Your Wellbeing Is Our Priority


Focussing on Continuity of Care*

Same Day Appointments Available

*Continuity of Care is seeing the same health provider over time. This results in: increased patient satisfaction, improvements in quality of care, and an increase in positive health outcomes

Winter Illness

If you are experiencing mild respiratory symptoms, we urge you to please treat these at home.

"For a lot of people with mild respiratory symptoms  - runny nose, cold, maybe feeling slightly more congested than a cough - the absolute treatment is to stay at home, plenty of fluids, analgesics such as paracetamol or Ibuprofen and actually giving it time" - Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners medical director Dr Bryan Betty

Ministry of Health Update

The Ministry of Health have announced that children aged 3-12 years and people with serious mental health or addiction needs will be eligible for free flu dose from 1 July 2022, and that a second COVID booster is being made available for those at risk of severe illness from COVID-19.

Unichem Family Health pharmacy will be offering the Covid booster. We will be offering the funded flu jab to our eligible patients when we receive them. Patients may book in with our nurse for this.

COVID-19 Ministry of Health Update

Click the button below for information about managing at home with COVID-19

The practice under the Covid protection framework: Level Orange Omicron

A) What is happening in New Zealand

With the opening of our borders and loosening of some restrictions we are in the next phase of living with COVID in the community.

We encourage people to continue to wear masks when out in the community and to avoid large gatherings when possible. You are required to wear a mask at all times when you are in a health care setting.

B) Changes to how we offer our services at Cambridge Family Health

As a practice, we need to protect our patients and staff as much as possible to reduce the risk of having too many staff members contracting COVID at any one time and then having to stand down from work. This will allow us to continue serving our patient community to the best of our ability. By limiting the number of patients entering our building we will also reduce the risk of patients infecting each other in our waiting room area.

Our practice will operate in the following way:

1) You will be continue to be offered phone or video consultations and are encouraged to do so.

2) If you wish to have a face-to-face appointment, you will be asked COVID screening questions by our receptionists. You will be asked to come to the practice shortly before your appointment time and to remain in your car. The GP or nurse seeing you will call you on your mobile and direct you to come to the main entrance where you will be met and escorted to a clinic room. 

3) Phone and video consultations will incur our standard  consultation fees

4) Repeat prescriptions will be sent to a pharmacy and charged at the normal pick up prescription fee, unless the prescription is to be sent out of Cambridge. We require 48h notice to process a repeat prescription request..

5) If you phone us and report respiratory symptoms and wish to be seen by a clinician, you will be allocated to the clinician seeing respiratory patients on the day. Patients will be asked to drive around to the back of our building and park in the carparks by the side of our building. The clinician seeing our respiratory patients will generally see patients in their cars and bring you into our building for examination in our designated respiratory room, as needed

6) Covid testing is continuing via booked appointment only. If you are a household contact of a COVID case, have symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 infection but have had negative RAT on self-testing, we can offer a supervised RAT test and we can follow up with a nasopharyngeal COVID test if deemed necessary. Please follow the instructions you will be given when you book. Please remain in your car at all times and drive into our main car park and turn right as per our sign on the fence, this will take you to the back of our


The Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC)

The Immunisation Advisory Centre‚Äôs (IMAC) website provides up-to-date information and resources, covering many Covid-related queries and questions such as vaccine safety and timing. Visit their website (https://www.immune.org.nz ) for more information, or call them on 0800 IMMUNE (0800 466 863) for COVID-19 clinical advice. 

Why Enrol with Us?

Cambridge Family Health is a team of doctors, nurses and administration staff who are committed to providing excellent health care in a relaxed and family friendly environment.

We promise our patients three things:

1) Availability. 
We strive to keep our doctor-to-patient ratio as low as possible, which means you do not have to wait long to see your regular doctor. This also enables us to provide good continuity and quality of care.
2) Urgent medical care-NB this service has been put on hold during our current lockdown
We provide a daily urgent care service utilising our excellent nurses to triage patients, so you can be seen by a doctor on the day if required. Note that patients need to phone us first. This service is offered between 8.30am and 3pm Monday to Friday.
3) Prioritising wellness.
Our strong commitment to preventative health means that we are focussed on using our skills and knowledge to help you to optimise your health and ongoing wellbeing. 

See below for more information on how to enrol as a patient with Cambridge Family Health.

PLEASE NOTE

At Cambridge Family Health, we provide quality primary care with a particular focus on continuity of care. This means that you do not need to wait long to see your usual GP. Unfortunately, there is a shortage of GPs in New Zealand and while we are actively recruiting for more GPs to join our team we are currently unable, with our level of staffing, to accept new patients without compromising on our quality and continuity of care. 
If you wish to enrol with us please fill out an enrolment form and you will be placed on a waiting list. Dr Wood and Dr Arias will not be accepting any new patients, however, when we have recruited more GPs to joins our team,  these new GPs as well as Dr Shama and Dr Benson will be taking new patients. We will keep you updated of our progress. 


Cambridge Family Health is a Cornerstone accredited GP practice

As a Cornerstone accredited GP practice, we have passed a rigorous assessment process by the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners.

This means that our medical practice delivers quality patient care that has been independently assessed as meeting the gold standards for patient care.

We establish lasting relationships with our patients, which helps us to provide you with excellent quality and continuity of care.
Enrolment is simple: either collect a pre-printed form from us in person or download it here.

Once complete, either drop your form off to us at 1913 Cambridge Rd, or email it as an attachment to admin@cambridgefamilyhealth.co.nz

Please don't forget to include your photo ID, proof of eligibility to enrol (NZ passport or NZ birth certificate or valid visa) and proof of address. We'll take care of the rest!

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Cambridge Family Health | P. 07 827 4234 | F. 07 827 7377 | 1913 Cambridge Road, Cambridge
 

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