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Repeat Presciptions

If you require a new prescription, phone and talk to our nurses BUT please ensure that you do this at least two days before your medication runs out.If you require a prescription urgently (on the same day), it will cost you more. The charges below are for enrolled patients, the cost is more for casual patients.

Our current prescription charges are:

Collection from us                  $20

Faxed to pharmacy                 $22

Urgent/Same day request        $26

Faxed to pharmacy                 $30


Test Results

Please be aware that if you are calling for your test results that you are to call between 3-5pm for these please. The nurses are too busy in the mornings and have time set aside in the afternoon specially for results. Your help with doing this is appreciated 

Maternal & Maori Health

Here at Kurow Medical Centre e have a real focus for you, on maternal and Maori Health. We have a range of information pamphlets available on maternal health, helping you get the best out of your pregnancy and early days with your new baby.

It is important to be the best you can be during this time, so you can offer your newborn the best possible start to life. It is important to consider your diet, your excercise, your smoking, your support networks and all that encompasses pregancy. We can help you if you have any questions and support you with tests required in the early days, and putting you onto a midwife.

Maori Health, from all angles, is important to us here at Kurow Medical Centre. We aim to support you with all we can, and have loads of resources avaialable to you in Te Reo.  We also have many consultations that are subsidised or free, so ask at reception

 Immunisations

Once your new baby is 6 weeks old, you are advised to commence immunisation as per the NZ schedule of registered and funded vaccines to prevent contracting the main and prevalent diseases that affect young children. If your immunisations are over 2 weeks late they become more urgent and we will give you more frequent reminders. So please, if it’s due, contact us to arrange an appointment. It’s in your babies best interests. There are also several others available such as Rotovirus, Chicken Pox and Boostrix for whooping cough. Contact us for more information on any of this 


Public Holiday Closures

We are closed on Public Holidays but have emergency cover 24/7 from our GP's or PRIME Nurses.


Flu Notice 

 

 


 

 


Now that we are heading into a new flu (influenza) season Kurow Medical Centre and satellite clinics in Twizel and Omarama would like to inform all our patients of the following:

Flu vaccines are now in stock and available to anyone wishing to get immunised. Please be aware that funding for the flu vaccine does not kick in until 1 st April so anyone who is eligible for a free shot wanting to get immunised before 1 st April will be charged a small fee.

Points to note about the Flu:

The flu can be a serious and sometimes life-threatening viral infection!

The flu virus is very easy to catch and can affect anyone - it doesn't matter how fit and healthy you or your child are.

It can spread through the air by coughing and sneezing as well as by hands, cups and other objects that have been in contact with an infected person's mouth or nose.

Regular hand washing, covering mouths when coughing and keeping sick people away from healthy people will also reduce the spread of flu.

All adults and children from 6 months of age can benefit from yearly flu immunisation.

It is especially important, and free for pregnant women, anyone over the age of 65 and adults and children with certain chronic conditions who may develop complications from the flu. If you do not have an eligible condition, you still benefit from an influenza immunisation available, at a small cost.

Make sure your family is ready to prevent the flu each year!

Please contact us to book in or for more information. 

Shingles Vaccine

 

Now available and eligible for certain patients between 65 and 80 yrs. Please contact us for further information.


Cervical Screening Tests

Many of you women will know that this is one of the most important tests you can get done to help keep in check with your health.

We are lucky to have 3 staff who are qualified to provide these tests for you. If you want to book in and get up to date, or to keep your current regime going then call us to arrange a time.  We are here to provide just a chat too, if you are nervous or wish to know more about it, especially if its your first one.

For more information on these tests check out the national website for up to date information and advice.

www.nsu.govt.nz/national-cervical-screening-programme

 

Breastscreen Aotearoa

We recently had the Breastscreening team in their bus here at Kurow.  They only stayed for 4 days this time, so we hoped that we were able to make all of you who are eligible for a mammogram aware and screened at this time.

However if you missed out, and you are between 45 - 70yrs of age, please feel free to get in touch and find out how we can help you get up to date, set a recall in place,  arrange a mammogram or keep you informed of the bus's whereabouts as it can often be close by in Oamaru. 

Handy Hint

This is a great tool to use if you are an iPhone user and here is how to use it.  If you have the new iOS8 update go to 'Health' app then click the medical ID down the bottom right hand corner then put your details in and your next of kin and it will be able to be seen even on the lock screen