Sexual Health Clinic

Our Sexual Health and Family Planning Clinic runs on Tuesdays from 3.30 pm – 5.45 pm. It is a “drop in” clinic and no appointment is necessary. Please note that the practice closes at 6 pm, so the last clinic appointments are at 5.45 pm.

Consultations with our specially trained, experienced and knowledgeable staff are subsidised, but in most cases some fees apply.

The clinic is FREE to people under 22 years who are enrolled in a GP practice within the WellSouth PHO area. (This includes Wanaka, Cromwell, Alexandra, Queenstown, Dunedin, Invercargill, Oamaru & surrounds).

If you are enrolled within one of these WellSouth areas but are 22 or over then a $40 fee applies as we do not receive a subsidy for your visit.

If you are a Kiwi from anywhere else in New Zealand then there is also a fee of $40.

Overseas visitors (of any age)  are  welcome to attend the clinic and a charge of $60 applies, but there will also be a charge for lab fees if you require laboratory tests.

The clinic provides people of any gender with accessible and confidential advice and treatment.

You can attend the clinic for

  • Contraception
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease checks
  • Cervical smears
  • Pregnancy tests
  • ECP (“morning after pill”)
  • General advice

This clinic has been operating for over twelve years and is staffed by nurses Sue Evans and Jackie Davidson, with support from Dr Jayne Davies. Sue and Jackie have undertaken specialised training in this area and between them have a wealth of knowledge and experience. We really value the work that they do to promote safe sexual practices and prevent the spread of sexually transmitted disease in our community.

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Aviation Medicals
Dr Jayne Davies has a Certificate in Aviation Medicine and is a Certified CAA Medical Examiner. Dr Davies 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/medical/med-forms/ Please DO NOT SIGN the application form. It must be signed in front of the examiner.
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.
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Safe Skin
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Safe Skin by Aspiring Medical Centre offers advanced evidence based skin cancer detection using the techniques recommended by the Skin Cancer College of Australasia. Spot Check and SkinScope use digital dermoscopy and SnapShot uses Total Body Photography. All three of these techniques facilitate the detection and treatment of skin cancer before it becomes a threat to your health. Our doctors are specially trained in the technology and procedures. 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You are taking medications that suppress your immune system. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="40"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_column_text]Why do I need a Spot Check? The majority of skin cancer is best detected with examination 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_text][vc_empty_space height="40"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_column_text]What does a Spot Check involve? We use a dermatoscope to look at 1-2 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 & if from here you need a SkinScope appointment our team will recommend this and arrange with you. 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 [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1542233452045{padding-top: 50px !important;padding-bottom: 50px !important;}"] If the doctor recommends that you have additional spots examined during the Spot Check then we will arrange a SkinScope appointment which typically takes 30 minutes. A standard Spot Check takes approximately 15 minutes and is the cost of a standard consultation fee for enrolled patients. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="parallax" parallax_content_width="in_grid" anchor="skin-snapshot" text_align="center" background_image="1190" full_screen_section_height="no" section_height="400" css=".vc_custom_1505974806181{padding-top: 200px !important;padding-bottom: 200px !important;}" el_class="pw100"][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css=".vc_custom_1505973521170{padding-bottom: 50px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1542233575408{padding-top: 80px !important;}"] Dermoscopy (SkinScope) [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#c86317" thickness="2" up="20" down="50"][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_column_text]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_text][vc_empty_space height="40"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_column_text]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_text][vc_empty_space height="40"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_column_text]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 [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1542231998635{padding-top: 50px !important;padding-bottom: 50px !important;}"] The cost of a 30 minute SkinScope appointment is $120 [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="parallax" parallax_content_width="in_grid" anchor="skin-snapshot" text_align="center" background_image="1190" full_screen_section_height="no" section_height="400" css=".vc_custom_1505974806181{padding-top: 200px !important;padding-bottom: 200px !important;}" el_class="pw100"][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1505974196277{padding-top: 80px !important;}"] Total Body Photography (Skin Snapshot) [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#c86317" thickness="2" up="20" down="50"][vc_column_text] New Zealand has the highest rate of melanoma skin cancer in the world. 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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_text][vc_empty_space height="40"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_column_text]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_text][vc_empty_space height="40"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_column_text]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. 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