24 Hour Surgery to Temporarily Close
from Midnight to 8am from 21st September.
From Thursday 21 September, 24 Hour Surgery will close to patients each evening between 10pm and 8am the following day. This is a temporary solution to our current nursing shortages and we will be returning to 24 hour service as soon as we are able to safely do so.
“We will close our doors at 10pm to ensure we can see all patients before our staff finish their shift at midnight. Depending on the number of patients waiting, we may need to close our doors prior to 10pm,” General Manager Patient and Provider Services, Lisa Brennan said. “The hours between midnight to 8am are typically our quietest so we’ve chosen to redistribute our staff to our busier times to ensure we are able to support as many people as possible.”
24 Hour Surgery are working closely with health system partners, including Te Whatu Ora, St John and Healthline, to ensure that their services are prepared for this change in
opening hours. Those with urgent medical concerns should call Healthline on 0800 611 116. In an emergency, always call 111 or go to the Emergency Department at Christchurch Hospital.
My Indici is our new secure online patient portal allowing you to manage your health needs and that of your family from anywhere and at anytime. It replaces Manage My Health portal. Send an email using a non-shared personal email address to firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
The portal allows you to:
Order repeat prescriptions
See your immunisations, recalls and measurements
Improve your health with the tracking tool
Secure communication with your GP
Available from 1st of April – yes we have stock ! Book through your nurse, or request at your next GP appointment.
Funded flu vaccine criteria has changed – includes children 6mths to 12 years old, Maori Pacific Is. from 55 yo. See link for full criteria
New non-funded option available : Fluad Quad – more effective than standard flu vaccine for people over 65 y.o. See link for details
Welcome to our new Health Coach and Health Improvement Practitioner services :
We are happy to announce 2 new free services, accessed through your general practice team, based onsite at St Albans Medical Centre and available now :
Health Coach – Laura Padgett
Laura can help with lifestyle changes, support and education with long term conditions e.g. prediabetes / diabetes, high blood pressure or cholesterol, gout, asthma. Managing stress, motivation, loneliness. Support with healthy exercise, eating, sleep and study. Accessing support in the community. Advocacy with WINZ.
Eligibile for adults 16 + y.o. with long term conditions.
Works Monday to Thursday. 20-30mins sessions in room or outdoor “walk and talk”.
Health Improvement Practitioner – Rachel Morton
Rachel can help with anything getting in the way of your health and well being e.g. grief, depression , anxiety, alcohol and drug, relationship issues, family violence, insomnia, stress. Rachel helps people feeling stuck and works with you to develop a plan and coping strategies.
Eligible for all enrolled patients – free 30 minute unlimited sessions
Works Monday to Thursday.
Talk to your GP or nurse if you would like to access the above services. Appointments can also be booked through the reception team.
GP and Nurse Appointments :
Phone 033559119, during business hours, or book online via our patient portal myIndici, for an appointment. We continue to triage all consultation requests.
Both in-person and teleconference consultations ( phone, video call ) are available.
Face masks are still mandatory inside the building if you have cough cold or flu like symptoms including consultation rooms.
If you have a cough, runny nose, head cold, flu like illness, or are a close contact of a COVID positive person please advise us on booking, whether or not it is related to your reason for attending. And if you have these features and need an in-person consultation, please follow receptionist instructions and we will see you in a separate area.
- Standard fees apply for in-person, phone, phone video or email consultations.
- Payment can be made online to St Albans Medical Services Ltd bank account 12 3191 0000663 00
Script Requests :
We use paperless ePrescriptions. Our preference is to send electronic scripts direct to your nominated pharmacy. Please observe our 48 hour policy for routine requests.
Onsite Services and Hours
|St Albans Medical||Monday-Thursday||8.00 am – 5.30 pm|
|Friday||8.00 am – 5.00 pm|
|Weekends & Public Holidays||closed|
|Remedy Pharmacy||Monday – Friday||8.30am – 6.15pm|
|Merivale Physio||Monday – Friday||8.00 am – 12.30 pm|
|Tues & Thurs||1.30 pm – 6.00 pm|
|Health Coach||Mon – Thursday||9 – 4.30pm|
|Health Improvement |
|Mon – Thursday||8.30 – 4.30pm|
Health Information Link
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