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Introducing 0800 PIHANGA

We are excited to introduce our new 0800 (free call) phone number – 0800 PIHANGA (0800 7442642).  This number is now active and can be used to contact us from both cell phones and landlines.  Don’t worry, or existing number (07 384 7576) still works too!  Just one more way for you to get in touch!

Evening clinics

Did you know that we are now open until 6pm on Thursdays for both Doctor and routine Nurse appointments.  We are trialing this until the New Year.  It replaces our fortnightly Saturday clinics.  Let us know how this is working for you

Christmas is coming …

Now is a good time to check that you have enough of your regular medications to get you through the holiday period.  Don’t leave getting a repeat prescription until the last minute as we, and the pharmacy, get very busy.  Call us to renew your prescription.

 

Our Opening Times for the Christmas and New Year Period
Monday 21st DecemberOpen 8.30am to 5pm
Tuesday 22nd DecemberOpen 8.30am to 5pm
Wednesday 23rd DecemberOpen 8.30am to 5pm
Thursday 24th DecemberOpen 8.30am to 4 pm
Friday 25th DecemberClosed
Saturday 26th DecemberClosed
Sunday 27th DecemberOpen 9am to 1pm (urgent care only)
Monday 28th DecemberClosed
Tuesday 29th DecemberOpen 8.30am to 5pm
Wednesday 30th DecemberOpen 8.30am to 5pm
Thursday 31st DecemberOpen 8.30am to 4 pm
Friday 1st JanuaryClosed
Saturday 2nd JanuaryClosed
Sunday 3rd JanuaryOpen 9am to 1pm (urgent care only)
Monday 4th JanuaryClosed
Tuesday 5th JanuaryNormal hours resume

 

Life at Pihanga during COVID 19 Level 1

We are open and offering all our usual services.

You can book a face to face appointment with your doctor or choose to have a phone consultation.  The cost of a phone consultation is the same as a face to face appointment.

We continue to send all prescriptions directly to a pharmacy of your choice at no extra charge.  The pharmacy continues to be busy so please allow two working days before collecting your medications unless told to collect them that day by your doctor.  Feel free to call the pharmacy on 07 386 8565 to check if your prescription is ready before you head in to collect it.

If you need to pay a bill you can do this by internet banking or by coming into the surgery to pay by eftpos or cash.

We ask that you do not come to the surgery if you have cold or flu symptoms or if you have been asked to take a COVID swab by the Ministry of Health.  Please ring us first so that we are prepared.  If you do have potential COVID symptoms please be honest with us.  We will still treat you, we will just do it in a way which is safer for you, other patients and our team.  Thank you for your cooperation

We continue to undertake intense cleaning protocols in the waiting room, consultation and treatment rooms.  You are encouraged to use the hand sanitizer on offer at the door.

We continue to have contact tracing measures in place for you to use.  This includes our appointment book, a QR code for the NZ COVID Tracer app and a sign in book for those who do not have an appointment.

As always please follow the official advice on the COVID 19 website

COVID 19 Testing

We continue to offer COVID 19 testing every weekday.  When demand for testing is high – this will be offered through a drive in/walk in service.  When demand is lower testing will be through appointments only.

Please check out our Facebook page for day by day testing times and locations or give us a call.