Silverstream Health Centre
Silverstream Health Centre provides a full family healthcare service to residents of Silverstream and the wider community in the Hutt Valley and Upper Hutt. Conveniently located in a shopping area near the local commuter rail station, we are open five days a week, extended hours most evenings. With our team of GPs, practice nurses, and receptionists, and a wide range of additional services available in the centre or just nearby, we provide complete primary health care under one roof. We are a Cornerstone, RNZCGP quality accredited practice.
Pink Shirt Day at Silverstream
Friday 26th May: Pink Shirt Day to stand together to take action against bullying. Celebrated annually around the globe, and also at Silverstream Health Centre! Pink Shirt Day aims to create schools, workplaces and communities where all people feel safe, valued and respected. If you witness bullying or know someone who is being bullied, Take action, stop it!! Support anti-bullying every day! Bullying does not belong in our children’s schools, work place or home. Let’s all take a stand and fight to stamp out bullying for good.
Consider joining a study on back pain?
Silverstream Health Centre is working with the University of Otago, Wellington, on their back pain study. Any patient over the age of 18 years who are seeing a GP because of lower back pain can join the study - please ask our reception team. More information is available on www.otago.ac.nz/backpainstudy or patients can download the information sheet directly http://www.otago.ac.nz/wellington/otago614267.pdf .
Both enrolled patients and casuals are able to take part. You do not need to do anything in advance of your appointment, but it would be helpful if you mention you are coming in about back pain when you book your appointment. It may also be helpful to arrive a few minutes early for the appointment, so you have more time to find out more about the study and complete a brief survey before your GP appointment (f you choose to take part). Robyn, a research nurse, will be based in the waiting room area during the study and she will be able to provide any assistance or explanation which people need.
After hours service from 1 July 2016
Please note from 1 July 2016 we are changing our after hours service. We will be working together with Upper Hutt Health Centre to provide an after hours service from the newly refurbished Upper Hutt Health Centre premises off Queen Street in central Upper Hutt. The practices joining forces will strengthen the After Hours medical services in Upper Hutt, which both centres feel strongly about as an important service for our local community. Our combined team of 22 general practitioners and nursing and administrative staff are committed to providing quality primary healthcare for Upper Hutt.
The After Hours service is for the enrolled patients of Upper Hutt Health Centre and Silverstream Health Centre and operates 365 days of the year to allow our patients to access urgent care when they need it. Consultations are free for children under 13 years of age, please phone Upper Hutt Health Centre to book in an appointment. The After Hours service opening times are Monday - Friday 5pm to 8pm | Weekends - 9am to 6pm | Public Holidays - 10am to 5pm. If you need medical care when our practice is closed, please call Upper Hutt Health Centre on (04) 920 1800.
Shared care record
Your health information is now accessible by more clinicians involved in your care. Although we have decided as a practice to implement Shared Care Record any other health professional treating you must still ask your permission to access your Shared Care Record if you visit another GP, an After hours Medical Centre or a hospital emergency department. If you don't wish other health providers to have access to your Shared Care Record you can fully opt-out at any time by talking at us at the centre or phoning Shared Care Record Project line on 0800 727 664, or sending a letter to the freepost address below:
Freepost Authority Shared Care Record, Compass Health, PO Box 27380, Marion Square, Wellington 6141 (no stamp required) our family.
Manage My Health
We are excited to announce that Manage My Health patient portal is now available for your convenience. This replaces the online appointment and repeat prescription service for Silverstream patients. You will need to come into the practice to register for Manage My Health. Please call us if you have any queries in the meantime. Manage My Health is an online system that allows you to read your consultation notes, check your lab results and find out when your routine health checks are due along with ordering your repeat prescriptions and booking your own GP appointments at a click of a button. Check out www.managemyhealth.co.nz if you would like to read more about it. Watch this space for more news and updates.