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Information about Coronavirus

Funded flu vaccines are now available. Our high needs patients are our first priority. Non funded flu vaccines will be available Mid April. 

Please note, as per Jacinda Ardern, our medical centre along with pharmacies, is a part of essential services that will remain open. There is NO NEED to stockpile medication. It causes unnecessary shortages to the detriment of others. Please stay calm and stick to your regular cycle.

 

APPOINTMENT BOOKINGS DUE TO CORONA VIRUS

Due to the escalation of precautions to protect our community we are making significant changes to enable us to provide a quality service to you all:

All booked consultations will be PHONE consultations. If your doctor needs you to come in, this will be arranged with you PRIOR to your arrival.

We will call you at the appointed booking time, please allow some flexibility here, we will do our best.

Charges apply and will be placed onto your account.

 

PLEASE ENSURE we have your correct contact details, both phone and email. 

We thank you for your patience and understanding as we rapidly evolve to meet your needs and keep you safe.  

Please help us by communicating this message to family or friends without mobile phones or internet.

 

Further Information To Keep You safe

Please do not arrive at Fifth Avenue or 10th Avenue without calling beforehand.

When you call you will speak to a staff member who will help you with the following:

 If you need a script, we can fax it directly to your pharmacy for you to pick up. Please advise us at the time.

 If you are concerned about your symptoms, we’ll be able to reassure you with the most-up-to-date information about what you need to do.

 If your situation is not urgent. We will tell you what follow-up is needed and by when.

 You can request regular prescriptions via ManageMyHealth, (please ring reception if you wish to register for this)

 

IF YOU'RE GIVEN AN ON-SITE APPOINTMENT

 You will need to sanitise your hands when you enter our building.

 We ask you where possible to please minimise people coming into the practice with you

We understand that you may be feeling a great deal of unease and we want to reassure we’re doing everything we can do so we all stay safe.

 

Manage My Health

At present we have suspended the ability to make appointments online.

Please note that scripts can still be requested through Manage My Health.

 

COVID 19 Information

We encourage you to follow Ministry of Health guidelines:

Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

Don’t touch your face and no handshakes, hugs and hongi’s. 

If you are unwell, please stay away from work or social gatherings until you have been well for 48 hours.

 

For the latest updates see the COVID-19 Web site https://covid19.govt.nz

 

About Us

Fifth Avenue Family Practice is one of the longest established practices in Tauranga, having served the community for almost 70 years. We are situated close to the CBD of Tauranga. Our second site, 5th Ave on 10th, is situated at Suite 2, Promed House. Both sites have free easy parking and wifi.

Our Medical Staff consists of seven associate General Practitioners, and six assistant doctors with an interest in special areas as well as general practice. We offer a wide range of services and are able to offer both routine appointments and also emergency or acute care. We are proud to be a teaching practice committed to training excellence for future general practitioners and nurse practitioners. 

A dispensing pharmacy is available on site at Fifth Avenue. Physiotherapy and X-ray facilities are also conveniently located adjacent to 5th Ave on 10th at Promed House. 

We are currently accepting New enrolments.

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Appointments can now be made easily online.

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday: 8am – 6pm

Saturday: 8.30am – 11.30am (Acute Clinic only)

We are closed Sundays and public holidays.

After Hours Care

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(07) 5770010

19 Second Ave, Tauranga