End of Life Planning

What to do when a loved one dies, or indeed how to plan for our own death, is not often talked about and finding all the information you need can be difficult.  This web site contains comprehensive information from preparing a will to advanced care health planning.  It's simple to read and easy to follow.  Working through it will answer many questions and help ease any anxiety you may have. https://endoflife.services.govt.nz/welcome


"Should I have my child immunised" is often a difficult decision for new parents.  Negative messages from well-meaning friends and families, the media and even some medical professionals have caused some parents to delay or forgo immunising their children against several potentially fatal diseases. There is a lot of conflicting information available, much of it of poor quality based on weak or totally false data.  Scientific studies have now completely debunked the myths linking vaccines to diseases such as autism and Crohn's.
We strongly recommend that all children should receive the full course of immunisations to protect them, especially in the important early years.  For instance if vaccination is delayed, reports indicate a five fold increased risk of being hospitalised with whooping cough.
Click on this link for a series of short videos on immunisation and other health topics.   https://www.youtube.com/user/minhealthnz/videos

Health 365

Get access to your medical records anywhere, anytime from any device linked to the internet.

Health 365 is a secure service provided in conjunction with Katikati Medical Centre and your GP to help you be in control of your health care. 

Using Health 365 you can:

  • Make appointments
  • Order repeat prescriptions
  • Access your medical history, medications and immunisations
  • Track your results
  • Have a brief email consult with your GP (a fee may be charged)

Ask your GP or at Reception to sign up to Health 365 or fill in this Privacy Statement and drop it back to the Medical Centre to enroll.  To ensure privacy you will need an individual personal email address. You can also be authorised to view the records of other family members - e.g. children or dependents.

Test Results

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.