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Te Atatū South Medical Centre

General Practice (GP) Service

Today

8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

Covid-19 testing

Testing for International Travel

This clinic provides pre-departure testing for people who are traveling overseas. Please call to book an appointment.

GP practice - enrolled patients only

This practice provides Covid-19 testing to enrolled patients. Please call the practice on (09) 834 6600 to book an appointment.

You ONLY need a test if you:

  • Have ANY RESPIRATORY SYMPTOMS should have a COVID-19 test
  • Are a close contact of someone with COVID-19
  • Have been told to get a test by a health official, including if you have a +ve RAT result
  • Are required to have a test under a mandatory testing order
  • Work directly with COVID-19-positive patients
  • Are attending a procedure at DHB hospital and have been asked to get a test 

 

Please be patient and please be kind – our staff works extremely hard at all times to cater to your needs. If the phone lines are busy, please email – someone will get back to you.

Please call the practice for more information.

Description

  FEE CHANGES

We are a well-established medical centre in Te Atatū South, West Auckland. We offer a full range of general practice services including a professional skin clinic. We have served our community for many decades and have always gone the extra mile to understand the needs of our patients. We have achieved this through engaging the most knowledgeable doctors and professional staff.  NEW ENROLMENTS WELCOME! 

Consultations are by appointment only and our consultation time is 15 minutes. 

 

All patients with  RESPIRATORY SYMPTOMS can be asked to have a COVID-19 test either RAT or PCR 

Doctors are available for virtual consults, call reception to book a virtual consult with our doctors. 

Please be patient and please be kind – our staff works extremely hard at all times to cater to your needs. If the phone lines are busy, please email – someone will get back to you.

Staff

Practice Manager: Sandeep Bhatt

Practice Nurse : Kayla (RN) Glaiza Quizon (RN)

Receptionists: Leandra Russell, Faith Bowden, Jose Reyden, Reema Desai

Doctors

How do I access this service?

Make an appointment, Enrolled patients

Enrolling new patients

Yes

This practice is enrolling new patients.

Fees

We will be increasing our fees in line with other medical practices effective 1st April 2023

Patient Fees

 

Age

 Enrolled Pts with CSC

 Enrolled Pts No CSC           (New Registered patients add $10.00 to first consult)

 Casual Pts with CSC

 Casual Pts No CSC

 Visitors

 

0 – 5yrs

 FREE

 FREE

 $ 30.00

 $ 25.00

 $ 95.00

 

6 – 13yrs

 FREE

 FREE

 $ 30.00

 $ 50.00

 $ 95.00

 

14 - 17yrs

 $ 13.00 Dependent

 $ 25.00

 $ 30.00

 $ 50.00

 $ 95.00

 

18 – 24yrs

 $ 19.50

 $ 48.00

 $ 50.00

 $ 75.00

 $ 95.00

 

25 – 64yrs

 $ 19.50

 $ 50.00

 $ 50.00

 $ 75.00

 $ 100.00

 

Over 65yrs

 $ 19.50

 $ 45.00

 $ 50.00

 $ 75.00

 $ 95.00

 

EXTENDED Consult >15min:

 

Additional Fee of $20 per every extra 5 minutes

 

FOLLOW-UP VISITS – (WITHIN 7 DAYS OF INITIAL VISIT):

 

CSC not applicable // No CSC subtract $10.00

 

ACC Fees

 

Age

 Enrolled Pts with CSC

 Enrolled Pts No CSC          

 Casual Pts with CSC

 Casual Pts No CSC

 Visitors

 

0 – 5yrs

 FREE

 FREE

 $ 20.00

 $ 30.00

 $ 80.00

 

6 – 13yrs

 FREE

 FREE

 $ 20.00

 $ 30.00

 $ 80.00

 

14 - 17yrs

 $17.00 Dependent

 $ 20.00

 $ 30.00

 $ 50.00

 $ 80.00

 

18 – 24yrs

 $ 19.50

 $ 40.00

 $ 35.00

 $ 50.00

 $ 80.00

 

25 – 64yrs

 $ 19.50

 $ 40.00

 $ 35.00

 $ 50.00

 $ 80.00

 

Over 65yrs

 $ 19.50

 $ 40.00

 $ 35.00

 $ 50.00

 $ 80.00

 

Extended Consult >15min:

 

Additional Fee $20 per every extra 5 minutes

 

FOLLOW-UP VISITS – (WITHIN 7 DAYS OF INITIAL VISIT):

 

CSC not applicable // No CSC subtract $10.00

 

Hours

8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

Mon 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Tue – Fri 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Important notice: 

Note: We have reinstated late night on Monday ONLY and the regular Saturday clinic is closed until further notice.

Lunch break: 1230 - 1330hrs Daily

Registered patients can book online via the Health365 patient portal, please let us know if you would like to have access to this so we can register you. 

AFTER HOURS :

We have after-hours care available 24/7 when we are closed (after-hours, weekends, and public holidays). Phone (09) 834 6600.

 

If you are needing urgent care, please call 111. The closest 24/7 Accident & Medical is Westcare Whitecross (131 Lincoln Rd, Henderson).

 

Public Holidays: Closed King's Birthday (3 Jun), Matariki (28 Jun), Labour Day (28 Oct), Auckland Anniversary (27 Jan), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (18 Apr), Easter Sunday (20 Apr), Easter Monday (21 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr).

