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Now enrolling at at our five GP clinics.

Glenfield436-440 Glenfield Road, Glenfield P: 09 444 4244 Extension 1

New Lynn2140 Great North Road, New Lynn P: 09 828 8912

Lunn Ave110 Lunn Ave, Remuera P: 09 570 8899

Northmed3 Akoranga Drive, Northcote P: 09 486 3248

City Doctors Palmerston North22 Victoria Avenue, Palmerston North P: 06 355 3300

Career opportunities

We're hiring full and part-time GPs and urgent care doctors.

We also have great career opportunities for nurses and administrators.

Do you need urgent care?

White Cross provides expert accident and urgent medical care, 7 days a week.

White Cross Clinics

Urgent care only:
Ascot 24/7
Henderson 24/7
Otahuhu
Ponsonby
St Lukes
Whangarei

General practice and urgent care:
• City Doctors Palmerston North
• Glenfield Urgent Care and GP
• Lunn Ave Urgent Care and GP
• New Lynn Urgent Care and GP

General practice only:
• Northmed White Cross Doctors

NEWS

Coronavirus: what you need to know 

What is the novel coronavirus?  

You may have heard about the virus that is infecting people in China, and further afield, described as the novel coronavirus. That is because it is a new strain of a known virus, called coronavirus, that can spread from person to person, like a cold or flu. The virus started in the city of Wuhan, China, but has since spread to other countries.

What are the symptoms? 

Symptoms are similar to a cold or the flu and can include:

  • fever
  • cough
  • sore throat 
  • headaches
  • breathing difficulties
  • shortness of breath.

In some people it can cause pneumonia and a sudden, serious respiratory infection and kidney failure.

What should I do if I think I have it? 

If you have recently returned from overseas or been in contact with someone who has recently returned from overseas, or someone who has the virus, and you feel unwell, seek medical advice as soon as possible.

  1. Call free phone Healthline on 0800 611 116.
    It is important you describe your symptoms, as well as any recent overseas travel, in detail. Healthline will tell you what to do.
  2. If you have a mild flu-like illness you should stay home, care for and isolate yourself and consider seeing a GP if you have a persistent fever of 38 degrees or higher and a cough.
  3. If you have severe symptoms you should seek immediate medical attention in isolation, that is, you should call the clinic before coming in. The clinic will advise you about what to do.

Clinic contact details can be found at localdoctors.co.nz and whitecross.co.nz

How can I reduce my risk of getting sick? 

If someone you know becomes ill after arriving in the country, avoid close contact with them.

As a matter of routine, you should also:

  • wash your hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub often, especially before eating or touching your face
  • not share food, drinks or utensils (knives, forks, chopsticks, pens, lipsticks, toothbrushes, etc)
  • avoid handshaking, hongi and kissing until the outbreak has passed.


How can I stop spreading a virus to others?

If you become ill with any flu or cold, the best ways to stop spreading viruses to others includes:

  • staying at home and keeping yourself away from others
  • washing your hands often
  • cough or sneeze into a tissue or at least cover your mouth and nose
  • blow your nose into a disposable tissue then wash your hands
  • do not share food or utensils
  • avoid handshaking, hongi and kissing.

There is no vaccine to protect you from this virus and there is no cure for the infection, but there are ways to manage your symptoms.

Acknowledgements: Health Navigator, Ministry of Health, World Health Organization January 2020 Patient leaflet.


Important information about measles

The measles outbreak has eased in Auckland, but it is still important to protect yourself and your children with the MMR vaccine. The vaccination is free if you are aged 1 to 50 years and have not been immunised or you are unsure whether you have been immunised. It is safe to have the vaccine again if you are unsure whether you have already been immunised.

The MMR vaccine is now available for no charge regardless of immigration status to Pasifika people aged 6 months–49 years and people aged 6 months–49 years travelling to the Pacific.

If you think you have measles it is important to see your doctor, but please phone ahead to your White Cross GP clinic or urgent care clinic first. This helps to stop people from sitting in a waiting room potentially spreading the disease to other people.

Read more about immunisation for measlesFind out more about measles and the symptoms.

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