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Services We Provide

Specialist Services
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Radiology

Xray services are available Monday to Thursday during the day in conjunction with Pacific Radiology. This service is especially for patients with possible fractures, as well as those who require chest xrays and plain films, who would otherwise need to travel to Paraparaumu. These films may be partly funded by ACC or the Community Radiology scheme.

Maternity Care

Our doctors do not act as Lead Maternity Carers (LMC's) but do provide early antenatal care and liaise with local midwives and obstetricians over ongoing care in pregnancy, labour and the postnatal period. Ear Suction For the removal of wax build up and foreign bodies in the ear canal. Our Nurses are fully trained to provide ear suction under microscope.

LTC Programme

The LTC programme is a patient focused programme designed to assist patients to become more involved in the management of their own health. LTC is focused on those who have long term conditions, eg diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, asthma and other respiratory conditions.  The GP and the nurse work together to encourage and assist patients to take ownership of their health and well being.

Insurance Medicals

Our Doctors perform Health/Medical  examinations for patients requiring this at the request of their Insurance Company. Click here  to read some important facts about Insurance Medicals. Medicine Reconciliation Service Medicine reconciliation is the process used to make sure we have the correct information about your medicines.  Changes to medications often happen, particularly after patients are discharged from hospital. We need to know what medicines you are taking to help us make decisions about your care and to prevent errors occurring. Waikanae Health now has a pharmacist working with us in the practice once a week. Hilary Krebs is a clinical pharmacist employed by Compass Health Primary Health Organisation who you can see to discuss your medicines and any changes that may have occurred.  There is no charge for this service.

Our Dedication to Urgent & Emergency Care

From 1st December 2018, our ‘E-screen’ or

‘Duty screen’ is being disestablished and

replaced with our Urgent Care Unit. 

Since joining Health Care Home, we have been

challenged to look at how we are working, and

the last six months have seen us review

different aspects of our practice.  Did you know

that Waikanae Health has one of the lowest

rates of admission to Wellington ED for the

Wellington region?  We believe that this success

is due to our ‘E-screen’ or ‘Duty screen’. 

In the last 12 months, nearly 10,000 patients

came through our ‘E-screen’

However, a recent review showed that about

50% of the patients seen on our E-screen didn’t

in fact need to be seen at that time – they were

patients who presented on the day, but if

booked on regular appointments, would have

been able to wait.  This means that for many of

those patients that did need to be seen, they

faced longer than necessary delays before

being seen.

So that we can continue to provide high quality

and accessible patient-centred services, we

have separated out the urgent and emergency

care from our main GP service.  All patients

presenting for care (whether by telephone or

walking in to the practice) will firstly be reviewed

by one of our Triage Nurses (similar to what

happens when you go to the Wellington

Emergency Department), who will then either

escalate you to our Urgent Care Doctor and

Urgent Care Nurse, or if it’s not urgent you are

seen today, can book you in with your own GP

in the next available appointment. Please note

that the Urgent Care Unit is not covered

under the Community Services Card

funding structure.  The rates below are

applicable to all patients using the service.   

Nurse Clinics Our Practice Nurses have a wide range of skills including wound management, performing cervical smears, blood pressure checks, immunisations, testing hearing and ear suctioning. They are also able to provide free annual checks for diabetic patients funded through Compass Health, Wellington. Immunisations A full range of vaccinations is offered for children and adults. This includes routine childhood immunisations, tetanus boosters, flu injections and travel vaccinations. Special Investigations Electrocardiographs (ECG's), Spirometry (lung function testing) and audiometry are carried out by our nurses by appointment.

Surgical Procedures

Minor surgical procedures such as mole removal are performed at the Centre in the "minor operations" room. A double appointment is required. Liquid Nitrogen treatment is available for warts and other skin conditions during our normal operating hours.

Travel Medicine

Waikanae Health is now an authorized Yellow Fever vaccination centre. We can provide a full range of vaccinations on site plus travel advice.  Click here to read more about our Travel Clinics.

