Covid Vaccine Update
We are pleased to announce that we are in the final stages of preparation to start offering Covid-19 vaccination at our clinic.
We are very much looking forward to being able to provide this important service to our patients.
Hopefully this is not too far away although do not have a definite date yet. This will depend on vaccine availability which is being managed by the Ministry of Health.
When the vaccine does become available to us we will be sending invitations to our patients who have not already had it elsewhere.
We will be required to follow the plan that the Ministry of Health has already laid out, which involves starting with those at highest risk (the elderly, and those with certain medical health problems), then progressively offering it by age band from oldest to youngest.
It will take several months to get through the estimated 8000 of our patients who will need vaccination.
There are a few key messages we would like you to keep in mind:
- Please don’t call us, we will call you! We know who you are and where you live and will be contacting everyone in their turn to offer the vaccine.
- We strongly recommend that everybody does have this vaccine. It is free to everybody living in New Zealand over 16 years of age. It has been shown to be both safe and effective.
- Vaccination of as many New Zealanders as possible is our best chance of being able to protect ourselves from catching or getting unwell from Covid-19, protect other vulnerable people in our community, limit community spread of the virus in the event of an outbreak, and ultimately allow us to open our borders again.
- When contacted, you will be asked to phone us to make an appointment. We cannot vaccinate everyone at once, so please be patient and understanding about the need to spread out this workload.
- You will need two doses of vaccine to be fully protected, given three weeks apart.
If you are interested in more information please visit the Ministry of health website
Flu vaccines update 2021
We are now back in Covid Level 1
👩⚕️ SUNDAY 13th March 2021 UPDATES:👨⚕️
We continue to be here for you and can assess you by phone, video consultation and of course in person.
At Level 1 we want to make sure that we keep all of our patients and staff safe.
Please come into our waiting room and scan the NZ Covid tracer QR code as you enter. Please wear a mask, use our hand sanitiser and maintain a polite distance from each other in the medical centre.
We will still be asking you about cough or runny nose etc, when you arrive for your appointment.
If you have a cough, sore throat, runny nose, fever or covid risk. Please ring our team on 09 6210387 and we will attend to your medical need via phone, video consultation or via our Drive Through clinic located at our carpark behind the clinic.
Covid testing is free and easy. You may want to arrange this online via our patient portal and writing down “testing” on the description.
Stay safe and remain vigilant.
The team at SRMC
Travel Covid Testing
We are now doing the pre-departure Covid-19 tests for people leaving New Zealand. Pre-departure testing needs to be ordered at least 72 hours before the result is required. Call us to book your test. Phone: 096210387. Please note that this cost is not covered by the Ministry of Health and is user pays. The fee is $216 NZD.
URGENT CORONA VIRUS UPDATE
COVID-19 testing is free. This is irrespective of citizenship, visa status, nationality or level of medical insurance coverage. The only exception to this is testing required for overseas travel
At Stoddard Road Medical Centre we focus on you and your health. From the moment you join our general practice we will use all our knowledge, skill and experience to provide you and your family with the best quality health care available. We pride ourselves in striving for continuous improvement and excellence in healthcare and are always looking to incorporate new innovations and advances in knowledge into our practice.
We are passionate about general practice and are committed to working with you to keep you healthy, to find out what is wrong when you are sick and to give you the best possible treatment.
We have looked after many generations of families from hugely diverse ethnic backgrounds and we value this traditional relationship.
Stoddard Road Medical Centre (SRMC) has provided medical care to generations of Mt Roskill residents and prides itself as having a focus on quality, innovation and continuity in health care. We have been voted ProCare’s “Practice of the Year” among 180 clinics as well as being an accredited Cornerstone practice.
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