Devonport Health Centre (Devonport Doctors)

Devonport doctor

and nursing

services.

Devonport doctors and medical centre

Our Devonport doctors and nurses can help you with all of your health care needs.
We provide modern, convenient and continuous care.

General
Practice

Women’s
Health

Men’s
Health

Sexual
Health

Family
Planning

Pregnancy
Care

Minor
Surgery

Travel
Medicine

Skin Checks

Immunisations

Referrals

Specialists

(09) 972 2699
7AM to 5 PM — Monday to Friday

You can book our Devonport doctor and nursing services online. Appointment times are available on our patient portal. Not registered on the portal? Please speak to reception staff.

Phones switchover at 7:30 AM.

COVID-19 vaccine

Immunisation against infectious diseases has been more effective in preventing illness and death than any other medical intervention.

Devonport Health Centre supports the New Zealand government’s COVID-19 immunisation program as current research data shows the Pfizer vaccine is safe and effective for patients.

Our practice is no longer providing COVID-19 vaccines. You can book your COVID-19 vaccine or booster online at Book My Vaccine or by calling 0800 28 29 26. Many local pharmacies are also providing this service.

When can I get a COVID-19 vaccine?

If you are aged 12 or over, you can book your free COVID-19 vaccination now. It does not matter what your visa or citizenship status is.

You can book on behalf of someone else — or help them with their booking — if you have their permission.

If you are a worker in a border or managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ) setting, getting vaccinated for COVID-19 is mandatory.

Where will I get my COVID-19 vaccine?

You can now book your COVID-19 vaccine at the practice.

The COVID-19 vaccine is free and safe, and we encourage you (and everyone else in your family 12 years and over)  to book your vaccination appointment today.

You can book your COVID-19 vaccine at our practice by:

  1. Calling us on (09) 972 2699; or
  2. Emailing reception@devonporthealth.co.nz

When you get vaccinated, you’re not just protecting yourself — you’re protecting our community. You can find more information on the COVID-19 vaccination here: https://covid19.govt.nz/covid-19-vaccines/

How long will the COVID-19 vaccine's protection last?

Clinical trial data from the pharmaceutical company indicates that Comirnaty has been up to 95% effective in trial participants.

As with any vaccine, Comirnaty may not fully protect everyone who gets it. We don’t yet know how long you’ll be protected for, or if it will stop you from catching and passing on the virus.

The Ministry of Health is looking at data from other countries about the impact new strains may have on how effective the vaccines are.

The Pfizer vaccine will not give you COVID-19. There is also no possibility it could affect your DNA/genes.

Why did the COVID-19 vaccine get approved so fast?

In New Zealand, applications for all new medicines (including vaccines) are assessed by the New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority (Medsafe).

Medsafe is responsible for regulating all medicines and medical devices in New Zealand. They are part of the Ministry of Health.

Medsafe will only approve a vaccine for use in New Zealand once they are confident it complies with international standards and local requirements for quality, safety and efficacy.

There is no ‘emergency use authorisation’ in New Zealand.

As data to support the longer-term safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines is not yet available, any approvals are likely to be provisional. This means there may be restrictions on how the vaccine can be used and who it can be offered to.

If a vaccine is granted provisional approval, pharmaceutical companies must provide more information (from clinical trials, for example) as it becomes available.

What is in the COVID-19 vaccine?

The Pfizer vaccine is a mRNA-based (messenger ribonucleic acid) vaccine.

Active ingredient

30µg of a nucleoside modified messenger RNA encoding the viral spike (S) glycoprotein of SARS-CoV-2

Fats

These ingredients make up the lipid nanoparticle which is the transport mechanism for the active ingredient to make it inside a cell without being broken down.

  • 0.43 mg (4-hydroxybutyl)azanediyl)bis(hexane-6,1-diyl)bis(2-hexyldecanoate)
  • 0.05 mg 2[(polyethylene glycol)-2000]-N,N-ditetradecylacetamide
  • 0.09 mg 1,2-distearoyl-sn-glycero-3- phosphocholine
  • 0.2 mg cholesterol

Salts

These ingredients help make sure the vaccine pH is close to that of human cells.

  • 0.01 mg potassium chloride
  • 0.01 mg monobasic potassium phosphate
  • 0.36 mg sodium chloride
  • 0.07 mg dibasic sodium phosphate dihydrate

Sugar

This ingredient protects the lipid nanoparticle at very cold temperatures (-80 degrees celcius that the vaccine is stored at).

6 mg sucrose

Talk to our clinical team first if you:

  • are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • are receiving cancer treatment
  • have any other medical conditions or are taking other medicines.

While we may not have all the answers to your questions, we are committed to helping you make an informed decision for your unique health situation.

Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe?

The safety of all medicines approved for use in New Zealand is checked by the New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority (Medsafe).

Medsafe will continually review any COVID-19 vaccines being used and take appropriate action if any risks are identified.

Medsafe uses information from many different sources to check vaccine safety including:

  • clinical and epidemiological studies
  • case reports
  • published literature
  • pharmaceutical companies
  • other regulatory authorities.

What are the side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine?

Like all medicines, COVID-19 vaccines may cause side effects in some people. This is the body’s normal response and shows the vaccine is working.

The most common reported reactions are:

  • pain at the injection site
  • a headache
  • feeling tired or fatigued
  • muscle aches
  • feeling generally unwell
  • chills
  • fever
  • joint pain
  • nausea.

These are usually mild and won’t stop you from having the second dose or going about your daily life.

Flu shots are available now

Flu is not a mild illness. It can keep you in bed for a week or more, preventing you from caring for others, going to work, doing sport, attending church or just about anything that requires leaving the house.

