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Accidents and Emergencies

As Wanaka is a 1-hour drive from the nearest hospital, it is considered a rural health setting. Here at Aspiring Medical we are well equipped for all medical emergencies. All our clinical staff are trained and experienced in emergency medicine. We work closely with hospital staff, ambulance and helicopter retrieval services, to ensure our patients receive the best care available.

Walk-in services (no appointment necessary) are available for enrolled patients and visitors, who are ac...

Aclasta Infusions

Aclasta is a convenient, once a year, infusion treatment for osteoporosis. It is a funded prescription medicine, which is given by a nurse and takes approximately an hour to administer. Please see your doctor to discuss whether this is a good option for you.

For more information or to book an appointment, please contact our friendly reception team on 03 443 0725.

Aviation Medicals

Dr Jayne Davies has a Certificate in Aviation Medicine and is a certified CAA Medical Examiner. Jayne can provide you with a full Class 1 or Class 2 aviation medical. Our Aviation Medical clinic is held weekly. Please contact our friendly reception team on 03 443 0725 to book an appointment.

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.

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Blood Tests (Phlebotomy)

Blood test services (phlebotomy) are available Monday to Friday with our trained phlebotomists.

Bloods are sent to Southern Community Laboratories for analysis. Results are then reviewed by your doctor and are made available to enrolled patients via ConnectMed, or by text or phone.

With the exception of some specialised tests, most lab results are available within a few days.

Most blood tests are free to New Zealand residents. Charges apply for non-New Zeal...

Chronic/Long-Term Conditions Management

Chronic/long-term conditions have a big impact on peoples lives. Chronic/long-term conditions are those that are ongoing or reoccurring in nature. Examples include asthma, mental health, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, musculoskeletal conditions. 

Aspiring Medical is committed to addressing the health needs of our community, ensuring our patients have the necessary support and planning in place to manage chronic and long-term conditions.

Our Long-Term Conditio...

Driver License Medicals

Driver License applications require you to complete a medical declaration stating if you have any conditions that may affect your ability to drive safely. Depending on the nature of the condition, you may be required to obtain a medical certificate in support of your application. A medical certificate is required for those applying for commercial/passenger/heavy vehicle licenses.

These medicals require an appointment with both a nurse and doctor. Our friendly Reception Team can orga...

Ear Syringing

Earwax is a normal bodily secretion, which provides a protective film on the skin inside the ear canal. Wax only needs to be removed if it is interfering with hearing or causing local irritation to the ear canal.

Aspiring Medical Centre offers an ear wax removal procedure, called ear syringing. This is a very effective procedure and provides the best results if you plan ahead and soften the ear wax prior to your appointment. This can be done with clean olive oil or pharmacy preparat...

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Fine Needle Aspirations

A fine needle aspiration is a type of biopsy procedure. The procedure uses a thin, hollow needle to remove samples of tissue or fluid from an organ of the body, or a lump found under the skin. Once the samples of cells have been removed, they are sent to the laboratory for further testing. Dr Simon Brebner and Dr Mark Edmond are both approved and trained to offer this procedure.

For more information or to book an appointment, please contact our friendly reception team on 03 443 0725...

General Practice

As specialists in rural general medical practice, our team are able to assist you with a wide range of health concerns that you, or your family, may be experiencing. We offer a comprehensive range of services within the practice and our friendly reception team is available to ensure you find a doctor or nurse practitioner that you can connect with.

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GP Call Back Service

When you want to book an appointment on the same day, our friendly reception staff will book a time for a GP to call you back to discuss your concerns. The great news is that if your concerns can be resolved over the phone, we can save you the trouble and reduce the expense of coming in for an appointment. 

This service is particularly convenient for arranging prescriptions and medical certificates, as well as resolving other health concerns. If a same day appointment is required, t...

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.

To make an appointment for an immigration medical, please complete the booking form online. One of our friendly team will contact you within two working days, with confirmation...

Mental Well-Being

Mental health refers to a persons psychological, social and emotional well-being. It can affect a person at any stage in life, affecting mood, thoughts and behaviours.

It is part of our role to support patients with emotional, psychological issues and psychiatric diagnoses. We understand your need for privacy in a small town. We liaise closely with local therapists and psychiatric services to support people with psychological issues and can make referrals to specialists as required....

