Welcome to Katikati Medical Centre
Katikati Medical Centre is based in the rural town of Katikati some 40kms north of Tauranga. As a Primary Health Care provider we are your first choice for medical care in the region. With nine Doctors and eight Practice Nurses we provide a full range of Primary Health Care services.
We are committed to our patients and are Cornerstone accredited. This accreditation is recognition by the NZ College of GP’s that we have reached their very high standard and that we have processes in place to ensure we are continually improving and learning.
Our Vision is:
to be an innovative centre of excellence delivering high quality services to sustainably meet the needs of our patient, the community and to enhance the wider health care system.
We continually strive to reach this vision and work with a range of other health professionals in the Health Centre complex to meet the total health needs of the Katikati community.
After a delay to ensure the flu vaccine contains the two new strains that were circulating in the Northern Hemisphere last winter, we are pleased to advise that stocks have now arrived and Flu vaccinations are now available.
Already there is a rush to ensure vaccination before the arrival of winter so we encourage all patients to contact us to book a time for their flu shot.
Flu Vaccinations are becoming ever more popular and recognised as a valuable tool to ward off what can be a dangerous illness.
Remember, until the end of July, Flu Vaccinations are free for those over 65, for pregnant women, asthmatics, diabetics and those with heart or lung disease.
This year the Ministry of Health is also running a special campaign to encourage Young Adults to be vaccinated and we encourage those between 18 and 25 to get protection - don't miss out on the activities you enjoy by getting the flu.
Training New Doctors
Not only are your local GP's looking after your health they also take an active role in training the next generation of GP's. Our Clinic is registered as a Training Practice.
Currently we have Jess Payne with us. Jess is a Registrar which means she is a fully trained Doctor but is now undertaking the specific training to become a member of the Royal NZ College of General Practioners.
Most routine tests take 72 hours to be reported back and checked by the Doctor although some, such as biopsies or cervical smears, will take longer. Your Doctor will discuss with you as to how you will be advised of the results and when they should be available. Please contact us directly if there are inappropriately long delays.
It is important that you notify us of any changes to your address or contact details so you can be contacted.
Please remember our Reception staff are not qualified to interpret results and are not permitted to give them to patients.