Wanaka Medical Services - Aspring Medical Centre
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Specialised Services

After Hours
IN AN EMERGENCY CALL 111 When the clinic is closed there is a doctor on call at all times. We share the provision of urgent after-hours care with Wanaka Medical Centre. When you call 03 443 0725 outside clinic hours our telephone diverts to an experienced nurse triage team who will assess your problem, give advice, and call the doctor and/or ambulance if that is necessary. Depending on the care required the doctor may come to you or they may ask you to meet them at the clinic in the Wanaka Lakes Health Centre, where they have access to more materials and equipment. Sometimes the nurse triage service has a lot of calls to deal with and you may have to wait for a while to speak to the nurse. If you feel that it is taking too long and you are anxious about the person needing care, please remember that you can get an ambulance by hanging up and calling 111 at any time. If you have any difficulty accessing the nurse triage service or a doctor after hours, please let us know.   Photo: Geoff Marks - Southern Lights, Wanaka, New Zealand.
Aviation Medicals
Dr Jayne Davies has a Certificate in Aviation Medicine and is a Certified CAA Medical Examiner. She can do full Class 1 and Class 2 aviation medicals. Our Aviation Medical clinic is held on a Wednesday morning. If you are unable to attend at this time please talk to reception about arranging an alternative. Information for pilots about the medical exam is available here. Please note that you must pay the CAA fee prior to your appointment and provide us with a copy of the receipt. The application form for your medical must also be completed and brought to your appointment. You can down-load the form from the CAA website - https://www.caa.govt.nz/Forms/Forms.htm#Part_067 Please DO NOT SIGN the application form. It must be signed in front of the examiner.
Immigration Medicals
Aspiring Medical Centre is the only approved provider of Immigration eMedicals for Immigration New Zealand in Wanaka. eMedical is the electronic processing system that is used by our clinic to record the results of your medical examination and send them to Immigration New Zealand You can now book your immigration medical online! Please click here to apply for your appointment and one of our team will call you within 2 working days You can also make an appointment for your immigration medical either in person or by phone. If phoning, please have your credit or debit card handy. Due to the high demand for appointments we require a deposit of $100 to confirm your booking.  This can be paid either at time of booking or up to 48 hours before your appointment. If the deposit is not paid then your appointment will be cancelled and allocated to someone else. The deposit can be refunded, provided that you notify us that you are unable to attend at least 48 hours prior to your appointment time. When you come in for your appointment you MUST bring your original passport (not a photocopy) and also passports for any children or dependents who are having a medical completed. For other acceptable forms of identification see the Immigration New Zealand website. Please feel free to bring a friend or interpreter along if you think this will make the consultation easier. First you will see the nurse, who will take your photo, take blood tests and record measurements. This takes 30 – 45 minutes. During this process you will be asked to give a urine specimen, so please have a big drink of water before you come to your appointment.  Women cannot be menstruating (having your period) at the time of consultation, so please time your appointment appropriately. You will then be examined by a doctor, which takes 15 – 30 minutes. There may be some waiting time, so allow an hour and a half for your visit. The cost of a standard eMedical is $390 for an adult. This includes a set of standard blood tests. The cost for a child is $222 (no blood tests required). Depending on the outcome of your initial examination, you may be asked to undertake further tests or be referred to a specialist. In this case there will be additional costs. Payment is required at the time of your appointment. Once we get the results of your blood tests back from the laboratory (this may take a few days) we will complete the eMedical and send it electronically to Immigration New Zealand. You do not need to come back to the clinic to get your results. Immigration New Zealand will contact you regarding the status of your application using the preferred method you have selected during your appointment - usually email or phone. We will NOT contact you, unless we need you to come back for further tests or examinations. We can only complete the medical examination component of your medical. If you need a chest xray this can be done at Otago Radiology, which is located next to us in the Wanaka Lakes Health Centre. There is a separate charge for this service (usually $200 - $250)  which is paid to Otago Radiology. You can find more information on the Immigration New Zealand website - http://www.dol.govt.nz/immigration/knowledgebase/item/1065[action full_width="no" type="normal" text_font_weight="" show_button="yes" button_target="_blank" background_color="#4f4f4f" padding_top="35" padding_bottom="35" button_text="BOOK NOW" button_link="/services/specialised-services/immigration-medicals/immigration-medical-exam-wanaka-booking-form/"]Book your Immigration Medical Appointment online![/action]
Mental Well-Being
It is part of our role to support people with problems of living, psychological issues and psychiatric diagnoses. We understand your need for privacy in a small town. It is helpful if you book a long appointment to discuss these things.
