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Kaiapoi Medical Centre
Our doctors can be consulted for all medical conditions including childhood illnesses, youth sexual health, psychological issues, pregnancy care for the first trimester, acute and chronic medical conditions, age related problems and palliative care. Where medical conditions mean that a visit to the surgery by the patient is not possible, a home visit can be arranged by phoning the surgery. Note that this may incur a cost for travel.
Patients can access nurses directly for advice on diet, weight management, diabetes management, smoking cessation and general health issues. Our nurses work in conjunction with our doctors to provide chronic disease management care. Nurses also treat patients for wart removal, wound care and ear syringing.
Immunisation is a way of preventing infectious diseases in your child. The Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation recommend that you immunise your children. The Kaiapoi Medical Centre follows the national immunisation schedule which is regularly updated to make sure that New Zealand children receive safe and effective vaccines. The vaccination is free to eligible children and to be fully protected your child must have all the immunisations recommended. Routinely before a vaccination a doctor or nurse will check you child to ensure they are in good health.
These are generally provided by our doctors at the time of consultation. Repeat prescriptions without consultation are provided at the discretion of the doctor. It is our requirement that a patient must be seen by the doctor at least every 6 months, the only exception to this is for the oral contraceptive. Every endeavour will be made to have all prescriptions attended to on the day of request or within 48 hours.
Charges for repeat prescriptions:
The doctor provides advice and vaccine recommendation for travellers based on the patient's current medical status, medication and a travel itinerary which must be provided. A travel consultation is required before any advice or vaccination is given. The cost for this is $80. Vaccine costs are additional.
The medical centre has the equipment and the expertise to deal with most accidents and emergencies that do not require hospitalisation. If in our assessment hospitalisation is required then this is arranged.
Our doctors all perform minor surgery procedures. These can be for biopsies, the removal of skin lesions such as skin cancers, cysts and other benign growths. Costs for these will be discussed at the time of consultation.
The Mirena is an intra-uterine device containing a low dose of the hormone progesterone. It reduces blood loss during menstruation and is a contraceptive device with efficacy similar to a vasectomy or a tubal ligation. A Mirena is effective for 5 years with a failure rate of 0.16 per 100 women.
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