Updates from the Practice Team

Lockdown Changes

Mar 26 2020

We are operating behind closed doors.

We will be here throughout the lockdown period, telephone consultations are available with your doctor at the usual fee.

Please go back to your car and ring us on 04 479 7157.

If you need to order a prescription, ring our script line on 04 479 7159. Prescriptions can no longer be picked up from the Practice; they will be faxed to the pharmacy that you nominate when you request your script. If you do not nominate a pharmacy it will automatically be faxed to our local Khandallah Pharmacy. Due to the extreme volume of requests, there is a week’s delay on processing scripts at Khandallah Pharmacy.

We are experiencing a huge rise in phone calls, please keep your calls to a minimum, so that we can keep the lines free for appointment requests and urgent matters. Please be advised that our phone hours have changed to 8.30am to 5pm.

Please do not ring about flu’s. If you already have an appointment for a flu vaccine, these are still going ahead at this stage. We will advise if there are any changes and/or more clinics.

Khandallah Pharmacy

Mar 25 2020

Khandallah Pharmacy has been working with us to process an unprecedented volume of prescriptions in the last few days. We would like to remind patients that as an essential service both the pharmacy and khandallah medical centre will be operating throughout the lockdown and there is no need to stockpile medication. They have asked us to alert patients that it may take them up to a week to process non-urgent scripts due to the increased demand. Having seen them at work, they are pull out all the stops to see to the needs of the community. We ask for your patience during this time.

Blood testing with SCL temporarily suspended

Mar 13 2020

Hello all, going into Autumn we here at Khandallah Medical Centre are doing everything possible to reduce the risk of infectious spread to keep our patients and staff safe. As such phlebotomists from SCL will not be coming in to take blood from patients in the morning as of the 16th of March. This is a temporary measure and we will resume the service once conditions allow. SCL have many stations from around Wellington that are still able to help with blood testing, the closest being the Johnsonville site at 24 Morefield Road above the Johnsonville Medical Centre. A full list of sites are on the SCL website: https://www.wellingtonscl.co.nz/blood-test-rooms

Thank you for your understanding and patience. 

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Ministry of Health Helpline for Covid19 (Coronavirus)

Feb 27 2020

Hello all, there has been much coverage of the Covoid19 (a.k.a. Coronavirus) in the media over the last few weeks. The Ministry of Health reports that there are no confirmed cases in New Zealand at present. They assesses the likelihood of an imported case arriving in NZ as high, though the risk of a widespread outbreak as low. The Ministry is closely monitoring the situation and applying World Health Organisation guidelines.

To inform and assist the public on matters related to the virus, the Ministry of Health has set up a dedicated 0800 helpline.

The number is 0800 358 5453 (+64 9 358 5453 for international Sim cards) - it is free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They can provide advice and information in multiple languages.

The Ministry website also contains useful information on Covid19.
https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov

If you believe you are at risk or display symptoms, please do not visit Khandallah Medical Centre. Instead call the above 0800 358 5453 for support and guidance.

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Staff Meeting

Feb 13 2020

Khandallah Medical Centre will be closed temporarily for a full staff meeting on Monday 17th Feb, 1-2pm.

Outside of this we will be keeping regular hours. We apologise for any inconvenience. 

Happy New Year!

Jan 15 2020

Happy New Year to those new to the area and long loyal patrons! 

Our holiday schedule is behind us and KMC is back to running regular clinics for doctors and nurses.
As in previous years our January hours will be 8am - 6pm, with evening clinics to resume from 10th Feb.
SCL will be here to collect blood samples 8am - 8.45am (phlebotomists must leave at 8.45am so please do arrive early).

Wishing you a happy and healthy 2020,
The Khandallah Medical Centre Team

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Holiday Hours

Nov 13 2019

Our hours for the holiday season are as follows:

Fri 20th December:  8am - 5pm

Mon 23th December: 9am - 1pm

Tues 24th December: 9am - 1pm

Wed 25th December: Closed

Thur 26th December: Closed

Fri 27th December: 9am - 1pm

Mon 30th December: 9am - 1pm

Tues 31st December: 9am - 1pm

Wed 1st January: Closed

Thurs 2nd January: Closed

Fri 3rd January: 9am - 1pm

Rest of January:  8am - 6pm

Please be advised that from 23rd December to 3rd January Southern Community Labs will not be available to take bloods in the morning. For other locations please visit the website: https://www.wellingtonscl.co.nz/blood-test-rooms

Enrolment Package

Nov 12 2019

We welcome new patients from our local area and surrounding suburbs only; please print and fill out the attached enrolment forms and drop them back to us along with any residence information needed.

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