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5 October, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Feilding Health Care vaccination update

Feilding Health Care will be bringing back the drive through vaccination centre at Manfeild from Thursday 7 October until Sunday 10 October, 8:30am until 6:00pm each day.  Sunday’s vaccinations will be overseen by Ngā Kaitiaki o Ngāti Kauwhata with a focus on Māori Whanau.

Also, on Tuesday 12 October, the Māori Mobile Unit will be doing vaccinations at Feilding Civic Centre from 10:00am until 3:00pm.

We are aiming for to get 90 percent of the community vaccinated, so take this opportunity to get a dose if you haven’t already had one or your second dose so that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

People aren’t required to book in to the drive through, however, if you would like to book an appointment, call 06 323 9696. Keep an eye out on our Facebook page for more details.

 

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22 September, 2021

Level 2 Service Update

COVID Vaccines

During level 2, all Covid-19 Vaccinations are being given at Feilding Health Care in Duke Street (door  6 entry).  You can book a vaccination by using the ‘book now’ button on our home screen, or call our patient service team on 06 323 9696.  If you would like to get vaccinated at another place, you can ring the National Booking Service on 0800 28 29 26.

GP and Nurse Appointments

We will offer phone or video appointments where appropriate and in person if you need to be seen.   All routine services are running with increased precautions.

 

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30 August, 2021

Level 3 Service Update

COVID-19 Vaccines and other health services in COVID Level 3

COVID Vaccines

During level 3, all Covid-19 Vaccinations are being given at Manfeild Stadium, 59 South Street.  You can book a vaccination by using the ‘book now’ button on our home screen, or call our patient service team on 06 323 9696.  If you would like to get vaccinated at another place, you can ring the National Booking Service on 0800 28 29 26.

GP and Nurse Appointments

Please don’t hesitate to call if you have any health issues.  All appointments are by phone first,  and if you need to be seen in person, you will be given advice on how to come in safely.

Prescriptions

If you live in the general Feiding area, medicines will be delivered safely to you, free of charge, during level 3.  This service is  thanks to the great support from Manawatu District Council.

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28 July, 2021

Over 7,000 Vaccines done and many more to go!

COVID-19 Vaccine Roll Out

There has been excellent uptake of the COVID-19 vaccination in the Feilding area with over 7,000 completed so far at the Health Center. Getting a vaccine is the most effective way of protecting yourself and those around you from the impact of the virus in our community.

  • If you are in group 3 and haven’t been contacted, please book an appointment 06 3239696
  • If you’re aged 60 or over, or you’re in rollout groups 1, 2, or 3, you can book your COVID-19 vaccinations now.
  • If you want to get your vaccine at another location, you can call the national booking line 0800 28 29 26
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8 October, 2020

COVID-19 Update

What to expect at alert level 1

At COVID -19 Level 1, we still encourage masks when you come to the Health Centre – and we have some at the door if you would like one. You will be asked if you have any respiratory symptoms, before you come in. Thanks again for your important part in these efforts to protect our community.

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8 August, 2020

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

COVID-19 Information 12 August 2020

Feilding Health Care is now operating at COVID-19 Alert Level Two.

To support physical distancing, if you need an appointment please call us on 06 323 9696.

Please don’t come to the Health Centre if you have any cold or flu symptoms.  Call us first.

You can keep up to date with the latest news on COVID-19 by visiting the Ministry of Health Website below.

https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus

 

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27 November, 2018

Changes to Community Services Card Fees

1st December brings lower Community Services Card Fees

We are very happy to say that from 1 December, fees will be much lower for people with Community Service Cards.

Feilding Health Care has chosen to adopt a low fee scheme, so people with a Community Service Card pay the fees listed below, for standard consultations:

Adults 18 years+ $18.50

Young people 14 -17 years $12.50

Under 14 years FREE

We hope this will go some way to making health care more affordable for our community.

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18 September, 2018

Changes to our after-hours

1st October brings changes to our after-hours services

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20 June, 2018

Good response for regular immunisation

Immunisations helping people stay well this winter

Winter is definitely upon us, it is a good time to make sure you are up to date with vaccinations.

“The flu vaccination is important and is a quick procedure. The response has been really good at Feilding Health Care (FHC), we have introduced a Saturday morning clinic to make it easier for those that cannot make appointments during the working week clinics”, says Debbie Turney, Senior Nurse Manager at FHC.

People may have felt panicked when the flu vaccinations arrived a little later than previously expected this year. Not to worry, this was due to ensuring that Vaccines being delivered to New Zealand had been updated to include a new strain, after problems with their effectiveness overseas. Pharmac funded a “quadrivalent” seasonal flu vaccine, now available, that’s designed to protect against four strains of influenza, including two “A” and two “B” strains.

Influenza (flu) can be a serious illness, sometimes fatal. Influenza can make an existing medical condition such as diabetes or asthma much worse. By immunising you are protecting yourself, your family and your community. The vaccine takes around two weeks to be effective.

Immunisation is a way of preventing infectious diseases. Vaccinations are offered to babies, children and adults to protect against serious and preventable diseases.

Immunisation uses your body’s natural defence mechanism, the immune response, to build resistance to specific infections. If you have been immunised and you come into contact with that disease, your immune system will respond to prevent you developing the disease.

All vaccines approved for use in New Zealand have a good safety record and have ongoing safety monitoring.

“We are very pro-active at the Feilding Health Care and take the opportunity when seeing patients that they are up to date with immunisation.”

Do not be surprised whilst in for a regular check up that you will be offered to have either the flu vaccination or a discussion to check your immunisations are up to date. For instance most people should have had a booster for Tetanus at age 45 and then again at age 65 to ensure protection continues. Tetanus is a serious infectious disease caused by bacteria usually found in the soil. Boosters may also be needed after some cuts, grazes and wounds. There are many keen gardeners in our district – keep your immunisation up to date.

Another discussion you may want to have with your health professional is about Shingles vaccination. Did you know that if you have had chickenpox you are carrying the virus that causes Shingles? Once again, make it easy on yourself and talk with the team at Feilding Health Care to see what options are available – they are the best people to give the right advice to assist with health decisions for you and your family.

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27 October, 2017

New CEO

Feilding Health Care Appoint new CEO

Feilding Health Care are pleased to announce the appointment of Nicky Hart to the new role of CEO. Nicky has been working for many years with General Practices across the Manawatu, Wellington and Masterton areas. In her first few weeks here, she has focused on making it easier for people to get appointments when they are sick, and offering other ways to get in contact with us, such as the patient portal, and GP phone services. Welcome to the FHC team Nicky!

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