9/42 Silverstream Blvd Silverstream 7630 Kaiapoi P O Box 5, Kaiapoi, 7644 Ph 03 5951489 Fax 03 3270843

 

Silverstream Medical Centre Welcomes New Patients

 

Phone and Video Consultations

We are providing many of our consultations with great success and these can be booked through our online portal. If you feel you need to be seen please call the practice.

 

Face to Face Consultations in Clinic

When you book your face-to-face appointment by calling us, you will be asked a set of screening questions related to COVID-19 to keep you and our team safe. We are continuing to offer our usual service when there is an acute need as well as for immunisations and wound care.

As always, if it is an emergency, please contact 111 rather than contacting the practice.

 

COVID-19 Assessment and Swabbing

If you feel you have symptoms or are a household contact of someone with Covid-19 please call us first and we will get one of our clinicians to call you to arrange a FREE assessment and arrange a COVID-19 test if necessary.

 

Flu Vaccine 2022

We will update our website and also send out a text when Flu vaccines are available.

 

Routine Health Care

This is still important and we encourage all our patients to keep up with their regular screening and reviews. These will mostly be done virtually but if we need to see you at the practice all precautions are taken to keep you and our staff safe.

 

Skin Lesions

If you have any skin lesions of concern it is important to have them checked. Please make a telephone consultation with one of our doctors.

 

Covid-19 and Mental Health

 

In view of COVID-19, we know that stresses and tensions are bound to rise. If you are in danger of hurting yourself, or feel that you are a danger to others please call 111. Otherwise feel free to book in with one of our team for a video or phone consultation. Remember you can also text or phone 1737 any time of day or night to be connected for free to a trained counsellor.

The Anxiety Trust https://www.anxiety.org.nz/ is a good resource offering remote counselling services 6 days per week, including late hours. Many people are eligible for funding so it is worth having a look at their website.

The alcohol and drug helpline is also only a call away – call 0800 787 797 or text 8681 any time of the day or night, or visit their website alcoholdrughelp.org.nz

 

CONNECTMED

 

Our Online Booking and Repeat Prescription Form has changed! Please follow the prompts to log in to the new system to enable you to continue to access these services.

 

To create an account from home : https://help.connectmed.co.nz/hc/en-us/articles/360003125612-Creating-a-ConnectMed-account)

 

CONTRACEPTION DEVICE FUNDING

 

Did you know that there is funding available to many people for Long Acting Contraceptive Devices?

Please Book an appointment with one of our GP’s if you would like to discuss or call the nurse for further details.

 

 

 

(The clinic has now been open for and it has been lovely meeting our newly enrolled patients

as well as those needing accident and acute care.)

 

(We understand that it is big decision to enrol in a new practice and we welcome people to pop in and have

a look at the centre and meet with the team if you have any questions about our services.)

 

 

Don’t forget Healthline too. Free health advice from trained registered nurses – 0800 611 116.

 

 

 

Are you ok?

A lot of us are feeling on edge and upset right now. Disasters and big shocks take a toll on all of us and coping is not always easy. These practical tips remind us of the small things we can do to look after ourselves and others, even when times are tough.

 

https://allright.org.nz/articles/practical-tips-coping-disaster/