Welcome to the Matamata Medical Centre
Kia ora Matamata,
Note: you must have an appointment to access the Medical Centre unless it is an emergency.
Flu vaccines: Stocks are running low so please make an appointment for next week from Wednesday 8th April.
Home visit for flu vaccination: If you cannot leave your home for health or disability reasons we are offering a home visit service with a Doctor and Nurse for your flu vaccination.
Please phone us with your details and once we have 10 or more people we will book a day/time and let you know. This is limited to the Matamata township only due to lockdown requirements.
Matamata Medical Centre is still open and will remain open as an essential service.
Phone lines: are being overloaded each morning so please wait until later in the day to call so people with urgent medical needs can get through, or email [email protected] instead.
Phone consults: can be booked with a Doctor each day but it may not be your own Doctor, these consults cost $20.00 and will be charged to your account.
Payments for scripts and phone consults: please pay online:
Matamata Medical Centre
Westpac: 03 1555 0146307 00
BUT please use your surname and date of birth as reference so we can track the payment.
MMC GP’s and staff are now working rostered days to reduce personal contact and give everyone a break so your usual GP may not be available on the day you need medical care or advice.
Prescriptions: Changes to how you order a repeat: Due to the over ordering of repeat scripts leading to low stocks of medications you can now only order a repeat if it is due this month, i.e April so please check the box/bottle before phoning us because if your repeat is not due your request will be declined.
Collection and payment: please collect your repeat script as usual from the Medical Centre and we would appreciate payment by Eftpos or credit card to limit the handling of cash for our staff.
Faxed/Emailed prescriptions: due to lockdown we are receiving a large number of requests to fax/email scripts many of which are going astray so here are the following options:
Once online payment has been made to MMC using the above instructions then:
1) For people living locally we will drop scripts over to the Med Centre Pharmacy who will then direct it to the town pharmacy
2) Home delivery: Zoom Pharmacy will dispense your medication for free and if more than two medications will deliver to your home for free as well.
Check this out on https://zoompharmacy.co.nz/ or phone 0508 966 622 for details. Simply tell MMC you wish to use Zoom and you will also save our extra $10 fax fee which has to cover postage and handling.
We will still have GP’s and Nurses on duty for triage for people who are acutely unwell and needing to be seen. Please call us (07)8819102 to speak to a Nurse.
The Raungaiti Marae Clinic is closed until further notice but Dr Jones and Dr Ross will see RMHC patients at Matamata Medical Centre.
Please phone and ask for Te Wai Kapea who will triage your call and arrange an appointment.
CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION (Covid-19)
Please CALL your General Practice FIRST! To help prevent the spread of the virus we ask that you stay at home if at all possible.
DO NOT COME TO THE CLINIC (see below)
Covid 19 Testing Station now open in Matamata !!
Memorial Centre, Tainui St, Matamata.
Opens daily 9am to 3pm.
For other COVID-19 Testing Centres please see this link: https://covid19.govt.nz/
For up-to-date information relating to COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), the Ministry of Health has a dedicated phone number specifically for calls about Coronavirus 0800 358 5453 or click on the link for direct access to their website – https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditons/covid-19-novel-coronavirus
Matamata Medical Centre is a large, rural practice located in modern, purpose-built premises attached to Pohlen Hospital. MMC is a fully accredited practice under the Cornerstone programme from the Royal NZ College of GPs.
We aim to provide comprehensive family health care to you and your family while you are enrolled with us by our experienced team of GPs and nurses. We welcome your feedback via phone, email or in person through our Practice Manager.
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