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4 December 2023

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We are introducing a new way to make payment on your account!
How does Medeor Pay by Link work?
Whether you come to see your doctor in person, book a phone appointment or order a repeat prescription your doctor will simply email or text you a link to your personalised “Outstanding Invoices” payment webpage and you can pay it all straight away from your device.
How will my doctor send me a payment link?
Your doctor will send you a link by text or email, depending on the preference you have asked for. When the link opens your personalised “Outstanding Invoices” payments webpage, your doctor’s logo and practice address details will be at the top of the page.
How do I know the payment link is from my doctor?
If you receive a Medeor payment link by email from your doctor you can check the email address that the link has been sent from. The link will be sent from your doctor’s practice email address and the link in the email will have “https://paybylink.medeor.co.nz” at the front of the link. If you receive a link by text, it will also have “https://paybylink.medeor.co.nz” at the front of the link. When the link opens your personalised “Outstanding Invoices” payment webpage your doctor’s logo and practice address details will be at the top of the page.
Is Medeor Pay by Link secure?
Medeor Pay by Link uses industry standard security to ensure all payments are securely transacted. This includes the encryption of the card capture process (see the lock symbol and https:// reference in the website URL of your payment link). In addition, Medeor is independently audited for compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).
How do I pay using the link?
Click on the link your doctor sends you by email or text, and all your “Outstanding Invoices” are presented on one personalised webpage. If you have more than once invoice awaiting payment, your most recent invoice will appear last and the full amount owing on all invoices will be displayed at the bottom. You can choose to pay all amounts you owe or enter the amount you can pay today against each of the invoices.
Can I pay by EFTPOS card or bank transfer?
No. Medeor Pay by Link accepts payments from Visa and Mastercard debit and credit cards only.
Can I pay for whānau linked to my account?
Yes. If you are the family account holder with your doctor’s practice, or you are a carer or guardian for whānau linked to your account – then you will be able to pay for all invoices for all whānau from one payment webpage. Talk to your medical centre about account holder settings and how they can work for you.
Will I get a receipt when I pay online?
Yes. On your personalised “Outstanding Invoices” payment webpage, tick the box to receive an email receipt before submitting your payment. By default this box will be ticked and the account holder’s email will be displayed here. You can change the email address or untick if you don’t want a receipt.
What if I forget to pay when my doctor sends me a link?
The link your doctor has sent to you will work for 21 days. During the 21 days you can click on it again and choose to pay more towards your invoices. After 21 days, if you haven’t paid, or you’d like to make another payment ask your doctor to send you a new link.
Do I have to sign up for a Medeor account?
No. Your doctor will simply send you a link by email or text and it will open your personalised, secure payment “Outstanding Invoices” webpage and you can pay from any device.
Do I have to download an app to pay?
No. Your “Outstanding Invoices” are presented to you in a personalised, secure payment webpage when you click on the link.

13 September 2023

Doctor Updates:

We are very happy to announce that we have a new Doctor joining us on Tuesday 26th of September 2023. Dr Mohamad Abou-Rabiah or (Mo) comes to us with a great deal of knowledge and experience and we are looking forward to welcoming him to the Onslow Team.

Mo will be in the practice every day except Monday and he will be taking on new patients.
Dr Anasuya Vishvanath (Anu) will be back in the practice for a few more sessions each week which is great for her patients trying to get in too see her.
Spring is in the air, enjoy and stay well!

12 June 2023

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We wish to advise that Dr Greg Bond is heading off to Melbourne on a sabbatical with his wife and children.
His last day in the practice is Wednesday the 21st of June 2023.
We have really enjoyed having him as part of our team and he will hopefully stay involved with Onslow Medical Centre in the future.
We wish the family well, and are currently recruiting for a new doctor to join us. We will miss him and his kilt!

Flu vaccination in 2021 | Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care

17 April 2023

We now have our Flu Vaccines available. Please call 04 478 9999 to book an appointmnet with one of our nurses.

The 2023 flu vaccine is free for some people

The 2023 flu vaccine is free for:

  • children aged 6 months to 12 years old
  • people aged 65 and over
  • pregnant people
  • Māori and Pacific people over 55
  • people with underlying health conditions including heart disease, cancer, diabetes and serious asthma
  • people with significant mental illness such as schizophrenia or those currently accessing mental health services.

6 January 2023

Happy New Year and best wishes for 2023!
From Monday the 9th of January 23, we will be back to our normal hours. We do still have a few of the team away on leave but we have plenty of appointments available.
Exciting news- we have a lovely GP joining us from the 26th of January 2023. Dr Nina Sawicki comes to us with a wealth of experience and will be taking new patients.
Nina  will be available the following days:
Monday   – afternoon
Tuesday   – afternoon
Thursday  – full day
Friday       – morning
Appointments will be open with for her from today.
We look forward to her being part of our team!

19 December 2022

Manage My Health – Prescription charges

Sign up to Manage My Health the Secure Patient Portal and  order your prescriptions and you will receive a discount.

The base prescription fee is $28.00 but you will save $4.00 by ordering these through the portal,  the charge will be $24.00.

You can also use the portal to manage your appointment bookings and  view Lab results.

Please be reminded that this service is for simple needs, you may be asked to book an appointment with your GP for complex issues.

Charges are also at  the Drs discretion.

Cal our reception team to get set up with MMH today.

6 December 2022

Gosh where has this year gone! It has raced past us at great pace!

Just a reminder!
With Christmas fast approaching please do not leave your prescription requests to the last minute.  This puts a lot of pressure on the team here and at the pharmacy, and we do need to allow a bit longer to process them due to high demand.
We will be open throughout the Christmas New Year period, but our hours will be slightly shorter.
28, 29 and 30th December   9.00am to 5.00pm4, 5 and 6th January 2023    9.00am to 5.00pm

We wish you all a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

1 September 2022

Message from Dr Alison Craig:

With sadness, I wish to advise you that I am leaving Onslow Medical Centre on August 31.

Dr Vipul Patel, who has been working at Onslow Medical Centre as an associate, will become a partner on August 31.

