Updates from the Practice Team

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) information

Mar 23 2020

From Monday 23rd March our doors will be locked.  

If you have a booked appointment already please call us when you arrive outside the practice and we will unlock the door for you.

If you need an appointment or advice please phone us or send a ManageMyHealth message. We are still operating but we need to speak with you first to assess your needs.  We may see you in person or your doctor may call and assess you over the phone.

You are no longer able to collect your prescription from us.  We will fax it to the pharmacy of your choice. Our new prescription fee (faxing inclusive) is $20

Thank you for you patience and understanding at this time.  Please be assured that your BCH Team are here for you

Information for people wanting to enrol at Brooklyn Central Heath

Mar 10 2020

We are currently not taking on any new patients.  We will update our website with information when this changes.  Thanks.

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) information

Mar 03 2020

Current situation as of 3 March 2019

To date, New Zealand has had a single case of COVID-19. We’re confident the swift actions by the person and their family, and the health sector, means there is a low risk of any spread into the community from this case. The likelihood of a widespread outbreak remains low-moderate.

People coming into New Zealand should check information for travellers arriving to New Zealand as they may be subject to border controls or asked to self-isolate.

We’re also asking people who have visited countries or areas of concern and who have developed symptoms of fever, cough or shortness of breath to seek medical advice by phoning Healthline’s dedicated COVID-19 number 0800 358 5453 

For COVID-19 health advice and information, contact the Healthline team (for free) on 0800 358 5453 


Christmas/New Year opening hours

Dec 17 2019

2019 - 2020 Christmas and New Year opening hours


Season’s Greetings from the team at Brooklyn Central Health

Opening hours over the holiday period below:-

Monday 23 December 2019 - 8am - 6pm

Tuesday 24 December 2019 - 8am - 3.30pm

Wednesday 25 December 2019 -  CLOSED

Thursday 26 December 2019 - CLOSED

Friday 27 December 2019 - CLOSED

Monday 30 December 2019  - 9.30am - 3.30pm

Tuesday 31 December 2019 - 9am - 3pm

Wednesday 1 January 2019 - CLOSED

Thursday 2 January 2019 - CLOSED

Friday 3 January 2019 - 9am - 3pm 

Returning to normal hours Monday 6 January 2020

Also a reminder that Monday the 20 January 2020 is Wellington Anniversary Day and we will be  CLOSED


Please remember to request your repeat prescriptions before the holidays by either phone or Manage My Health

Fee increase from Monday 22nd July 2019

Jul 22 2019

As of Monday the 22nd of July 2019 there will be a slight cost increase to our GP consultation fees for those without a Community Service Card.

Under 14's remain no charge

14-17 years will increase by 50c to $34.00

18 -24 years will increase by $1.00 to $46.00

25-64 years of age will increase by $1.50 to $49.50

over 65's will increase by $1.00 to $45.50

Community Service Cardholder fee increase from 3 July 2019

Jul 03 2019

From the 3rd of July 2019 our fees for Community Service Cardholders have increased.

Our fee for a standard 15 minute consultation with your GP or nurse has increased as below:

  • 18yrs + now $19.00
  • 15-17 yrs now $13.00

Flu vaccine now available

Apr 01 2019

We now have the flu vaccine available.  Please call today to book your appointment with the nurse for this


The cost of the flu vaccine this year is $35 for those not meeting the criteria for funding as below


The flu vaccine is free if you fall into any of the following groups:


            • Pregnant women (any trimester)


            • People aged 65 years and older


            • People aged under 65 years with any of the medical conditions listed on the below website:



            • Children aged 4 years or under who have been hospitalised for respiratory illness or have a history of significant respiratory illness










Staffing changes

Mar 27 2019

Sadly we are saying goodbye to Polly Bradford - her last day at the practice will be Friday 12th April.  If you have been seeing Polly as a patient you are welcome to now see either Colin Thomas, Nisha Chalam or Ari Pfeiffenberger.  We wish Polly all the best for her future endeavours.

From Monday 15th April both Nisha's and Ari's hours will be changing

Nisha will now be available all day Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

Ari will be available on Tuesday morning and all day Friday

Debbie and Colin's hours remain unchanged  

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