Safe Skin
Do you worry about skin cancer? We can help. Safe Skin by Aspiring Medical Centre offers advanced evidence based skin cancer detection using the techniques recommended by the Skin Cancer College of Australasia. SkinScope uses digital dermoscopy and SnapShot uses Total Body Photography. Both these techniques facilitate the detection and treatment of skin cancer before it becomes a threat to your health. Dermoscopy (SkinScope) [vc_column_inner width="1/3"]Who needs Dermoscopy? You should consider Dermoscopy if you are at high risk of skin cancer, which is if you are in one of the following groups: You have had melanoma or another type of skin cancer yourself. Someone in your family has had melanoma. You or someone in your family have multiple abnormal looking moles. You have more than 50 moles. If you are developing new moles. You are taking medications that suppress your immune system. [vc_column_inner width="1/3"]Why do I need Dermoscopy? The majority of skin cancer in New Zealand is not melanoma and this is best detected with examination by dermatoscope of individual blemishes on your skin. 20% of melanomas develop from existing moles. Existing moles that become melanoma often look normal to the naked eye in their earliest stage. Dermoscopy gives the best opportunity to catch melanoma at its earliest stage when it is most curable. [vc_column_inner width="1/3"]What does SkinScope, using Dermoscopy, involve? We use a state of the art dermatoscope to look at each of your moles individually using the benefit of 10x magnification and different waveforms of light to determine their cancerous potential. Individual moles can be photographed digitally if necessary. Dermoscopy doesn’t require all your skin surface to be visible at once and areas of clothing are taken off so each mole can be examined.  Skin in the breast, genital, and buttock areas is not routinely examined, so you will need to advise the doctor if there are spots in these areas that you would like checked. Your comfort and dignity is of utmost concern at all times. If the doctor identifies moles or lesions which need to be removed we will make you a follow-up appointment for this procedure The cost of a 30 minute SkinScope appointment is $150 Total Body Photography (Skin Snapshot) New Zealand has the highest rate of melanoma skin cancer in the world. Every year more than 4,000 of us are diagnosed with this life-threatening disease which is around 13 people per day. and 300 people per year will die from it. If it is detected and diagnosed early enough, melanoma can be cured easily by removal of the mole. Total Body Photography, which we call Skin Snapshot, can help with the early detection of melanoma and other types of skin cancer in people who are at high risk.  This tool is used by leading medical centres and skin cancer specialists worldwide to help identify melanoma early enough to be cured. [vc_column_inner width="1/3"]Who needs Skin Snapshot? You should consider Snapshot if you are at high risk of skin cancer which is if you are in one of the following groups: You have had melanoma yourself. Someone in your family has had melanoma. You or someone in your family have multiple abnormal looking moles. You have more than 50 moles. If you are developing new moles. If you have had more than a few non-melanoma type skin cancers. You are taking medications that suppress your immune system. [vc_column_inner width="1/3"]Why do I need Skin Snapshot using TBP? Only 20% of melanomas develop from existing moles so any new mole should be treated with suspicion. Melanomas developing from normal skin often look normal to the naked eye when they first appear. Harmless new moles over the age of 40 are considered unusual, over the age of 50 they are suspicious and highly suspicious over the age of 60. TBP helps you keep track of new moles if it is difficult for you to do so. TBP gives you or your doctor a baseline to compare with, enabling diagnosis of melanoma at the earliest stage in moles that change or are new and preventing unnecessary biopsies of moles that haven’t changed. [vc_column_inner width="1/3"]What does Skin Snapshot using TBP involve? We use a high resolution digital SLR camera and 23 standardised poses. This allows changes to be observed in existing moles or new moles to be identified assisting in the diagnosis of skin cancer including melanoma. You are welcome to bring a chaperone if you so choose. Snapshot is conducted with patients wearing their own underwear preferably brief style as not to obstruct too much skin surface. Your comfort and dignity is of utmost concern at all times. Skin in the breast, genital, and buttock areas is not routinely examined, so you will need to advise the doctor if there are spots in these areas that you would like checked. Your Snapshot images are only available to doctors involved in your care at Aspiring Medical Centre. We recommend you keep a copy of your images for yourself, to assist with your own skin cancer self-checks monthly.  For a small additional cost you can securely download a copy to your personal computer. It is not a requirement that Skin Snapshot be done annually.  A single baseline group of images provides useful information into the future. If the doctor identifies moles or lesions which need to be removed we will make you a follow-up appointment for this procedure. The cost of a 45 minute Skin Snapshot appointment is $250 [action full_width="yes" content_in_grid="yes" type="simple" text_font_weight="" show_button="yes" button_target="_self" background_color="#595959" padding_top="50" padding_bottom="50" button_text="CONTACT US" button_link="/contact-us/" button_text_color="#ffffff" button_hover_text_color="#282828" button_background_color="#c86317" button_hover_background_color="#ffffff" button_border_color="#c86317" button_hover_border_color="#ffffff"]Book your Safe Skin appointment today![/action]
Sexual Health Clinic
We run a confidential sexual health clinic on Tuesdays 3.30 - 6.00 p.m. This clinic is free to all New Zealanders under 25 years. Some charges apply for overseas visitors. No appointment is necessary. Outside these clinics normal charges apply.
Sports Medicine – Simon…
Sports Medicine is not just for elite athletes, but for anyone with acute or chronic musculo-skeletal problems which might arise from sport, outdoor activities, hobbies or just day-to-day life.
Travel Medicine
Dr Jayne Davies has postgraduate qualifications in travel medicine and is available to provide complex travel medicine advice including all vaccinations, malaria advice and travel kits. We are an official Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre.
Vasectomy
Dr Simon Brebner has over ten years’ experience in performing vasectomies. He is an accredited provider with Southern Cross so there is no charge to you if you have an approved Southern Cross health insurance policy. It is also possible for some WINZ
Women's Health
Our women doctors are specialists in the health matters that are uniquely important to women. Find more information here about the range of services that we offer.