Nurse Clinics

Our Practice Nurses have a wide range of skills including wound management, performing cervical smears, blood pressure checks, immunisations, testing hearing and ear suctioning. They are also able to provide free annual checks for diabetic patients funded through Compass Health, Wellington. Aclasta Aclasta is a partly subsidised, effective treatment for Osteoporosis which can be given every 18 months.  Waikanae Health has been the selected site for providing this service on the Kapiti Coast since 2010. Aclasta is administered intravenously as an infusion which takes about 15 minutes.  All of the drug enters the bloodstream and within 24 hours approximately 60% binds to bone, where it works. The remaining 40% is excreted in the urine. Some patients may experience mild flu- like symptoms for a day or two after the infusion. Studies have shown that it markedly reduces the risk of vertebral, hip and other fractures. As with other osteoporosis treatments, patients must have appropriate screening before being given Aclasta to check renal function, calcium and vitamin D status in particular. If you are currently taking weekly oral medication for osteoporosis and wish to consider changing to Aclasta, talk to your doctor. We have developed a protocol which includes an initial GP appointment to check that all the criteria are met for Aclasta to be given safely, to organise blood tests and to provide a prescription for Aclasta and any necessary additional Vitamin D tablets. The infusion can then be arranged and will be carried out by one of our nurses. For more information, including cost, make an appointment to see your doctor. We are happy to receive referrals from GPs at other practices and can provide the required documents on request.
Costs:  General Medical and ACC
Children under 14 years (registered)
Children under     14 years (not registered)
Adults (registered)
Adults (not registered)
Monday - Friday**
$5.00
$15.00
$60.00
 $95.00
Saturdays
$10.00
$25.00
$75.00
$95.00
Ear Health Clinics Our specially trained Nurses perform ear suctioning for the safe removal of wax and debris from the ear canal under microscope. We have up to 3 clinics each week. Appointments are essential, phone reception to make a booking. Free Ear Check Clinics Free ear check clinic every Tuesday. Book on-line through Manage My Health or phone 04 293 6005 for an appointment.  This is a 5 minute check with the Nurse, if treatment is required an ear suction appointment or Doctors  appointment may be necessary.
Flu vaccinations Flu vaccinations are available now. Fully funded for people over 65 years, or with diabetes, respiratory, renal or cardiac disease, a malignancy and for pregnant women.       Zostavax (The Shingles Vaccine) From April 1st 2018, one dose of the vaccine will be funded for patients aged 65 years, with a 2 year catch-up programme for those aged 66 to 80 years. Clinics for the Zostavax vaccine open on June 5th. Please ring for an appointment.
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Waikanae Specialist Medical Centre Emergency Clinic Travel Medicine,  vaccinations and advice. Occupational Health, including pre-employment medicals and drug and substance abuse testing. Ear Health including Ear suctioning Wound clinic run by our specialist wound care Nurses. Skin Checks and Mole Mapping Minor Surgery, excisions, mole removal and toenail resections Liquid Nitrogen for the treatment of skin cancers and warts Endocrinology Pain Management Medicine Reconciliation  service
Waikanae Health

Services We Provide

Our Dedication to Urgent & Emergency Care

From 1st December 2018, our ‘E-screen’ or ‘Duty screen’ is being

disestablished and replaced with our Urgent Care Unit. 

Since joining Health Care Home, we have been challenged to look at how we

are working, and the last six months have seen us review different aspects

of our practice.  Did you know that Waikanae Health has one of the lowest

rates of admission to Wellington ED for the Wellington region?  We believe

that this success is due to our ‘E-screen’ or ‘Duty screen’. 

In the last 12 months, nearly 10,000 patients came through our ‘E-screen’

However, a recent review showed that about 50% of the patients seen on

our E-screen didn’t in fact need to be seen at that time – they were patients

who presented on the day, but if booked on regular appointments, would

have been able to wait.  This means that for many of those patients that did

need to be seen, they faced longer than necessary delays before being

seen.

So that we can continue to provide high quality and accessible patient-

centred services, we have separated out the urgent and emergency care

from our main GP service.  All patients presenting for care (whether by

telephone or walking in to the practice) will firstly be reviewed by one of our

Triage Nurses (similar to what happens when you go to the Wellington

Emergency Department), who will then either escalate you to our Urgent

Care Doctor and Urgent Care Nurse, or if it’s not urgent you are seen today,

can book you in with your own GP in the next available appointment.

Please note that the Urgent Care Unit is not covered under the

Community Services Card funding structure.  The rates below are

applicable to all patients using the service. 

Costs:  General Medical and ACC
Children under 14 years (registered)
Children under 14 years (not registered)
Adults (registered)
Adults (not registered)
Monday - Friday**
$5.00
$15.00
$60.00
 $95.00
Saturdays
$10.00
$25.00
$75.00
$95.00

**A $5 surcharge for adult consultations applies after 5.30pm

Radiology Xray services are available Monday to Thursday during the day in conjunction with Pacific Radiology. This service is especially for patients with possible fractures, as well as those who require chest xrays and plain films, who would otherwise need to travel to Paraparaumu. These films may be partly funded by ACC or the Community Radiology scheme. Maternity Care Our doctors do not act as Lead Maternity Carers (LMC's) but do provide early antenatal care and liaise with local midwives and obstetricians over ongoing care in pregnancy, labour and the postnatal period. Free Spot Check Clinic - Tuesday 6th Nov. Tuesday 6th November 2pm to 4pm we will be running a Spot Check clinic or our enrolled patients  in conjunction The NZ Cancer Society and our PHO; Tu Ora Compass Health.  Please phone to make a booking on  04 293 6005.

The New Health and Safety at Work Act

is in place and it is more important than ever to be aware of any Health and Safety issues that may have an impact on your team or your business. Our Occupational Health Doctor and Nurses are already working with local businesses to check the general health and work related health risks of workers such as hearing, vision, lung function and skin exposure. Click here to read more, or to email our Occupational Health Nurse click here.

