The Doctors Tui, previously Tui Medical Centre

Tui Medical Centre

The General Practice part of the Tui Medical Centre has recently changed ownership to Green Cross Health and is now named “The Doctors Tui”. This and the other independent health care providers as listed further down the page all form part of the Tui Medical Centre. Rest assured, everything else is still the same. Our same friendly, helpful medical team and staff are here to help you.

Our practice was established in 1990 by Geir and Vasantha Bjornholdt for our local community. We have female and male doctors available, plenty of parking and wheelchair access. We are also proud to be Cornerstone Accredited which means we consistently pass the stringent criteria and standards set by the RNZCGPs to deliver the very highest standard of care.

Our enrolments are currently limited.

Please phone or email reception to discuss or click on the Enrol With Us button at the top of the screen to join our waitlist.

 

Fees for Covid Care services

From 13 February Te Whatu Ora has changed the funding and eligibility criteria for Covid Care services. This means that many patients will need to pay for these services going forward.

Talk with our reception team to find out if you are eligible for free Covid Care. You can find out more about these changes on www.Unite.govt.nz

Let us know if you are concerned about these services or ability to pay. We are here to help and can discuss some options with you.

Covid-19 Tests & Results
If you have Covid-19 symptoms or are a household contact of a positive case please phone us to arrange your test. Most testing is now done via Rapid Antigen Testing (RATs) with results available within 30mins. You will need to self-report your result via My COVID Record or by calling 0800 222 478 and pressing option 3. The majority of positive cases will be able to self-manage and required to follow current isolation rules. If you have concerns or if your symptoms are worsening, call us on 09 430 0700 or 111 in an emergency.

Managing a Positive Result
Click here for managing a positive result and your symptoms at home.

Covid-19 Vaccinations

Request Covid Vaccine

Complete the online form or phone us on 09 430 0700 for 5-11 year olds, standard vaccines and boosters.

Consults
Many consults are virtual (phone or video), with some in person. Phone 09 430 0700 to book and tell us if you have any Covid-19 symptoms. We will explain what to do when coming into the practice. Please wear a mask at all times.

Choice of appointments and how to book them

 
In Person
 
Video
 
Phone

Enrol With Us

Our enrolments are currently limited

When you enrol with us, some of the benefits include:

  • Reminders and recalls for important health management
  • Pay less to see the doctor than non-enrolled patients
  • Access to our online patient portal to book appointment, order repeat prescriptions and to view lab test results
  • There is more information here about why it’s great to be enrolled

Enrolling with us means you understand and accept our standard terms and conditions

Enrol Online - Join Our Waitlist

There’s no need to come into the clinic, you can enrol online - it’s secure and confidential. The online form will guide you and you will need to upload suitable identification:  

Enrol Here Online

After the enrolment form please complete an online medical questionnaire before your first visit:

Adult Medical Form   Child (>16) Medical Form

Patient Portal

The Doctors App is now live - download today!

  • Book and manage appointments quickly
  • Request repeat prescriptions
  • View lab test results
  • A summary of your health information
  • Great way to connect with us, your general practice team
  • Passcode, touch/facial recognition – no more forgetting your username and password!

  1. It’s easy, scan this QR code to download or find ‘The Doctors’ on Google Play or the App Store

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  1. Select ‘create account’ and enter our special invite code: TUI2
  2. Enter your details – these must match what your practice holds on file

While The Doctors is best experienced on the app, it can also be accessed online. You can use the above invite code to create an account online.

 

Our Services

Our Core Services

  • General Health and Wellness
  • GP Appointments
  • Women's and Men's Health Checks
  • Minor Surgery
  • Fracture Clinic
  • Well Being Support
  • Immunisations
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Long Term Care and Advice
  • Travel Health
  • ECG
  • Liquid Nitrogen

Health Providers at Tui Medical Centre

Tui Chiropractic
Tarn (Tania Barge) represents Tui Chiropractic.
Tui Chiropractic helps people of all ages and walks of life achieve greater health. We believe in finding the cause of the problem and correcting it, through gentle and specific spinal adjustments, lifestyle advice and simple stretches and exercises.

Tarn says "I grew up rurally in Whangarei, spending most of my teenage years riding horses which inevitably leads to falls & injuries. My first experience with a chiropractor came after one of these falls, and I couldn’t believe how much better I felt & could function! It was only a matter of time before I enrolled to study Chiropractic. I graduated from New Zealand College of Chiropractic in 2014 with the Academic Excellence award & the Business Award. Since graduating I’ve spent a couple of years working in Wellington, undergone post-graduate studies in pediatrics and Sacro-Occipital technique, and moved back to Whangarei to enjoy our little slice of paradise in Maungatapere. Being in the winterless North means we can spend more time with our family, enjoy beaching, boating & fishing, and have enough space for some animals and a horse!"

