In Level 3 we are still open to meet your health needs. The majority of consultations will be conducted via phone and video. However, we will continue to see patients in person if appropriate. Please call reception to make an appointment if you want to come in, or if you have any acute respiratory symptoms. Please see here for information about making a virtual phone or video appointment.
It is important to let us know if you have any symptoms of fever, cough, sore throat, difficulty breathing, runny nose, sneezing, post nasal drip or loss of sense of smell. Please call our practice number 09 623 4599 to speak to a doctor or nurse. Please do not come into our clinic without talking to a nurse or doctor first.
If you have acute respiratory symptoms, we encourage you to get a swab for COVID-19. We are doing covid-19 swabs in a separate area at the practice, and it is free. If you do not have symptoms but are needing a swab for travel, there will be a charge. Swabbing is by appointment only and we do not take walk-ins. When you arrive for your appointment please call reception on 09 623 4599 and remain in your car until we call you.
The following symptoms are consistent with COVID-19:
Any acute respiratory infection with at least one of the following symptoms: new or worsening cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, loss of sense of smell, with or without a high temperature.
Some people may have symptoms such as only: high temperature, diarrhoea, headache, muscle aches, nausea/vomiting, or confusion/irritability. If there is not another likely diagnosis, and they meet the HIS criteria (see below) then a test is also needed.
Higher Index of Suspicion (HIS) criteria
Either, in the 14 days prior to illness onset have:
For COVID-19 health advice and information, contact the Healthline team (for free) on 0800 358 5453
For the latest daily update from the Ministry of Health click here
For information from the Auckland Regional Public Health Service click here.
As with all other respiratory illnesses, it’s important you practice safe hand, cough and sneeze hygiene to reduce the risk of infection.