Torbay Medical Centre

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General Practitioners Surgery

Beach Road, Torbay, North Shore City
Fax: (09) 473-0557
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About Us

Welcome to Torbay Medical Centre. We are a family orientated medical centre in the heart of Torbay.

Our goal is to provide a high quality health service that is both convenient and family friendly.

We have a first-rate team of friendly and experienced staff, who provide a superior level of service to our patients. Torbay Medical Centre offers appointments, and a walk in clinic between 8am and 6pm during the week. 

Our practice offers comfortable, air-conditioned consultation rooms, with plenty of handy off-street parking.

There are a number of other convenient health related services on site, including pharmacy, physio, podiatrist, skin clinic, and laboratory services. We also have visiting midwife, gynaecologist/obstetrician, counsellor and orthopedic surgeon.

Opening Hours

Mon 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
Tue 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
Wed 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
Thu 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
Fri 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
Sat Closed
Sun Closed

Language Spoken

English, French, Korean

About Us

Welcome to Torbay Medical Centre. We are a family orientated medical centre in the heart of Torbay.

Our goal is to provide a high quality health service that is both convenient and family friendly.

We have a first-rate team of friendly and experienced staff, who provide a superior level of service to our patients. Torbay Medical Centre offers appointments, and a walk in clinic between 8am and 6pm during the week. 

Our practice offers comfortable, air-conditioned consultation rooms, with plenty of handy off-street parking.

There are a number of other convenient health related services on site, including pharmacy, physio, podiatrist, skin clinic, and laboratory services. We also have visiting midwife, gynaecologist/obstetrician, counsellor and orthopedic surgeon.

Fees Enrolled and Funded

Age category Enrolled Patient Fees Enrolled with CSC Casual Patient Fees Casual Patient Fees with CSC
Under 14 yrs $0.00 $0.00 $50.00 $15.00
14-17 yrs $48.00 $12.50 $75.00 $64.00
18-24 yrs $52.00 $18.50 $100.00 $80.00
25-44 yrs $54.00 $18.50 $100.00 $80.00
45-64 yrs $60.00 $18.50 $100.00 $80.00
65+ yrs $55.00 $18.50 $100.00 $80.00
Enrolled Patient Fees Please contact our practice for all other price information as other fees may apply
Enrolled with CSC * Child CSC Dependant
Casual Patient Fees
Casual Patient Fees with CSC * Child CSC Dependant

Fees Enrolled and Funded

Enrolled Patient Fees

Under 14 yrs $0.00
14-17 yrs $48.00
18-24 yrs $52.00
25-44 yrs $54.00
45-64 yrs $60.00
65+ yrs $55.00

Please contact our practice for all other price information as other fees may apply

Enrolled with CSC

Under 14 yrs $0.00
14-17 yrs $12.50
18-24 yrs $18.50
25-44 yrs $18.50
45-64 yrs $18.50
65+ yrs $18.50

* Child CSC Dependant

Casual Patient Fees

Under 14 yrs $50.00
14-17 yrs $75.00
18-24 yrs $100.00
25-44 yrs $100.00
45-64 yrs $100.00
65+ yrs $100.00

Casual Patient Fees with CSC

Under 14 yrs $15.00
14-17 yrs $64.00
18-24 yrs $80.00
25-44 yrs $80.00
45-64 yrs $80.00
65+ yrs $80.00

* Child CSC Dependant

Services

  • Adult and Child Medical Care

  • Your GP's surgery is far more than a place to go when you are feeling unwell and needing a quick cure. The doctor who sees you has gone through an extensive medical training to equip her or him to help children and adults of all ages with a range of physical and emotional difficulties. GPs are at the centre of the healthcare hub and will be aware of services and expertise that are available locally and further-a-field. GPs are also aware of the link that stress and unhappy life events have on physical health so know when to suggest a talking therapy rather than medication.

  • After Hours Urgent Care

  • Minor Accident Care

  • Primary care practices offer a range of services and are able to deal with most minor accident care in regular appointment times. If they are not able to deal with an injury they will refer on to the appropriate service.

  • Minor Surgery

  • Minor surgery is commonly provided in primary care practices, providing fast, competent removal and biopsies of skin lesions. Other services include cosmetic work such as removal of benign moles and skin tags. Ingrown toenail surgery is also commonly provided. 
    These conditions do not need to be referred to a hospital, perhaps saving you a long wait or a cancelled appointment when a more serious case takes priority. 
    If your doctor is unable to provide the procedure you need, he/she may know a neighbouring GP who does. Otherwise, the PHO will have a list of GPs trained in particular operations.

  • Repeat Prescriptions

  • Each GP surgery or primary care practice will have its own procedure for repeat prescribing but the following rules are common to most, if not all. Patients who are well-known to the practice who have a stable condition like asthma, hypertension or diabetes could be allowed to get a repeat prescription for up to six months. Repeat prescriptions are never given to patients who are not known to the practice and there is probably a blanket ban on repeats for narcotics and other drugs that could be misused as doctors are expected to monitor these drugs carefully.

  • Liquid Nitrogen

  • Liquid nitrogen is a fast, effective treatment provided in many practices to treat viral warts, sun damaged skin, skin tags and many benign cosmetic lesions. It comes in a container with a nozzle and is usually applied by swab or spray. Often one treatment is all that is needed but sometimes it may need repeating after two weeks.
    Because it cannot be stored for too long, you will often find that your GP will treat a number of patients one after the other. 

