Are you at risk of Hepatitis C?

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Have you: Ever shared a needle or other equipment to inject drugs? Ever received a blood transfusion before 1992? Lived in, or received health care in South East Asia, the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East or Eastern Europe? Been in prison and used unsterile needles or been involved in unsafe tattooing practices? Ever had an abnormal and unexplained liver function … Read More

Free Services

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Under 6’s Did you know that Village Health offers free services for children under 6 years old? Enrol your child with us at 92 Lincoln Road to ensure you take advantage of these benefits. Vaccinations and most prescription charges are also free too, which is of great advantage when keeping your child happy and healthy. Sexual Health Services for under … Read More

Evening Clinics starting April 2015

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Starting in April this year we will be offering evening hours on a Wednesday. We hope this makes it more flexible and convenient for those of you who find during the day a challenge.

Whooping Cough Vaccine

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Whooping Cough Vaccine for Pregnant Women Canterbury is currently experiencing a pertussis (whooping cough) outbreak. Therefore, all pregnant women in Canterbury are being advised to have a pertussis vaccine. The vaccine is subsidised for pregnant women from 28 weeks of pregnancy up to 2 weeks after the birth of their baby. For women who have a premature delivery, the vaccine … Read More

Information Sharing

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Your lab test results are collected by healthcare providers and agencies so they can provide you with appropriate care and to plan health service delivery. Your lab test results are shared with healthcare providers and agencies involved in your care. For example, if you are referred to a hospital relevant lab test information would be provided to appropriate hospital clinical … Read More

Influenza Facts – 2015

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You can spread the flu to people, including your family/whanau and friends, who are at most risk of complications While general health affects the severity of an infection, the influenza virus is contagious and anyone can become infected. Influenza, commonly called the flu, can be a serious illness that is sometimes fatal. Infection with the influenza virus may lead to … Read More

Patient Information

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There is a lot of health information available and it can be very difficult to know which information is reliable. It can be tempting to google a health condition but it may be hard to understand what information is of value. Listed below are some websites that provide good medical information. http://www.stroke.org.nz/ http://www.heartfoundation.org.nz/ http://www.diabetes.org.nz/ http://www.asthmafoundation.org.nz/ http://www.cancernz.org.nz/ http://www.everybody.co.nz/ http://www.menshealthweek.co.nz/ http://www.prostate.org.nz/ http://www.patient.co.uk/ … Read More

Non-funded vaccines

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There are several vaccines available that are not part of the National Immunisation Schedule but are available for purchase by parents. Varicella (chicken-pox) and rotavirus vaccines are not presently funded, but are used in many other countries. Meningococcal C Meningococcal C vaccine, which is used in many other Western countries as part of their immunisation schedule is available for purchase … Read More

Cardiovascular Disease Assessment

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Two out of five deaths in New Zealand are due to cardiovascular disease. Many heart attacks and strokes are preventable. Heart attacks, angina, stroke, transient ischaemic attacks (TIA) and peripheral vascular disease(e.g blocked leg arteries) are all forms of cardiovascular disease. Often the first time people know they have cardiovascular disease is when they have a heart attack or stroke. … Read More