Preferred urgent care clinic out of hours: White Cross Henderson - 24/7 Urgent Care.

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

9:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Mon 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Tue 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Wed – Fri 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Public Holidays: Closed King's Birthday (3 Jun), Matariki (28 Jun), Labour Day (28 Oct), Auckland Anniversary (27 Jan), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (18 Apr), Easter Sunday (20 Apr), Easter Monday (21 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr).

Languages Spoken

English, Hindi, Sinhala, Gujarati, Urdu, Mandarin Chinese, Tagalog

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. *Ear micro-suctioning - the gold standard for ear wax removal.

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.

*Ear micro-suctioning - the gold standard for ear wax removal.

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. Congratulations to all new parents! You will have received a Well Child/Tamariki Ora My Health Book for your baby. This book is filled in at each immunisation visit, so it is helpful to remember to bring this with you. Please be aware there have been recent changes to the National Immunisation schedule effective from 1st October 2020. Your nurse will be able to guide you through the changes which will appear differently from what is in your child's Well Child/Tamariki Ora My Health Book. It's OK, we are here to help and ensure the wellbeing of your child/children.

  • 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
  • Travel 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.

Congratulations to all new parents!

You will have received a Well Child/Tamariki Ora My Health Book for your baby. This book is filled in at each immunisation visit, so it is helpful to remember to bring this with you.

Please be aware there have been recent changes to the National Immunisation schedule effective from 1st October 2020. Your nurse will be able to guide you through the changes which will appear differently from what is in your child's Well Child/Tamariki Ora My Health Book. It's OK, we are here to help and ensure the wellbeing of your child/children.

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. If your doctor is unable to provide the procedure you need, he/she may know a neighbouring GP who does. Otherwise, the PHO will have a list of GPs trained in particular operations. The clinic offers the following but is not limited to: *Minor Surgery (lumps, cysts, skin cancer excisions, punch biopsy) *Skin Cancer Clinic- Mole Checks and mole mapping *Platelet Rich Plasma Rejuvenation (PRP) - Osteoarthritis, skin rejuvenation and ageing *Prolotherapy - chronic pain related to joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerve pain conditions *Microneedling (Dermapen) - Resurfacing, retexturising and overall skin renewal *Sexual Dysfunction (O Shot & P Shot) *Botulinum Injections (Dysport/Botox) For further information please visit our website www.tsmc.co.nz or call us on: 834 6600

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. 
If your doctor is unable to provide the procedure you need, he/she may know a neighbouring GP who does. Otherwise, the PHO will have a list of GPs trained in particular operations.

The clinic offers the following but is not limited to:

*Minor Surgery (lumps, cysts, skin cancer excisions, punch biopsy)

*Skin Cancer Clinic- Mole Checks and mole mapping

*Platelet Rich Plasma Rejuvenation (PRP) - Osteoarthritis, skin rejuvenation and ageing

*Prolotherapy - chronic pain related to joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerve pain conditions

*Microneedling (Dermapen) - Resurfacing, retexturising and overall skin renewal

*Sexual Dysfunction (O Shot & P Shot)

*Botulinum Injections (Dysport/Botox)

 

For further information please visit our website www.tsmc.co.nz or call us on: 834 6600

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.

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. If you would like liquid nitrogen therapy please book a consultation with a GP first.

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.

If you would like liquid nitrogen therapy please book a consultation with a GP first.

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
  • Implant (Jadelle) removal
  • IUD inserts
  • 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

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 There have been recent changes to the age range of women eligible for cervical screening which is 25 years to 70 years of age.

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

There have been recent changes to the age range of women eligible for cervical screening which is 25 years to 70 years of age.

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.

Travel Health Advice

Another service offered to you at your GP surgery (primary care practice) is advice and immunisation before you go to another country. While you are likely to have the immunisations needed to live in New Zealand, there may be other injections you need to protect yourself before going for example to Africa or South America. In some places you will need protection from rabies or malaria. Yellow fever vaccinations are only available at approved centres; please click here to view the centres in New Zealand. Your doctor will be able to tell you what diseases you will need to be protected from in any named country and advise you on other medical matters.

Another service offered to you at your GP surgery (primary care practice) is advice and immunisation before you go to another country. While you are likely to have the immunisations needed to live in New Zealand, there may be other injections you need to protect yourself before going for example to Africa or South America. In some places you will need protection from rabies or malaria. Yellow fever vaccinations are only available at approved centres; please click here to view the centres in New Zealand. Your doctor will be able to tell you what diseases you will need to be protected from in any named country and advise you on other medical matters. 

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. Please feel free to register your interest with the practice so we can enrol you on the Patient Portal H365. Follow the link to sign in once enrolled, which can be found under the Online Booking URL section.

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.

Please feel free to register your interest with the practice so we can enrol you on the Patient Portal H365. Follow the link to sign in once enrolled, which  can be found under the Online Booking URL section.

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access, Mobility parking space

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On site Parking, Disabled parking available

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273 Te Atatū Road
Te Atatū South
Auckland 0610

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Te Atatū South
Auckland 0610

This page was last updated at 3:57PM on April 12, 2024. This information is reviewed and edited by Te Atatū South Medical Centre.