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Silverdale Medical

Accident & Urgent Medical Care (A&E) Service, General Practice (GP)

Today

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Description

We are a team of Doctors, Nurses and allied Health Professionals who provide a wide variety of Medical Services to patients both in the Rodney District and further afield. All of our clinical staff have particular areas of expertise which complement each other.
We pride ourselves on working as a team demonstrating Best Practice in all aspects of our clinic. We have achieved CORNERSTONE ACCREDITATION which is the gold standard quality programme with the Royal New Zealand College of General Practice and we hold an URGENT CARE contract and are well equipped for all urgent accident and medical needs.

Within our clinic, we have the following core services:

  • General Practice appointments
  • Accident and Medical Urgent Care
  • Company Health including pre-employment medicals, drug testing, commercial driving licences, and workplace accidents/injuries.
  • X-ray
  • Pharmacy
  • Nurse appointments for Dressings, Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Asthma, Weight Loss, Smoking Cessation, Cholesterol, Vaccinations, KARE project, Cardiovascular Screening, Travel Advice.

Visiting specialists also provide clinics in:

  • General Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Ophthalmology
  • Gynaecology
  • Endocrinology
  • Cardiology
  • Urology
  • Oral and Maxillofacial
  • Podiatry
  • Psychiatry
  • Respiratory

Staff

Our team is made up of 11 GP owners and 15 Associates.

Chief Executive Officer: Ranyani Perera
Nurse Manager: Adrienne Carter
Admin Services Manager: Jinny Kumar
Corporate Services Director: Anthony Bayne

Doctors

How do I access this service?

Anyone can access, Walk in, Make an appointment, No appointment required

Enrolling new patients

Yes

This practice is enrolling new patients.

Fees

General Practice Enrolled Patient Fees Effective 15 October 2020

Under 14 years$0
14-17 years$50
18-24 years$70
25-44 years$70
45-64 years$70
65+ years$70
ALL PRICING EFFECTIVE July 2023
 
Urgent Care Fees Applicable 8am - 8pm 7 Days Including Public Holidays
URGENT CARE MEDICAL Enrolled Casual
Adult: 18 years + $85 $150
Child: 14 - 17 years $60 $150
Child: 6 - 13 years $50 $100
Child: under 6 years $50 $100
Non-NZ Resident (all ages) $180 $180

Urgent Care Medical
All weekend, public holiday and consultations for patients who arrive after 5 p.m. will incur an after-hours surcharge (enrolled patient $30, unenrolled patient $50). Unenrolled patients may also incur a $60 ECG charge and or a $30 referral fee. 

URGENT CARE ACCIDENT Enrolled Casual
Adult: 18 years + $70 $70
Child: 14 - 17 years $45 $45
Child: 6 - 13 years $0 $0
Child: under 6 years $0 $0
Dressing with Nurse $15

$30

Urgent Care Accident - All weekend, Public Holiday & Consultations after 5pm incur a $15.00 surcharge except CSC holders or under 14.

General Practice Fees Applicable Monday - Friday 8am - 5.30pm Only

GENERAL PRACTICE MEDICAL Enrolled Casual
Adult: 18 years + $70 $150
Child: 14 - 17 years $50 $100
Child: 6 - 13 years $0 $100
Child: under 6 years $0 $100
Non-NZ Resident (all ages) $180 $180
Missed Appointments $50 $50

Initial consultation on enrolment is charged out at the casual rate (except for babies up to 3 months of age) and thereafter enrolled charges will apply.

GENERAL PRACTICE ACCIDENT Enrolled Casual
Adult: 18 years + $55 $55
Child: 14 - 17 years $40 $40
Child: 6 - 13 years $0 $0
Child: under 6 years $0 $0
Dressing with Nurse $15 $30

 

ADDITIONAL SERVICES    
Prescription (Pick Up)   $30
Prescription (fax)   $30
ECG   $50
Nurse Consultation   $50
Minor Surgery / Procedure   from $195
     
Other Services   Please enquire

A standard consultation is up to 15 minutes.  An extended consultation is more than 15 minutes and is double the standard rate.

Repeat Prescriptions are only available for enrolled patients with 2 working days notice.

Hours

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat – Sun 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

GP Clinic opens Monday to Friday: 0830 - 1700pm THEN Urgent Care until 20:00pm

Urgent Care: 

8am - 8pm
Every day 

For help after hours:

  • Healthline (24 hour health advice from a registered nurse) phone 0800 611 116.
  • For emergencies, please dial 111.