New Zealand’s 2022 flu vaccine will protect against four strains of flu virus – two influenza type A strains and two influenza type B strains:

+ A/Victoria/2570/2019 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus
+ A/Darwin/9/2021 (H3N2)-like virus
+ B/Austria/1359417/2021-like virus
+ B/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus

The strains in bold are new for 2022.

Throughout the year, the World Health Organization monitors the different flu strains around the world and each year decides which strains are likely to cause flu in the Southern and Northern Hemispheres. Flu vaccine manufacturers make each year’s vaccine by growing lots of these viruses, mostly in hens’ eggs. They then inactivate the virus and extract the bits that are needed to make the vaccine.

The vaccine:

+ Does not contain any live viruses and so cannot cause flu.
+ Does not contain any preservatives, thiomersal or mercury.
+ Contains only very tiny amounts of egg protein and is safe for people with egg allergies

General Practitioner

Dr Sally Rushworth

Dr Rushworth studied medicine at Otago University before completing a Diploma in Child Health (Starship) and a Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology (Wellington). She obtained Fellowship to the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners in 2010.

Dr Rushworth is passionate about all aspects of General Practice, and has a particular interest in paediatrics, youth health, women's health and looking after Devonport's lovely elderly.

Outside of work, Dr Rushworth enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and three teenage children.

General Practitioner

Dr Sarah English

Dr English has been working as a doctor for 15 years, with the last 7 in the Devonport area. She is a specialist GP that has obtained Fellowship to the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners.

Dr English works holistically. She believes in treating the whole person, working on wellbeing and preventative medicine together. Dr English has an interest in skin cancer medicine and has obtained a certificate in Skin Cancer Medicine & Surgery and a Certificate in Dermoscopy from the Skin Cancer College of Australasia. She is also passionate about women's health, in particular, helping women through hormonal changes in their life.

Dr English enjoys working as a GP, getting to know her patients and providing friendly, continuous care for many years. She lives in Belmont with her young family and is currently taking on new patients.

General Practitioner

Dr Ben Gaunt

Born and raised in New Zealand, Ben moved to Australia at 21 to study. He gained his qualifications from The University of Newcastle in 2016 and has spent the past five years working around the Hunter Region — in both emergency and general practice settings.

Ben has experience in many areas of medicine as a result. However, his areas of interest include holistic care (diet, exercise, sleep, stress management, etc.), mental wellbeing, paediatrics and men's health.

Outside of work, Ben loves everything rugby (what a great decade to be a kiwi in Australia), obsesses over his golf swing and spends time with his wife and newly born son, Ollie.

General Practitioner

Dr Jad Ateia

Born and raised in Dubai, Jad moved to Egypt in 2003 to study. He completed a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from October 6 University in 2010. He then spent two years as a General Surgery Registrar at Tawam Hospital — the largest territory hospital in the United Arab Emirates and part of John Hopkins Medicine International — before gaining further urology training at the same institute. Jad immigrated to New Zealand in 2016 and worked across Auckland's three hospitals in various capacities before beginning general practice and urgent care training at the start of the year.

This diverse working background means Jad has experience in many areas of medicine. However, his areas of interest include chronic diseases, elderly care, healthy living, skin diseases, men's health, sexual/reproductive health and minor surgery.

Outside work, Jad enjoys travelling, cooking, participating in water sports and reading.

General Practitioner

Dr Chris Dominick

Lead Nurse

Helen Schreuder

Nurse

Ursula McDonald

Nurse

Sarah Stebbings

Nurse

Kylie Walker

Appointment fees

Exceptional Devonport doctor and nursing services. Affordable prices.

Registered Patients

0 — 13 Years

$0

14 — 17 Years

$44

w/ CSC — $13.00

18 — 24 Years

$49

w/ CSC — $19.50

25 — 64 Years

$55

w/ CSC — $19.50

65+ Years

$52

w/ CSC — $19.50
Nurse Consultations

All Patients

$25

Casual Patients

0 — 5 Years

$30

6 — 13 Years

$70

14 — 17 Years

$70

18+ Years

$90

Visitors

All Patients

$100

All Patients

0 — 13 Years

$0

14 — 24 Years

$32

25+ Years

$49

Vaccines

Influenza Vaccine

POA

Prescriptions

Repeat Prescription — Ordered Online

$20

Processed in 48 hours.

Repeat Prescription — All Other Requests

$25

Processed in 48 hours.

Repeat Prescription — Same-day Requests

$40

Our practice provides a wide range of services and additional charges may apply.

Find Us On Facebook

Devonport Health Centre is on Facebook. And we're sharing useful health information.

Health literacy is defined as "the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process and understand, basic information health information and services needed to make informed and appropriate health decisions."

Alongside treatment, it's one of the most important aspects of the health care our practice provides. And we're now using Facebook to help patients obtain and process health information in a modern, convenient manner.

We’re using our timeline to share informative posts, health initiatives, urgent practice updates and useful recommendations.

Find Us on Facebook

Enrol online

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Simply complete our online enrolment form.

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Need to see a Devonport
doctor or nurse?

(09) 972 2699
7AM to 5 PM — Monday to Friday

You can book our Devonport doctor and nursing services online. Appointment times are available on our patient portal. Not registered on the portal? Please speak to reception staff.

Phones switchover at 7:30 AM.

Devonport Health Centre will use different approaches and resources to achieve equitable outcomes for the people we serve.

ADDRESS

20 Victoria Road,
Devonport,
Auckland 0624

CONTACT

P: (09) 972 2699
F: (09) 972 2715
reception@devonporthealth.co.nz

HOURS

Weekdays — 7 AM to 5 PM
Weekends — Closed
EDI: devonmc