The Doctors Welcome Bay

At The Doctors Welcome Bay, the health and wellbeing of our patients are the top priority for our team. Custom built medical facilities are designed to support the delivery of a full range of health services and the highest standards of health care, tailored to each individual patient. We are proud to deliver great general practice health care and advice to the Welcome Bay community.

Our services

Services we can help you with:

  • Medical consultations
  • Minor surgery
  • Skin cancer checks
  • Women’s and Men’s health
  • Immunisations
  • Travel health information and vaccines
  • Total family care

Appointments

Standard appointments are set at 12-15 minutes and are the basis for our fees.

If you require an extended appointment that exceeds the standard time please make sure you specify this at time of booking.


Urgent
  • If you are acutely unwell ring the surgery and ask to speak to a nurse who will help make arrangements. We reserve a small number of appointments for this.

Walk-In Clinic at affiliated clinic

  • When our GP appointments are full we have a doctor available in our walk-in clinic at our affiliated practice at Centralmed Health, Cnr 14th Ave and Devonport Road.
  • Please phone our practice and we will arrange a referral for you to The Doctors Tauranga walk-in clinic. Open Monday–Friday 8am – 6pm

Waiting time and delays

  • We make every effort to run our appointments on time. Unexpected emergencies occur and some consultation will run over time, please bear with us if your appointment is delayed.

Repeat prescriptions

  • Please allow 24-48 hours for repeat prescription requests.
  • Repeat Prescriptions fee $20
  • You will be required to see your doctor every 3-6 months if requiring repeat medications.

Laboratory & X-Ray results

  • Any significant abnormal results you will be notified by a nurse.
  • Please phone nurse line for confirmation of normal results, of if you have any further questions.

Hours

Open 8.30am - 5pm Monday - Friday.  After hours, please call our number 07 576 7912 and you will be diverted to a nurse for medical advice.
The Doctors Bayfair is open on weekends for minor acute care, please see The Doctors Bayfair.

Patient Charges

ENROLLED PATIENTS


GP Consultation

Age Fee
Under 13 FREE
13 - 17 $29
18 - 24 $40
25 - 44 $42
 45 - 64 $42
 65+ $40

Prices effective July 2018
Please note that materials and additional procedures will incur extra charges
Repeat prescriptions $22. Same day prescriptions $25. Repeat prescriptions under 13 yrs $10
All accounts not paid on the day incur an additional $5 to the consultation fee

CASUAL PATIENTS

GP Consultation

Age Fee
0 - 5 $5
 6 - 12 $5
13 - 17 $36
18+ $72

Prices effective July 2018
Please note that materials and additional procedures will incur extra charges

ACC CONSULTATION

GP Consultation

Age Enrolled  Casual
Under 13 Free  $5
13 - 17 $28 + materials  $38 + materials
18 - 64 $38 + materials  $48 + materials
 65+  $38 + materials  $48 + materials

Prices effective July 2018
nb: any materials required as part of an acc consult will incur additional charges.
All accounts not paid on the day incur an additional $5 to the consultation fee.

Our Doctors

Doctors:
Dr Karin Hall
Dr Chris Stewart

Nurses:
Michelle, Katie, Janine

Receptionists:
Anne, Lynda

Temporary Administration Manager:
Linda Hughes

Regional General Manager:
Philippa Fox

Philippa Fox

Non-profile Regional General Manager

Catherine

Non-profile Administration Manager

Lauren

Anne

Non-profile Receptionists

Lisa

Katie

Michelle

Non-profile Nurses

Dr Chris Stewart

Dr Karin Hall

Enrol now

Unfortunately we are not accepting new patients at this time. 

Usually we do warmly welcome new patients.  Being enrolled has many advantages:

•    We send you reminders and recalls for important health management
•    Pay less to see the doctor
•    Pay less for prescriptions (for subsidised medicines prescribed by your doctor)
•    Appointment bookings

Simply ask at reception or download our enrolment form below. Complete all the sections and send back to us by email, post, fax or bring it in with you.  You may need to bring in an original ID document (e.g. Drivers’ License, Birth Certificate, Passport) before your first visit - call our team to find out.

You do not need to be a patient with us to be seen by one of our medical team.If you’re a visitor to the region and need medical care, you’re also welcome. Please call our friendly team for an appointment.  All visitors and casual patients, please be aware that extra charges can apply when you are not enrolled.

There are many more benefits to enrolling, click here for Enrolment information.

Download the enrolment form hereDownload the Health History Adult Information pamphlet hereDownload the Health History Child Information pamphlet here

Latest News

When we have news to share with you it will be posted here.  Keep checking in to see what we are up to. 

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Feedback

We welcome your feedback. Please let us know what we are doing well and the areas we could improve on. You can send feedback via the link above, or

  • Talk or our staff
  • Drop a note into our suggestion box by main reception
  • Send an email to: manager@centralmedhealth.co.nz
  • If you have a complaint, please let us know as soon as possible and we will endeavor to respond to you in a timely manner.

Fees and payment

  • Information on our fee structure can be found in the waiting room area or ask for a schedule of fees. If you have any questions regarding fees, please speak to the receptionist
  • Payment can be made by cash, cheque, VISA, MasterCard and EFTPOS and internet banking.
  • Please note payment is expected at the time of consultation. A $3.00 administration fee will be added to consultation fee if full payment is not paid on the day. An additional $5.00 monthly account fee will be added at the end of the month if the account is still outstanding, this will be refunded if the balance is paid within 7 days

Update your details

Please let us know if your contact details change so we can do our best to keep you informed about your healthcare needs. Our practice is a member of the Primary Health Organization known as Western Bay of Plenty PHO.
Our hours are:

  • Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm
  • Nurses Line
  • Monday – Friday 9 – 4.30pm

In a life threatening emergency, call 111 for an ambulance immediately, or go to the nearest Emergency Department at Tauranga Hospital. 
Our afterhours service is Accident & Healthcare, 2nd Avenue Phone 577 0010. Open 7 days a week 8.00am – 9pm