Christmas Hours Dec 2019 - Jan 2020

Essential Reading - Genetic Carrier Screening 

Genetic carrier screening gives individuals and couple’s information about their risk of having a child with a genetic condition.

It will tell you if you are a carrier for three common inherited conditions:

  • Cystic Fibrosis (CF)
  • Fragile X Syndrome (FXS)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)

Many people are carriers of Cystic Fibrosis, Fragile X Syndrome and Spinal Muscular Atrophy even though they do not have anybody in their family who has the condition.   Essential reading prior to treatment.

Team care approach

Welcome to our clinic.    During your time at Fertility Associates you will meet a number of people on your journey to having a baby. 

Fertility Associates clinics are a 7 day a week operation.  Doctors and staff are rostered to ensure coverage at all times.   Your treatment will be overseen by your allocated doctor.  However, at certain times during your cycle you will be seeing other doctors and the wider team. Everyone has fertility experience and will be more than happy to help you.

Contacting you

It is important that during your cycle we can contact you by phone to give you instructions and information.  Please ensure that:

  • We have your current mobile number and other day time phone number where we can contact you.
  • Please record your name on your answer-phones to assist us to identify you if we need to leave a message.
  • Please check your phones regularly for messages and instructions.

 

Daily blood results normally arrive to us from the laboratories between 2:00pm – 4:00pm. 333

Occasionally these results are delayed in getting to us.  Please phone your nurse if you have not heard from us about your results and instructions by 4:30pm on weekdays or by 3:00pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Leaving a message for the nurse

Messages are cleared regularly and your call will be returned before the end of the day.

Please use these direct phone numbers to contact your nurse: 

  • Dr VP Singh’s Nurse: 07 838 8284
  • Dr Lakshmi Ravikanti’s Nurse:  07 838 8285
  • Dr Helen Wemyss’ and Dr Brad Chittenden’s Nurse: 07 838 8281
  • Dr Phil McChesney’s Nurse: 07 838 8283
Texting

We will text or phone you with your results on the day you have blood tests and scans. If you do not wish to receive texts, please let us know. It is important you reply promptly once you have received your text. If you have other questions please phone your nurse. 

Counselling

We understand that treatment can be very stressful at times and other life events may occur during your treatment. Please let us know if you wish to access our counselling support services. Sue Saunders, the Clinic Counsellor, is available for appointments which can be arranged through reception. 

Blood tests

Please use the repeating blood form provided by your nurse for blood tests in your local lab as one of the locations listed below.  Please have your blood test as soon as your local Lab opens in the morning to ensure we receive your results in a timely manner.  If you are booked for a scan at FAH please ensure you have your blood test in the morning first.

If you are planning to travel and require a blood test outside your usual local lab, please notify your nurse.  Having a blood test at a lab not listed herein may incur charges.

 

Area

Weekday Lab

Weekend and Public Holiday Lab

Hamilton

PathLab

58 Tristram St, Hamilton

At 7:30 am

Hamilton: 

PathLab

58 Tristram St, Hamilton

At 8.30 am

Bay of Plenty

PathLab

829 Cameron Road, Tauranga

At 7:30 am

Bay of Plenty

Saturday:

PathLab 829 Cameron Road, Tauranga - At 8:30 am

Sunday and Public Holidays:

Tauranga Hospital, 840 Cameron Rd.  A&E department - At 8:30 am

Whakatane

PathLab Phoenix House

Pyne St,

Whakatane.

At 8:30 am

Whakatane

Saturday:

PathLab 16 First Ave, Tauranga - At 8:30am

Sunday and Public Holidays:

Tauranga Hospital, 840 Cameron Rd.  A&E department - At 8:30 am

Taranaki

Taranaki MedLab

79 Vivian St,

New Plymouth.

At 7:30 am

Taranaki

Saturday:

MedLab 79 Vivian Street, New Plymouth - At 9:00 am

Sunday and Public Holidays:

Taranaki Base Hospital David St, LabCare.  At 8:30 am

Rotorua

Lab Services Rotorua

1203 Haupapa St, Rotorua.

At 7:00 am

Rotorua, Taupo, Taumaranui, Te Kuiti and Tokoroa

You may chose to attend:

Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays:

PathLab 58 Tristram St, Hamilton.  At 9:00 am

Or

Saturday:

PathLab 16 First Ave, Tauranga

At 8:30 am

Sunday and Public Holidays:

Tauranga Hospital, 840 Cameron Rd.  A&E department.  At 8:30 am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taupo

Taupo Hospital lab

Kotare St, Taupo.

At 8:00 am

Taumaranui

Taumaranui Hospital

Kururau Rd, Taumaranui.

At 7:30 am

Te Kuiti

Te Kuiti Hospital lab

24 Ailsa St, Te Kuiti. 

At 8:00am

Tokoroa

Tokoroa Hospital Lab  Maraetai Road, Tokoroa. 

At 8:00 am