Opening hours:
Monday 2pm to 6 pm
Tuesday  8am to 12pm
Wednesday 2pm to 6pm
Thursday 10am to 1pm
Friday  8.30am to 12.30pm

Outside these hours consults are by appointment. Please phone 09 438 1642 or email info@tuichiropractic.co.nz
www.tuichiropractic.co.nz

Flu Vaccinations

Book your flu vaccination through the patient portal, or by phoning us on 09 430 0700

Flu Vaccine - Patient Portal

Covid Care Services

Fees for Covid Care services

From 13 February Te Whatu Ora has changed the funding and eligibility criteria for Covid Care services. This means that many patients will need to pay for these services going forward.

Talk with our reception team to find out if you are eligible for free Covid Care. You can find out more about these changes on www.Unite.govt.nz

Let us know if you are concerned about these services or ability to pay. We are here to help and can discuss some options with you.

Standard Hours

Monday - Friday 8am – 5pm for booked GP appointments
Closed weekends and public holidays

 If you have a medical emergency, call 111

 

Patient Fees

Enrolled Patient Fees - Doctor

Age Standard GP Fees CSC
0-13 years FREE FREE
14-17 years $13.00 $13.00
18+ years $19.50 $19.50

Standard consultation: 15mins - extended consultation: $40

Prices effective from 1 July 2023

Read our Standard Payment Terms and Conditions here

Enrolled Patient Fees - Nurse

Age Standard Nurse Fees CSC
0-13 years FREE FREE
14-17 years $13.00 $13.00
18+ years $19.50 $19.50

Prices effective from 1 July 2023

Read our Standard Payment Terms and Conditions here

Casual Patient Fees - Doctor

Age Standard GP Fees CSC
0-13 years FREE FREE
14-17 years $45.00 $25.00
18+ years $90.00 $65.00

Prices effective from 1 July 2023

Read our Standard Payment Terms and Conditions here

Casual Patient Fees - Nurse

Age Standard Nurse Fees CSC
0-13 years FREE FREE
14-17 years $25.00 $13.00
18+ years $25.00 $19.50

Prices effective from 1 July 2023

Read our Standard Payment Terms and Conditions here

ACC Enrolled Patient Fees

Age Standard GP Fees CSC
0-13 years FREE FREE
14-17 years $15.00 $13.00
18+ years $30.00 $19.50

Prices effective from 1 July 2023

Read our Standard Payment Terms and Conditions here

ACC Casual Patient Fees

Age Standard GP Fees CSC
0-13 years FREE FREE
14-17 years $65.00 $45.00
18+ years $85.00 $65.00

Prices effective from 1 July 2023

Read our Standard Payment Terms and Conditions here

International Patient Fees

Age Doctor Nurse
0-17 years $95.00 $75.00
18+ years $95.00 $75.00

Prices effective from 1 July 2023

Read our Standard Payment Terms and Conditions here

Prescriptions

Age Non Urgent  Urgent / Same Day Request
0-13 years FREE FREE
14-17 years $13.00 $16.00
18+ years $18.00 $25.00

Prices effective from 1 July 2023

Read our Standard Payment Terms and Conditions here

Standard Payment Terms and Conditions

The Cost of Health Care in New Zealand

Healthcare in New Zealand is a mixture of free and subsidised services, where patients pay a fee to cover some of the costs of providing healthcare services.

Free and subsidised care is only available to New Zealand residents, with exceptions in some cases for visitors from countries like the UK and Australia where New Zealand have reciprocal agreements. Ask our reception team if you think you may be entitled to a funded service for your visit or have any other questions on our fees.

Useful Information About Fees at The Doctors

  • Payment is due the day of consultation or service - prior to your appointment.
  • Repeat prescriptions must be paid for before the prescription is issued or sent to a pharmacy.
  • All fees are based on a single appointment, extended consultations may incur additional charges. Fees may vary due to the time taken and materials used.
  • Medical consumables will be charged separately.
  • Weekends, afterhours and public holidays will incur additional fees
  • Accounts may only be set up with the approval of the Medical Centre Manager.
  • Accounts that are unpaid will be sent to Debt Collection. The debtor (patient) is responsible for all debt collection fees.
  • Normal consultation charges apply to Virtual or Phone Consultations.
  • Newly enrolled patients may require a double appointment for their first visit. A double appointment fee will apply.
  • Four hours cancellation notice for a booked appointment is required. Non-attendance will incur a normal consultation fee.
  • Our practice nurses are skilled professionals and there is a fee when you see them for advice or services.
  • If you have a Community Services Card, you may be eligible for a reduced consultation or prescription fee.
  • If not paid in full an additional $10.00 fee will be charged for all age groups

Our Team

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  • Health Coach Amanda Harnett

    Health Coach Amanda Harnett

    Amanda Harnett is a Health Coach at The Doctors Tui. If you're looking to improve your health and wellbeing, come ask your doctor or nurse for a FREE session with her where she can help you with a range of things such as: 

    • Managing conditions like diabetes, asthma, gout and high cholesterol
    • Eating habits and/or exercise 
    • Becoming smoke-free
    • Managing stress
    • Connecting with community supports
    • Connecting with your whanau
  • Reception Lead Kiri Webber

    Reception Lead Kiri Webber

    Ko Motatau te maunga
    Ko Taikirau te awa
    Ko Matawaia, ko Motatau ngā marae
    Ko Ngāpuhi to Iwi
    Ko Heni Paraha tōku mama
    Ko Bryan Webber tōku papa
    Ko Kiri Webber taku ingoa

    Kiri has been a senior medical receptionist at Tui since 2017 and has over 24 years of experience. She was born and raised in Auckland and has since moved up North after having her son.

