Notice of Fee Increase

Standard GP Visits will increase from $18.50 to $19.00 - Adults

Standard Nurse Visits will increase from $12.50 to $13.00 Adults

Standard GP Visits will increase from $12.50 to $13.00 Children

Standard Nurse Visit will increase from $8.50 to $9.00 Children

Children under 13 years in age remain FREE for standard visits

Services over and above a standard visit may incur additional fees. 

Increase to take effect from Monday, 05 August 2019

Health Messages: 

Measles is highly contagious and can spread quickly and easily through breathing, sneezing and coughing.  People who are not immune to measles can catch the disease just by being in the same room as someone who has it. 

“It is important to be aware of the symptoms of measles and what to do if you think you or a family member has measles. If you were exposed look out for fever and a runny nose, or cough, or sore red eyes. After a few days a red blotchy rash develops and lasts up to one week. The rash usually starts on the face and spreads to the rest of the body.” Waikato DHB Medical Officer

The best form of protection is immunisation with two MMRs. Anyone born after 1 January 1969 who does not have records of two measles immunisations or a blood test showing immunity should catch up on MMR at their GP now” he says. MMR catch up is free

If you suspect you or your child has measles:

  • Please phone and advise the practice if you suspect you have measles
  • Keep the patient in the car - DO NOT COME INSIDE the practice - ring when you have arrived
  • A Nurse or Doctor will attend to you from the car and conduct a swab test
  • Keep the patient isolated from the general public during the infectious period

Click here: Ministry of Health Information on Measles

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