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May Health & Wellness Update

Welcome to the May Health & Wellness update. As we reach a change in seasons with the colder weather arriving, now is a great time to check in and make sure you've got the prescriptions and appointments that you need.

We are excited to welcome Dr Sahar Bahnam, who has joined our team and will now work alongside Dr Ash Eilyaas. Dr Sahar was born in Iraq and moved to New Zealand with her family in 2019. She is interested in all aspects of family medical care, and enjoys working in a multicultural environment. She has a special interest in the care of Women's Health and Mental Health, and is fluent in English and Arabic. Welcome to the Greenhithe Medical Team, Dr Sahar!

We would like to give a huge thank you to Dr Paul Johns, who has been an amazing help until Dr Sahar has arrived, and has taken excellent care of our patients. Dr Paul will be finishing up with Greenhithe Medical at the end of May.

Thank you, Dr Paul, and all the best! 

Updated Fees

We wanted to let you know of some changes at Greenhithe Medical Centre regarding the fees for different services. With the recent changes to the costs of goods and services, we have had to review our fees to ensure we can continue to offer the best health and wellbeing services to you, our patients and community, and come into line with national standards. 

From Tuesday 4 June, some of our fees will change. Please check the Fees page for more details.


Flu vaccines

The flu vaccine season is now in full swing, having started on 2 April. A reminder that the vaccine is available to everyone aged six months and over, and is free for certain groups of people.

To book for your flu vaccine at Greenhithe Medical Centre or check your eligibility for a free vaccine, call our friendly reception team on 09 413 8562 to make an appointment.

Covid vaccines and boosters

Covid vaccines and boosters are the best way to ensure ongoing protection against Covid-19, and are free for everyone aged five years and over. These are available at the Unichem Greenhithe Pharmacy.

The number of doses you need depends on your age and your individual health circumstances. Click here for more information.

Appointments & non-attendance

As you can understand, appointments are currently in high demand. If you find yourself in the position where you can no longer make your scheduled appointment, please contact us to let us know as soon as possible, so we can release this for another patient.

We appreciate your help in keeping appointments available for those who need them.

Enrolments are now open

We are happy to share that we have opened our enrolments and we are now welcoming new patients to join us at Greenhithe Medical Centre.

If you have family or friends who are looking for a GP, they can enrol here, or visit our website.

As usual, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to our reception team on 09 413 8562.

Ngā mihi,

The Greenhithe Medical Centre Team


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