  • Well Baby Checks

  • Babies are checked periodically during their first year of life to ensure that they are developing correctly. The first appointment is usually a few days after the mother and child have returned home after the birth, then a fortnight later, then monthly up to four months then at six, nine months and at a year. Babies are weighed and measured to make sure that they are arriving at the various developmental milestones. 
    Apart from checking an infant’s physical and emotional growth, these sessions provide a great opportunity for parents to ask questions from an expert and have any problem addressed; difficulties with breastfeeding or sleep for example. They are also used to discuss immunisations and vaccinations.

  • Lab Results

  • Sometimes your doctor needs to take a sample of blood or urine either to discover what is wrong with you or to measure something in your blood so that the right medication is given to you. These tests could be anything from blood sugar to a full blood count or a sample of tissue to test for cancer.

    While urine can generally be tested in the surgery, blood and other specimens are usually sent away for testing at a laboratory. Most results come back within 48 hours unless a very rare test is needed which has to go to a specialist lab further away when it might take a little longer.

  • IUCD Insertion

  • An Intrauterine Contraceptive Device (IUCD) is inserted into a woman’s uterus to prevent pregnancy. Depending on the type of device, it will need to be changed after between three and five years.  
    One particular brand of IUCD is often used to reduce heavy bleeding during periods.
  • Immunisations

  • Immunisations are provided at all primary care practices and are one of the most important services they provide. Immunisation has led to the decline of many lethal diseases including, most recently, meningococcal B meningitis.
    Babies are routinely immunised for tetanus, polio, whooping cough, diphtheria, hepatitis B and haemophilus influenza type B, which are now combined in one injection. Immunisation for measles, mumps and rubella are also provided in one injection. Injections are normally done by specially qualified nurses or doctors, having ensured beforehand that the child is not ill or suffering from allergies. Each child has his or her own document to keep a record of these injections. Under the age of 5 this is usually their Well Child book. The immunisation record will need to be shown, for example, when starting school or early childcare. The staff will also record the immunisation details on New Zealand’s National Immunisation Register. This information system holds details of all immunisations given to children here. The computer will alert families when immunisations are due.

    Pneumococcal vaccine and human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine are now included in the immunisation programme. Pneumococcal vaccine is free for children aged 4 years and under, the HPV vaccine is free for girls and young women born from 1 January 1990. The influenza and tuberculosis (TB) vaccines are each provided free for certain eligible groups. Patients can also request chicken pox, rotavirus, meningococcal B, hepatitis A and travel vaccines but since these carry no government subsidy, you will have to pay for them. Reactions to immunisation are increasingly extremely rare following improvements in vaccine research and production.
  • Cervical Smears

  • Research indicates that all sexually active females between the ages of 20 and 70 should have a cervical smear test. A year after the first smear women should have another and thereafter every three years. This test detects abnormal cells which, if left untreated, could become cervical cancer. Very often these cells are made abnormal by a human papillomavirus (HPV) which is passed on by men during intercourse. Regular tests and treatment reduces the likelihood of this sort of cancer by around 90%. 

    For more information about cervical smear tests click on the link to the National Screening Unit website http://www.nsu.govt.nz/Current-NSU-Programmes/564.asp
  • ECG

  • An ECG is a recording of your heart's electrical activity. Electrode patches are attached to your skin to measure the electrical impulses given off by your heart. The result is a trace that can be read by a doctor. It can give information of previous heart attacks or problems with the heart rhythm.

  • Spirometry

  • Spirometry is a tool that measures how effectively your lungs are working. It is able to show how much air lungs are able to hold (their volume) and how much air can be breathed in and out (inhaled and exhaled) which is called flow. This tool is used to assess damage caused by conditions like COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – a group that includes bronchitis and emphysema), pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis and asthma. Results are shown on a graph called a pneumotachograph.

    For more information click on the following link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spirometry

  • Immigration Medicals

  • Immigration Medicals

    Anyone wishing to permanently live and work in New Zealand needs to pass an immigration medical. An application form is provided by the Immigration Department which is downloadable from their website (see link below). The form contains a lot of questions about your medical history and your present health. You will also need to be seen and examined by an approved doctor and blood and urine will be collected from you for testing. You are also required to have a chest X-Ray. 
    When the form is completed and signed by an approved doctor and you have results from the different tests, this information is sent to the Immigration Department. They will let you know if you are medically eligible to live and work in New Zealand. 

    http://www.immigration.govt.nz/migrant/general/

    formsandfees/formsandguides/healthcharacter.htm

  • Travel Advice / Immunisations

  • Another service offered to you at your GP surgery (primary care practice) is advice and immunisation before you go to another country. While you are likely to have the immunisations needed to live in New Zealand, there may be other injections you need to protect yourself before going for example to Africa or South America. In some places you will need protection from rabies or malaria. Yellow fever vaccinations are only available at approved centres. Your doctor will be able to tell you what diseases you will need to be protected from in any named country and advise you on other medical matters. 

Also on site

  • General Practitioner
  • Allergy
  • Dermatology
  • Diabetes
  • Geriatrics
  • Hypertension / Heart Conditions
  • Paediatrics
  • Palliative Medicine
  • Psychiatry

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