PHASE 3, WHAT IT MEANS FOR HEALTHCARE AT THE DOCTORS
With the government confirming that New Zealand be moving to Phase 3, at 11:59pm Tuesday 24th Feb, healthcare will change. Phase 3 means that COVID-19 will primarily be managed at home and by Primary Care. This is a rapidly changing environment, so please expect some changes over the coming weeks.
Please read our update to find what important changes will take place on moving to Phase 3
VISITING YOUR DOCTOR
As a result of entering Phase 3, please be aware your booked appointment with your Healthcare Provider will become a virtual appointment. Your usual GP may be relocated to another centre and we apologise for any inconvenience should we need to change your appointment location or method of contact.
Manage My Health online bookings will be DISABLED due to our patients needing to be triaged.
You will be screened upon entry to all of our centres. We thank you for your understanding and patience as we navigate these changes. The restrictions we have in place are for everyone's safety. Due to the nature of our business, we have a number of vulnerable patients we have to protect. We need to take every measure to protect our staff to ensure we are able to continue providing you with healthcare.
Over the next couple of weeks, testing will change dramatically with a move to Rapid Antigen Testing (RAT). There will still be PCR swabbing available to selected patients. If you have COVID-19 symptoms and need to be tested, please phone 06 6504000 for an appointment. Our CBAC team will instruct you on how to get tested.
NAPIER VACCINATION CLINIC 25.2.2022
The vaccination clinic scheduled for today 25.2.22 at the Napier Clinic WILL GO AHEAD. If you have a booked appointment, please enter through our Vautier Street entrance, 124 Vautier Street.
If you are currently experiencing any COVID-19 like symptoms, please reschedule your appointment. You will be screened upon entry to the building, to ensure you are well.
IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ
THE DOCTORS NAPIER:
30 Munroe Street, Napier
Napier doors will be CLOSED to the public. Napier will become a COVID-19 management centre:
COVID-19 positive patient management
Treatment of urgent patients needing to be seen (who have respiratory 'cold & flu' symptoms)
WEEKEND & AFTERHOURS CARE:
Weekend and After-Hours care will continue to take place at our Napier Clinic, 30 Munroe Street. Our Weekend and After-Hours care will primarily be done by remote means e.g. phone consultations. (if the doctor or nurses determines you need to be seen, they will advise you how to enter the building.
For care outside of our usual hours call 06 835 4696 and your call will be transferred to our After-Hours triage nurse service.
THE DOCTORS AHURIRI:
5 Ossian Street, Ahuriri
Ahuriri will be available for Urgent Care (for patients WITHOUT respiratory symptoms) Some routine care will take place from Ahuriri, however you first be triaged via phone consultation and will be screened upon entry.
THE DOCTORS GREENMEADOWS
524 Kennedy Road, Greenmeadows
Greenmeadows will be used for routine care for patients who are unable to be managed over the phone. Please be aware you will be assessed via phone before being able to come in for your appointment. You will be screen upon entry.
EIT HEALTH CENTRE
EIT Campus, Gloucester Street, Taradale
EIT will remain open for students and EIT staff who are unable to be managed over the phone.
If you have non COVID-19 health issues that need attention, we urge you to still seek care. While our methods of care may be a little different to what you are used to, we are still available to provide you with care for all of your healthcare needs.
The changes indicated above are an initial change to entering Phase 3. These changes will be monitored regularly and will adjusted as our environment changes. Thank you once again for your patience and understanding as we have to once again adapt to life with COVID-19.