Alert Level 2 Update

As of 12pm Wednesday 12th August, New Zealand as a nation is in Alert Level 2. In order to stop the spread, there are several changes that will be put into place whilst we remain at this alert level.

Please take note of the following:

If you are unwell – do NOT come to the medical centre. Please call to be triaged into an appointment.

If you have the following respiratory symptoms:

  • sore throat
  • head cold
  • cough
  • lethargy
  • fever
  • or loss of sense of smell you may need a COVID swab taken before you can be safely seen by the doctors.

Please call the medical centre and this will be arranged for you as there is a special clinic set aside in the afternoons to see patients with respiratory symptoms.

Phone Consults

Phone consults are available if it is more convenient or you have underlying health conditions . A normal consult fee applies. If you would prefer a phone consult please phone and discuss options.

Weekend Testing

At the weekends, testing will be provided by appointment at the WellSouth offices Dunedin Urgent Doctors and at Queenstown Medical Centre in Queenstown-Lakes.

WellSouth’s 0800 VIRUS19 (0800 847 8719) call centre continues to operate, providing assessment and referring patients for testing when required. Hours are 08.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday and 9am to 12noon at the weekends.

Please note: Our Health 365 App does not allow on line bookings whilst in a Covid Alert!

Weekend Schedule – September 2020

Check out the schedule below to when our weekend clinic is available. The full calendar is available to view here.

September 5 and 6 : Cromwell Medical Centre

September 12 and 13 : Junction Health

September 19 and 20 : Cromwell Medical Centre

September 26 and 27 : Cromwell Medical Centre

Book together and save.

We will only be charging $20 per vaccination for 3 or more members of the same family. You will all need to book as one group. This applies to all registered patients who are not funded under a government program.

Please call the medical centre on 03 445 1119 to make an appointment. Bookings available now.

A message from Dr Anya Beale & Dr Brendon Pauley

Cromwell Medical Centre is proud to be locally owned and has been serving the community for over 50 years.

We are going to keep our patients regularly updated on health matters. Our website will be updated daily. You can also receive updated information via our Facebook page and Radio Central (91.9FM).

We hope you are keeping safe ❤️

Free breast screening mammograms are provided to eligible women aged 45-69 by Breast Screen Aotearoa every 2 years. For Cromwell patients this is done in Alexandra or Frankton.

New Zealand wide, they diagnose 200 cases of breast cancer every 6 weeks. Another 200 women will find their own breast cancer every 6 weeks.

No breast screening mammograms have been available over the lockdown, however the programme has now restarted – if you are overdue a screening mammogram please contact Breast Screen Aotearoa on 0800 270 200 if they have not contacted you by phone.

If you have noticed a breast lump please make an appointment with your doctor at CMC.

Newsletter – Spring Issue

We hope you are all having a great week so far! All of our patients have been sent the latest copy of our newsletter. Check it out to see what’s been happening, and what’s in store at our centre over the month of June.

Can’t find it in your inbox? You can view it here.

Did you know that you can now get direct access to Cromwell Medical Centre via your laptop or phone?

Health 365 is an online portal where you can make appointments, order repeat prescriptions and receive test results without having to make a phone call.

Please call our medical reception team on 03 445 1119 and we will help you get registered. It is a very simple process and great technology.

Please take the time to get registered with Health 365.

UPDATE – September 7th 2020

Junction Health are on call this weekend, and will have a medical team working from 10am to 3pm on Saturday and Sunday. Please call so you may be triaged before you visit.

If you require assistance, please call them on 03 445 4688

COVID-19 – PHONE HEALTHLINE 0800 358 5453 FOR ADVICE:

  • if you have had close contact with a person with confirmed coronavirus in the 14 days before onset of illness
  • if you have a fever (more than 38 degrees) OR any acute respiratory infection and shortness of breath OR cough OR sore throat with or without a fever.

 

A warm welcome from Cromwell Medical Centre

Cromwell Medical Centre is the largest and most established medical services provider in Cromwell, with highly qualified medical and nursing staff.  We are also a teaching practice for undergraduates.

We have useful links on our site, general health information, an overview of the wide variety of services that we offer and information about how to enrol  as a patient.  Please click here for a full list of all our charges.

Existing patients can contact us by email for appointment enquiries and to request repeat prescriptions. New patients and visitors are always welcome.

We encourage new patients to enrol with us as soon as this is convenient, even if you do not need to consult a doctor straight away. Enrolment in person only takes a few minutes at reception.  The enrolment form can also be downloaded here and then completed and handed to the reception team. Please bring photo ID with you when you enrol.

We look forward to seeing you.

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 5:30pm
Saturday 12th September – Sunday 13th September: 10am – 3pm

Please note that the weekend clinic will be a phone triage service. Please call Junction Health on 03 445 4688 and a doctor will be able to help you.

After Hours Care

If you require medical attention after hours please phone:

03 445 1119

Remember – In emergencies dial 111

Meet the Team

  • Dr Anya Beale GP, TRAVEL SMART CLINIC

    Anya attended the University of Auckland’s School of Medicine and completed her GP training in Wellington. After a short stint in England she arrived in Central Otago about 22 years ago.

  • Dr Brendon Pauley GP

    In May 1986 Dr Brendon Pauley came to Cromwell as a young 30 something, intending to stay for five years.  Thirty four years later he is still enjoying providing medical care to the community.

  • Dr Emily O’Regan
    Dr Emily O’Regan GP

    Emily has been working with us since December 2017, and other than general medicine, has a special interest in the area of children’s health.

  • Dr Paul Johns
    Dr Paul Johns

    Dr Paul Johns has been practising medicine for over 30 years and hopes he’s got it just about right by now…

    He has particular medical interests in minor surgery and sports injuries. Paul is a Fellow of RNZCGP. Born in Wales, he trained at Bristol, UK and has lived in New Zealand since 1985.

    He’s particularly fond of Cocker Spaniels.
  • Joanne Dowling-Smith
    Joanne Dowling-Smith NURSE PRACTITIONER

    Joanne Dowling-Smith has nearly 30 years of experience in nursing.  Joanne has a special interest in caring for children and young people and has continued her training in areas such as diabetes treatment. She has completed Nurse Practitioner studies and can now diagnose and advise on medication within her areas of clinical expertise and refer to specialist care, much like the GP team.  A committed southerner, Joanne is delighted to be making her home in the Wakatipu basin.

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