TWO DEDICATED COVID TEST CENTRES – TYPICAL WAIT TIMES LESS THAN 30 MINUTES:
  • We have been hearing about people waiting for hours for a Covid test in some places. We have two dedicated drive through Covid test centres. One in St Luke’s and one in Mount Wellington. Over the last three days, wait times have seldom been longer that 30 minutes. Often as little as five minutes. Reminder, there is no charge for a Covid test.
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TWO DEDICATED COVID TEST CENTRES – TYPICAL WAIT TIMES LESS THAN 30 MINUTES:
  • We have been hearing about people waiting for hours for a Covid test in some places. We have two dedicated drive through Covid test centres. One in St Luke’s and one in Mount Wellington. Over the last three days, wait times have seldom been longer that 30 minutes. Often as little as five minutes. Reminder, there is no charge for a Covid test.
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Circumcision

An experienced GP surgeon in our clinic network can perform circumcision, vasectomy, removal of lumps and bumps, skin cancers, and removal and reconstruction of defects, with excellent cosmetic results.

How we can help

Circumcision is a minor surgical operation to remove the foreskin of the penis.

Nowadays, it’s usually only carried out on baby boys for cultural or religious reasons, or on males of any age where there is repeated inflammation of the head of the penis or tightness of the foreskin.

The procedure can be done at Local Doctors Sylvia Park by Dr Vivek Patel.

Dr Patel is an experienced GP surgeon, which means he has special skills to perform circumcision operations, he works  as a GP with a special interest in minor surgical procedures.

Dr Patel can also carry out vasectomy, removal of lumps and mumps (minor tumours and cysts), basal cell and squamous cell skin cancer removal and reconstruction of defects, with excellent cosmetic results. He is also skilled in treatment of varicose veins, in-growing toenails etc.

How do I book a circumcision?

If you have a ManageMyHealth patient portal you can book an appointment online, otherwise please visit the Sylvia Park homepage and phone them for an appointment.

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FAQs

Local Doctors provides quality, easy to access healthcare through our large clinic network. You can trust our friendly staff to work with compassion and listen to your needs. They are trained to work together as a team to offer high-quality medical care.

  • Some clinics have ample parking, while others not so much. Please visit your nearest clinic’s page to find out more. We’ll also let you know if a clinic is close to public transport.

  • Most people in this country have to wait to see their doctor! That’s because people have different health needs and how long it takes to get the right help can be very unpredictable. It’s our long-held philosophy that you should be able to see a doctor on the day you need to – and not have to wait for days.

    The most seriously ill people are seen first. The really good news is that you can now see on the clinic website pages what the expected wait time is at that clinic! That means you can find another clinic near to you with a shorter wait time, if need be, or choose to come another day.

  • ManageMyHealth is a secure website that can receive your health information from your doctor’s system. You can use it to store other health information, too, such as other treatments you have received or other medications that you may be taking. This means you can access your personal health information from any device at anytime, anywhere in the world. If your clinic takes appointment bookings you can do this through ManageMyHealth as well as order repeat prescriptions. Your online Personal Health Record can be made up of:

    • Consultation notes
    • Laboratory results
    • Prescriptions
    • Immunisations
    • Allergies
    • Diagnoses
    • Recalls.

    Just ask the receptionist at your local clinic to sign you up to ManageMyHealth.

  • When you have a blood test, or any other kind of test, your results will be sent to your clinic. If the results are normal, you will not be notified. If they are not normal, the clinic will phone you and discuss next steps. If you have a ManageMyHealth patient portal, you can find your results in there, once your doctor has reviewed and filed them. Or, if after two or three days, you are concerned about your results, you can call the clinic to find out.

  • If you have a ManageMyHealth patient portal, you can order a repeat prescription online, otherwise please visit your clinic’s page and phone them.