The Doctors St Heliers

The Doctors St Heliers Medical Centre

Welcome to our practice 

From the moment you join our general practice we use all our knowledge, skill and experience to provide you and your family with the best quality health care. We are committed to working with you to keep you healthy, to find out what is wrong when you are sick and to give you the best possible treatment.

Your doctors and nurses are highly trained both in New Zealand and overseas, and specialised in all your primary health needs. We use information technology designed for New Zealand general practices and your medical records are kept clear and up-­to-­date, containing all the details to assist your doctor in their ongoing relationship with you. We are also proud to be Cornerstone Accredited.

Check out our latest Newsletter for all the news and updates

Get your flu vaccine with us - if you're enrolled with us booking a flu vaccine is easy and best done through the patient portal – book now! Or if you are not enrolled, you can request an appointment using our online form:

Request flu vaccine here

Walk-ins also welcome. For more info read more here

Click here for more info on:

Covid-19 Tests & Results, Managing a Positive Result,
Covid-19 Vaccinations and Consults

Covid-19 Tests & Results
If you have Covid-19 symptoms or are a household contact of a positive case please phone us to arrange your test. Most testing is now done via Rapid Antigen Testing (RATs) with results available within 30mins. You will need to self-report your result via My COVID Record or by calling 0800 222 478 and pressing option 3. The majority of positive cases will be able to self-manage and required to follow current isolation rules. If you have concerns or if your symptoms are worsening, call us on 09 575 7045 or 111 in an emergency.

Managing a Positive Result
Click here for managing a positive result and your symptoms at home.

Covid-19 Vaccinations
Click here for details.

Consults
Many consults are virtual (phone or video), with some in person. Phone 09 575 7045 to book and tell us if you have any Covid-19 symptoms. We will explain what to do when coming into the practice. Please scan in and wear a mask at all times.

Choice of appointments and how to book them

 
In Person
 
Video
 
Phone

Enrol With Us

We warmly welcome new patients

When you enrol with us, some of the benefits include:

  • Reminders and recalls for important health management
  • Pay less to see the doctor than non-enrolled patients
  • Access to our online patient portal to book appointment, order repeat prescriptions and to view lab test results
  • There is more information here about why it’s great to be enrolled

Enrol Online

There’s no need to come into the clinic, you can enrol online - it’s secure and confidential. The online form will guide you and you will need to upload suitable identification:  

Enrol Here Online

After the enrolment form please complete an online medical questionnaire before your first visit:

Adult Medical Form   Child (>16) Medical Form

Paper Enrolment

Paper enrolment forms are still available if you're not able to complete the online form. For each person enrolling, simply print and complete:  the Enrolment Form, an Adult or Child Medical Questionnaire and email all files to [email protected] including a copy of your suitable identification

Not enrolled but need an appointment? 

You can still get an appointment even if you are not enrolled with us e.g. if you’re a visitor to the region. Just phone our friendly team for a casual appointment.  Extra charges apply for casual appointments when you are not enrolled.

Online Patient Portal

Are you registered for the online portal?

When you’re enrolled with us you can register for our patient portal, called ConnectMed. Then, any time you like 24/7 you can:

  • book appointments
  • request repeat scripts
  • view lab test results

Phone reception 09 575 7045 or email us: [email protected] to start your registration

Our Services

Preventative Healthcare

We are always looking for ways to prevent illness, or to detect and treat problems at an early stage.

Men’s Health – double appointment. Fee $114.
Women’s Health – double appointment. Fee $114.
Well child checks – especially from birth to three years. Free.

Minor Accident Care

Why wait for hours at an Accident and Medical Centre or an Emergency Department? We are happy to treat most minor accidents such as strains and sprains, cuts needing stitches, palm spikes and fish hooks needing removal.

Skin Checks

Dr Coran Turner specialises in full body skin checks (30 min appointment) and advise on the best ways to manage anything that needs action.This may include minor surgery which can be done here. Consider making skin checks an annual event.

Liquid Nitrogen

Many skin spots such as warts, skin tags, cosmetic blemishes, sun-damaged skin and early skin cancers can be treated using Liquid Nitrogen to freeze the lesion. One treatment may be all that is needed but often further applications are needed.

Minor Surgery

We are able to do small operations under local anaesthetic to remove skin cancers and other skin problems such as unwanted moles, skin tags, cysts and warts.