Onslow Medical Centre has  an excellent team who will continue to look after you. If you would like to choose a different doctor then please let the receptionist know when you are making a  booking.

It has been a privilege to be your GP. I wish you all health and happiness.

With kind regards

Alison Craig

24 May 2022

Onslow Pharmacy – we have a new team in our pharmacy. Naheed and his Team are up and running and providing a brilliant service. Please be assured that the excellent service that we have had for many years will continue with the Onslow Pharmacy. Please make note that there is a change in the bank account for making payments. The new details are as follows:

Onslow Pharmacy 06-0507-0843138-00

Please ensure you use your usual details as aa reference

Covid is still in the forefront of our minds.🤢

Please remember that we are doing our utmost to keep our team and our patients as safe and well as possible.  The screening questions when you call to book in will remain as a way of trying to protect us all. The cabin out the front is where we see our symptomatic people, so we can manage our patients accordingly.

Flu Vaccines are available now!  Please call our reception team to book in for yours 04 478 9999 today.

27 April 2022

Ben has Retired! It is with great sadness that this week we farewell Ben our pharmacist. Ben has been an a huge asset to Onslow Medical Centre and a great support to our patients and a valued member of the Onslow Medical Centre Team. We wish Ben well for his retirement and know that he is looking forward to some quality time with family and friends. The pharmacy will remain open with a few new faces. We have a great team taking over this space and look forward to welcoming them and working alongside them. Good luck and best wishes Ben from us all.

31 March 2022

Our Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic at Khandallah Presbyterian Church 33 Ganges Rd Khandallah has now closed.Thank you to our amazing team who ran such a streamlined, safe and welcoming clinic. If you are still wanting to get a covid vaccine at any stage please call us on 04 478 9999 and arrange a time with one of our nurses here at Onslow Medical Centre. Alternatively please go to bookmyvaccine.nz and book online.

Thank you

9 March 2022

Practice Plus

You will see this button on our home page now. Please click on it to get to our Virtual After-Hours service.

Same day virtual after-hours GP appointments to suit you and your whanau.

With Practice Plus, you’re only a few clicks away from a same day after-hours virtual GP consultation that suits you. We help tautoko (connect) you with trusted medical care quickly, as an after-hours extension to your regular medical centre team and GP.

Practice Plus is available weekdays 5pm-10pm and weekends/public holidays 8am-8pm

Please click here  for more information

CHANGE OF HOURS:

Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic
Khandallah Presbyterian Church
33 Ganges Road Khandallah
We have reduced our hours for the remainder of March 2022.
We are closing permanently with our last day being Wednesday 30th March 2022.
Please go to bookmyvaccine.nz and book a time that suits you, do not miss out.
We thank the Khandallah Community for supporting us and getting behind that vaccine rollout.
Thank you all so much from the Onslow Medical Centre Team

25 February 2022

Due to the current Omicron outbreak in the community we are encouraging telephone or video consultations if you feel you do not need to be physically examined.
Our reception team  will continue to ask you the reason for your appointment and various  screening questions. Please be honest with us so that we can see you safely  and also ensure the safety  of our team in the appropriate area of the practice.
We are here to provide you with healthcare, please continue to call us as required. 04 478 9999
Out of practice hours you can call Healthline on  0800 611 116

3 February 2022

It is with sadness that we announce that Dr Linda Mellor will be leaving the practice on Friday 28th of February 2022.

Dr Mellor has taken a position as a Resident Doctor in Aged Care Facilities. She has a passion in caring for the elderly, and although we will miss her, we know that this positions is a perfect opportunity for her.

Patients who are currently registered with Dr Mellor will be allocated another Doctor within the practice. If you have a preference for another specific provider this can be accommodated.

Onslow Medical Centre is committed to providing healthcare to patients and the community, and we look forward to continuing to provide for your care.

The Team at Onslow Medical Centre

11 January 2022

COVID-19 VACCINATION  – UPDATE!
The Team is back!!
Our clinic is opening at:
Khandallah Presbyterian Church
33 Ganges Road
Khandallah
From this Saturday the 15th of January 2022  – ongoing!
(Not Sundays)
Please go to bookmyvaccine.nz to book your next appointment, or you can “walk-in” but there may be a queue!
We will also be providing vaccines for the 5-11 year old’ once they are available from the 17th of January 2022
We will keep you updated with any more information as we receive it.

16 December 2021

Have you got your medication for the Christmas period? Order it now!

Over the festive season we will be operating with fewer doctors. There will be appointments available but you may not be able to see your normal doctor.
Wellington Accident & Urgent Medical Centre will be available to provide after hours care for our patients over the times we are closed.
They are located at 17 Adelaide Road, Newtown, Wellington and can be contacted on 04-384 4944
Our Opening Hours
24 December – Open –  8.00am – 4:00pm
25 December – Closed
26 December – Closed
27 December – Closed
28 December – Closed
29 December – Open – 8.30am – 5.00pm
30 December – Open – 8.30am – 5.00pm
31 December – Open – 8.30am – 4.00pm
1 January – Closed
2 January – Closed
3 January – Closed
4 January – Closed
5th 6th and 7th January – Open  – 8.30am – 5.00pm
10 January – back to normal hours

24 November 2021

Covid is coming.

Like we prepare for earthquakes and other situations we need to prepare for getting covid.
Have you got what you need if you had to isolate in your home for a couple of weeks?
Do you have enough of any medications you would normally take?
Have you got enough food for you, your family and your pets?
How would you isolate yourself inside your home if you or others in your house tested positive?
Have you got a list of friends/family that could bring you supplies?
Have you got medical supplies to help you should you become unwell?
Get yourself ready and check in with friends and family and help them get prepared too.
If you need medical advice you can call your medical centre!
Telephone consultations in our practice may be preferable and encouraged where able!
Things in our practice may seem a little different in the way we manage your healthcare and also keep our staff and our patients safe!
Thank you
Onslow Medical Centre

29 October 2021

QR Tracer App – just a reminder to please keep using this whenever you are out and about. It is easy to use and will help us all should there be cases of Covid-19 in our community. Its so hard, if you are a busy person to remember where you have been.
New Hours for Vaccine Clinic
Khandallah Presbyterian Church, 33 Ganges Road, Khandallah will be open tomorrow (Saturday 30 October 2021) 9.00am – 4.00pm for the Covid-19 vaccine. 
Walk -ins are welcomed!

