Flu Vaccination is here
The flu vaccine is now here and we are busy vaccinating, if you would like to have one please ring and make an appointment with one of our nurses. The cost is $35 unless you are eligible for a free one, courtesy of the Ministry of Health, check with the nurse when you have yours to see if you fit the 2018 criteria.
Flu vaccine may not stop you from getting the flu this winter but it will help to reduce the symptoms, recovery time and the spread within our community. Anyone over 65 years of age, those with close contact with children or the elderly, or those with long term health concerns are recommended to have the vaccine.
Staff here have had their vaccine and we recommend you do too. Book on 03 548 5154.
Enrolled patients can now book online:
We have partnered up with ConnectMed to provide our enrolled patients (aged 16 +, with a unique email address, and a cell phone) the ability to book appointments online, once you have signed up with ConnectMed and booked your first on-line appointment you will be able to consent (at your next visit to Tahunanui Medical Centre) to seeing parts of your medical record.
The staff at Tahunanui Medical Centre aim to provide the families and community of Tahunanui with a friendly, comprehensive, healthcare service.
To ensure that our families receive consistent care, we promise to fit in any of our enrolled children (under 13 yrs) with a doctor, no matter how busy we are.
We are currently enrolling new patients and invite new and exisiting residents of Tahunanui to enrol with us.
Tahunanui Medical Centre is a progressive and committed team of health professionals who strive to give the best, research based, care possible, we believe in building healthy long-lasting relationships. We are a teaching practice who is Cornerstone Accredited. Cornerstone is an accreditation programme specifically designed by the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners for general practices in New Zealand read more about Cornerstone
We wish you to feel relaxed while you are with us and you are welcome to talk to our doctors or nurses about any concern you may have. You are also able to bring family or whanau to support you when you receive any of our services; we welcome feedback to assist us improve our service.
Having looked into various options we have purchased a portal option through a company called ConnectMed, we are excited by this. Patients who are interested in having more interaction and ability to see information are encouraged to start by booking an appointment on-line. We will work through the various stages of access and functionality of the portal as we feel able and confident. People will only be able to see information from the date we signed up with ConnectMed, not anything prior. It will be an adjustment for us in regard to our workflow and documentation but we believe it to be an extremely valuable tool. We will deliberately make changes slowly so that we can identify and rectify potential and/or actual problems along the way. Please support this initiative by clicking on book appointment.
We are extending the times that there is a doctor available at Tahunanui Medical Centre, so that it is easier for those who work during the day to access a GP. We now have some earlier appointments (with Dr Sarah Richards on a Monday from 08:15), lunchtime appointments (with Dr Kirstie Harris on a Thursday) and late appointments available (with Dr Steve Cameron on a Thursday until 19:00)
These times outside of the usual 08:45 – 17:00 are aimed at benefiting people who work and find it difficult to see a GP due to their work commitments, the use and sustainability of this service will be reviewed over the coming months.