Public Holidays: Open on all public holidays The following public holidays differ to standard opening hours: Labour Day (28 Oct, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM), Auckland Anniversary (27 Jan, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM), Waitangi Day (6 Feb, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM), Good Friday (18 Apr, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM), Easter Monday (21 Apr, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM), ANZAC Day (25 Apr, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM), King's Birthday (2 Jun, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM), Matariki (20 Jun, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM).

Preferred urgent care clinic out of hours: Shorecare Urgent Care Smales Farm.

Languages Spoken

English, Chinese, Afrikaans, Korean, Mandarin Chinese

Services Provided

Adult and Child Medical Care

Your GP's surgery is far more than a place to go when you are feeling unwell and needing a quick cure. The doctor who sees you has gone through an extensive medical training to equip her or him to help children and adults of all ages with a range of physical and emotional difficulties. GPs are at the centre of the healthcare hub and will be aware of services and expertise that are available locally and further-a-field. GPs are also aware of the link that stress and unhappy life events have on physical health so know when to suggest a talking therapy rather than medication.

Your GP's surgery is far more than a place to go when you are feeling unwell and needing a quick cure. The doctor who sees you has gone through an extensive medical training to equip her or him to help children and adults of all ages with a range of physical and emotional difficulties. GPs are at the centre of the healthcare hub and will be aware of services and expertise that are available locally and further-a-field. GPs are also aware of the link that stress and unhappy life events have on physical health so know when to suggest a talking therapy rather than medication.

Minor Accident and Injury Care

Primary care practices offer a range of services and are able to deal with most minor accident care. If they are not able to deal with an injury they will refer on to the appropriate service.

Primary care practices offer a range of services and are able to deal with most minor accident care. If they are not able to deal with an injury they will refer on to the appropriate service.

Minor Surgery

Minor surgery is commonly provided in primary care practices, providing fast, competent removal and biopsies of skin lesions. Other services include cosmetic work such as removal of benign moles and skin tags. Ingrown toenail surgery is also commonly provided. These conditions do not need to be referred to a hospital, perhaps saving you a long wait or a cancelled appointment when a more serious case takes priority.

Minor surgery is commonly provided in primary care practices, providing fast, competent removal and biopsies of skin lesions. Other services include cosmetic work such as removal of benign moles and skin tags. Ingrown toenail surgery is also commonly provided. 
These conditions do not need to be referred to a hospital, perhaps saving you a long wait or a cancelled appointment when a more serious case takes priority.

Immunisation

Immunisation is the safest and most effective way to provide protection for you and your tamariki’s health. For more information view the NZ immunisation schedule.

  • Pregnancy vaccinations
  • Childhood immunisation programme
  • 45 year old vaccinations
  • 65 year old vaccinations
  • Adult flu vaccine
  • Child flu vaccine
  • Diphtheria / Tetanus / Pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine
  • Measles / Mumps / Rubella (MMR) vaccine
  • Meningococcal vaccine
  • Shingles vaccine
  • Privately funded vaccinations

Immunisation is the safest and most effective way to provide protection for you and your tamariki’s health. For more information view the NZ immunisation schedule.

Repeat Prescriptions

Each GP surgery or primary care practice will have its own procedure for repeat prescribing but the following rules are common to most, if not all. Patients who are well-known to the practice who have a stable condition like asthma, hypertension or diabetes could be allowed to get a repeat prescription for up to six months. Repeat prescriptions are never given to patients who are not known to the practice and there is probably a blanket ban on repeats for narcotics and other drugs that could be misused as doctors are expected to monitor these drugs carefully.

Each GP surgery or primary care practice will have its own procedure for repeat prescribing but the following rules are common to most, if not all. Patients who are well-known to the practice who have a stable condition like asthma, hypertension or diabetes could be allowed to get a repeat prescription for up to six months. Repeat prescriptions are never given to patients who are not known to the practice and there is probably a blanket ban on repeats for narcotics and other drugs that could be misused as doctors are expected to monitor these drugs carefully.

Lab Results

Sometimes your doctor needs to take a sample of blood or urine either to discover what is wrong with you or to measure something in your blood so that the right medication is given to you. These tests could be anything from blood sugar to a full blood count or a sample of tissue to test for cancer. While urine can generally be tested in the surgery, blood and other specimens are usually sent away for testing at a laboratory. Most results come back within 48 hours unless a very rare test is needed which has to go to a specialist lab further away when it might take a little longer.

Sometimes your doctor needs to take a sample of blood or urine either to discover what is wrong with you or to measure something in your blood so that the right medication is given to you. These tests could be anything from blood sugar to a full blood count or a sample of tissue to test for cancer.

