OUR DOORS ARE LOCKED SO PLEASE WAIT IN YOUR CAR AND PHONE US ON 03 2487146 AND SELECT OPTION 3. THIS WILL SEND US AN AUTOMATED MESSAGE TO LET US KNOW YOU HAVE ARRIVED FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT. PLEASE ADVISE US OF ANY COUGHS, COLD OR FLU SYMPTOMS OR IF YOU OR SOMEONE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD HAS TESTED POSITIVE AND IS CURRENTLY ISOLATING WITH COVID. We are here to care for our patients, however we need to keep our staff well so we can continue to look after our patients. Masks are mandatory regardless of any exemptions if you are aged 12 years or over. This is to protect our Staff and our Patients from spreading any airborne illnesses and particularly COVID.
GP practice – enrolled patients only
This practice provides COVID-19 testing ONLY to our enrolled patients.
TO ACCESS COVID-19 TESTING IN OTAGO AND SOUTHLAND IF YOU ARE NOT AN ENROLLED PATIENT, PLEASE CALL 0800 VIRUS-19 (0800 847 8719) THEIR CALL CENTRE IS OPEN 8.30AM – 4.30PM MONDAY TO FRIDAY AND 8.30AM – 4.00PM WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS
We are not doing COVID Vaccinations on site. To book your COVID Vaccine online at one of the locations in Southland you can head to the Book My Vaccine Website https://app.bookmyvaccine.covid19.health.nz
OVERSEAS TRAVEL – If you require proof of having your COVID Vaccinations for overseas travel you will need to apply to the Ministry of Health. Please see this link for the information and contact for this https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-vaccines/covid-19-requesting-proof-vaccination-overseas-travel
AFTER HOURS: If you are a patient at Lumsden Medical Centre and need to see a doctor urgently after hours, please phone 03 2487146 and follow the instructions you are given. Alternatively you can make an appointment directly with the Invercargill Urgent Doctors 03 2188821. Please be aware there is a cost for these appointments that are held at their clinic in Invercargill.
We have a new purpose built designated consult room where we will see patients who have cough, cold or flu symptoms without bringing them into the Medical Centre.
If you have a cough, cold or flu symptoms, please advise our receptionist when you phone to make an appointment.
We are here to help, however it is important we keep you and our staff safe.
Lumsden Medical Centre is proud to be part of the Northern Southland Community based in the town of Lumsden.
The Primary Health Organisation we belong to is Wellsouth. They support the practice in delivering a variety of services to improve the health of our Southern Population.
Our Practice provides quality patient focused healthcare. We are available for Primary Care and supporting our patients health needs. We are committed to delivering the best possible service for all our patients whatever their needs.
Our clinical team of doctors and nurses have undergone extensive medical training to equip them with the knowledge and diverse skills to provide care and friendly advice to individuals and families in our community. From time to time, they may be unavailable as they attend further training courses to up skill and continue their medical training. Click here to meet our team.
General Practice is your first stop when you have a concern about your health. We offer 15 minute appointments. We can refer you to a specialist should you need further care.
Lumsden Medical Centre takes pride in having achieved Foundation Standards in 2016 & 2020 (slightly later due to COVID) and achieving Reaccreditation every 3 years.
Foundation Standards is an Accreditation Programme specifically designed by the Royal College of GP’s for General Practices in New Zealand. Practices with Foundations Standards Accreditation have been independently audited and met the high standard of heath care required.