Appointments

Appointment types

Acute vs chronic conditions

Acute conditions are severe and sudden in onset. This could describe anything from a broken bone to an asthma attack. A chronic condition, by contrast is a long-developing syndrome, such as osteoporosis or asthma.

If you have an acute issue that needs to be dealt with immediately you should get in touch with us to book an acute clinic appointment. If you have an issue or concern that isn’t as pressing, you can make an appointment in one of our regular clinics.

Acute clinic

Ropata Health run an acute clinic everyday to provide appointments for severe and sudden onset conditions. These can only be booked on the day and may not be with your regular doctor.

If you have an urgent issue, please phone us on (04) 920 0800 to make an appointment.

Regular clinic

Our regular clinic appointments are 15 minutes in duration. They can be booked by phone, in person and online on Manage My Health.

Ropata Health understand that you may not be able to see your doctor during normal working hours so we run evening clinics every weekday from 7.30am until 10pm and Saturday 8am – 6pm and Sunday 9am – 6pm . You do not have to pay extra to attend clinics in the evenings and weekend.

Tips on how to get the most out of your appointment.

Nurse

For certain procedures you may be able to see a nurse rather than a doctor. Services such as those listed below can be booked with a nurse. To book an appointment for these, please phone reception.

  • Blood test
  • Blood pressure
  • Ear syringing
  • Liquid nitrogen
  • Post minor op check
  • Removal of stitches
  • Change of dressing
  • Smear
  • New patient appointment