Clinic closure over Easter -
College Hill Doctors is closed for 4 days over Easter from Friday 10th of April, reopening on Tuesday 14th of April,
Non-funded flu vaccine update 7/4/20-
Unfortunately the private purchase flu vaccine start date has been pushed out further by the Ministry of Health due to supply/distribution issues. This is hugely disappointing for you as well as for us. If you are already booked in after Easter you will be contacted regarding your flu vaccine appointment cancellation in the next few days, and we will place you on a priority recall list and we will ring you to re-book once the new start date is set. Please note funded free flu vaccines are going ahead as usual.
If you are eligible for the funded free flu vaccine, please ring reception to advise them of your eligibility criteria and we will book you in for your flu vaccinations. You could check if you are eligible on https://www.influenza.org.nz/eligibility-criteria
Covid-19 alert level 4/lockdown:
College Hill Doctors remain OPEN during Covid-19 lock down period.
You can still phone 3608008 to request a consultation with your doctor, or to request a repeat prescription to be faxed to a pharmacy near you, or to book vaccination appointments.
Consultation appointments are offered first as a telephone consult at a booked time with your doctor at the normal charge. After the telephone consultation with you, if you require a physical examination in person, your doctor will book you in later in the day at no extra cost to you. We have found most problems could be successfully managed without in
person physical examination during this challenging time as we try to keep you within your protective bubble.
If you are coming to the clinic in person for an appointment, please bring your mobile phone. This is because we are asking all patients arriving at the clinic to wait outside or in private vehicles. Your doctor will ring you to let you in when it is your time to be seen.
* New Healthline dedicated number for health related calls about coronavirus - 0800 358 5453. The original Healthline 0800 611 116 is still available for free general advice over the phone. Healthline interpreters are available 24 hours everyday for both lines.
News Jan 2020 - Widened funding for Menactra vaccination (for protection against A, C, W, Y strains of Meningococcal bacteria) is available and recommended for the following groups:
Adolescents and young adults aged 13 to 25 years (inclusive) who are entering within the next 3 months or in their first year of living in boarding school hostels, tertiary education halls of residence, military barracks, or prisons. Funded for one dose.
From 1 December 2019 to 30 November 2020 only, adolescents and young adults aged 13 to 25 years (inclusive) currently living in boarding school hostels, tertiary education halls of residence, military barracks, or prisons. Funded for one dose.
Please note students living in crowded flats are not eligible for funded Menactra, however private purchase vaccines are recommended and available. To be maximally protected against meningococcal diseases (such as meningitis), private purchase of Bexsero (protects against meningococcal B) is recommended in addition to cover for A,C,W,Y strains - i.e. 2 different vaccines recommended.
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