Skin Cancer

“Skin cancer, including melanoma, is New Zealand’s most common cancer. It is estimated that skin cancers account for 80% of all new cancers each year. ” Sunsmart.org.nz “New Zealand’s melanoma incidence rate is the HIGHEST in the world”. Melanoma.org.nz Cover up, folks. Do not go out in the sun without adequate sunscreen protection. That includes …

World Antibiotics Awareness week

12th – 18th of November 2018.  Antibiotics are those medicines for fighting serious infections caused by bacteria. If your symptoms are caused by a virus, antibiotics will not help. Antibiotic resistance occurs when the bacteria change in response to the use of these medicines. Bacteria, not humans or animals, become antibiotic-resistant. Those same bacteria can …

Compliments and Complaints

At the Pleasant Point Health Centre, we are continually looking at ways in which we can improve our service and how we do things. Sometimes, despite our best intentions, we may not meet all of your expectations, or you might not be happy with the level of service you receive. We want to know about …

Shingles

Ask at reception about the FREE Shingles Vaccine If you’re aged 65-80, the Shingles Vaccine is FREE for you. Once you are over 50, your risk of Shingles and associated chronic pain increases The pain of Shingles can last for months, even years, after the rash has gone. 97% of adults are at risk for …

Flu time

FLU 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 …

Portal gets a boost

It’s never too late to join the Patient Portal and it’s never too early either. Our Connectmed patient portal has been an amazing platform to enable patient to organise appointments (from home, at any hour of the day or night) with their clinician at a time that suits them. On average, about 12 appointments are …

After-hours treatment

Reminder  If you have a medical emergency, call 111 If you need after-hours healthcare services, call the practice (03 6147002) and your call will be put through to Homecare Medical Services. They will triage your call and then either advise you of what to do or transfer you to the Timaru emergency department. If your …

Name Change

New name – same excellent service. The Pleasant Point Medical Centre is being renamed as the Pleasant Point Health Centre. The name change reflects our proactive and holistic approach to health care. It is an acknowledgement that the practice is nurse-owned, nurse-led and provides more services than just medical treatment. The new name also acknowledges …

Parent connections

Whilst the Pleasant Point Medical Centre is a Maternity Provider, we also realise that there are other maternity services that expectant mothers may need, and we may not be your first choice provider. The following links are to websites about pregnancy, childbirth and parenting Bounty Brainwave Trust Father and Child Great Fathers Home Birth Aotearoa …

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