Our Services

  • General medical services
  • Assessment and treatment of accidents and treatment of fractures, including plastering
  • Women's health, including smear tests and breast screening
  • Children's health, including routine childhood immunisations
  • Men's health, including prostate check, cardiovascular risk assessment, treatment for erectile dysfunction
  • Skin cancer detection and treatment, including full surgical management in our purpose built operating theatre - click here for more information
  • Medical assesments, including driver, diving, and insurance medicals
  • Chronic disease care, including hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and COPD
  • Travel medicine advice and vaccination services, including Yellow Fever vaccination
  • Annual Flu vaccination and Shingles vaccination
  • Liquid nitrogen for warts and sunspots
  • Vasectomies using the no scapel technique - click here for more information
  • Toenail removal and carpal tunnel/joint injections
  • Practice Nurse clinics, including Careplus, diabetes, asthma/COPD, blood pressure, cadiovascular risk assessment, smears, aclasta infusions, audiogram, and ECG
  • Smoking cessation
  • Weight management
  • Home visits by special arrangement

PHO

The Fifth Avenue Family Practice belongs to the Western Bay Of Plenty PHO.

Appointment Times

The usual appointment time is about 10-15 minutes. If you feel you require more time due to the nature of your visit to the doctor, please let us know. We appreciate that your time is precious too and every effort is made to adhere to appointment times. If you are pushed for time it is a good idea to phone us before you leave home/work to confirm that we are running to schedule. Delays can occasionally occur due to emergencies. Of course we appreciate your punctuality also. Please notify us if you wish to cancel your appointment. Missed appointments may incur a charge.

Laboratory Tests

At the time your doctor requested a laboratory test she/he will advise you when the results will be ready. Most blood results take about 3 days. Some special tests may take a bit longer. Test results are available online 24/7 using ManageMyHealth.

X Rays and Specialist appointments

X-rays and/or special investigations will normally be arranged at Western Bay Health (Tauranga Hospital). Alternatively these can be arranged to take place at a private facility at your own expense.

CSC and HUHC

If you are a cardholder it is important that we have a record of your card number, this means we will know exactly what fee is appropriate for your consultation. Please let us know when you receive a new card so we can update our records.

Fees & Accounts

Please pay your account at the time of consultation, we accept cash, eftpos, cheques and all major credit cards, but please note we do not give out cash on eftpos transactions. For your convenience our current fees are displayed near the reception area. An increased fee may be incurred if your consultation takes longer than usual or if special equipment and/or materials are used. If you are having difficulties paying your account or are concerned about the fees, we will be happy to discuss this with you.