6 October 2021

Covid Vaccine – WALK IN!

Khandallah Presbyterian church 33 Ganges Road Khandallah – opposite New World

This site is open Monday – Saturday 9.00am to 4.00pm

(Closed for lunch between 12.00pm – 1.00pm)

Take your friends and family with you!

15 September 2021

Covid-19 Vaccine

We  are running  Covid – 19 Vaccine Clinic at the:

Khandallah Presbyterian Church

33 Ganges Road

Khandallah

The clinic is open Monday to Saturday 9.00am to 4.00pm

Closed for lunch between 12.00pm and 1.00pm

Go and see our friendly team, they will look after you!

You can “WALK IN”, you do not need an appointment but if you would prefer to book an exact time, please go to www.bookmyvaccine.nz

GET YOUR VACCINE DONE TODAY AND BOOK YOUR SECOND ONE IN AT THE SAME TIME!

1 September 2021

From 1 September 2021 there will be an increase to our fees.

To see a list of our fees please look under the “Fees” tab.

We appreciate that this may be a difficult time and we are aiming to keep our fees affordable at the same time as covering our ever increasing costs.

If you are having difficulties paying your bill please call our administration team to discuss payment options.

Thank you

24 August 2021
Level 4 Lockdown- Covid -19
Apologies for not updating you sooner on what’s been happening over the past few weeks.
We have had an incredibly busy time here at Onslow Medical Centre.  We started off with the recruitment of a huge team of casual workers so that we could deliver the covid vaccine to our patients in a safe environment. This was a huge task recruitment wise. Hours and hours of work to get a team together, but we had an amazing group of people on board to help us to get up and running.
We initially started with weeknights, then demand was high, so we added in weekends. Due to the demand we also started during work hours, with our own nurses vaccinating wherever the need.
Amongst all of this we opened our 2nd vaccine site up at the Khandallah Presbyterian Church in Ganges Rd, Khandallah. This site was also busy.
Then along came Level 4 Lockdown and how things changed for us.  2 Metre distancing meant that there was no way we could continue to vaccinate safely at the medical centre. Within a few days we had the Khandallah Presbyterian Church site running at full capacity.
We then went onto the bookmyvaccine.nz website to open up bookings to anyone who wanted to book a vaccine. So, we had 2 computer systems operating at once, which was to say the least, a challenge.
Our incredible team at the Khandallah Presbyterian Church site are  averaging around 500 vaccines per day. WOW! Onslow Medical  Centre is swabbing for covid as required and this is very busy, given the current locations of interest.
We have had numerous hiccups along the way, as you would expect. The main issue we had were the 2 booking systems and running them side by side. Unfortunately this may have impacted on some of you that had appointments at the medical centre. We have been able to mostly send out group emails or texts to patients to advise them of any changes  in their appointments. But please be assured, these vaccines will be given but up at the church location, and in some instances we have asked that you go to bookmyvaccine.nz and rebook your vaccine for another time.
We are working incredibly hard to ensure that we get to you, so please if you have any questions and have not received any form of communication, call the practice and we will help you 04 478 9999
These are very trying times for us all, so we need to stop, take a breathe and “be kind”!
If you require Urgent medical care please call the practice, we are there on the end of the phone. We may be delivering our consult in a different way ie: telephone. But we are there to help.
Thank you
Tracey Wynne
Practice Manager
4 August 2021
COVID -19 VACCINES ARE HERE AT ONSLOW MEDICAL CENTRE AND KHANDALLAH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Please do not phone the practice.

Please make your bookings through either:

https://bookmyvaccine.covid19.health.nz/

or by calling the 0800 28 29 26
You can now book  for your Covid-19 Vaccine if you are in Group 3 and over 16 years of age or over 60 in Group 4.
We have 2 sites taking bookings.
Both sites are managed by Onslow Medical Centre.
Onslow Medical Centre @ 125 Moorefield Rd, Johnsonville and Khandallah Presbyterian Church 33 Ganges Road , Khandallah.
We have daily appointments and weekends available at both sites.

We look forward to seeing you!

16 July 2021
COVID-VACCINE UPDATE
We will begin providing Covid19 vaccinations to our Group 3 patients from 27 July 2021.
Clinics will be available here at the practice  – Mon to Thurs evenings between 5.00pm and 8.00pm and Saturday and Sunday, between 9.00am and 4.30pm.
PLEASE DO NOT phone us to make a booking , we will be calling you.
You will not miss out,  Thank you!
16 June 2021
Now more than ever, we need to stay in touch with you!
We will be notifying the patients who are enrolled on Manage My Health when we will be starting to vaccinate for Covid-19. This looks like it will be the beginning of August, yet to be confirmed. Please also update both your email and mobile numbers with us so that we can contact you.
Get set up now for the app MMH, it’s easy to use, you can receive notifications from your Dr and the practice, book appointments and order your prescriptions, talk to our team about signing up or call 04 478 9999 to get going.
10 June 2021
We are waiting on the Ministry of Health to advise us of a delivery date for our Covid-19 vaccines. At this stage we do not have any in stock.
The MOH have indicated that the delivery date could be August 2021. This delay is out of our control. When you are eligible we will make contact with you and invite you in for your vaccine once they have arrived.
we will keep you up to date on this page and our website as more information comes to hand.
Please continue to contact the practice for your normal health needs.
Thank you
Onslow Medical Centre
1 June 2021

Cheques are being phased out!

Our bank, BNZ, has advised that from July 2021 they will no longer accept or process cheques.

Please be advised that, from Friday 25 June 2021, we will no longer be able to accept cheques as a method of payment.

Please talk to one of our receptionists about alternative methods of paying us.

