COVID-19 Information

Appointments while COVID-19 is present in the community
Online bookings are closed temporarily.  Please telephone the clinic on 09 413 8562 for an appointment.  All consultations will be via video or telephone unless we consider a face-to-face appointment is necessary.  Please talk to our Practice Nurse if you think you need a face-to-face consultation. Masks are legally required for ALL face-to-face consultations.

COVID-19 Testing
COVID-19 testing is available at our practice. Please phone us on 09 413 8562 for an appointment or more information.  The Ministry of Health has issued restrictions on who can be tested for COVID-19. You should get tested if you:   
• Have COVID-19 symptoms (e.g. a fever, new or worsening cough, sore or scratchy throat, shortness of breath, sneezing and running nose).

• Are a household contact of someone who has COVID-19.

• Are symptomatic but are testing negative on RAT tests - PCR required.

• Have been told to get a test by a Health Official.

 

​Rapid Antigen Tests are now used primarily for those aged 6 months and over.  A PCR test may be required in certain circumstances.

If You Test Positive

If you have tested positive for COVID-19 and are required to self-isolate at home there is information on how to do this safely here.  You can call 0800 OUR MIQ (0800 687 647) if you need further assistance.  All of your household members should RAT test daily for five days.

Most people with COVID-19 — especially if they are fully vaccinated and boosted — are likely to have a mild to moderate illness and will be fine to recover at home. We will contact patients who are at a high risk of complications of COVID-19 should they report that they have tested positive.  Ministry of Health advice is that we must focus our efforts on supporting high risk patients and not to use government funding to contact patients who are able to self-manage their symptoms.  However, if you need advice on how to treat your symptoms or have worsening symptoms, please call us on 09 4138562 or Healthline on 0800 358 5453.  If you, or a person you are caring for develops difficulty breathing, severe chest pain, fainting or becomes unconscious, call 111 immediately.


Medicines to treat COVID-19 are available for people who are at risk of developing serious illness and for some people who have tested positive for COVID-19.  Please contact us if you think you may be eligible for these medicines.
 

Vaccination Information
Reliable information about vaccination can be found in the following links:

 

Where to get your COVID-19 vaccination
We are unable to offer COVID-19 vaccinations at this practice. Please book online at bookmyvaccine.covid19.health.nz.