While urine can generally be tested in the surgery, blood and other specimens are usually sent away for testing at a laboratory. Most results come back within 48 hours unless a very rare test is needed which has to go to a specialist lab further away when it might take a little longer.

Vasectomy

If a man decides he does not want to father children, he may choose to have a vasectomy which is a simple and effective method of sterilisation. During this surgical procedure, the vas deferens (the tubes carrying sperm from the testicles to the penis) are cut. A vasectomy can be carried out in a doctor's surgery and takes between 30 and 60 minutes.

If a man decides he does not want to father children, he may choose to have a vasectomy which is a simple and effective method of sterilisation.
During this surgical procedure, the vas deferens (the tubes carrying sperm from the testicles to the penis) are cut. A vasectomy can be carried out in a doctor's surgery and takes between 30 and 60 minutes.

Liquid Nitrogen

Liquid nitrogen is a fast, effective treatment provided in many practices to treat viral warts, sun damaged skin, skin tags and many benign cosmetic lesions. It comes in a container with a nozzle and is usually applied by swab or spray. Often one treatment is all that is needed but sometimes it may need repeating after two weeks. Because it cannot be stored for too long, you will often find that your GP will treat a number of patients one after the other. For more information click here.

Liquid nitrogen is a fast, effective treatment provided in many practices to treat viral warts, sun damaged skin, skin tags and many benign cosmetic lesions. It comes in a container with a nozzle and is usually applied by swab or spray. Often one treatment is all that is needed but sometimes it may need repeating after two weeks.
Because it cannot be stored for too long, you will often find that your GP will treat a number of patients one after the other. 

For more information click here.

Cervical Screening

All women and people with a cervix aged 25 – 69 who have ever had intimate skin-to-skin contact or been sexually active should have regular cervical screening. This includes women who have been immunised against HPV. Together, regular screening and HPV immunisation provide the best protection against cervical cancer. There are now more options for how you have cervical screening done: a simple vaginal swab test for HPV, either done yourself or with help from a healthcare professional a cervical sample taken by a healthcare professional (used to be known as a smear test). Talk with your healthcare provider to decide which option is best for you. If HPV is found, you may need to have a follow-up test or be referred directly for colposcopy. If you’ve not yet had HPV testing, you should be screened 3 years after your last test (or 1 year if immune deficient). Once you have had an HPV test, and providing HPV is not found, your next screening will be in 5 years (or 3 years if immune deficient). For more information: Cervical screening | Time to Screen - National Screening Unit

All women and people with a cervix aged 25 – 69 who have ever had intimate skin-to-skin contact or been sexually active should have regular cervical screening. This includes women who have been immunised against HPV. Together, regular screening and HPV immunisation provide the best protection against cervical cancer.

There are now more options for how you have cervical screening done:

  • a simple vaginal swab test for HPV, either done yourself or with help from a healthcare professional
  • a cervical sample taken by a healthcare professional (used to be known as a smear test).

Talk with your healthcare provider to decide which option is best for you.

If HPV is found, you may need to have a follow-up test or be referred directly for colposcopy.

If you’ve not yet had HPV testing, you should be screened 3 years after your last test (or 1 year if immune deficient). Once you have had an HPV test, and providing HPV is not found, your next screening will be in 5 years (or 3 years if immune deficient).

For more information: Cervical screening | Time to Screen - National Screening Unit

ECG

An ECG is a recording of your heart's electrical activity. Electrode patches are attached to your skin to measure the electrical impulses given off by your heart. The result is a trace that can be read by a doctor. It can give information of previous heart attacks or problems with the heart rhythm.

An ECG is a recording of your heart's electrical activity. Electrode patches are attached to your skin to measure the electrical impulses given off by your heart. The result is a trace that can be read by a doctor. It can give information of previous heart attacks or problems with the heart rhythm.

Lung Function Test (Spirometry)

Spirometry is a tool that measures how effectively your lungs are working. It is able to show how much air lungs are able to hold (their volume) and how much air can be breathed in and out (inhaled and exhaled) which is called flow. This tool is used to assess damage caused by conditions like COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – a group that includes bronchitis and emphysema), pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis and asthma. Results are shown on a graph called a pneumotachograph. For more information click on the following link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spirometry

Spirometry is a tool that measures how effectively your lungs are working. It is able to show how much air lungs are able to hold (their volume) and how much air can be breathed in and out (inhaled and exhaled) which is called flow. This tool is used to assess damage caused by conditions like COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – a group that includes bronchitis and emphysema), pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis and asthma. Results are shown on a graph called a pneumotachograph.

