Our receptionists will:
Make all appointments and handle all general enquiries.
Nurses are available for:
Blood Pressure checks
X-ray and Laboratory results
Doctors are able to perform:
Minor Surgery for skin lesions
Vasectomies (Dr Ritchie)
The Nurses have an answer phone. Please leave a message if they are unavailable.
Messages are cleared at the end of the morning and afternoon. Your call will be returned then.
Our nurses are trained to assess children with coughs, colds and sore throats or ears. Please tell reception so they can book appropriately.
You must have seen your Doctor for regular medications within the last three months. For medico-legal reasons, we need to see patients twice a year for medications. Please leave a message on our answer phone clearly stating your name, each medication and allow 48 hours for it to be ready for pick up from us. You may also fax, or email script requests. If you want the script faxed to a Pharmacy please state which one and ensure your account is in credit to cover the cost.
Please note that you will need to have seen your Doctor for your last prescription with regular medications, and will need to allow up to 3 working days for us to process your request.
We need you to pay fees at the time of consultation. Please recognize that we need to charge for the services we
provide to you. The NZ Government
only subsidies eligible and enrolled
If however there is a valid reason why this can not be done you can speak to our Credit Controller or Practice Manager to make a plan.
ANZ Ashburton account:
06 0837 0164 808 00
Include: your surname, initials
& account reference number