27 May 2021

Covid-19 Vaccine information – please refer to this link for the latest information on Vaccine Rollout

https://www.rph.org.nz/public-health-topics/vaccinate-greater-wellington/vaccine-rollout-plan/#group-3-begins-late-may

19 May 2021

Flu Vaccines are here – please call 04 478 9999 to book in for your appointment with our nurse.

14 April 2021

Flu Vaccines have arrived for  Over 65 years only! Please call 04 478 9999 to book a time to get your done.

All other age groups will be available middle of May 2021, we will keep you all updated!

17 March 2021

Hi everyone
April is coming around very quickly!
From 1 April 21 we will have a lot more availability  for you to book appointments to see your Doctor, either by calling the practice on 04 478 9999 or through your Manage My Health App.
NEW PATIENTS WELCOME!
Our Associates :
Dr Hannah Walker
Dr Anu Vishvanath
Dr Greg Bond
Dr Linda Mellor
Dr Atikah Razley
Dr Vipul Patel
Dr Jessica Cheung
SAME DAY APPONTMENTS will be available!
Our Partners Dr Alison Craig, Shane Dunphy and Tim Jefferies are also available for appointments.
This is wonderful news for everyone.

9 March 2021

Flu Vaccinations – We have not received these yet, we will let you know on this page once we have them in stock! These vaccines will be for people over 65 and eligible adults. Please do not call the practice in regard to flu vaccine availability as we are experiencing high call flow due to the Covid-19 thank you.

10 February 2021

Great News! Dr Hannah Walker is returning to our team from Wednesday 10 March 21. Hannah will be working every Wednesday and Thursday afternoon and a full day on Fridays. We will have a “full house” so very excited to be able to provide a lot more appointments to our patients.

We are looking forward to welcoming new patients to the practice.

22 January 2021

Happy New Year!

We are nearly at the end of January already and it’s gone so fast. We have had a couple of staff changes.

We have welcomed Dr Jessica Cheung back from Maternity Leave which we are super excited about and  Deanna our Administration Team Leader has moved on.

We welcome Angela (Ange) into the Admin Team Leader role, and she’s off to a flying start! She brings with her a great deal of kindness, compassion and practice experience. A great fit to the OMC team.

Covid-19 – please remember to use the Tracer App when you are out and about. This will provide the surveillance that we need  to keep the pandemic at bay and remain at Level 1.

Be vigilant, not complacent! We need to stay in the fortunate position that we are in.

Best wishes to you all for 2021, stay safe!

24 December 2020

Hi everyone, we are open throughout the Christmas New Year period, but we are closed weekends and statutory holidays.
We are working slightly shorter hours, they are as follows:
Christmas Eve – we close at 4.00pm
29 and 30 Dec – we open at 9.00am and close at 5.00pm
New Years Eve – we open at 9.00am and we close at 4.00pm
We then re-open on Tuesday 5 Jan 2021 – back to normal hours!
Best wishes for the holidays and for a brighter 2021 for us all!

16 December 2020

Welcome back Dr Jessica Cheung.
Jess is returning from Maternity Leave on the 12th of January 2021.
We are absolutely  thrilled to have her back with us.
Jess will be working every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 9.00am to 1.30pm.
She will be taking new patients.
Call: 04 478 9999 to book an appointment with her or manage your own booking through the Manage My Health App.
Not yet on MMH? – call our team on 04 478 9999 to arrange for this to be set up. You can book appointments, message your doctor securely and order your repast prescriptions. Life made easy ask us now!

26 November 2020   –  New Prescription Process

Some of you will have already seen our new electronic system “DrInfo Re-Script” for sending prescriptions to a pharmacy.

DrInfo Re-Script enables your GP to send your script electronically to a pharmacy of your choice. Please indicate when requesting a prescription which pharmacy you have chosen. You will receive a confirmation text containing a bar code from your script. This can be presented to the pharmacy when you collect your script.

If you do not indicate your preferred pharmacy you will receive a text giving you a choice of any New Zealand pharmacy.

Follow the text link from drinfo.co.nz .

Special controlled medicines are not be able to be sent via DrInfo  Re-Script and will continue to be processed the usual way.

18 November 2020 – Faxing of Scripts and Health Documentation

Prescriptions and other Health Documents – Faxing will no longer be allowed from end of December 2020 as per MOH guidelines.We will be using e-prescribing as per previous note on the 4th of November and this will enable us to send your script electronically through email to the pharmacy of your choice. When you leave your prescription request please ensure that you also tell us which pharmacy it is to be sent too. If you do not select a pharmacy but have a mobile phone, you will receive a message that will allow you to select a pharmacy of your choice.   All other health documentation will be emailed to the appropriate contact.

4 November 2020

We are also using a new programme called Drinfo to manage your prescription requests.Please take time to click on the link to see how this works for you. www.rescript.nz

3 November 2020 –  Secure Patient Portal – Manage My Health

Ordering your prescriptions is so easy! We have a large number of patients already accessing their health information online.This is a confidential and secure way to access your health information online and to communicate with your Doctor or Nurse. You can view test results, request repeat prescriptions and book non-urgent appointments that suit your busy schedule.

Manage My Health also has an app that you can download.

Please ask our reception team to get you started, its easy!

To have a look at Manage My Health just click here.

For the Manage My Health consent form, click here.

20 October 2020

Asymptomatic COVID-19 tests for travel or employment are not funded by the NZ Government.

The cost of a swab is $276 including GST. This will include the collection and testing of the swab, and  the sending of the result to you.

Payment is required prior to the swab being taken and  the result is not released until payment is received.

We are at Level 1.

Please remember to be mindful of your social distancing and close contacts. We have Covid-19 Tracer Booklets available at our reception desk, please take one to use if you do not have the Covid-19 Tracer App on your phone. This will help you to retrace your steps should you need too.

If you are sick, please stay home. Call us on 04 478 9999 and ensure that you advise our reception team if you have any cold/flu symptoms.

We need to remain vigilant and keep up with our hand washing.

Thank you all for looking out for each other in these unprecedented times. Spring is in the air and hopefully this will bring some warmer temperatures.

