Te Whāre Hauora Health centre

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Our Health Centre offers a great range of services including nurses, a general practitioner (GP) and counsellors. All of our services are confidential.

The GP and counselling services are available by appointment, whilst we have a drop in service for the nurse.

Our services are discounted. We take Community Services Card and we offer ACC appointments.

You can book a session by either phoning us or coming into the Health Centre reception.

At the Health Centre we follow the New Zealand Health Information Privacy Code. All Health Centre staff, visiting staff and trainees are required to sign a confidentiality agreement. Please see Privacy and Confidentiality at Ara Health Centre for more information. We are also a member of the Christchurch PHO.

Community Services Card

You may be eligible to apply for a Community Services Card. This allows you to get general  practitioner (GP) services at discounted rates. You can find out more information and how to apply for a card by contacting the Community Services Card Unit, Freephone 0800 999 999, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Staff listing

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Health Centre Manager / Nurse Clinician

Susan Woods

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Nurse Clinician

Yolande Ernstzen

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Health Centre Receptionist/Administrator

Maree Tomsett

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Health Centre Receptionist/Administrator

Eseta Fonoti

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General Practitioner

Dr Melanie Betts

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Counsellor

Patrick Slade

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Counsellor

Rashi Gadekar

Hours

  • Monday to Thursday - 9am to 4pm
  • Friday - 9am to 3pm

Our services have the following availability:

  • Nurses– Monday to Friday
  • GP – Monday - Friday (reduced service in term break)
  • Counsellors – Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (term time)
  • Physiotherapy

Fees

Doctor consultation Price

Enrolled Student

Non Enrolled

High Use Health Card

Non enrolled - CSC

Sexual Health (enrolled only under 21)

International

Youth (under 18)

ACC

Staff

Minor surgery

Medical

$30

$40

$25

$25

FREE

$95

$25

$15

$50

$100

$100

Nurse consultation

Enrolled Students

Non Enrolled

International

Sexual Health (enrolled only under 21)

ACC

Youth (under 18)

Staff

$10

$20

$25

FREE *

$15

$15

$20

Repeat prescription

Enrolled student

Non Enrolled

Staff

$10

$15

$20

Physiotherapy

Student ACC first visit

Student ACC follow up (each)

Staff ACC first visit

Staff ACC follow up (each)

Staff and student private consultation (not ACC) first visit

Staff and student private consultation (not ACC) follow up

Non cancelled appointment

(note: first appointments are 30 minutes, follow up appointments are 20 minutes)

$20

$15

$30

$20

$55

$45

$20

Staff are welcome to make an appointment to see the doctor on a casual basis, however students do have priority for appointments so occasionally, we may have to cancel and allocate your appointment to a student.  We would then refer you to your own GP or another medical centre i.e. Moorhouse.

* Criteria apply: when you make an appointment with us you will be advised of the criteria.

Entry requirements

You will need to register to use a service at the Health Centre. Bring in your Student ID card, course receipt or Staff ID card on your first visit.

Students can use all services. Staff can use GP and nursing services.

Contact details

Phone(03) 940 7566
Fax(03) 940 8680
Emailhealthcentre@ara.ac.nz

Location

Health Centre, Whareora, City campus

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