How we can help
If you are feeling unwell or just need medical advice, our friendly medical team can help. We have gone through extensive medical training to equip ourselves to help children and adults of all ages with a range of physical and emotional difficulties. As GPs we are at the centre of your healthcare and will be aware of services and expertise that are available locally and further-a-field.
We can assist with many minor surgeries, providing fast removal and biopsies of skin lesions, ingrown toenail surgery, cosmetic removal of benign moles and skin tag removal. Coming to us for these minor surgeries could save you a long wait or a cancelled appointment at hospital when a more serious case takes priority. You will need to have a consultation appointment with one of our Doctors first, and you should allow 30 minutes for the later surgery appointment.
If you require a repeat prescription please click here to fill in our online form – your request will go to your Doctor/Nurse and they will be in touch. Please note your doctor will need to see you every six months.
Cervical screening is provided by our experienced nursing team, and detects abnormal cells. If left untreated, these could become cervical cancer. Regular tests and treatment reduces the likelihood of cervical cancer by around 90%. All women should have regular cervical smear tests every three years between the ages of 25 and 69, including women who have been immunised against HPV.
Chest pain, discomfort and palpitations often need further investigation. We can provide the service of an ECG, which is a recording of your heart’s electrical activity.
Spirometry measures how your lungs are working. It is used to assess damage caused by conditions like COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – a group that includes bronchitis and emphysema), pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis and asthma. Make an appointment if you need a Spirometry.
Our Doctors are approved by Immigration NZ to perform Immigration Medicals. As an applicant for a New Zealand visa, you may be required to provide medical and chest x-ray certificates to demonstrate you have an acceptable standard of health. Your Doctor records your health examination results in ‘eMedical’ then submits this electronically to Immigration New Zealand, where they are linked with your visa application. The immigration officer who assesses your visa application is the one to decide whether you have an acceptable standard of health.
Immigration Medical – We are part of the off shore panel doing e-medicals. Booking requires a $50.00 deposit. This can be done online to our account, to make it easy to book over the phone.
Please see Fees page for costs.
Manukau City Medical Centre are experienced with most minor accident care. If we are not able to help with an injury we will refer you to the appropriate place.
Liquid nitrogen is a fast, effective treatment we can provide to treat viral warts, sun damaged skin, skin tags and even benign cosmetic lesions. Often one treatment is all that is needed but sometimes it may need repeating after two weeks. Your first consultation will need to be with your Dr, but follow-up consultations can be booked directly with the Nurse.
Manukau City Medical Centre can insert IUCDs. An Intrauterine Contraceptive Device (IUCD) is inserted into a woman’s uterus to prevent pregnancy. Depending on the type of device, it will need to be changed after between three and five years. One brand of IUCD can also be used to reduce heavy bleeding during periods. Make an appointment with us to discuss your IUCD needs.
We offer a wide range of Immunisations, including the childhood immunisations from 6 weeks – 11 years old, tetanus, HPV, shungles, flu vaccinations, etc.
Please book with our Nurse if you require vaccination.
Another service we offer at our Auckland GP clinic are travel immunisations and advice before you go overseas. While you may have the immunisations needed when living in New Zealand, there may be others you need before going to countries, e.g. Africa or South America. You may need protection from rabies or malaria or yellow fever. Our doctors can advise you what diseases you will need to be protected from in any country, as well as advise you on other travel medical matters.
In NZ all children are entitled to 11 free health checks from birth to three years. The checks aim to ensure that children are growing and developing as well as possible. Included in the checks are clinical assessment, health education and family/whanau support.
Baby checks are at birth, 24 hours, five days and around 2-4 weeks. They’ll be done by your lead maternity carer (LMC).
Between 4-6 weeks old and three years old, there are seven core health checks available for your child. Usually these are around 4-6 weeks, 8-10 weeks, 3-4 months, 5-7 months, 9-12 months, 15-18 months and 2-3 years. These checks may be carried out by a Well Child Provider of your choice e.g. Plunket, Maori health provider, community nurse, or a general practice team like Manukau City Medical Centre.
Manukau City Medical Centre also does Aviation Medicals. Medical Examiners for (CAA) Civil Aviation Authority of NZ for Class 1 and 3 – $355 (Initial) $225 (Renewals).
Designated Aviation Medical Examiner for CASA ( Civil Aviation Safety Authority) Australia – $225+ test cost.
There can be a price difference for any other particular CAA tests so please call our Reception to confirm.