    Over the past 19 years she has lived in Northland and has loved it enough to stay. She enjoys serving members of the community and providing them with the best care possible. 

  • Nurse Margaret Cobbald

    Nurse Margaret Cobbald

    Margaret has 50+ yrs nursing experience and is a valued member of the Tui team. Now working part time and on call.

    “My nursing career is still my passion and if I’m not working in the practice you will find me relaxing at home, walking my wee dog, gardening, cooking for friends and family, and travelling around the country in my bus”

  • Practice Manager Bronwyn Barlow

    Practice Manager Bronwyn Barlow

    Bronwyn is a born and bred Northlander originally from the west coast, now living with her husband on the beautiful Tutukaka coast. Bronwyn has worked in Primary care for over 20 years and thoroughly enjoys the challenges and variety the Medical Centre Manager position provides on a daily basis. 

    She has a passion for all things “health and wellbeing” and has many years of finance and management experience. She is also an active participant in her husband’s Marine Boat Building business, Offshore Boats NZ. 

    Bronwyn is a very proud mum of her two children, Monica an Occupational Therapist in Perth and Thomas who is living the dream on a superyacht in the Mediterranean currently. When not working, she will be in the great outdoors of NZ or exploring the world. Never far from water, gardening, reading or studying and quality time with fabulous friends and family.  

    Ko Bronwyn tōku ingoa
    Tēnā Koe

  • Dr Dave van Buuren

    Dr Dave van Buuren

    Dr Dave van Buuren moved from Johannesburg to New Zealand in May 2001 and has worked as a GP in Whangarei ever since. Previous to working at The Doctors Tui, he worked in plastic and reconstructive surgery, trauma intensive care, and just prior to moving to NZ he was a partner at a large GP practice.

    His special interests are geriatric and paediatric medicine, dermatology, and skin cancer surgery. He says he has had the privilege of being a GP for 30 years now and has witnessed and been part of many advances in medicine in those years. He particularly enjoys looking after children from birth in the early and later treating their own children as adults. Similarly, having treated middle aged patients in the 1990’s and early 2000’s, and followed their journey into old age.

    He recently got married to a fellow GP from Whangarei - Dr Ewa van Buuren, and as all her patients tell him…he is a lucky man. Dr Dave van Buuren also has a beautiful daughter Grace. As a family they enjoy their spare time in the outdoors, cycling, fly fishing and tramping beautiful New Zealand.

    He really enjoys working at and being part of the great team at The Doctors Tui.

  • Dr Eleanor Regeling

    Dr Eleanor Regeling

    Dr Eleanor Regeling is originally from Great Barrier Island. She is a Fellow of GP, Certified in Australasian Skin Cancer. She also has a Diploma in Appearance Medicine and a Certificate in Health Science. Eleanor has worked in urgent care on and off for 12 years. Dr Eleanor Regeling has proudly made Northland her home over the past 16-18 years. She is also a mother of 3 who loves rural living.

  • Dr Lian Coppus

    Dr Lian Coppus

    MBChB, Dip Paed

    Dr Lian coppus started with us late 2019.

    She is originally from the Netherlands, moving to New Zealand with her family as a teenager. She is fluent in Dutch. Lian grew up on a dairy farm in Southland and made her way north after graduating from the University of Otago, working in Gisborne and then Whangarei hospital for a number of years.

    Lian worked in adult medicine, children's health and also spent time in emergency medicine before starting her career in general practice in late 2017. Lian lives with her husband and 2 young children. 

    Lian has an interest in women's and children's health, the care of the elderly, preventive medicine and in managing chronic diseases like diabetes, heart, lung, liver, and kidney disease. 

    With her family she loves exploring the outdoors, especially doing long walks in the bush. 

    Lian is a fellow of General Practice. 

Our friendly team are here to support you when you visit:

  • Medical Centre Manager - Bronwyn Barlow
  • Nurse Coordinators - Corinne Fergusson
  • GP team - Dr Eleanor Regeling, Dr David van Buuren, Dr Lian Coppus, Dr Joe Kommunuri, Dr Sue Williamson (Remote), Dr Melissa Gilbert (Locum)
  • Practice Nurses - Corinne, Nikki, Jody, Lucina, Margaret & Jasmine
  • Administration Manager - Karla
  • Administration Lead - Kiri
  • Receptionists - Kiri, Lynda, Kerry-Ann, Kim
  • HIP (Health Improvement Practitioner) - Michelle Gavin
  • HC (Health Coach) - Amanda Harnett

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