Raglan Medical COVID-19 Update

Your health is important to us. In order to continue providing health services to you, we are making the following changes:

Our telephone messages will be updated regularly, please listen carefully to the instructions when calling to make an appointment

Administration staff may ask questions relating to travel or close contact to cases and pass this onto a doctor or nurse. This will help to assess patients before they arrive to reduce the chance of an unexpected case arriving at the clinic

Patients wanting to see a doctor or nurse for urgent appointments will receive a phone call to assess their health needs. This will help to reduce exposure of vulnerable people to infectious diseases

Repeat prescriptions will be available to order online or over the phone. Once ready, your prescription will be sent directly to the pharmacy of your choice.

Please contact your pharmacy directly to advise them when you want your prescription dispensed so they can have it ready for collection. Contact Raglan Pharmacy on 078258164 or via email: raglandispensary@gmail.com

We will no longer hold Pathlab forms at the clinic; they will be posted or emailed to you.

We do expect an increased demand over the coming months so please book in advance for your regular appointments

If for any reason staff need to self- isolate, we will set them up to work remotely so services can continue

As the situation continues to evolve, our priority will be the health, safety and well being of our team and community.


Influenza Vaccines Now Available for Eligible Patients

Eligibility for funded flu vaccines includes:

Pregnant women

People aged 65 or older

People aged under 65 with long term health conditions

Children aged 4 years and under who have been hospitalised for respiratory illness or have a history of significant respiratory illness

People who are not eligible for a funded flu vaccination are asked to wait until 13th April 2020 to get vaccinated, the cost of the vaccine is $30

Travelled Overseas?

If you have been overseas in the last 14 days and

are experiencing:

Fever/High Temperature

Shortness of breath

Cough

Sore throat

PLEASE Stay at home and call the

dedicated Coronavirus Healthline

on

0800 358 5453


Expressions of interest for a NZ Registered Practice Nurse and a Medical Receptionist

Over the next few months we anticipate expanding our team and are seeking expressions of interest from people who have experience in these roles, please send an email with a current CV to: michelle@raglanmedical.co.nz