Important Announcements

FAREWELL TO HINE LOUGHLIN

Hine Loughlin, Nurse Practitioner, will be leaving Taupo Medical Centre as of this Friday the 19th August to take up a position with Pihanga Health in Turangi. Hine has been a valued member of the TMC team and her dedication to the team and community has been second to none, we have no doubt that

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INTRODUCING PRACTICE PLUS AN INTERNET BASED AFTER-HOURS VIRTUAL GP SERVICE

Introducing Practice Plus an internet based after-hours virtual GP service: Taupō Medical Centre has an after-hours service connected with our Practice called Practice Plus offering after-hours virtual GP appointments, Weekdays 5.00pm-10pm and Weekends and Public Holidays 8.00am-8.00pm. The Practice Plus GP after-hours service can be accessed via our home page on the Taupō Medical Centre

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DO YOU HAVE A COLD OR THE FLU?

Do you have a cold or the flu?   The flu (influenza) is a viral infection. It spreads quickly from person to person through touch and the air. Most people who get the flu recover within a week or two, but it can cause serious illness in some people. Vaccination is your best protection.  

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PREVENTION OF SHINGLES VACCINATION

PREVENTION OF SHINGLES-ONLY ELIGIBLE AT AGE 65 YEARS ONLY   Zostavax® is a vaccine indicated for the prevention of shingles. One dose of Zostavax will be funded for adults aged 65 years for the year they are 65. Once patients turn 66 years of age they are not eligible. Zostavax is also available for individuals

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FLU VACCINATIONS

FLU VACCINATION update effective from 1st July 2022: • Free flu vaccine is extended to cover 3–12-year-olds. • Those with serious mental health and addiction needs. • This is in addition to those already funded. For Flu vaccination bookings you can either call us on 07-3784080 or talk to your provider next time you are

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ACCESSING GP CARE DURING THE OMICRON OUTBREAK

Accessing GP care during the Omicron outbreak: Aroha mai, Taupō Medical Centre is currently under a lot of pressure providing remote care for a high number of COVID-19 patients who are self-managing their illness at home. Some of our team members are in isolation with their whānau, so we’re also short staffed. We are still

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HOW TO ORDER RAPID ANTIGEN TESTS

HOW TO ORDER RAPID ANTIGEN TESTS Ministry of Health Notification 2/3/2022: If you are symptomatic or a household contact, you can now order rapid antigen tests (RATs) through the newly launched RAT requester site. Please see the below link. Requesting RATs on the Requester site is an easy step-by-step process. RATs can be requested on

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DIFFICULTIES IN CONTACTING US VIA PHONE ANNOUNCEMENT

Please be advised that there may be difficulties in getting through to us via phone. Our PAC team are being inundated with calls and are experiencing staff shortages due to the current Covid19 situation. Be assured that we are working on meeting your requirements as quickly as we can. Those of you that have access

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Face Mask

TMC PATIENT/VISITOR MASK POLICY

TMC Patient/Visitor Mask Policy:   With Omicron in the region, we wish to restate the practice’s policy of Mask wearing.   To enter the clinic, patients and visitors must wear an approved mask (the common blue mask is fine).  For those that do NOT have a mask we can provide one.  For those that have a

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TAUPO MEDICAL CENTRE-TEAM CARE APPROACH-PODS

TAUPO MEDICAL CENTRE-TEAM CARE APPROACH-PODS Taupo Medical Centre became what is known as a Health Care Home in 2016. A Health Care Home is a primary care design to promote improved patient care and also to provide a sustainable system. There have been a number of improvements and developments along this journey. These include renovating

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