Flu Shots 2022

It’s THAT time of the year again, which means that you really should book in for your flu shot. As our borders open and we emerge from our isolated, post-lockdown ‘bubble’ we are likely to be more susceptible to bugs, colds and flus, so it is really important to ensure that you take steps to …

Phone Issues

Kia ora koutou We realise that it has been harder to get through to us via the appointment line over the past couple of days, and even harder to leave a message.  It’s our fault and we sincerely apologise for any inconvenience. We have tried to call back everyone that rang in. The problem: As …

Latest News

Influenza Vaccination Programme 2021 The 2021 influenza vaccination programme is an important priority as the flu still presents an ongoing public health risk in NZ, even with the current border restrictions and has now been extended to include the general population. The programme will run through to the 31st of December. NOTE: It is important …

Line-up Update

Starting on February the 16th we welcome Nurse Practitioner Sarah Patrick to the line up on a permanent basis. Many of you will know her as she has often ‘filled in’ over the  past 5 years or more. Sarah is a very experienced primary care Nurse Practitioner and we are absolutely thrilled that she will …

No Charge November

That’s right. For the month of November 2020, ALL repeat prescription requests placed through the Myindici patient portal will be free of charge from the Pleasant Point Health Centre* Save yourself up to $20 per request. What does it cost to join Myindici?   NOTHING. Make sure your details (email address and phone numbers) are up …

2020 Year of the Nurse

In South Canterbury, we are wanting to celebrate together, and acknowledge those excellent nurses and midwives making a difference every day to the health outcomes of our people. We want to share stories, and acknowledge success and excellence. Please send your photos and stories to awheeler@scdhb.health.nz.

Corona Virus update

For the latest information about the Corona Virus you can check in to the South Canterbury District Health Board’s site here >>>>>>>>  or go direct to the Ministry of Health website here >>>>>>     Both sites contain the latest news and advisories pertaining to the New Zealand setting. As of today (30th Jan) for example, …

Taking New Enrolments Now!

The Pleasant Point Health Centre is one of the few  general practices in the Timaru area that is taking on new enrolments. With population increases, high employment and the strong regional growth that South Canterbury is enjoying, many newcomers to the district are discovering that most of the general practices are full to the brim …

Portal Updates

Portals Make a Difference. One of the interesting features about a patient portal is that patients can book an appointment at a time that best suits them, with the clinician of their choice. About 13% of our patients at the Pleasant Point Health Centre are signed up to the patient portal. This is slightly below …

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