A new way of working, for a healthier you!
For patients with viral or flu like symptoms
In order to protect the well-being of our patients and staff, we will be screening all patients via phone who have viral or flu like symptoms.
If you are experiencing symptoms such as the ones listed below, PLEASE DO NOT PRESENT TO THE CLINIC. We will arrange for a GP or nurse to call you before booking you an appointment.
- vomiting and/or diarrhea
- sore throat
- runny nose
- conjunctivitis with other symptoms
Flu vaccinations 2020
We have flu vaccines in stock! Please keep an eye out for flu clinics, or call us for further details 03 3388595. We are currently vaccinating all patients who wish to receive one over the age of 3 years old. Nationwide stock of flu vaccines are limited for under 3 year olds. We are ONLY able to administer these vaccines to children with certain health conditions. If you are unsure as to whether your child qualifies, please phone us to speak with a nurse.
COVID-19 Lockdown Hours
Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm
We have plenty of capacity for new patients, if you are new to Christchurch, or our side of town, or just want a change in doctor then we are pleased to have you join our practice. Just have a look at the list of doctors on “our staff” page and make a short list of who you would like to see. Please note that some doctors only work 3 to 4 days per week or are very popular so you will have to plan ahead if you want to see them.
At Village Health we think continuity is extremely important and try to ensure you see your enrolled doctor for every visit. This may require a little more planning on your part and juggling on ours but we think you’ll agree that it’s worth it. We always have a doctor available to see urgent cases if your doctor is not available. Enrol online here (allow about 10 minutes). Please note that it may take up to 10 days to get your records transferred from your previous practice but if you are from the South Island we can see you before your notes come in as we can access your hospital records online. Please note that controlled or restricted medications will not be prescribed until your electronic notes are received from your previous doctor. First appointments must be paid for before seeing the doctor.
Welcome to Village Health where our focus is you! Our team is made up of General Practitioners, Nurses, a Physiotherapist, Health Care Assistant, a Dietitian and Receptionists who all work together as a team to look after you. With our new way of working, you won’t always need to see the doctor (which can often mean we can provide an equivalent service more conveniently).
Acute and drop in Clinics
You can always get an urgent appointment.
Acute and Drop in Clinics and Late Nights
This service is also currently suspended due to COVID-19. We thank you for your patience.
In order to manage workload, one doctor is assigned every morning and afternoon for the “Acute Clinic” so you can always get an urgent appointment (we’ll always try your enrolled doctor first). We will also be taking turns to provide a Wednesday evening clinic so you won’t always need to take time off work to see us.
The Manage My Health online booking function is currently suspended due to COVID-19. You can still order repeat prescriptions.
Village Health invests in Manage-My-Health, an IT tool which allows you to book appointments online, order repeat prescriptions, see your test results and message the team. Our Health Care Assistant, will be available to help you sign up and get going.
Great staff make for a great experience for you and ultimately better health because you get the service and the treatment you need. We have doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, a dietitian and a fantastic admin and support team too. Read on for more information.