Ear Health Clinics

Our specially trained Nurses perform ear suctioning for the safe removal of wax and debris from the ear canal under microscope. We have up to 3 clinics each week. Appointments are essential, phone reception to make a booking.

I would really like to see my own Doctor when I'm acutely

unwell

We have changed the way we triage (prioritise) our acutely unwell patients. If you are acutely unwell and phone us between 8am and 8.45am, you will be able to speak to a Doctor within the hour (your Doctor if he/she is available) or a Nurse. A same day appointment will be arranged if required. If your issue can be resolved with a telephone consultation, a half price fee will apply. If a consult or a prescription is necessary, the usual fee will apply.  This is a new Health Care Home initiative. Click here to see what else is new.

Manage My Health - The On-line Patient Portal

Manage My Health, on-line access to your own medical records through a secure patient portal. We now have over 2700 patients enjoying the benefits. Click here to read more.

Free Ear Check Clinics

Free ear check clinic every Tuesday. Book on-line through Manage My Health or phone 04 293 6005 for an appointment.  This is a 5 minute check with the Nurse, if treatment is required an ear suction appointment or Doctors appointment may be necessary.

Measles

Measles is a highly contagious disease that effects both adults and children. It s easily preventable, just 2 doses of the vaccine will protect you, your family and your community. If you were born after 1968 or you are planning to travel overseas check with your Doctor to ensure you are fully immunised.  The vaccine is free. See our Blogspot for more information.

Planning an overseas trip?

Make an appointment in our Travel Clinic for advice, medicines and vaccinations. Read more about our Travel Team. For a pre-travel questionnaire and vaccine information click here Ear Suction For the removal of wax build up and foreign bodies in the ear canal. Our Nurses are fully trained to provide ear suction under microscope. Immunisations A full range of vaccinations is offered for children and adults. This includes routine childhood immunisations, tetanus boosters, flu injections and travel vaccinations. Special Investigations Electrocardiographs (ECG's), Spirometry (lung function testing) and audiometry are carried out by our nurses by appointment. Surgical Procedures Minor surgical procedures such as mole removal are performed at the Centre in the "minor operations" room. A double appointment is required. Liquid Nitrogen treatment is available for warts and other skin conditions during our normal operating hours. Travel Medicine Waikanae Health is now an authorized Yellow Fever vaccination centre. We can provide a full range of vaccinations on site plus travel advice.  Click here to read more about our Travel Clinics. Nurse Clinics Our Practice Nurses have a wide range of skills including wound management, performing cervical smears, blood pressure checks, immunisations, testing hearing and ear suctioning. They are also able to provide free annual checks for diabetic patients funded through Compass Health, Wellington. Insurance Medicals Our Doctors perform Health/Medical  examinations for patients requiring this at the request of their Insurance Company. Click here  to read some important facts about Insurance Medicals. Aclasta Infusion Aclasta is a partly subsidised, effective treatment for Osteoporosis which can be given every 18 months.  Waikanae Health has been the selected site for providing this service on the Kapiti Coast since 2010. Aclasta is administered intravenously as an infusion which takes about 15 minutes.  All of the drug enters the bloodstream and within 24 hours approximately 60% binds to bone, where it works. The remaining 40% is excreted in the urine. Some patients may experience mild flu-like symptoms for a day or two after the infusion. Studies have shown that it markedly reduces the risk of vertebral, hip and other fractures. As with other osteoporosis treatments, patients must have appropriate screening before being given Aclasta to check renal function, calcium and vitamin D status in particular. If you are currently taking weekly oral medication for osteoporosis and wish to consider changing to Aclasta, talk to your doctor. We have developed a protocol which includes an initial GP appointment to check that all the criteria are met for Aclasta to be given safely, to organise blood tests and to provide a prescription for Aclasta and any necessary additional Vitamin D tablets. The infusion can then be arranged and will be carried out by one of our nurses. For more information, including cost, make an appointment to see your doctor. We are happy to receive referrals from GPs at other practices and can provide the required documents on request. LTC Programme The LTC (Long Term Conditions) programme is a patient focused programme designed to assist patients to become more involved in the management of their own health. LTC is focused on those who have long term conditions, eg diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, asthma and other respiratory conditions.  The GP and the nurse work together to encourage and assist patients to take ownership of their health and well being. Medicine Reconciliation Service Medicine reconciliation is the process used to make sure we have the correct information about your medicines.  Changes to medications often happen, particularly after patients are discharged from hospital. We need to know what medicines you are taking to help us make decisions about your care and to prevent errors occurring. Waikanae Health now has a pharmacist working with us in the practice once a week. Hilary Krebs is a clinical pharmacist employed by Compass Health Primary Health Organisation who you can see to discuss your medicines and any changes that may have occurred.  There is no charge for this service.