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2022 FLU VACCINE SEASON IS NOW UNDERWAY

Getting the flu jab Although having the flu jab doesn’t guarantee you won’t catch the flu, it will give you more protection and reduce the symptoms if you do catch it. In 2022, all people aged 65 and over are eligible for the free flu jab. For Māori and Pacific people, the free flu vaccination is available from 55 years.  For the best protection, get the flu jab before the start of winter. You can get your free flu jab from your GP or healthcare provider. Many pharmacies also offer the free flu vaccine. The flu jab is also free for those with underlying health conditions and if you’re pregnant.

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NEW MyIndici Patient Portal (this has replaced ManageMyHealth)

We have partnered with MyIndici to provide our patients with a FREE mobile app which allows you to easily access your lab results, request repeat prescriptions, recall reminders and communicate with the practice. To register for MyIndici you’ll need to come into Central Health or Fairy Springs Medical Centre and speak to one of our reception team.  To protect your privacy, we ask you to bring in some form of ID such as a Divers Licence, Passport, Birth Certificate, 18+ Card.  We can then set you up with a FREE account using your unique email address and your mobile phone number – this only takes a couple of minutes. Once

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NO FEE – Health Improvement Practitioner – FREE SERVICE

Belinda is a Health Improvement Practitioner (HIP) and is available to help our enrolled patients with any of the following issues which they may be experiencing: Stress Anxiety Depression Grief Sleep problems Motivation Belinda is FREE to see and you can usually get in to see her the same day.  Call 07 347 000 and ask our staff for an appointment with Belinda.

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COVID-19 UPDATE

Urgent issues If you have an URGENT health condition that you think is life threatening please dial 111. If your health condition is URGENT but not life threatening then please contact us via phone on 073470000 where you will be contacted by a doctor who will triage your symptoms.  If we feel a face to face review is necessary this will be arranged.  Please be aware if we ask you to come in, we ask you to wear a mask.  These can be provided if you don’t have one. Covid 19 symptoms If you have symptoms consistent with Covid 19 (https://covid19.govt.nz/health-and-wellbeing/about-covid-19/covid-19-symptoms/)  and are unwell please contact us and we will

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Cornerstone Accredited General Practice

Both Central Health and Fairy Springs Medical Centre are CORNERSTONE accredited practices.   CORNERSTONE accreditation tells you that our two practices have met the high standards set by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners.  This ensures you, the patient, receives high quality care.  

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STAFF VACANCIES

RMG seeks an enthusiastic GP to join our busy Cornerstone accredited group practice located in affordable Rotorua, the beautiful Lake District region of NZ. If cycling, mountain biking, walking, fishing, boating or chilling out is your thing, then Rotorua is the place to be. We are a team of diverse, vocationally registered GP’s, talented practice nurses and helpful support staff – come and join us. With an excellent collegial support network, Rotorua is a great place to live and work.   RN/Practice Nurse/New Grad wanted 32hrs per week Tuesday to Friday Must have current NZ practicing certificate, excellent communication skills and a can do attitude We offer a supportive team of

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Telephone First – Urgent Care Clinic replaces the Drop in Clinic

From the 3 May 2021 we will be running a “Telephone First -Urgent Care Clinic” each morning Mon through to Fri at both Central Health and Fairy Springs Medical Centre.  This is for our enrolled patients who are acutely unwell or have had an accident/injury which requires attention the same day.  This clinic is not for long standing health issues, repeat medications, ACC and WINZ medical certificates. There will be no “Urgent Care Clinic” in the afternoon. For the “Urgent Care Clinic” you are asked to telephone the clinic on 347 0000 and YOU MUST  BE AVAILABLE to attend the clinic that morning if directed. Once you are through to

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