It is also hay fever season, so call your Doctor is you need help with this. 

7 August  2020 – Fee Increases

From 7 August 2020 there will be an increase to our fees.

To see a list of our fees please look under the “Fees” tab.

We appreciate that this may be a difficult time and we are aiming to keep our fees affordable at the same time as covering our ever increasing costs.

If you are having difficulties paying your bill please call our administration team to discuss payment options.

Thank you

March 2020 – Covid-19

We are at Level 1.

Please remember to be mindful of your social distancing and close contacts. We have Covid-19 Tracer Booklets available at our reception desk, please take one to use if you do not have the Covid-19 Tracer App on your phone. This will help you to retrace your steps should you need too.

If you are sick, please stay home. Call us on 04 478 9999 and ensure that you advise our reception team if you have any cold/flu symptoms.

We need to remain vigilant and keep up with our hand washing.

Thank you all for looking out for each other in these unprecedented times. Spring is in the air and hopefully this will bring some warmer temperatures.

It is also hay fever season, so call your Doctor is you need help with this. 

18 March 2020

Flu Vaccinations – We have not received these yet, we will let you know on this page once we have them in stock! These vaccines will be for people over 65 and eligible adults. Please do not call the practice in regard to flu vaccine availability as we are experiencing high call flow due to the Covid-19 thank you

17 March 2020

Covid-19 – Same criteria applies as below – Please DO NOT ENTER the Medical Centre – stay in your car or stay home. Call 04 478 9999 –  Should you require testing for Covid-19 and meet the criteria you MUST be triaged or spoken to on the phone first. this is a PRIORITY!

2 March 2020 _-Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Information

If you have flu like symptoms and have either returned from China or Iran within the last 14 days or have been in contact with someone with Covid-19, please isolate yourself at home and contact us by phone.

Please do no come into the medical centre.

For more information, please contact the Ministry of Health hotline on 0800 358 5453 or click here for more information

12th of February 2020

Dr Greg Bond is joining Onlsow Medical Centre on Monday the 17th of February 2020. We are really looking forward to welcoming him to our team. Greg will be here all day Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. He will be taking new patients.

12th of February 2020 

We now have a lovey new bike stand out the front of our practice. those of you with bikes, please feel free too use it.

 10 Feb 2020 – Covid 19 Update

There is now a national freephone number dedicated to Coronavirus information and health advice.  Interpreters are available if needed.  It is 0800-358-5453.

The Ministry of Health website advises that:
• There are no confirmed cases of 2019 Coronavirus in New Zealand to date but the likelihood of importing a case is high.

• The risk of an ongoing outbreak in New Zealand remains low, but the Ministry of Health is monitoring the situation closely.

If you have recently travelled to China, or been in close contact with someone who has a confirmed case of Coronavirus (nCoV), and you have flu-like symptoms such as a fever or acute respiratory illness please follow these precautions:

• Phone the medical centre in the first instance and ask to speak with a nurse who will assess your symptoms.
• If we need to see you at the medical centre we may ask you to wait in your car and we will assess you there before bringing you into the building.
• Please use the masks and hand gel which are located immediately inside the front entrance doors.

For further information please go to:
https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov

Thank you for helping us keep our patients and team members safe.

13th January 2020 – Dr Anu Vishvanath has appointments now every Friday afternoon.

Dr Anu has now opened up a regular Friday afternoon session here at the practice, call 04 478-9999 to book in with her.

13th January 2020 – Dr Linda Mellor is here now!

Dr Mellor is now taking patients here at the Onslow Medical Centre – please call reception to enrol on 04 478-9999 or print out the Enrolment Forms attached on this site, complete and return them to us.

11th December 2019 – Farewell to Dr Hannah Walker and Welcome to Dr Linda Mellor

On the 20th of December 2019 we farewell Dr Hannah Walker who is going off to have her second baby. We will miss Hannah and wish her and her family well!

Dr Linda Mellor is joining the Onslow Medical Centre team. We are excited and look forward to her joining us.

Linda has appointments available on the afternoon of the 24th of December 2019 and then starts her regular hours from the 7th of January 2020.

Linda will be taking new patients, so please either call our reception team on 04 478 9999 to ask about enrolling or go to our website www.omc.co.nz and download the required documentation, its easy! See you soon!

28th November 2019 –  Onslow Medical Centre Christmas Hours

Please see below our opening hours for the holiday period, as we too will be enjoying the glorious festivities with our family and friends…..

 Monday 23rd December:                        8.00am – 7.00pm

Tuesday 24th December:                         8.00am – 4.00pm

Wednesday 25th December:                                    Closed

Thursday 26th December:                                        Closed

Friday 27th December:                            9.00am – 5.00pm

Monday 30th December:                         9.00am- 5.00pm

Tuesday 31st December:                          9.00am- 4.00pm

Tuesday 1st January:                                               Closed

Wednesday 2nd January:                                       Closed

Friday 3th January:                                   9.00am – 5.00pm

Monday 6th January:                                Normal Hours Resume

In an Emergency call 111

Or call:    Wellington Accident & Urgent Medical Centre

17 Adelaide Rd

Newtown

Wellington

Ph: 04 384 4944

Open: Everyday

8.00am to 11pm  after 11pm

call:  Healthline on 0800 611 116

28th November 2019   – Protection against Meningococcal C

                          No photo description available.

A vaccine to protect against Meningococcal C is now funded for some young people from 1st December 2019.

Meningococcal disease is a bacterial infection that causes two very serious illnesses: meningitis (an infection of the membranes that cover the brain) and septicaemia (blood poisoning). It can be passed by coughing, sneezing, kissing, or sharing eating utensils and develops quickly. (source: Ministry of Health website).

The Menactra vaccine is funded for those aged 13-25 years who are currently living in, or going to be living in, close living situations in the next 3 months and who have not had the vaccine previously.

Close living situations are considered to be boarding schools, hostels, tertiary education halls of residence, military barracks.

Ideally, people should be vaccinated at least two weeks before returning to, or moving into, close living situations.

Please ring us on 04 478 9999 to make an appointment for the vaccination or to discuss it further with a nurse.

