Newtown Union Health Service – NUHS

Currently CODE ORANGE

For the most current and accurate information please go to:  https://covid19.govt.nz

COVID-19 Update

If you have any respiratory symptoms i.e. fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat, headache PLEASE DO NOT COME IN – please phone the Receptionist 380 2020 and a nurse will call you back.  If you have an appointment and have the above symptoms, please do not be offended if we ask you to wait outside until you can be seen. 

If you do not have an appointment and are unwell or have a family member unwell, please phone us on 380 2020.  We will arrange for a Nurse to phone you back and the necessary arrangements will be made.

If you have tested positive for Covid-19, you and your household MUST STAY HOME FOR 7 DAYS. If your symptoms are becoming worse phone 380 2020 or the Covid Healthline on 0800 358 5453. If you need urgent medical help, call 111 and tell them you have COVID-19.

For welfare support call 0800 512 337. To order free RAT tests for household contacts please visit https://requestsrats.covid19.health.nz/.

We are currently experiencing reduced staffing levels and a higher number of phone calls which may require you to wait longer than usual before your call is answered.

We have limited appointment availability and have had to prioritise appointments over this time.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.  The safety and wellbeing of our patients and community is of the utmost importance to us.

 

Would you like to be a member of Newtown Union Health Service

All patients, as at 28 August 2020, are members and will remain so for 2 years. As of 28 August 2022, they will need to apply to the new membership structure.

NUHS is inviting people who live in the geographical area defined by the Central, Southern and Eastern suburbs of Wellington and are 18 years of age or more to become members.

If you would like to apply to be a member of NUHS Incorporated Societies and are:

  1. Enrolled patient/s or staff of the Service who agree to membership; or
  2. Persons with an interest in the governance of the Service and who share and will uphold the values of NUHS and live within the geographical area but are not a patient or staff member; or
  3. Persons with an interest in the governance of the Service and who share and will uphold the values of NUHS and may live beyond the geographical area described above.

Membership applications will be considered at a meeting of the NUHS Board and New members will be notified.

NUHS Membership FAQ & Application Form

There is currently NO Saturday Clinic until further notice – we sincerely apologise for any inconvenience.  If you are unwell please call or visit After Hours or Wellington Hospital ED for any urgent medical concerns.

 

Primary Health Care Awards Finalist – 2021 –  NUHS is very proud to be a Finalist in the recent NZ Primary Health Care Awards for General Practice of the Year.

 

Patient Experience survey

Our practice is participating in a national survey to find out what your experience with health care is like and how your overall care is managed.  Taking part is voluntary.  For further information follow this link.

Our reception staff will be checking we have your contact information details on record.

We are a not-for-profit community service providing healthcare for community service card holders, low income union members and their families.

Newtown Union Health Service is a long established health service providing a range of local health services for some of the most vulnerable people, including new migrants, low income families, and the unemployed.   We have been providing community-owned, affordable, accessible, acceptable, appropriate, not-for-profit and community based primary health care since May 1987.

Patient Portal – MyIndici

Patient portals are secure online sites, provided by GPs, where patients can access their health information and interact with their general practice.

Benefits

Patient portals give people convenient and secure electronic access to their  health information, increasing their ability to manage their own health care. Read more