4PeakHealth (Geraldine Doctors & Medical Centre)

Geraldine doctors and

nurses committed to

keeping our community

healthy.

Geraldine doctors and medical centre

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

Regular
Checkups

Men’s
Health

Women’s
Health

Sexual
Health

Family
Planning

Pregnancy
Care

Minor
Surgery

Travel
Medicine

Skin Cancer
Checks

Mental
Health

Aviation
Medicine

Sleep
Medicine

Prescriptions

Immunisations

Referrals

Specialists

Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM to 5 PM

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

COVID-19 vaccine

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

4PeakHealth supports the New Zealand government’s COVID-19 immunisation program as current research data shows the Pfizer vaccine is safe and effective for patients.

We are not taking appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations, but we will update you as soon as we have more information.

When can I get a COVID-19 vaccine?

The New Zealand government has a plan to provide a free COVID-19 vaccine to protect everyone in New Zealand. People at greater risk will get the vaccine first.

If you’re 16 or over, answer these questions to find out when you can get a vaccine. Your result will tell you which group you’re probably in — Group 1, 2, 3, or 4 — depending on your age and situation.

These dates are estimates — the actual start times will depend on when vaccines are delivered. Changes may also happen if we get new information that affects how the rollout will work.

Where will I get my COVID-19 vaccine?

The New Zealand government is committed to putting in place the right systems and services, so it’s easy and convenient to get a COVID-19 vaccine. They will offer different options to make getting a vaccine as easy as possible. These include:

  • pop-up centres
  • GPs
  • Māori and Pacific providers
  • mobile clinics
  • community clinics.

At this stage, we are unsure of the logistics of providing the COVID-19 vaccine at our clinic and it is likely you will receive your two doses at a pop-up centre.

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 2021 flu vaccine protects 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/Hong Kong/2671/2019 (H3N2)-like virus
+ B/Washington/02/2019-like virus
+ B/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus

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 Kevin Moginie

I have been in General Practice for 20 years, setting up 4PeakHealth after moving back from working in the UK. I have postgraduate Diploma qualifications in childrens' health, Obstretics, Gynaecoloy, Musculoskeletal medicine, Aviation Medicine and Dermoscopy as well as special interest in Dermatology and Travel Medicine and Polypharmacy.

I am also passionate about eating (and cooking), mountain biking (have a bad reputation for falling off too many times), exploring our marvelous outdoors and have been trying to learn how to do windsurfing for the last 4 years! I get pleasure from helping others stay well or reduce impact of disease on people's lives.

General Practitioner

Dr Elina Bashkatova

General Practitioner

Dr Pardeep Virdi

Nurse

Kim Lipsham

Kim is a nurse who has had many years of senior experience in various emergency departments throughout New Zealand.

Kim brings a unique, valued perspective to the healthcare team, and is currently training to become a Nurse Practitioner.

Nurse

Katie Ackroyd

Katie is our new enrolled nurse. She has taking a lead in many things, including advanced care, spirometry, ECGs and more.

Katie is always learning, taking courses in Timaru and Christchurch whenever possible.

Nurse (On Maternity Leave)

Emmilee Mulligan

Hi! I’m Emmilee and am the newest nurse to 4PeakHealth since joining the team in June 2019. After growing up in Fairlie I moved to Christchurch to start my nursing training. I graduated in 2015 and started my nursing career on the surgical floor at Christchurch Public Hospital.

After nearly two years I then made the move over to Burwood Hospital where I spent a year and a half on an older persons surgical rehab ward. General practice has always been a dream role for me and I am enjoying getting to know you all.

Nurse

Anna Guerin

Anna has been a valued member of the 4PeakHealth team for many years. She is an experienced and valued member of the nursing team.

She is leading our team in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nurse

Hilary Shanks

Group Practice Manager

Debbie

Receptionist

Laura

Receptionist

Savannah

Receptionist

Aimee

Appointment fees

Exceptional Geraldine doctor and nursing services. Affordable prices.

Registered Patients

0 — 13 Years

FREE

14 — 17 Years

$40

CSC — $13

18 — 44 Years

$47

CSC — $19.50

45 — 64 Years

$47

CSC — $19.50

65+ Years

$47

CSC — $19.50
Casual Patients

0 — 5 Years

$50

6 — 17 Years

$60

18+ Years

$80

All Patients

ACC Consultation

$30

Nurse Consultation

$30

Vaccines

Influenza Vaccine

P.O.A

Separate appointment required.
Repeat Prescriptions

Standard — 48 Hours

$18

Urgent — Same-day

$25

We ask for payment on the day. Whilst every care has been taken to ensure the fees stated on this website are correct, our practice provides a wide range of services and additional charges may apply. Please check with practice staff for final confirmation.

Find Us On Facebook

4PeakHealth 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

Manage your health more easily with our patient portal

ManageMyHealth is an online patient portal that puts you in control of your and your family’s health anytime, anywhere. Access your medical records, view medical conditions, lab results, immunization records, allergies and prescriptions. Book appointments and repeat prescriptions online and send secure messages to your doctor.

Ask at reception to get started – the registration process is quick and easy. All you need is your email address and proof of identity. You can also email us on admin@4PeakHealth.co.nz and we will help set you up.

Learn more →

Need to see a Geraldine
doctor or nurse?

Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM to 5 PM

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

4PeakHealth will use different approaches and resources to achieve equitable outcomes for the people we serve.

ADDRESS

16 Cox Street,
Geraldine,
Canterbury 7930

CONTACT

P: (03) 693 8880
F: (03) 693 9919
admin@4peakhealth.co.nz

HOURS

8:30AM — 5PM
Monday to Friday
EDI: geraldmc