Updates from the Practice Team

Health Care Home – We are working towards becoming your HealthCareHome.

Mar 01 2017

For patients this means increased convenience and access and reduced waiting times amongst other things.  Plans include increased use of technology; doctors triaging requests for same day appointments; more coordination of care with outside professionals e.g. diabetes nurses and hospice staff ; and integrated care plans for high needs patients.  ManageMyHealth is a first step towards Paraparaumu Medical Centre becoming your  Health Care Home but there will be many more and we will advise you as they  become ready to be rolled out.

 

ManageMyHealth is now available to all patients 18 years and over.

Mar 01 2017

We strongly encourage you to sign up if you use a computer or a smart phone. ManageMyHealth is a website through which you can securely access your test results, book a routine appointment or order a repeat prescription of a long term medication.  Pick up a registration form from Reception now. 

MANAGE MY HEALTH FAQs

Dec 01 2016

What is Manage My Health ? 

  • WWW.managemyhealth.co.nz is a website which enables you to securely access your patient information from our computer

What can you do on the website? 

  • Access the results of laboratory & other tests
  • Order repeat prescriptions 
  • Book appointments 
  • See your immunization history 
  • See when recalls are due 

The Future

  • In time we will be offering more services via Manage My Health

TRITON HEARING

Nov 23 2016

Triton Hearing believe your hearing is as unique and precious as your other senses. That’s why they are dedicated to finding the best solution for you, personally.

They  are New Zealand’s only Consumer Trusted hearing experts. They  offer ear wax removal using the gentle microsuction technique and free hearing tests with genuine, professional advice.

Your hearing changes naturally over time, even gradual hearing loss can mean you’re missing out on more of life’s special moments than you realise. You may find yourself or a loved one:

·         Turning up the volume on the radio or T.V

·         Finding some voices harder to hear

·         Getting comments about your hearing

If you’re noticing anything like this, then it’s probably a good time to get your hearing checked.

Don’t miss out on another moment. If you or someone you care about is interested in better hearing, contact them  today for a FREE appointment at their Clinic in the Paraparaumu Medical Centre on 0800 45 45 42.

 

Notification of Results of Tests & Procedures

Sep 12 2016

 

Patients are entitled to be advised of the results of all tests and procedures

At your consultation your doctor or nurse will inform you about the  time frame for your results and make arrangements with you about how you will be  notified of your results e.g. by   text, letter or phone call 

Sometimes your doctor  or nurses will reach agreement with  you that you will be contacted only if your results are abnormal

Even if you agree to be notified only of abnormal results you are welcome to contact the Medical Centre  to check whether your results have been received  and what they are 


 

Zero Fees for Under 13's

Aug 25 2015
We no longer charge standard consultation or ACC fees with a GP or Nurse for children under 13 who are enrolled at our practice. Casual patients will incur a charge.  For enrolled patients there will still be charges for items such as travel vaccines, minor surgery, house visits or where consumables are used in the course of treatment.

Texting Patients

Aug 25 2015

Happy to receive texts?

If so we would like to start texting you messages such as

Reminders - 'You are due for a blood test.....'  or  'Its time for your diabetes check......'

Results - ' Your INR results are .....' or 'Pls. make an appt. to discuss your latest test results.....'

Don't want to receive texts?

Not a problem!- just let us know & we will make a note to continue contacting you by phone or mail and not to text you

Either way

Please ensure we always have your correct phone number(s)

 

NB. We can text you but unfortunately we can't receive texts from you

Shared Care Records

Aug 25 2015

A summary of your health records has been immediately available since April 2015 to hospital clinicians, afterhours GPs, and any other GPs you see on a casual basis.

The Shared Care Record lets authorised health care providers access a summary of information from your own GP.

Information like your test results, medical conditions, allergies and prescribed medications is shared. The information is available at any time, even if our medical practice is closed.

The information is stored securely in New Zealand and all access to the information is recorded and routinely audited.

You can choose to withhold some or all of your information. However, if you choose to withhold your information, health professionals involved in your care, for example in an emergency or after hours situation, may not immediately have information available and this could delay appropriate treatment and mean additional tests are needed.

If you don’t wish other health providers to have access to your Shared Care Record, you can opt-out by calling us on 0800 727 664, telling your GP, or sending a letter to the freepost address below:

Freepost Authority Shared Care Record
Compass Health
PO Box 27380
Marion Square
Wellington 6141 (No stamp required)

For more information on the Shared Care Record Project, click here.

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