Repeat Prescriptions

We can provide Repeat Prescriptions for known conditions when this is agreed by your doctor. Stable conditions still require a check with your doctor at regular intervals, usually every three or six months. Please be organised and don’t do this at the last minute. Remember that you may be asked to come in for a check.

Repeat prescription cost is $26. We are happy to send to your preferred Pharmacy

Request Prescription Online or you can request via phone, fax, or email.

Lab Tests, X-rays and Results

If you need a lab test, the nearest lab is at the EastMed Centre (at the Grace Joel Retirement Village) 188 St Heliers Bay Rd. Other sites can be found here.

X-rays can be done in the community or in the hospital.

Most results come back to your doctor within 48 hours. Your doctor or nurse will contact you with important results and you may be asked to see the doctor again.

The availability of online results at your patient portal (once your doctor has checked them) is a new way to find out results.

However remember that laboratory test results and other reports require expert medical interpretation. Your doctor is the person best placed to provide you with a useful and accurate interpretation of these results and any additional information.

Contraception and Sexual Health

This is an important part of your healthcare and we are here to provide advice and manage contraception and regular sexual health checks.

Cervical Smears (Smear Tests)

Your routine cervical smear can be done by your doctor or one of our two nurse smear takers (Corrine or Jen).

All women who have ever been sexually active should have regular cervical smear tests every three years between the ages of 20 and 70 whether they have had the HPV vaccine or not. This test detects abnormal cells which, if left untreated, could become cervical cancer.

IUCD Insertion

Our women GPs are able to insert an Intrauterine Contraceptive Device (IUCD) if chosen to prevent pregnancy. The Mirena brand of IUCD is often used to reduce heavy bleeding during periods. Please see your doctor to discuss and plan this procedure.

Flu Vaccinations

Book your flu vaccination through the patient portal, using the online form to request an appointment or phoning us on 09 575 7045

Flu Vaccine - Patient Portal

Request Flu Vaccine Booking

Immunisations

Our doctors and nurses are here discuss and help provide immunisations. We fully support immunisations to prevent illness. Immunisation has led to the decline of many lethal diseases including, most recently, meningococcal B meningitis. You can consider a number of other vaccinations such as Pneumococcal vaccination or Shingles vaccination. Risks associated with immunisation are very rare. You may view immunisation schedules here.

ECG

An ECG is a recording of your heart’s electrical activity. Electrode patches are attached to your skin to measure the electrical impulses given off by your heart. The result is a trace that can be read by a doctor. It can give information of previous heart attacks or problems with the heart rhythm. Your doctor will interpret your ECG and advise whether more tests are needed for your heart.

Spirometry

Spirometry is a tool that measures how effectively your lungs are working. We can use this to assess lung conditions such as asthma, COPD (chronic bronchitis) and smoking damage.

Travel Health Services and Immunisations

Before travelling, you need to think about your medical needs and consider vaccinations to prevent illness. For all but the simplest of travel plans, we advise seeing the nurse for advice.  Please phone reception to book your travel consult with the nurse. Download our Travel Health Questionnaire here.

Palliative Care

Palliative Care is the care provided to improve the quality of life near the end of life for conditions like cancer. We are here to assist with providing emotional and social support and relieve suffering during this stage in life’s journey. Often this is a team effort with your GP coordinating a number of different services and caregivers.

Youth Health

Your GP is aware of the needs of young people and will be available to assist as they face issues common to all young people such as contraception, alcohol, drugs, and smoking.

Mental Health

Often the GP is called to support and treat people with mental illness such as depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. We are available at times of crisis and can call on specialist assistance should this be needed.

Antenatal (Maternity) Care

We are able to give advice before pregnancy, assess fertility and refer if assistance is necessary. We can diagnose pregnancy and advise you on your pregnancy care before referring you to a lead maternity carer (LMC) who delivers your baby. Of course, we are there to support you and eventually to care for you and your new baby.

Standard Hours

Monday - Friday 8am - 5:30pm 
Closed weekends and public holidays

After Hours

For other care phone 09 575 7045 after hours. You will be able to talk with our on-call nursing service who will be able to answer your questions and give expert advice.

Auckland Hospital and Starship Children's Hospital Emergency Dept are located at 2 Park Road, Grafton, Auckland 1023. They are open 24/7 for emergency health care.

