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Queen’s birthday long weekend hours

With the Queen’s birthday public holiday this coming weekend we’re not open Monday 7/6/21; we’ll be closed from 5pm Friday 4th of June, reopening 8:30am the following Tuesday. If you need health advice through the long weekend please call Healthline on 0800 611 116, or for GP care that can’t wait book an appointment through AfterHoursGP.co.nz. You can also walk-in at any of Christchurch’s urgent care clinics. Please submit prescription repeat requests early if you’ll run out of medication; these can take up to 48 hours to process, and you may be asked to arrange an appointment if you haven’tContinue reading “Queen’s birthday long weekend hours”

COVID-19 Vaccination

We have updated the information on our COVID-19 page, to help you work out when you will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccination in Canterbury. We’re not yet sure if / when we may be able to provide vaccination at Selwyn Village Healthcare, but will continue to keep our website updated as information becomes available.

Flu vaccines

We’re now able to give flu vaccines to all our patients, though don’t yet have the vaccines for ages 4 and under (will update here when this changes) . Please walk in 8:30 – 4pm, no appointment needed. Please don’t ring to book.

ANZAC long weekend hours

With the ANZAC public holiday this coming weekend we’re not open Monday 26/4/21; we’ll be closed from 5pm Friday 23rd of April, reopening 8:30am the following Tuesday. If you need health advice through the long weekend please call Healthline on 0800 611 116, or for GP care that can’t wait book an appointment through AfterHoursGP.co.nz. You can also walk-in at any of Christchurch’s urgent care clinics. Please submit prescription repeat requests early if you’ll run out of medication; these can take up to 48 hours to process, and you may be asked to arrange an appointment if you haven’t beenContinue reading “ANZAC long weekend hours”

COVID-19 protection

Our team of frontline health workers are now being vaccinated against COVID-19 (through the CDHB). We regularly see patients with symptoms consistent with COVID-19, and so vaccination helps prevent passing infection on to our other patients if we’re exposed. We believe there is good evidence for the safety and effectiveness of the Pfizer vaccine being used in New Zealand. We’re actively trying to secure COVID-19 vaccination at Selwyn Village Healthcare for our patients, but don’t yet know when this might happen. We’ll keep you posted through our website.

Flu vaccines – ages 65+ now available

Funded Flu vaccines are now available for our patients ages 65+. If you are 65 or older please come to our morning walk-in clinic 8:30 – 11am. Please do not call to book an appointment. We’re expecting flu vaccines for other groups some time next month – we’ll update our website & recorded phone message (or you can subscribe below). We have no information yet on when we might be able to offer COVID-19 vaccination.

Flu vaccines 2021

Our 2021 Flu vaccination program is due to be starting soon; we’re waiting to have the date of delivery confirmed. Initially these will be available only for our patients aged 65+. This year vaccination will be provided through our morning walk-in clinic (8:30 – 11am). Once vaccination is available we’ll update our website & recorded phone message (or you can subscribe to our news updates). We have no information yet about COVID-19 vaccination for our patients.

Easter hours

With Easter public holidays this weekend we’ll be closed from 5pm Thursday 1st of April, reopening 8:30am the following Tuesday. We are not open Friday 1/4/21 or Monday 5/4/21. If you need health advice through the long weekend please call Healthline on 0800 611 116, or for GP care that can’t wait book an appointment through AfterHoursGP.co.nz Please submit prescription repeat requests early if you’ll run out of medication; these can take up to 48 hours to process, and you may be asked to arrange an appointment if you haven’t been seen recently. Happy holidays!

New team member

We’re excited to welcome Megan O’Connell as a new member of our team. Megan is a competent and experienced practice nurse who will start helping care for our patients this week.

Flu vaccines 2021

From the beginning of May we’re expecting to offer the 2021 flu vaccine; we can’t book these appointments until we have more details. There is still no clear information about whether COVID-19 vaccination will be provided through General Practice, and when this might occur. We’ll keep our website updated, or you can subscribe to our news to get notified directly by email when we know more. Thanks for your patience!

COVID-19 Alert level 1

From Sunday 7/3/21 Christchurch is returning to alert level 1. We still request that patients who are unwell with cold & flu symptoms do not enter the building – please call us to arrange assessment. See our COVID-19 page for further information.

COVID-19 Alert level 2

This weekend a further case of community transmission was detected in Auckland, and Christchurch has been moved into alert level 2. Please see our COVID-19 page for detailed information for both well AND unwell patients on how you can help us reduce the spread of disease.

COVID-19 Alert level 1

From Thursday 17/2/21 Christchurch is returning to alert level 1. We still request that patients who are unwell with cold & flu symptoms do not enter the building – please call us to arrange assessment. See our COVID-19 page for further information.

COVID-19 Alert level 2

The new community cases of COVID-19 and the escalation to Alert level 2 this weekend further emphasise the importance of continuing our careful approach. Please see our COVID-19 page for detailed information for both well AND unwell patients on how you can help us prevent the spread of disease.

New Website

We’ve updated our website to make it easier to find the information you want. Stay posted for more improvements to come

AfterHoursGP.co.nz

Our patients can still access quality GP care when we are shut, without sitting in a waiting room for hours. Visit AfterHoursGP.co.nz to find out more. If you are unwell, please ring Healthline (0800 611 116) as your first step so that serious and life threatening conditions are appropriately seen in Emergency Department.

Morning walk-in clinic

Responding to your healthcare needs, we have a GP attending to urgent problems each weekday morning. While other practices may take days to offer urgent care, our patients can walk-in daily from 8:30 – 11am even if your usual GP is unavailable. This is ideal for minor injuries, infections, and any other urgent / semi-urgent condition. For routine care (such as prescriptions) please see your usual GP.