4th October 2019 – Measles Update

Measles is in the headlines and all over the media at present! If you are over 50 years of age you will be immune.

If you have any of the following symptoms – please do not come into the practice as measles is highly infectious and it will put others at risk, especially small babies who cant be immunised until they are at least 6 months old.

Those patients over the age of 50 years will be immune. if you need advice please call: 04 478 9999 and speak to one of  our nurses.

Measles Symptoms:

  • a persistent high fever
  • a cough
  • a runny nose
  • sore and watery “pink” eyes
  • sometimes small white spots on the back inner cheek of your mouth

Day 3 – 7 of illness a blotchy rash which tends to start on your face and behind the ears before moving over your head and down your body. You will be infectious from 5 days before and 5 days after the rash appears.

If you are concerned please call us on: 04 478 9999

REMINDER: PLEASE DO NOT COME INTO THE PRACTICE IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE MEASLES

23 September 2019 – Measles

We are getting an increased number of calls regarding the measles information that has been in the media and we appreciate that this is a concerning time for you, especially if you have travel plans to the most affected parts of NZ.

Parents of children aged 0-14yrs can email RES-NIR@huttvalleydhb.org.nz and ask for a copy of their child’s National Immunisation Register (NIR) record for measles.  You will need to provide your child’s full name, date of birth, NHI number (if known), and the mother’s full name.  Please note the NIR was only formed in 2005 so records are not available for children aged over 14 years.

Thank you for your patience at what is an already busy time of year for us.  We will do our very best to return your calls by the end of the following business day.  In the meantime please find information below from Regional Public Health:

6 September 2019 – MMR Vaccine

The vaccine is in high demand and limited supply, hence we have been told to prioritise as vaccine supplies allow:

  • Babies aged 12-14 months travelling to Auckland are recommended to have their 1st MMR early at 12 months.  Ideally 2 weeks before travel to allow protection to develop.
  • People travelling to Auckland, particularly Pacific or Maori people visiting family and friends in South Auckland.
  • People(including babies aged 6-12 months) travelling overseas where large measles outbreaks are occurring.  Further advice and details of countries with measles outbreaks can be found at www.immune.org.nz/hot-topic/measles-overseas-and-new-zealand

To enrol with Onslow Medical Centre please click here to read more

Wednesday 10th of June 2020

What a difference a week makes! Level 1 – we made it.

We are back to normal here at the practice. We have appointments available on the day.

We know most  of you have been in “Lockdown” and maybe felt a bit nervous or anxious about coming out.

Our team is here to help you!

Please do not leave any concerns or issues that you have any longer, call us on 04 478 9999 to get an appointment.

Friday 29th May 2020

Queens Birthday weekend this weekend.

From Tuesday next week we will be returning to our normal hours:

Monday to Thursday 8.00am to 7.00pm

Friday                       8.00am to 6.00pm

Well done “Team of 5 million” – another day of no cases of Covid-19

We have flu vaccines in stock, and run a flu clinic on a:

Tuesday  9.00am – 2.00pm  – please call to book a time 04 478 9999

We have appointments available on the day with our Drs as we now have 8 Doctors in the practice.

We also have Claire who has joined our admin team, with a wealth of experience.

Get out and enjoy your long weekend, stay safe and well!

We really look forward to seeing you all!

Covid-19 Update 1st April 2020

We are still here, it’s just the way we do things may have

changed slightly.

When you call us you will have the opportunity to talk to a Doctor, who may be able to resolve your issue over the phone. If not an appointment will be made for you. Normal charges will apply.

Our nurses are still running controlled clinics for the likes of immunisations, wound management and other essential care.

Flu vaccines have been in limited supply once we have more availability  we will let you know either by text/website/Facebook/MMH

Please make payment for all services to the account below:

03-0584-0323670-000 – please use your chart number or name as a reference.

Prescriptions will be completed as normal, we ask that you do not stockpile these. Scripts are to  be faxed to your chosen pharmacy. Please ensure you make us aware of which pharmacy you choose.

Ben will be open Monday to Friday 8.00am to 5.00pm

We are here to take your calls and our current hours are:

  Monday to Friday 8.00am to 5.00pm

please call us on 04 478 9999.

  Normal charges will apply to all services.

18 March 2020

Flu Vaccinations – We have not received these yet, we will let you know on this page once we have them in stock! These vaccines will be for people over 65 and eligible adults. Please do not call the practice in regard to flu vaccine availability as we are experiencing high call flow due to the Covid-19 thank you

17 March 2020

Covid-19 – Same criteria applies as below Please DO NOT ENTER the Medical Centre – stay in your car or stay home. Call 04 478 9999 –  Should you require testing for Covid-19 and meet the criteria you MUST be triaged or spoken to on the phone first. this is a PRIORITY!

2 March 2020

Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Information

If you have flu like symptoms and have either returned from China or Iran within the last 14 days or have been in contact with someone with Covid-19, please isolate yourself at home and contact us by phone.

Please do no come into the medical centre.

For more information, please contact the Ministry of Health hotline on 0800 358 5453 or click here for more information

12th of February 2020

Dr Greg Bond is joining Onlsow Medical Centre on Monday the 17th of February 2020. We are really looking forward to welcoming him to our team. Greg will be here all day Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. He will be taking new patients.

12th of February 2020 

We now have a lovey new bike stand out the front of our practice. those of you with bikes, please se it, its great!

Coronavirus update – 10 Feb 2020

There is now a national freephone number dedicated to Coronavirus information and health advice.  Interpreters are available if needed.  It is 0800-358-5453.

The Ministry of Health website advises that:
• There are no confirmed cases of 2019 Coronavirus in New Zealand to date but the likelihood of importing a case is high.

• The risk of an ongoing outbreak in New Zealand remains low, but the Ministry of Health is monitoring the situation closely.

