Patient Update - December

Are you Ready for Summer?

Get organised for summer now. The lead up to Christmas is a particularly busy time for most. It's easy to forget the day to day tasks you need to organise to keep yourself well over the holiday period.

Be sure to order your repeat prescriptions and regular check ups early.

Holiday Hours

For care after-hours, call 06 835 4696 and your call will be transferred to our After-Hours triage nurse service.

Covid-19 Testing

Our Covid-19 testing centre will continue to operate throughout the holidays.

If you are unwell or have been in contact with a confirmed/suspected case, Get Tested!

A reminder, in order to avoid the long queues we are booked appointment service. Call us on 06 650400 to make your appointment, or request a test online through our website

Looking after your wellbeing

2021 has been another year full of challenges. As we now adjust to life in the new traffic light system, it throws us a whole new set of challenges.

Take these summer holidays to concentrate on looking after the mental wellbeing of yourself and your whānau.

Christmas can often add financial and social stresses. For some of us, the pressure is on to create a magical day for our tamariki and whānau. For others, the Kirihimete period can increase loneliness and hardship, with limited access to kai, transport and other services.

Try to keep in mind, that the true gift of the season is our presence, not our presents.

Giving our time, our words and our presence makes others feel great, but it also lifts our own mood and makes us feel our lives have more meaning. It's one of the Five Ways to Wellbeing - simple things we can all do to feel great.

  • Connect

  • Give

  • Take Notice

  • Keep Learning

  • Be Active

If you ever feel Christmas pressure is affecting your or someone else's mental health, you don't need to keep it to yourself - call or txt 1737. Their trained counsellors are always on hand to help.

Our Napier clinic is open every day of the holiday period, including Christmas day. We have health professionals available to support you if you are struggling. Phone us on 06 8354 696.

Patient Access to Clinics

Please be aware, as we are a basic needs service, and have a duty of care to ALL of our patients, vaccine passes ARE NOT required for entry into The Doctors Napier Ltd.

To protect our patients and staff, we will continue to screen people as they come in to the clinic to determine if they have any respiratory (cold or flu-like) symptoms. We will continue to keep symptomatic and non-symptomatic patients distanced from each other for everyone's safety.

When coming in to the clinic, please try to come alone. If you need to bring a support person with you please limit this to one person to ensure we can safely keep everyone distanced.

Wishing you a Festive Holiday Season

From our teams at The Doctors Napier, Greenmeadows, Ahuriri & EIT we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2022.

We look forward to continuing to care for you and your whānau in 2022.

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