If you have a medical emergency, call 111 

Patient Fees

Enrolled Patient Fees

Age  Doctor Fee                 CSC  Fee                                                    
0 -13 years  FREE                 FREE 
14 – 17 years  $45.00                 $13.00
18 - 24 years  $50.00                 $19.50
25 - 44 years   $60.00                 $19.50
45 - 64 years  $64.00                 $19.50
65 +  $64.00                 $19.50

 

 
CSC - Community Services Card
Nurse consultations for enrolled patient 0-13 FREE, 14-17 $26.00 ($10.00 with CSC) and 18+ years $26.00 ($10.00 with CSC)

Effective 26 August 2020

We request that you pay your fees at the time of the consultation. EFTPOS and credit card facilities are available.

Enrolling at The Doctors St Heliers reduces your fees because Auckland DHB (or government) funding is paid to us via ProCare, our PHO or Primary Health Organisation. Enrollment is available to all New Zealand residents on signing a formal enrolment form.

The standard fees for a 15-minute consultation are shown below and may vary according to the service provided. Procedures, ECGs, longer consultations and referrals are examples of services that may cost more.

All prices are effective from 26 August 2020

Pay Online

Good news, paying online is easy. 

You can pay securely using a credit or debit card or internet banking (Account2Account payments) - just click below to make a payment.  Payment is due on the day of your appointment. In addition to paying online you can pay in person at the centre with cash, eftpos and credit card.

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Our Team

Mandeeps Manage  
  • Dr Dalice Keogh

    Dr Dalice Keogh

    MB ChB MRNZCGP

    Dalice grew up in Dunedin and studied Medicine at The University of Otago.  She graduated in 2016 and worked in Dunedin Hospital for three years. Dalice has spent the last year working in General Practice in Central Otago and is working to a Fellowship with RNZCGP.

    When she is not at work, Dalice enjoys spending time with friends and family, skiing and the outdoors.

  • Dr Jacob Rollo

    Dr Jacob Rollo

    MB BS MRNZCGP

    Jacob was born and raised in Dunedin.  After leaving high school, he initially completed a science degree at Otago University prior to working for several years as a teaching fellow in the Otago University physiology department.  He subsequently moved to Melbourne, Australia to undertake his medical school training, during which time he met his wife Kim.  They returned and settled in Auckland around the Eastern Bays area in 2013 and now have a 3 year old daughter.  In his spare time, Jacob enjoys the outdoors, running, swimming, cycling, playing guitar, reading, and listening to music.

  • Dr Alice Vermunt

    Dr Alice Vermunt

    Alice is accepting new patients

     

    Dr Alice Vermunt join The Doctors Fred Thomas at the beginning of August 2020. She completed her medical degree at The University of Auckland and she has worked in hospitals throughout Auckland. She is currently completing her 3rd and final year of GP training. Recently, Alice completed a Diploma in Palliative Care at Harbour Hospice, which is her special interest area, along with women's health

  • Dr Peter Clemo

    Dr Peter Clemo

    Vocationally Registered, BCom, BHB, MBChB, DipObst, FRNZCGP

    Peter grew up in Auckland and trained at the Auckland University School of Medicine, qualifying in 1981. He worked in the hospitals in Auckland before moving to general practice and finishing his postgraduate training to obtain his Fellowship of the Royal NZ College of General Practitioners (FRNZCGP) in 1999. During his training years, Peter always intended to become a GP and he is pleased to say that he immensely enjoys his work as a GP since starting in Mission Bay in 1984.

    Peter is interested in all aspects of general practice and enjoys seeing people young and old. His special interests include men’s health, preventing cardiovascular disease, older people’s health  and using computers to improve medical care.

    When Peter isn’t working, surfing, snowboarding, cycling, playing soccer, gardening and music (especially live gigs!). He escapes regularly to his holiday bach on Great Barrier Island. He has 2 grown up sons, a long-time partner Suzie, and 2 beautiful granddaughters, Georgia and Hazel.

  • Dr Tracey Opperman

    Dr Tracey Opperman

    MB ChB (Auckland), FRNZCGP Family Medicine

    Dr Tracey Opperman has special interests in family health, children and women's health, and care of the elderly. Tracey has been in general practice since 2000 and is a Fellow of the Royal NZ College of GPs. She has two teenagers and enjoys gardening in her spare time.

    Currently not taking new patients.

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