We have been excited to meet so many new patients recently. We love to care for you all but right now, we are nearly at full capacity and do not wish to compromise the care we offer to our enroled patients so as of Saturday 17th December 2016, enrolment is restricted.
This means we are only taking on new patients who live in our cachment area (North of Main South Road, West of Carmen Road, South of Yaldhurst Road) or those who live in the same home as exisiting patients. We are also able to accept familes whose children are enroled at one of the shools in the cachment area.
If you have needed a prescription over the last month or so you may have noticed a bit of a change.
Your prescription now has a barcode and number in the bottom right hand corner. This is because we are now producing the new NZePS electronic prescriptions, which means the information necessary for your prescription is now sent directly to your pharmacy when they scan the code.
Hei Hei Health Centre is one of the first practices in Christchurch to be using this innovative new system. The other is our sister practice in Sumner.
A common question we get asked is why we charge for repeat prescriptions.
Several patients have commented that this is "Money for Old Rope" and as this is not an uncommonly held perspective, we felt it would be worth explaining why there is a fee and what it covers:
An interesting study soon to be published in Neurology journal has shown some promising biomarker changes which suggest that the popular supplement resveratrol is worthy of further study to see if it might slow progression in Alzheimer's disease.
Hei Hei Health Centre is proud to announce that we are now RNZCGP Cornerstone Accredited.
So, what does that mean for you?
A new study has shown that glucosamine and chondroitin can be as effective as the prescription only painkiller Celecoxib in moderate to severe knee arthritis, so is there something in this old favourite supplement?
A new study published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine casts doubts over the safety of some uses of e-Cigarettes, including those that do not contain nicotine.