If you have recently travelled to China, or been in close contact with someone who has a confirmed case of Coronavirus (nCoV), and you have flu-like symptoms such as a fever or acute respiratory illness please follow these precautions:

• Phone the medical centre in the first instance and ask to speak with a nurse who will assess your symptoms.
• If we need to see you at the medical centre we may ask you to wait in your car and we will assess you there before bringing you into the building.
• Please use the masks and hand gel which are located immediately inside the front entrance doors.

For further information please go to:
https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov

Thank you for helping us keep our patients and team members safe.

13th January 2020 – Dr Anu Vishvanath has appointments now every Friday afternoon.

Dr Anu has now opened up a regular Friday afternoon session here at the practice, call 04 478-9999 to book in with her.

13th January 2020 – Dr Linda Mellor is here now!

Dr Mellor is now taking patients here at the Onslow Medical Centre – please call reception to enrol on 04 478-9999 or print out the Enrolment Forms attached on this site, complete and return them to us.

11th December 2019 – Farewell to Dr Hannah Walker and Welcome to Dr Linda Mellor

On the 20th of December 2019 we farewell Dr Hannah Walker who is going off to have her second baby. We will miss Hannah and wish her and her family well!

Dr Linda Mellor is joining the Onslow Medical Centre team. We are excited and look forward to her joining us.

Linda has appointments available on the afternoon of the 24th of December 2019 and then starts her regular hours from the 7th of January 2020.

Linda will be taking new patients, so please either call our reception team on 04 478 9999 to ask about enrolling or go to our website www.omc.co.nz and download the required documentation, its easy! See you soon!

28th November 2019 –  Onslow Medical Centre Christmas Hours

Please see below our opening hours for the holiday period, as we too will be enjoying the glorious festivities with our family and friends…..

 Monday 23rd December:                        8.00am – 7.00pm

Tuesday 24th December:                         8.00am – 4.00pm

Wednesday 25th December:                                    Closed

Thursday 26th December:                                        Closed

Friday 27th December:                            9.00am – 5.00pm

Monday 30th December:                         9.00am- 5.00pm

Tuesday 31st December:                          9.00am- 4.00pm

Tuesday 1st January:                                               Closed

Wednesday 2nd January:                                       Closed

Friday 3th January:                                   9.00am – 5.00pm

Monday 6th January:                                Normal Hours Resume

In an Emergency call 111

Or call:    Wellington Accident & Urgent Medical Centre

17 Adelaide Rd

Newtown

Wellington

Ph: 04 384 4944

Open: Everyday

8.00am to 11pm  after 11pm

call:  Healthline on 0800 611 116

28th November 2019   – Protection against Meningococcal C

                          No photo description available.

A vaccine to protect against Meningococcal C is now funded for some young people from 1st December 2019.

Meningococcal disease is a bacterial infection that causes two very serious illnesses: meningitis (an infection of the membranes that cover the brain) and septicaemia (blood poisoning). It can be passed by coughing, sneezing, kissing, or sharing eating utensils and develops quickly. (source: Ministry of Health website).

The Menactra vaccine is funded for those aged 13-25 years who are currently living in, or going to be living in, close living situations in the next 3 months and who have not had the vaccine previously.

Close living situations are considered to be boarding schools, hostels, tertiary education halls of residence, military barracks.

Ideally, people should be vaccinated at least two weeks before returning to, or moving into, close living situations.

Please ring us on 04 478 9999 to make an appointment for the vaccination or to discuss it further with a nurse.

4th October 2019 – Measles Update

Measles is in the headlines and all over the media at present! If you are over 50 years of age you will be immune.

If you have any of the following symptoms – please do not come into the practice as measles is highly infectious and it will put others at risk, especially small babies who cant be immunised until they are at least 6 months old.

Those patients over the age of 50 years will be immune. if you need advice please call: 04 478 9999 and speak to one of  our nurses.

Measles Symptoms:

  • a persistent high fever
  • a cough
  • a runny nose
  • sore and watery “pink” eyes
  • sometimes small white spots on the back inner cheek of your mouth

Day 3 – 7 of illness a blotchy rash which tends to start on your face and behind the ears before moving over your head and down your body. You will be infectious from 5 days before and 5 days after the rash appears.

If you are concerned please call us on: 04 478 9999

REMINDER: PLEASE DO NOT COME INTO THE PRACTICE IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE MEASLES

23 September 2019 – Measles

We are getting an increased number of calls regarding the measles information that has been in the media and we appreciate that this is a concerning time for you, especially if you have travel plans to the most affected parts of NZ.

Parents of children aged 0-14yrs can email RES-NIR@huttvalleydhb.org.nz and ask for a copy of their child’s National Immunisation Register (NIR) record for measles.  You will need to provide your child’s full name, date of birth, NHI number (if known), and the mother’s full name.  Please note the NIR was only formed in 2005 so records are not available for children aged over 14 years.

Thank you for your patience at what is an already busy time of year for us.  We will do our very best to return your calls by the end of the following business day.  In the meantime please find information below from Regional Public Health:

6 September 2019 – MMR Vaccine

The vaccine is in high demand and limited supply, hence we have been told to prioritise as vaccine supplies allow:

  • Babies aged 12-14 months travelling to Auckland are recommended to have their 1st MMR early at 12 months.  Ideally 2 weeks before travel to allow protection to develop.
  • People travelling to Auckland, particularly Pacific or Maori people visiting family and friends in South Auckland.
  • People(including babies aged 6-12 months) travelling overseas where large measles outbreaks are occurring.  Further advice and details of countries with measles outbreaks can be found at www.immune.org.nz/hot-topic/measles-overseas-and-new-zealand

To enrol with Onslow Medical Centre please click here to read more

13th January 2020 – Dr Anu Vishvanath has appointments now every Friday afternoon.

Dr Anu has now opened up a regular Friday afternoon session here at the practice, call 04 478-9999 to book in with her.

13th January 2020 – Dr Linda Mellor is here now!

Dr Mellor is now taking patients here at the Onslow Medical Centre – please call reception to enrol on 04 478-9999 or print out the Enrolment Forms attached on this site, complete and return them to us.

11th December 2019 – Farewell to Dr Hannah Walker and Welcome to Dr Linda Mellor

On the 20th of December 2019 we farewell Dr Hannah Walker who is going off to have her second baby. We will miss Hannah and wish her and her family well!

