March 2024 Update

March 2024 Update

Flu vaccine from 1st April 2024:

A reminder Upper Harbour Medical Centre offers flu vaccines, these are available from 1st April 2024. Please do book for these (online booking with the nurse, or through reception). These can also be done opportunistically alongside a routine appointment.

This year the flu vaccine is funded for:

> people aged 65 years and over

> people who have a long-term medical condition like diabetes, asthma, or a heart condition (ages 6 months and older)

> pregnant people

> children aged 4 years and under who have been hospitalised for respiratory illness or have a history of significant respiratory illness

> people with mental health conditions, including schizophrenia, major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, or schizoaffective disorder

> people who are currently accessing secondary or tertiary mental health and addiction services.

We do have the option of an alternate flu vaccine for the >65 year age group, this provides a slight advantage with improved immune response. This vaccine is non-funded, the cost is $45. Please specify if you’d prefer this option when you book. (Limited number available). We are happy to discuss this further as you’d like.

Childhood Immunisations:

We continue to offer these to all our enrolled children. We offer experienced nurses and a private setting to improve your experience.

Virtual GP available the Easter break

A reminder over the Easter period, CareHQ is available if you require after hours care.
Patients of our practice can use the code PRO-1 for $10 off their standard appointment cost – please head directly to the CareHQ website to register and make a booking.
UHMC is closed from for Easter Friday and Easter Monday.

Covid update:

With the last of the mandates being removed, masks are no longer formally required in medical centres. At Upper Harbour we gently encourage you to please wear a mask in our surgery, if you can The team will continue to wear masks at this time.

Results: a reminder you can find your results on ManageMyHealth – our patient portal (please contact reception to sign up if you haven’t already). If you have had bloods recently, a reminder we operate a ‘no news is good news’ policy, but feel free to contact us to find out results. It is taking 2-3 days for blood results, longer for specific blood results, and longer again for swabs.

Contact details: We utilise texting to send results, if you have recently changed your mobile phone number, address or other contact information, please contact us so we can keep your records up to date. We would also encourage you to book in with us if you have not seen us for a few years, particularly if you are aged 45yrs or over, as it is a good idea to get your blood pressure checked, discuss any screening options and review your health generally (think of this as an annual “WOF”).

Remember, if you have any questions, comments or general feedback, please contact us at

Thanks for choosing us as your medical team,

The Upper Harbour Medical Centre Team.

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