For more information click on the following link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spirometry

Well Child/Tamariki Ora Health Checks – Birth to Three Years

All New Zealand children are entitled to 11 free health checks from birth to three years. The checks aim to ensure that children are growing and developing as well as possible. Included in the checks are clinical assessment, health education and family/whanau support. Baby checks are at birth and then at 24 hours, five days and around 2-4 weeks. Babies are weighed and measured to ensure that they are developing correctly. These sessions provide a great opportunity for parents to ask questions from an expert and have any problem addressed; difficulties with breastfeeding or sleep for example. They can also be used to discuss immunisations and vaccinations. These checks will be carried out by your lead maternity carer (LMC). Between the ages of 4-6 weeks and three years, there are seven core health checks available, typically these are around 4-6 weeks, 8-10 weeks, 3-4 months, 5-7 months, 9-12 months, 15-18 months and 2-3 years. These checks may be carried out by a Well Child Provider of your choice e.g. Plunket, Maori health provider, community nurse, a general practice team (doctor and practice nurse). Your LMC will be able to give you a list of Well Child Providers in your area. More information about Well Child services is available on the Ministry of Health website.

All New Zealand children are entitled to 11 free health checks from birth to three years. The checks aim to ensure that children are growing and developing as well as possible. Included in the checks are clinical assessment, health education and family/whānau support.

Baby checks are at birth and then at 24 hours, five days and around 2-4 weeks. Babies are weighed and measured to ensure that they are developing correctly. These sessions provide a great opportunity for parents to ask questions from an expert and have any problem addressed; difficulties with breastfeeding or sleep for example. They can also be used to discuss immunisations and vaccinations. These checks will be carried out by your lead maternity carer (LMC).

Between the ages of 4-6 weeks and three years, there are seven core health checks available, typically these are around 4-6 weeks, 8-10 weeks, 3-4 months, 5-7 months, 9-12 months, 15-18 months and 2-3 years. These checks may be carried out by a Well Child Provider of your choice e.g. Plunket, Māori health provider, community nurse, a general practice team (doctor and practice nurse). Your LMC will be able to give you a list of Well Child Providers in your area.

More information about Well Child services is available on the Ministry of Health website.
 

Patient Portal

A patient portal is a secure online tool provided by GP practices that can allow convenient access to your health information as well as interaction with the practice e.g. booking appointments and requesting repeat prescriptions.

A patient portal is a secure online tool provided by GP practices that can allow convenient access to your health information as well as interaction with the practice e.g. booking appointments and requesting repeat prescriptions.

Telehealth Consultation

A virtual consultation is a way of having an appointment with your healthcare provider, but not in person. This is usually done via a video app or a phone call. For more detailed information about telehealth consultations, please see the guide from Healthify.

  • Telehealth consultations for enrolled patients only
  • In person consultation preferred, but virtual consultation provided as required
  • Phone consultations
  • Video consultations

A virtual consultation is a way of having an appointment with your healthcare provider, but not in person. This is usually done via a video app or a phone call. For more detailed information about telehealth consultations, please see the guide from Healthify.

Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC)

LARC methods are very effective at preventing unplanned pregnancy and are “fit and forget” forms of contraception – you don’t need to remember them every day or every month. LARC methods: Intrauterine Contraceptive Devices (IUCD or IUD) are inserted through the cervix into a woman’s uterus. IUCDs may be either hormonal (Mirena® or Jaydess® ) or non-hormonal (copper IUCD). Jadelle® is a hormone-releasing implant that is inserted just under the skin of the upper arm. Depending on the type of device, it will need to be changed after between three and ten years. Read more about LARC methods here

  • Implant (Jadelle) inserts
  • IUD inserts
  • Implant (Jadelle) removal
  • IUD removals

LARC methods are very effective at preventing unplanned pregnancy and are “fit and forget” forms of contraception – you don’t need to remember them every day or every month. LARC methods:

  • Intrauterine Contraceptive Devices (IUCD or IUD) are inserted through the cervix into a woman’s uterus. IUCDs may be either hormonal (Mirena® or Jaydess® ) or non-hormonal (copper IUCD).
  • Jadelle® is a hormone-releasing implant that is inserted just under the skin of the upper arm.

Depending on the type of device, it will need to be changed after between three and ten years.

Read more about LARC methods here

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8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

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7 Polarity Rise
Silverdale 0932

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This page was last updated at 4:33PM on May 29, 2024. This information is reviewed and edited by Silverdale Medical.