Stoke Medical Centre offers a wide range of services.
Our doctors are experienced general medical practitioners with a broad range of healthcare specialties. Stoke Medical Centre provides general medical consultations and a full range of personal medical checks, as well as travel consultations, commercial medical examinations, including those for driving, insurance, and diving purposes.
FREE WELCOME HEALTH CHECKS
For a new patient registering with our practice (who is over the age of 25 or who suffers from complex medical conditions) we offer a FREE Welcome Check with our nurses. This involves a 30 minute nurse consultation which covers much of the following:
Blood Pressure, height, weight, abdominal girth, medical classifications, discuss age appropriate vaccinations, arrange appropriate reviews for chronic conditions such as Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) and assess eligibility for Care Plus, explain our practice procedures with respect to ordering prescriptions and obtaining test results and if appropriate will suggest a follow up GP appointment for a full physical, an ordinary consultation or skin check as required.
Please download, print and complete the form here before you come in for your FREE Welcome Check. Please bring the completed questionnaire with you when you attend your Welcome Health Check with our nurses.
Are you a patient of Stoke Medical Centre and due or overdue for your smear??
Cell changes to the cervix can lead to cervical cancer. These cell changes are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) virus, which most people come into contact with at some stage in their life. But the changes happen very slowly, so by having regular smears, there is a very high likelihood that abnormal cells will be found and treated long before they ever become cancer. This is what makes cervical cancer one of the most preventable of all cancers.
Many women will get a reminder from their GP or smear taker when they are due for a smear. If you are due, get it done as soon as possible. Women who are not sure when their smear is due, or who want to find out more about cervical screening, can ring the free phone number – 0800 729 729 or go to the website www.cervicalscreening.govt.nz, you may even be eligible to receive a free cervical smear. To check your eligibility for a free cervical smear, contact one of our nurses by phoning 5477 488.
Investing a small amount of time in having regular cervical smears could save your life – reducing your risk of developing cervical cancer by about 90 percent. Cervical smear tests every three years are recommended from the age of 20 to 70 for women who have ever been sexually active.
There are lots of things in life that you can’t control, but by having regular cervical smear tests you can greatly reduce your likelihood of developing cervical cancer. You’re worth it!