In response to government guidelines we have implemented our pandemic plan and have the safety of our patients as our number one priority. As part of this we have moved to managing all inquiries through phone consults and will be offering virtual consults shortly. Please do not come into the Medical Centre unless you have been instructed by a Nurse or a GP – if you have been told to come in you will be met in the foyer and directed accordingly. We are working with the pharmacies to fax all script requests so that you do not need to visit the medical centre to pick up your script. Please be rest assured we will continue to provide essential medical services and we will triage all patients via phone consults to determine how best to assist you. We will be offering immunisation services and our Nurses will work with you to deliver these safely. We have put extra resources on the phones but please be patient with us during this time as the phones are extra busy . If you cannot get through on the phone, please leave a detailed message and we will call you back. Please remember to support one another and be kind to each other as these are difficult times for everyone. Take care and be safe.
Keep Yourself Mentally Healthy
If you have travelled overseas or believe you have been exposed to COVID-19, you should remain in self isolation as per the government guidelines and avoid places like child care, schools, aged residential care, hospitals and public gatherings for 14 days following return to New Zealand. If you become unwell, please contact Healthline (for free) on 0800 358 5453 or call Cambridge Medical Centre for advice.
The novel corona virus (2019-nCoV) has symptoms similar to a range of illnesses such as influenza and may include fever, coughing and difficulty breathing – but these symptoms do not necessarily mean someone has the virus.
The most important way to stop the spread of infections:
- Regularly wash your hands (for at least 20 seconds with warm water and soap and dry thoroughly)
- Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze
- Stay home if you’re sick
- Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms
- If you do feel unwell you should avoid public gatherings and events
- On current advice, hand and cough hygiene are more effective than masks for reducing the spread of novel Coronavirus.
As this information is frequently updated, please ensure that you check for the updated health professional advice on Ministry website,
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Patient Information for Covid-19
Please refer to the attached forms for general guidance on Covid-19 and quarantine instructions if you are required to self-isolate. If you are self-isolating please register with Health line on the following website: