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Covid-19 vaccination

COVID-19 Vaccination

  • Pfizer vaccine (12+ years)
  • Child Pfizer vaccine (5-11 years)
  • Anyone currently eligible can access
  • Make an appointment

Book your vaccine at:  https://bookmyvaccine.covid19.health.nz   or call 0800 28 29 26.  

Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is an important step you can take to protect yourself, your kaumātua and whānau from the effects of the virus. For more information on the COVID-19 vaccines and eligibility visit Ministry of Health - COVID-19 vaccines

The majority of routine vaccinations can now be administered before, after, or at the same time as your COVID-19 vaccinations. The exception to this is the Zostavax (shingles) vaccine where a 7-day gap before or after receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 is advised. If you have any questions, please discuss with your health provider.

5 to 11 year old only - Appointments must be booked through

https://bookmyvaccine.covid19.health.nz  or call 0800 28 29 26, bookings available 

 

12+ years including adults  - Appointments must be booked through

https://bookmyvaccine.covid19.health.nz  or call 0800 28 29 26,  bookings available

Covid-19 testing

Designated GP Practice

We are a designated COVID-19 testing practice.

Anyone can get a  test who has symptoms or has been advised by Public Health to be tested.  (Please note this swabbing service is not for pre departure travel swabs)

 No appointment  is required for a Covid 19 swab.

Testing clinics are held on (no appointment required, but please phone the practice on 03 4430725 to be given instructions on where to park)

  • Monday to Friday 11am  to 12pm (noon)
  • Weekends and Public Holidays 10:30am to 11:30am

If you feel your symptoms are severe and may require medical attention, please contact your practice if you are a resident of Wanaka or if from out of town, call us on 03 4430725.

The testing clinic is held at the back of the Wanaka Lakes Health Centre. 23 Cardrona Valley Road, Wanaka.

 Where to park:

  • Drive into the main carpark area, drive straight ahead, towards the signage that says, “Emergency Vehicles and After Hours” (this is a red sign on the lamp post straight ahead)
  • As you turn left you will see some port-a-coms on the left and carparking on the right
  • Reverse into a free carpark
  • Remain in your vehicle and one of our team will assist you
  • Masks must be worn by all people over the age of 12 in the vehicle

Please be patient as we will get to you

Testing for International Travel

This clinic provides pre-departure testing for people who travelling internationally. Please call to book an appointment.

If you are unvaccinated and require a a pre-departure travel swab for domestic travel please contact your pharmacy.

Description

We are a friendly Lake Wanaka medical centre offering a range of health services, from general medical care to specialised services. Our medical staff have a broad range of skills and specialisations, so you can access a range of expertise without having to travel from Wanaka.

Staff
Our team is made up of 6 GPs (see details below under “General Practitioners”) and:

General Manager: Caroline Stark

Operational Manager: Vivienne Petrie

Nurse Manager: Lynda Davis

Nurse Practitioner: Nicky Anderson, Rebecca Grant

Practice Nurses: Sue Evans, Jackie Davidson, Margaret Henderson, Eve Thorp, Eilidh Macleod, Sam Franklin, Mairead Fox

Primary Care Assistants: Robyn Hattrill, Megan Anderson, Rebecca Cull, Tania Davies

Reception/Administration: Charlotte Brebner,  Shiree Treanor, Megan Paterson,  Kimberley Watson, Helen Presbury, Liz Hadida, Heidi Niederer. Leanne Upfold, Laura Palmer

Doctors

How do I access this service?

Make an appointment, Website / App

Enrolling new patients

Yes

This practice is enrolling new patients.

Fees

Enrolled Patient Fees

Under 14 yearsFree
14-17 years$33
18-24 years$44.50
25-44 years$55.30
45-64 years$55.30
65+ years$55.30
Non-Enrolled NZ Patients  
Under 6 Years $50
6-13 Years $60
14-17 Years $80
18-24 Years $95
25+ Years $95

Our fees vary according to the length and type of consultation, materials used, level of Government subsidy, your age and your residency status. Our fees reflect the increased responsibilities, equipment and on-call requirements of rural doctors. If you want to clarify the cost of your consultation in advance, please ask our reception staff.

A standard consultation is a 15 minute consultation within normal weekday clinic hours.

Higher charges apply for after hours call-outs, weekend clinics, home visits and extended consultations.

Eftpos and credit card facilities are available.

PLEASE NOTE: Fees are based on payment at time of consultation.

Hours

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Weekends and Public Holidays: 

  • Clinics operate between 9:00am - 12:00pm and 3:00pm - 6:00pm 
  • Clinics alternate between Aspiring Medical and Wanaka Medical Centre (both practices are located at Wanaka Lakes Health Centre) 

After Hours: 

After hours medical care is administered by doctors from both Aspiring Medical Centre and Wanaka Medical Centre. Phone calls to either medical centre will be taken by the nurse triage service and directed appropriately.  There is always a doctor on-call.

 

 

 

Public Holidays: Closed Queen's Birthday (6 Jun), Matariki (24 Jun), Labour Day (24 Oct), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Otago Anniversary (20 Mar), Good Friday (7 Apr), Easter Sunday (9 Apr), Easter Monday (10 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr).

Covid testing hours - for GP practices, if hours differ to standard hours

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

Mon – Fri9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Sat – Sun9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Weekends and Public Holidays: 

  • Clinics operate between 9:00am - 6:00pm  except Christmas Day 3:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Clinics alternate between Aspiring Medical and Wanaka Medical Centre (both practices are located at Wanaka Lakes Health Centre) 

Public Holidays: Closed Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Otago Anniversary (20 Mar), Good Friday (7 Apr), Easter Sunday (9 Apr), Easter Monday (10 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr). Open Queen's Birthday (6 Jun, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM), Labour Day (24 Oct, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM).

Languages Spoken

English

Services Provided

COVID-19 Vaccination

  • Pfizer vaccine (12+ years)
  • Child Pfizer vaccine (5-11 years)
  • Anyone currently eligible can access
  • Make an appointment

Book your vaccine at:  https://bookmyvaccine.covid19.health.nz   or call 0800 28 29 26.  

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Special Assistance Support (COVID-19 Vaccination)

Special Assistance Support (COVID-19 Vaccination)

  • NZ sign language interpreter
  • Support to make decisions
  • Assistance to move around
  • Quiet, low sensory environment
  • A longer appointment time
  • More space to move around
  • Wheelchair access

If you would like additional support or assistance at your vaccine appointment, you can let us know when you book your slot as this may take us a few days to organise

Wheelchair Access

Yes

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23 Cardrona Valley Road
Wanaka 9305

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23 Cardrona Valley Road
Wanaka 9305

This page was last updated at 8:46AM on May 18, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Aspiring Medical Centre.