Welcome to the Pleasant Point-Health Centre.
The Pleasant Point Health Centre is an integrated health centre, based in the heart of the Pleasant Point village in South Canterbury. Our staff all work together as a team to look after your health needs.
Our clinical staff include Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses and a part-time GP.
We provide a Phlebotomy service here every week and Podiatrists and Physiotherapists and Massage Therapists also provide their services from our premises on a regular basis.
This is not a traditional “medical” centre. The Pleasant Point Health Centre is the first General Practice in New Zealand to have all its patients registered to a Nurse Practitioner. We do have a GP led clinic on a regular basis, but the majority of our patient’s health care needs are provided by our Registered Nurses and our Nurse Practitioners. Our patients have access to the same range of services that they would at most other GP practices.
Whilst we are trailblazing a new model of practice, you can rest assured that if you do need to see a specialist, that our clinicians will refer you on to one.
All of the information that you may need about the services that we provide can be found on this site.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any queries.
Its that time of the year again!
That’s right folks. Another lap around the sun and a change in seasons, means that the flu season is upon us. Time to be proactive and get your flu shots.
Did you know
Flu shots are FREE for people 65 years old and over?
Flu shots are FREE for women who are pregnant?
Flu shots are FREE for anybody under 65 with diabetes, most heart or lung conditions and some other illnesses?
A flu shot is FREE for children under 5 who have had a stay in hospital for asthma or other breathing problems?
Check out the Influenza Information page here >>>>
Ask at reception about the FREE shingles vaccine. If you are aged between 65-80 at the 1st April, the Shingles Vaccine is FREE
PATIENT PORTAL ACCESS
Why not use the Patient Portal to book your own appointment online, or to order your next long-term medications, right here, right now.
Click the orange button to go to your patient portal.
Blood Clinic Changes:
The blood clinic is now on Wednesdays.
Nothing else changes. Bloods are still $6.00
24 Hour Health Care
Obviously, we can’t be at the practice 24 hours a day, but we do want to ensure that your healthcare needs are covered.
If you have an emergency at any time, call 111.
If you need non-emergency medical treatment and it is outside normal business hours, call the practice on 03 614 7002 and your call will be diverted to HML (Homecare Medical Limited). They will advise you on what to do in order for you to get the assistance that you need, as quickly as possible.
Point Health is now part of the “Temuka-Geraldine-Pleasant Point” After-Hours roster, so if you need to see a clinician ‘after-hours,’ chances are that HML will organise an appointment with a clinican in either Temuka or Geraldine.
FOUNDATION STANDARD ACHIEVED
The Pleasant Point Health Centre achieved the Standard on the 3rd of October. The benefits to our patients include the assurance that the practice meets legal, regulatory and professional standards. The practice provides quality assurance for patients and staff, enhances clinical processes and increases their medical knowledge base.
What is the Foundation Standard?
The Foundation Standard represents what is considered to be the legal, professional, and regulatory requirements for general practice. Foundation Standard is included as the entry level criterion for general practices in the Ministry of Health’s Integrated Performance Incentive Framework (IPIF) and in the PHO Services Agreement.
Prescriptions and Pharmacy
At Point Health we are always looking at how we do things and how we can improve on the services that we offer. We have created a patient satisfaction survey on our website for you to have your say. The responses that we get will directly impact on the decisions we make around policies and procedures and staff training. You can access the Patient Satisfaction Survey here >>>>>>
You can find us in the Mall at 59-73 Main Road, Pleasant Point.