Author Archives: Sue Howell

We are offering GP Telephone and Video Consultations

Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak situation we’d like to avoid bringing patients in to the medical centre.  At times your health needs may be met by having a consultation with your GP on the phone, for example repeat prescriptions, discuss lab results or advice where a physical examination is not needed.

Usual fees will apply however we are hoping this alternative will be more convenient and save you time coming into the practice.  Please be aware that in some situations your GP may not be happy to complete your request without a physical assessment and may request you make a routine appointment.

If you wish to book a GP telemphone consulation please phone 466 5011 to ask reception.

To avoid a billing fee please pay before the end of the month: Mornington Health Centre. Account number: 01-0902-0059423-02. Reference: Your full name and date of consultation.

 

 

Asthma Medication Changes

In 2020, changes were made to the New Zealand guidelines around how asthma in adults and teenagers should be treated.   It has been shown that for most people, (even those with mild or exercise induced asthma) that making a simple change in the type of inhaler and how and when you use it, may reduce asthma symptoms in day-to-day life.  This change can also reduce the risk of serious asthma episodes which is really exciting!

The new changes also make asthma treatment much simpler by using only one type of inhaler even when your asthma is playing up.

Please book an appointment to see one of our nurses or doctors to discuss how we can work together to improve your asthma symptoms.