hear from us within two weeks please contact us and we will follow up.