From this Saturday 28 March, the Downstairs area of Pukekohe Family Health Care (PFHC), West Street, will operate as aCovid-19 Community Testing Centre.
All appointments for our West Street Centre will now be UPSTAIRS Please be assured, WE ARE OPEN and all services currently provided by PFHC will remain. There is designated parking for your appointments and full information can be seen in our letter (which includes parking location photos) by clicking the button
Coronavirus: IF you think you are at risk of Coronavirus or have recently travelled overseas and have a fever, cough or shortness of breath PLEASE CALL first Healthline’s dedicated COVID-19 number 0800 358 (for free) on 0800 358 5453 or +64 9 358 5453 for international SIMS.
To keep our staff and patients safe PFHC is changing the way it provides services at this time - click on the link below for information
Those that are eligible for FUNDED flu vaccinations: Over 65 yrs, pregnant, those with chronic conditions, and children over 3yrs with acute respiratory issues and Healthcare workers can ring in for a booking now. Otherwise the Ministry has said Influenza Immunisation Programme start date is from 13st April 2020.
Please ring 09 237 0280 as bookings are not available online
We are working constantly to maintain stock and currently are fully booked. New clinics will be opened as stock is confirmed - this is a national supply and demand situation.
Children's under 3yrs special Vac is not yet available ( due April 1st)
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Aileen likes to take a holistic view of patients and realises the importance of family. Aileen has special interests in women’s health, paediatrics and family planning.
— Dr Aileen Elborough
Dr Ross believes that all patients can understand their health problems and manage these with appropriate input and guidance from their general practitioner. He strives to help and support his patients in looking after their own health.
— Dr. Brian Ross
Dr Tatnell believes that wellness is a journey that we are both partners in.
— Dr Ryan Tatnell
Dr Sainai believes family is very important and enjoys building long term relationships with patient families from the new born to the very elderly. She believes in holistic family care.
— Dr. Raltandeep Saini
Dr Morar is very supportive of the group practice concept because it offers modern treatment facilities, with deep supportive care.
— Dr. Ish Morar
'Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being' (World Health Org.) That's what we are dedicated to support you to achieve.
— Practice Nurse Renee Bovill
Aileen is the Medical Director at Pukekohe Family Health Care. She is responsible for our medical standards and has a keen eye for detail and quality. She trained in Dundee Scotland, graduating in 1987, completed her GP vocational training in 1991, and moved to NZ in 2000 with her young family.
Dr Morar was born in Pukekohe and attended local district schools. He practised general medicine in Rotorua for 13 years and was part of the development of a large Accident and Medical Clinic in that region. An opportunity presented for Dr Morar to return to Pukekohe in 1996 with his wife and two school age children and to join Pukekohe Family Health Care.
After medical studies at Rostock University in Germany and Brown University in Rhode Island, Dr Kohlhagen graduated in 1995. He then moved to Scotland where he trained as a GP and worked as GP Principal since 2000. In 2017 Dr Kohlhagen moved with his wife and two daughters to New Zealand and joined Pukekohe Family Health. He likes to tour the countryside and of course, he is a big soccer fan (Hansa Rostock).
Dr. Koelewijn comes from the Netherlands, where she did her medical study. She worked at the Emergency and Psychiatry Department, and completed some research in the field of Gastroenterology before she started General Practice in 2009. In the Netherlands she had her own practice within a Family Health Centre, working together with different paramedics (psychologist, physiotherapist, dietitian, podiatrist, palliative care specialist) to cover all aspects of general practice.
Dr Patel was working as a principal in practice in Middlesex, UK before immigrating to New Zealand with her family in September 2005 to join PFHC as a part-time GP. She graduated from Aberdeen University in 1990 and went into General Practice becoming a Member of the college of General Practitioners in 1994.