Thursday 25 February 2022 | 07:44 AM At 2359 24 February 2022 we will move into the Traffic Light System (Red) with Omicron (phase 3) in the community. We have reviewed our screening protocol for face-to-face patients to match the requirements of the Ministry of Health and the District Health Board. COVID-19 Omicron Policy Our preference and default is non-face to face clinics - we realize that some consultations are better in person, if you wish to have a face to face, please call 09 9306108 to discuss. For double and triple vaccinated patients, we may be able to serve you face-to-face in certain situations unless you have upper respiratory tract symptoms. Non face to face is preferred. Please submit a copy of your Vaccine Pass and fill out the COVID-19 Health Declaration Form prior to your arrival. You will be screened on arrival and make your payment. Please continue to stay outside the clinic and the Doctor will call you once they are ready. For unvaccinated patients or incomplete vaccinated patients, we require you to do a RAT (Rapid Antigen Test) test on your arrival. Please come 30 minutes earlier and park outside the clinic. Call to inform us that you have arrived and one of our nurses will assist you with a RAT (Rapid Antigen Test) test, which will be at your own cost. We consider this necessary to ensure the safety of our staff and other patients coming to the clinic. Please attend alone unless you are less than 15 years of age or if you need support due to your conditions. Please attend alone unless you are less than 15 years of ago or if you need support due to your condition. If you have further inquiries, please contact the Admin Team on 09 930 6108 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. [Read More] Click below link to download the Health Declaration Form Health Declaration Form - English Health Declaration Form - Chinese Kia Kaha. Stay Safe. Be Kind. The Greenlane Medical Specialists Team [Read More]
I hope you are all keeping well during these turbulent times.
I am writing to update you with our COVID-19 pandemic response plan. The PM announced yesterday that we are on COVID-19 Alert Level 3 and from Wednesday 25 March, we will be on Alert Level 4. Looking carefully at the documentation from the Ministry of Health, we need to cancel all non- essential procedures to contain the pandemic “stamp it out” phase. Our hospitals are also in the process or doing this. Our staff will be contacting patients booked from Monday 30 March 2020, and will be deferring procedures booked.
Our virtual clinic service will continue as we have the infrastructure to continue to provide specialist consultation services. We launched this on Monday 23 March. You will still have the opportunity to have a non-face-to-face consultation and if necessary we will send your prescription to the pharmacy electronically and arrange other investigations if they are urgent too. Payments can be made online and if you have insurance that can be processed without you having to be here.
I want to reassure you that you will still have good access to specialist care, however we will not be able to examine you physically.
We will still be here to help and we wish you and your family well during this difficult time.
We may be able to help with urgent procedures on a case by case basis and your referrals from your GP will be triaged rapidly. We will still operate our urgent advice email service for GPs.
The Greenlane Medical Specialists Team