Mapua Health Centre
Mapua Health Centre provides a full range of services to cover most health needs. Appointments can be made for any of the following and we encourage you to phone and use the services of our Practice Nurses for any advice. It is the policy of Mapua Health Centre that Reception staff do not provide medical advice, medical results or ask reasons for visits when patients make appointments. Appointments can be made for:
- Health checks
- Medical appointments (including specific concerns related to child, female and male health)
- Minor surgical appointments
- Referrals for specialist appointments, major surgical procedures, etc
- Injuries and ACC issues
- Insurance Medicals
- WINZ forms
Dr Tim Phillips provides full-body skin checks and minor surgery for removal of skin cancers and other suitable skin lesions. Please see Brochure
Appointments can be made for Integrative Medicine consultations with Dr Tim Ewer and Dr Caroline Wheeler. This service is provided at Te Ora Centre, 69 Aranui Road, Mapua. Please see Link
Mapua Health Centre has a fully equipped hyperbaric oxygen chamber. For further information please see Link
- Blood tests as requested by your doctor
- Ear suctioning
- Pregnancy tests
- Minor skin lesion treatment (dry ice), as prescribed by doctor
- Immunisations and travel vaccines
- Repeat prescriptions
- Dressings and wound care
- Cervical smears
- Health screening, eg, diabetes
- Smoking cessation advice and follow up
- Advanced care planning
- Punch biopsies
We have some items of equipment for loan in the community. These items include, a nebuliser, education videos, crutches etc. A small fee is charged to cover the cost of repairs and maintenance.
Routine vaccinations for children are free. They are usually given by the Practice Nurse between 9.00-12.00am. There is a Ministry of Health requirement for all those who have received a vaccination to wait for 20 minutes. Please bring children’s Plunket books so that they can be kept up to date. Please contact the Practice Nurse if you have any immunisation concerns or queries. We also have information about standard travel vaccinations and medication for those travelling to other countries. It is necessary to check up on health safety requirements well in advance of travel. We can provide most of the usual vaccinations for travel, but the more complex and unusual vaccinations needed are referred to the Travel Doctor listed in the front page of the White Pages.
Blood tests and other laboratory tests are usually taken prior to midday in order to be ready for the courier. It is usual for abnormal test results only to be phoned to patients, although normal test results may be sent by txt (if you have indicated that you are willing to have your mobile used for txt messages). If you wish to check your results, please phone the practice nurse.
Our records are able to let us know when recalls are due for various preventative health measures such as immunisations, cervical smears, free diabetes checks, etc. We aim to let you know by either mail, phone or txt when a recall is due, but if you think that you are due for one please make us aware in case our records are incomplete, especially if you have changed your phone number or address, or if the results have not been forwarded to Mapua Health Centre.
Prescriptions are ideally requested by going onto the Manage My Health website, but can also be requested by phone or at reception. All repeat prescriptions take 48 hours to arrange (fees apply – see Fees page). As part of Best Practice and Cornerstone standards all patients who have regular prescriptions are required a medical review at least once/year, and certain conditions may need more frequent reviews prior to receiving a prescription.