Halswellhealth has been providing general practice services to the community of Halswell from Ensign Street for over 40 years. During that time the practice has expanded on three occasions to meet the needs of the growing population. The 2011 earthquake saw growth in the Halswell and surrounding area accelerate. December 2014 saw the culmination of many years of planning with the Longhurst Health facility in the Longhurst subdivision. The doctors were joined in this project by the two local pharmacists and dentist.
We offer a personal, caring service. It is important we get to know you and we would like you to get to know us.
Our Doctors and Nurses work together as a team for you. Consultations are by appointment (except in an emergency). Our practice offers 15 minute standard appointments. We have comprehensive General Practice services available.
Our doctors all have special interests including child health, mental health, minor surgery, men's health and women's health. We also oversee the management of chronic conditions such as asthma and diabetes and offer a wide range of other medical services.
We will help you access other health care when it is needed.
We can access Language Line for patients who are experiencing difficulty communicating in English.
You are welcome to bring a support person along with you when you visit us.
If you have any concerns or complaints, or would like to make a compliment, you are welcome to complete our Complaint and Compliment Form below. Alternatively you can email our Practice Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org), ring us, or arrange a meeting.
Coronavirus- If you think you may have been exposed to Coronavirus, phone: 03 322 8121 and ask to speak to a nurse. A nurse will then give you instructions on how to proceed. Please do not come to the clinic unless instructed.
New Doctors- We welcome Anna Mackenzie, Kurt Henderson, Kimberley Chai and Alex Lee who have joined our team of doctors recently. You can find out more about them here https://www.halswellhealth.co.nz/team
Menactra-Meningococcal ACWY Vaccine Now Funded
From 1 December 2019, PHARMAC will be funding a meningococcal ACWY vaccine – Menactra -for individuals aged 13 to 25 years in close-living situations.
This means that one dose of meningococcal ACWY vaccine is funded for those aged 13 years to 24 years (under 25 years) who:
The criteria are the following:
One dose of Menactra for persons 13 to under 25 years of age who will be living in the below mentioned housing situations within the next 3 months:
Please contact the reception team for bookings.
Walking Group- Halswellhealth and Longhurst Physiotherapy invite you to join the walking group which leaves from the Longhurst Health building (53 Caulfield Avenue) every Tuesday at 12:30pm
Free Sexual Health Health Consultation Changes - The Canterbury District Health Board has changed the contract for the provision of sexual health consultations. From 1 November 2019 free consultations are restricted to 14 to 17 year olds. Those 18 to 20 will no longer be eligible for free sexual health consultations.
Zostavax- The the shingle vaccine (Zostavax) is currently free for people aged between 65 and 80 years of age. Funding for this has now been extended to 31 December 2020. We recommend you discuss with your Doctor or one of our Nursing team the benefits of this vaccine.
Measles Outbreak in Canterbury-
The Ministry of Health have advised that we are ONLY to vaccinate patients in these priority groups:
Priority 1: Children aged 12 months to 13 years who have never been vaccinated
Priority 2: Children and adults aged 14 years to 28 years who have never been vaccinated
Priority 3: Continue with the routine immunisation programme (15 months and 4 years)
Priority 4: Occupational groups who have frequent contact with children such as EEC,primary and secondary school teachers; residential care managers, heatlhcare workers etc., who have never been vaccinated.
Please be aware that we have only enough vaccines for these priority groups.
One dose of MMR protects 95% of people from developing measles. The reason we give a second dose is to capture the 5% who need this second vaccine to develop immunity. The majority of people who have had one dose of MMR in past and people who have had a single measles vaccine have a good level of protection.