Dr Linda Mellor is joining the Onslow Medical Centre team. We are excited and look forward to her joining us.

Linda has appointments available on the afternoon of the 24th of December 2019 and then starts her regular hours from the 7th of January 2020.

Linda will be taking new patients, so please either call our reception team on 04 478 9999 to ask about enrolling or go to our website www.omc.co.nz and download the required documentation, its easy! See you soon!

28th November 2019 –  Onslow Medical Centre Christmas Hours

Please see below our opening hours for the holiday period, as we too will be enjoying the glorious festivities with our family and friends…..

 Monday 23rd December:                        8.00am – 7.00pm

Tuesday 24th December:                         8.00am – 4.00pm

Wednesday 25th December:                                    Closed

Thursday 26th December:                                        Closed

Friday 27th December:                            9.00am – 5.00pm

Monday 30th December:                         9.00am- 5.00pm

Tuesday 31st December:                          9.00am- 4.00pm

Tuesday 1st January:                                               Closed

Wednesday 2nd January:                                       Closed

Friday 3th January:                                   9.00am – 5.00pm

Monday 6th January:                                Normal Hours Resume

In an Emergency call 111

Or call:    Wellington Accident & Urgent Medical Centre

17 Adelaide Rd

Newtown

Wellington

Ph: 04 384 4944

Open: Everyday

8.00am to 11pm  after 11pm

call:  Healthline on 0800 611 116

28th November 2019   – Protection against Meningococcal C

                          No photo description available.

A vaccine to protect against Meningococcal C is now funded for some young people from 1st December 2019.

Meningococcal disease is a bacterial infection that causes two very serious illnesses: meningitis (an infection of the membranes that cover the brain) and septicaemia (blood poisoning). It can be passed by coughing, sneezing, kissing, or sharing eating utensils and develops quickly. (source: Ministry of Health website).

The Menactra vaccine is funded for those aged 13-25 years who are currently living in, or going to be living in, close living situations in the next 3 months and who have not had the vaccine previously.

Close living situations are considered to be boarding schools, hostels, tertiary education halls of residence, military barracks.

Ideally, people should be vaccinated at least two weeks before returning to, or moving into, close living situations.

Please ring us on 04 478 9999 to make an appointment for the vaccination or to discuss it further with a nurse.

4th October 2019 – Measles Update

Measles is in the headlines and all over the media at present! If you are over 50 years of age you will be immune.

If you have any of the following symptoms – please do not come into the practice as measles is highly infectious and it will put others at risk, especially small babies who cant be immunised until they are at least 6 months old.

Those patients over the age of 50 years will be immune. if you need advice please call: 04 478 9999 and speak to one of  our nurses.

Measles Symptoms:

  • a persistent high fever
  • a cough
  • a runny nose
  • sore and watery “pink” eyes
  • sometimes small white spots on the back inner cheek of your mouth

Day 3 – 7 of illness a blotchy rash which tends to start on your face and behind the ears before moving over your head and down your body. You will be infectious from 5 days before and 5 days after the rash appears.

If you are concerned please call us on: 04 478 9999

REMINDER: PLEASE DO NOT COME INTO THE PRACTICE IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE MEASLES

23 September 2019 – Measles

We are getting an increased number of calls regarding the measles information that has been in the media and we appreciate that this is a concerning time for you, especially if you have travel plans to the most affected parts of NZ.

Parents of children aged 0-14yrs can email RES-NIR@huttvalleydhb.org.nz and ask for a copy of their child’s National Immunisation Register (NIR) record for measles.  You will need to provide your child’s full name, date of birth, NHI number (if known), and the mother’s full name.  Please note the NIR was only formed in 2005 so records are not available for children aged over 14 years.

Thank you for your patience at what is an already busy time of year for us.  We will do our very best to return your calls by the end of the following business day.  In the meantime please find information below from Regional Public Health:

6 September 2019 – MMR Vaccine

The vaccine is in high demand and limited supply, hence we have been told to prioritise as vaccine supplies allow:

  • Babies aged 12-14 months travelling to Auckland are recommended to have their 1st MMR early at 12 months.  Ideally 2 weeks before travel to allow protection to develop.
  • People travelling to Auckland, particularly Pacific or Maori people visiting family and friends in South Auckland.
  • People(including babies aged 6-12 months) travelling overseas where large measles outbreaks are occurring.  Further advice and details of countries with measles outbreaks can be found at www.immune.org.nz/hot-topic/measles-overseas-and-new-zealand

To enrol with Onslow Medical Centre please click here to read more

Patient Kiosk

We now have an alternative way of letting our team know when you have arrived for your appointment.

Inside the door on the reception desk  is our “check in” screen.  This kiosk is great for keeping your details up to date such as: address, mobile number, email etc.  After checking in you can then take a seat in the waiting room.

It is easy to use but if you would like a hand just ask one of our reception team. Please be assured the touch screen is cleaned regularly for infection control.

Of course  our reception team is always on hand to assist you.

Please be reminded that you must check in when you arrive, either at the kiosk or with our receptionist. If you don’t this may delay your appointment time with the doctor.

Patient Portal – Manage My Health

We have a large number of patients already accessing their health information online.

This is a confidential and secure way to access your health information online and to communicate with your Doctor or Nurse. You can view test results, request repeat prescriptions and book non-urgent appointments that suit your busy schedule. Manage My Health also has an app that you can download.

Please ask our reception team to get you started, its easy!

To have a look at Manage My Health just click here.

For the Manage My Health consent form, click here.

Zero Fees* for 14 Years and Under

From 1 December 2018 children enrolled as patients aged between 0–13 years, will be no charge at Onslow Medical Centre for GP consultations, ACC related visits and prescriptions.

* Please note that there will remain a charge for consumables such as: Liquid Nitrogen, dressings.

The Zero Fees policy does not apply to casual or non-New Zealand residents.

To make an appointment phone us on 04 478 9999
Click here to enrol at Onslow Medical Centre