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Covid-19 vaccination

COVID-19 Vaccination

  • Anyone currently eligible can access
  • Make an appointment
  • Walk in

COVID vaccinations are offered via our pop-up clinic in the Kensington Health Hub - entry beside the Tank juice bar, and head down the corridor. Open 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm Tuesday-Saturday every week.

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.

Covid-19 testing

GP practice - enrolled patients only

This practice provides COVID-19 testing to enrolled patients who are booked for appointments, or need to be seen in-person on the same day.

If you have symptoms, but do not otherwise need to attend the GP, please refer to www.northlanddhb.org.nz for details of local community testing clinics.

Description

Kensington Health is centrally located in the Kensington Health Hub on the corner of Kamo Rd and Kensington Ave. With an on-site laboratory (blood collection) and neighbouring extended hours pharmacy, radiology (x-ray, ultrasound, CT and MRI scans), physiotherapy and a number of specialists located within close proximity, Kensington Health is ideally placed to meet all of your healthcare needs. Ample carparking is available on-site.

Our team of doctors, nurses and health care assistants are committed to working alongside you to deliver the best care available.

Kensington Health is a Royal NZ College of GPs "Foundation" and “Cornerstone” accredited practice. This means that our patients can be assured that the systems and processes supporting the GPs are of the highest standard. We are also committed to supporting the RNZCGP and NorthTec in the training of GPs and nurses.

Our general practice offers these services:

  • Child and adult vaccination provisions
  • Family diagnostic and preventative medicine (including children, women and men’s health)
  • Injury and accident medical and surgical services
  • Insurance company medical services
  • Minor surgical procedures including lesion excision, nitrogen cryotherapy and diathermy
  • Screening medicine for cervical cytology, mammography, prostate cancer, hypertension, diabetes, asthma and coronary heart disease (including cholesterol/triglyceride problems)
  • Sporting medical services
  • Terminally ill patient medical care, in conjunction with community and hospice nursing care services
  • Well Health annual medicals for both men and women

Doctors

Enrolling new patients

No

This practice is not currently enrolling new patients.

Fees

Enrolled Patient Fees

Under 14 yearsFree
14-16 years$29.50 ($13.00 CSC/HUHC)
17-64 years$43.00 ($19.50 CSC/HUHC)
65+ years$39.50 ($19.50 CSC/HUHC)

If you hold a Community Services Card or High Use Health Card you may be eligible for reduced fees (shown by "CSC/HUHC" above) - please contact us if you are unsure.

Alternative charges apply to casual and non-enrolled patients, and for other services.

Hours

Mon – Fri8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

If you require advice outside of our usual hours, please call us and you will be connected to our after-hours nurse service.

If you require a face-to-face after hours service, there are two walk-in options available:

  • Whitecross Whangārei, and is open 08:00am - 8:00pm daily (including weekends);
  • Whangārei Hospital Emergency Department (for emergencies only).

Public Holidays: Closed Labour Day (25 Oct), Northland Anniversary (31 Jan), Waitangi Day (Observed 7/2/22) (7 Feb), Good Friday (15 Apr), Easter Sunday (17 Apr), Easter Monday (18 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (6 Jun).

Preferred urgent care clinic out of hours: White Cross Accident & Urgent Medical - Whangārei.

Languages Spoken

English, Māori

Services Provided

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Adult and Child Medical Care

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Minor Surgery

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Lab Results

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Liquid Nitrogen

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IUCD Insertion

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Immunisation

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Cervical Screening

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ECG

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Travel Advice / Immunisations

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Patient Portal

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COVID-19 Vaccination

  • Anyone currently eligible can access
  • Make an appointment
  • Walk in

COVID vaccinations are offered via our pop-up clinic in the Kensington Health Hub - entry beside the Tank juice bar, and head down the corridor. Open 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm Tuesday-Saturday…

More

Special Assistance Support (COVID-19 Vaccination)

Special Assistance Support (COVID-19 Vaccination)

  • Wheelchair access

Wheelchair Access

Yes

Contact Details

8 Kensington Avenue
Kensington
Whangarei
Northland 0112

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Street Address

8 Kensington Avenue
Kensington
Whangārei
Northland 0112

Postal Address

PO Box 711
Whangārei 0140

This page was last updated at 2:16PM on October 15, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Kensington Health.