Updates from the Practice Team

FLU VACCINES have arrived - kindly check below first prior to booking

Apr 06 2018

Our Flu vaccines are here.

Clinic's are available FRIDAY'S ONLY at this stage -  first clinic starting 13 April 2018.

Bookings for clinic's are currently limited to patients 16 yrs of age and over.

Under 16's can still be booked - just let reception know.

Under 3's - we are still waiting for the vaccine's to arrive. 

NB:  These Friday clinics are set up for flu vaccines only - any other requirements will need a separate appointment

Where possible we suggest you try to book with the Doctor that you are registered with

Mar 26 2018

Where possible we suggest you try to book with the Doctor that you are registered with


At Island Bay Medical Centre we feel that your health care is better in the long run if you get to know a particular Doctor and where possible see that same Doctor each time you come.   That way you get to know each other.  This is particularly important for long term health conditions, but also for trust, understanding and for us to know where you are coming from.  It makes for more effective, and enjoyable, general practice/family medicine.

Each person registered here as a patient has a specific Doctor who is responsible for overseeing that person’s health care (eg. all correspondence about your health will come to that Doctor, and we are often thinking about more complex issues between consultations).

Of course we are not here 24/7 and we appreciate that sometimes you need and/or want to be seen ASAP, and will try to make the best plan for you being seen as much as we can.

Flu Vaccines/Immunisations

Mar 08 2018



The 2018 Flu Vaccines will not be available in New Zealand until April 2018.  The current information that we have is that they will arrive by mid-April.  This vaccine has been developed to cover 4 strains that affected the northern hemisphere in winter.

There should be some media coverage/publicity about this when they arrive.

Once the vaccines do arrive we will be running "flu clinics" for those wishing to be immunised.

The vaccine is fully funded for all patients over the age of 65, for people with respiratory disease (COPD and asthma requiring preventative treatment), for people with heart disease, and some other long term medical conditions.  All pregnant women are funded to have the vaccine.  Other people are encouraged to consider paying to have this vaccine to reduce their risk of influenza and it potentially serious complications.  The cost will be $35 per immunisation  for those not funded.

Use our BOOK NOW to book an appointment with YOUR DOCTOR. If there are no times that suit or you need an appointment with someone else kindly ring reception on 04 3837647 as they may have appointments available that are not shown.

Feb 14 2018

You can now book an appointment from this website if you are a registered patient with Island Bay Medical Centre

  • Top right had corner of the home page  you will find an orange button - Book Now
  • Press the button and it will take you to a booking page
  • From there click your Doctor and your preferred date
  • times of available appointments for that day will show at the bottom of the screen
  • Click on the time you want the appointment  and press the Green BOOK button
  • You will then be required to put in your email address and a short explanation of why you need the appointment, tick the Terms and Conditions and lastly click the blue box Book Appointment you will then be sent confirmation of your appointment via email.
  • If you don't have ManageMyHealth™ you will be asked to enter the First Name, Last name and Date of Birth and hit “Continue”. Note: If the patients name or Date of Birth do not match the details on the PMS-the patient gets a message asking to contact the Health Centre directly.

    Once you hit “Continue” and the details are matched, you must enter your phone number, reason for appointment and setup a password -  then press “Book appointment”. This password can then be used to book appointments again in the future. (see below)

  • It is important that you book appointments with your own Doctor for continuity of care

Please Note:  - This is for NON - URGENT appointments only -  If you require an URGENT appointment please phone  04 3837647 and speak to one of our Receptionist's or Nurse's

Take Control of your Health - Free Self Management Course - Island Bay

Feb 14 2018

Take Control of your Health - Free Self Management Course

Compass Health are providing a free self management course that could improve your life!

This course is suitable for people with health conditions such as:-

  • Diabetes
  • Heart Conditions
  • Stroke
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Chronic Pain
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Migraine or Headaches
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Weight Concerns

Previous participants comments:-

"I found the course helpful in that it helped me understand my health conditions that had been worrying me"

"Listening to others share in a safe environment helps with your own issues and problems"


 When:-   TUESDAY 1 MAY TO 12 JUNE 2018 - 6PM - 8.30PM

Where:-   ISLAND BAY COMMUNITY CENTRE - (Family members and friends are also welcome)

Book by ringing Compass Health on 0508 697 626 or email smcourse@compasshealth.org.nz

Light Refreshments will be served


Dec 04 2017

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"Seasons Greetings from all the team at Island Bay Medical Centre"

Opening hours over the holiday period below:-


Monday 25 December 2017 - CLOSED

Tuesday 26 December 2017 -  CLOSED

Wednesday 27 December 2017 - 9am - 4.30pm

Thursday 28 December 2017 - 9am - 4.30pm

Friday 29 December 2017 - 9am - 4.30pm


Monday 1 January 2018 - CLOSED

Tuesday 2 January 2018 - CLOSED

Wednesday 3 January 2018 - 9am - 4.30pm

Thursday 4 January 2018 - 9am - 4.30pm

Friday 5 January 2018 - 9am - 4.30pm

Returning to normal hours Monday the 8 January 2018

Also just a reminder that Monday the 22 January 2018 is Wellington Anniversary Day and we will be  CLOSED


Kindly remember to request your repeat prescriptions before the holidays by either phone or Manage My Health.”






Menactra, an immunisation against some groups of meningococcal disease

Nov 17 2017

In 2012 due to a case of meningococcal disease some children will have been given a vaccination called Menactra, this is an immunisation against some groups of meningococcal disease.  At this time,  parents who requested the vaccination to protect their children were given the option of a reminder for a booster of this vaccination if their children were still at risk.

Currently Menactra is recommended and funded from 2 years of age for special groups as follows:

  • One dose for a close contacts of meningococcal disease case
  • Two doses for individuals post-haematopoietic stem cell transplantation; or following immunosuppression due to steroid or other immunosuppressive therapy longer than 28 days
  • Up to three doses plus booster doses (as appropriate) for individuals pre- or post-splenectomy; pre- or post-solid organ transplantation; with functional asplenia; complement deficiency (acquired or inherited); or who are HIV-positive

Menactra is not funded but can be administered as a booster if your child is in the following groups:

  • travelling to high-risk countries or before the Hajj
  • adolescents and young adults living in communal accommodation (e.g. in a hostel or at boarding school, in military accommodation, in correctional facilities or in other long-term institutions)

Therefore we are recommending that unless your child is at risk as per the criteria above, that they do not need the booster for this vaccine and we will take them off our reminder list.

However, feel free to call us on 383 7647 to make an appointment if you would still like your child to have the booster or if you would like further information about this.

Dr Regina Jefferies - New Patients

Nov 07 2017

Island Bay Medical Centre is very pleased to announce that Dr Regina Jefferies has joined our team permanently and is now accepting new patients from the Island Bay catchment area which extends as far as Melrose - Berhampore - Happy Valley  and Houghton Bay.


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