Newsletter April 2020

COVID-19

We are preparing to move to level three hopefully on Thursday April 23, 2020. The signal for this will be on Monday, April 20, 2020. More information on Level 3 – https://covid19.govt.nz/latest-updates/alert-level-3-information/.  New Zealand’s risk level from covid19 at present is low. Hand washing and social distancing measures are still very important to follow in alert Level 3 to keep this virus out of New Zealand shores.

OPENING HOURS

eastMED doctors are open from 8 AM to 5 PM weekdays and 9 AM to 12 PM Saturdays.(We will resume to 8 AM-6 PM weekday hours once the lock down comes to an end)

HEALTH ADVICE

There has been reports that patients are not seeking health advice during this lockdown. If there are any health concerns please connect with your doctor. The easiest way to connect to your doctor is to ring the front desk on 09 585 0188 and request a telephone or video consultation with your doctor. The urgency of your health problem can then be assessed by your doctor. Refer to this opinion published in the herald today –https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12325346

HEALTH365

Health365 online booking platform is open for your online bookings and repeat prescriptions. You have the option of requesting a telephone, video or a face-to-face consultation with your doctor.

FLU INJECTION

Our nursing team are contacting people who are eligible for the flu vaccination. Our stock levels are sufficient to provide vaccination to all our patients.  Please contact the front desk on 09 585 0188 to request flu vaccination. People who are not eligible for flu vaccination will be able to get their vaccines from early May.

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