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 …

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 …

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 …

Spot the measles

What is all the fuss about a little case of spots? Measles is a serious disease and it can be deadly. Measles is the most common vaccine-preventable cause of death among children throughout the world. What is it? It’s caused by a virus. Measles spreads very easily from one person to another. Measles is also …

Mental Health Assistance

Patients are having to wait unacceptable lengths of time to get access to subsidised mental health services. We’ve decided to do something about it.

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