Nurse Services

Our nurse services and nurse appointments are available from daily between 8.40am – 5pm. Our nurses have been trained for specialist roles and offer the below services:

Blood Tests
Cardiovascular Risk Assessments (including blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar checks)
Cervical Smears and STI Checks
ECG's
Emergency Contraceptive Pill
Healthy Lifestyle Education and Advice (nutrition, exercise and lifestyle choices, which support health)
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Procedures

Our doctors perform a range of minor surgical procedures including skin cancer removal, removal of moles and skin lesions, toenail resections, as well as contraceptive device insertions and vasectomies.

Dr Simon Brebner is an approved GP with Special Interest (GPSI) for the removal of cancerous or pre-cancerous skin lesions. This is a WellSouth funded service, which requires a referral from your doctor.

For more information or to book an appointment, please contact our...

Repeat Prescriptions

Repeat scripts can be organised for registered patients only. If you are a visitor, or we have not prescribed the medication for you before, you will need to see a doctor.

If you are a registered patient on regular medication, recommended practice is that we supply 3 months medication at a time. You will need to see your doctor for every second prescription (i.e.every 6 months). This allows for monitoring of your condition and for your doctor to ensure the ongoing appropriateness of...

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Sexual Health Clinic

Sexual Health Clinic

Our Sexual Health Clinic is open every Tuesday from 3.30 pm – 5.45 pm. It is a “drop in” clinic and no appointment is necessary. Spaces are limited to 10 patients per clinic. We advise patients to arrive early so as to ensure they can be seen on the day. 

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 &a...

Drop in clinic every Tuesday from 3:30pm-5:45pm. No appointment necessary.

Skin Checks

Safe Skin by Aspiring Medical Centre offers advanced, evidence based skin cancer detection, using techniques recommended by the Skin Cancer College of Australasia. 'Spot Check' and 'Skin Scan' use digital dermoscopy and 'Skin 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 these procedures.

Spirometry

Spirometry is a test used to assess lung functionality. It measures the amount or speed at which air is inhaled and exhaled. Spirometry is used to diagnose asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other conditions that affect breathing. Our nurses have received specialised training, which enables them to perform this test.

For more information or to book an appointment, please contact our friendly reception team on 03 443 0725.

Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine is not just for elite athletes. It is for anyone with acute or chronic musculoskeletal problems, which might arise from sport, outdoor activities, hobbies or just day-to-day life. Sports Medicine also extends to supporting you to plan for exercising with chronic conditions, such as asthma, diabetes and cardiac conditions.

Dr Simon Brebner holds a post-graduate Diploma of Sports Medicine and has a specialist interest in Sports Medicine.

Often with existin...

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Travel Medicine

Our doctors are experienced in travel medicine, including tropical medicine, wilderness medicine and refugee/migrant medicine.

We can provide you with expert advice regarding health risks, managing illness and vaccination recommendations, for your overseas trip.

Dr Jayne Davies is an accredited Yellow Fever vaccine provider.

A specialist travel consultation is longer than a standard consultation. To make a travel medicine appointment, please complete the bo...

Vasectomy

Vasectomy is a surgical procedure for male permanent contraception.

Dr Simon Brebner has over ten years’ experience in performing vasectomies. Dr Brebner answers some common questions about vasectomy below:

Who would have a vasectomy?               Vasectomy is a good contraceptive choice for men who’ve had their family or have got to an age where they’ve decided not to have children. Both partners can benefit from vasectomy. Women are able to stop taking the contracept...

Women's Health

Our female doctors are specialists in the health matters that are uniquely important to women. We offer a safe space for you to discuss any of your health issues.

Cervical Smears

You can choose to have your smear done by either a nurse or a doctor. If you have any symptoms of concern it is better to have your cervical smear done by one of the doctors.

Regular smears (every 3 years or more frequently if you have any history of symptoms) are recommended for a...

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Weekends, Public Holidays and After Hours

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Aspiring Medical Centre share the weekend work with Wanaka Medical Centre at 23 Cardrona Valley Road, Wanaka. There is always an urgent clinic at the duty practice from 9am – 12noon and 3pm – 6pm on Saturday/Sunday and on public holidays. These hours are extended to 9am – 6pm at busy times of the year.

No appointment is necessary. We recommend calling before you come in, as our friendly reception team can advise you of wait-times. The on-call doctor ma...

Workplace Medicals and Drug Testing

Investing in the physical and mental health and well-being of your employees pays dividends in the long-term. It also helps businesses mitigate risk and manage post-incident procedures.

Aspiring Medical Centre is an approved collection venue for workplace drug testing, in accordance with NZ standard 4308:2008. Our NZQA accredited nurse can support you in safeguarding your employees and your business through pre-employment, post-incident and random screening for the presence of drugs...