National Bowel Screening Coming to Otago & Southland

From late April 2018 over 51000 men and women living in Otago and Southland, aged 60 – 70 years of age will be invited to participate in this free programme. This programme saves lives through detecting pre-cancerous polyps, or finding bowel cancer early, when it can often be successfully treated.

More information including informative links can be found on the Dunedin North Medical Centre page: Health Screening

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On April 11th, 2018, posted in: news by

Shingles Vaccine With Your Flu Shot

Shingles vaccine (Zostavax) is now funded for those aged 65 to 80 years and can be given with your flu shot. It’s not suitable for everyone and this will be discussed with the nurse at your appointment.

Please tell us if you would like both when booking your 15 minute nurse appointment, and remember to allow 20 minutes of wait time after vaccination.

Please note: Our doctors will not be giving the Shingles vaccine (Zostavax) because of time constraints.

If you are need to know more check out the Immunisation Advisory Centre web page: Zostavax

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On April 11th, 2018, posted in: news by

Flu Vaccine Is Now Available

We now have supplies of influenza vaccine at Dunedin North Medical Centre for those aged 3 years and older. Children aged 6 to 35 months require a different vaccine which won’t be available until later this month. Keep a watch for our News post advising its arrival.

Please remember an appointment is essential. Many of you have been patiently waiting and watching for this (thank you) so we expect to be very busy and appointments may not be immediately available.


The influenza vaccine is your best protection against the most common forms of the flu.

If you are over 65 years of age, it is free. Other people with certain medical conditions may also be eligible for a free vaccine. Please check with your doctor or a nurse if you think you may be eligible.

The cost of this vaccine for people who aren’t eligible is $29.00. You need to allow 20 minutes waiting time after you have had the vaccination so please take this into consideration when booking your appointment.

Children aged 6 months to under 9 years who are receiving the influenza vaccine for the first time should receive two doses four weeks apart for a better immune response.

More information at: Fight Flu

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On April 11th, 2018, posted in: news by

Lifeline Text Support – HELP (4357)

Lifeline has launched a new free text support service:


HELP (4357)

This service is available to anyone who wants to talk about what is worrying them.

Send a text message to HELP (4357) and one of Lifeline’s qualified counsellors or trained volunteers will respond. The service is free of charge and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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On April 3rd, 2018, posted in: news by

Active Aging

Age Concern Otago have as their mission that:


“Older people live a valued life in an inclusive society”

They have many terrific resources: Age Concern Otago

Some off the best are classes to assist with being active. Increasing numbers of studies show the benefits of a more active lifestyle. Having like minded companions to do it with will make it more enjoyable and sustainable, with both physical and social benefits.


Tai Chi  &  Steady As You Go

Two great options. Check out  the details in this brochure:

Age Concern Falls Prevention

For information about the class nearest to you in 2018 check out:



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On March 13th, 2018, posted in: news by

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Summer Newsletter

Here is the Dunedin North Medical Centre quarterly Practice Newsletter.

We hope you find it helpful and informative.

DNM Summer Newsletters PDF

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On February 13th, 2018, posted in: news by


Stride Ride & Slide Fun For Little Ones

Here is a great opportunity to support active lifestyles, a stride, ride & slide multisport event for children aged 2 – 6 years.

Sunday 18th February 2018, University Oval Rugby Field 2, (across from Caledonian Ground)

“Children will have a blast running past the crowd, riding their bikes around the bends, and splashing onto the Slip and Slide, past the firetruck, to the finish line.”

$3.00 per child or 2 for $5.00 if pre-registered. $5.00 each for on the day registration.

Register your child (children) online from 12:00pm Thursday February 1st, 2018 via Sport Otago
Contact is: Kerri Maclennan, Fundamental Skills Advisor, Phone: 474 6411, Mobile: 027 669 1580

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On January 23rd, 2018, posted in: news by

Public Holiday Closure Dates

We will be closed on public holidays over the coming months. Please keep this in mind when planning regular checkups or prescription renewals to make sure you don’t get caught out.

Apart from our usual weekend closure we will be closed on:

Tuesday – 6th February – WaitangiDay

Monday-  26th March – Otago Anniversary Day

Friday – 30th March – Good Friday

Monday – 2nd April – Easter Monday

Wednesday 25th April – Anzac Day

If you need medical assistance on the days we are closed please phone The Dunedin Urgent Doctors and Accident Centre on 479 2900. Our phones are automatically diverted to them when we are closed so if you do phone us when we are not here you will reach someone who can help.


Please remember: The Dunedin Urgent Doctors and Accident Centre is now at 18 Filleul Street

Map & more details: Urgent Doctors Have Moved

In the case of a medical emergency – please phone 111.

For medical advice – please phone Healthline, a FREE 24hr phone advice service on  0800 611 116.

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On January 23rd, 2018, posted in: news by

Urgent Doctors Have Moved

Dunedin Urgent Doctors & Accident Centre and Fracture Clinic

Urgent Pharmacy

Southern Community Laboratories

Have all shifted to:

18 Filleul Steet.

New location Dunedin Urgent Doctors


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On November 7th, 2017, posted in: news by

Online Patient Portal

Our secure online Patient Portal with ConnectMed is now up and running.

To join up or learn more:

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On September 27th, 2017, posted in: news by