What sports injuries need urgent care?
As an after-hours clinic, we see a lot of sports injuries. Our East and South Auckland community love their sports, so come and see us for help with the following:
- strains, especially to the back, calf or neck
- sprained ankles, wrists or knees
- finger or toe dislocations (please note other joint dislocations will need hospital care)
- head injuries, concussions or black eyes
- fractures or broken bones that need x-ray or plaster casting
Remember, if you’ve hurt your spine or head while playing sport, you need to be checked for concussion or back injuries.
Accidents that occur while playing sports will have an ACC claim, so we can help with the forms. Moreover, we can help refer you to our onsite physiotherapist, Mercy Radiology, emergency dentist or specialist.
Medical conditions that arise while playing sport that need urgent care
Alongside accidents, it’s also common for people to have other medical concerns when playing sport that needs to be seen by a doctor.
Get medical advice or diagnosis if you experience:
- chest pains
- severe headache
- signs of changes in blood pressure
- dizziness or lightheadedness
- shortness of breath, especially if you have asthma
First Aid for sports accidents
While there are many types of accidents that can occur while playing sports, basic first aid is often similar.
For strains, sprains and possible fractures, use the RICE approach.
Rest; Ice; Compress and Elevate.
Your team should have a comprehensive first aid kit including:
- An ice pack kept cool in a freezer or chiller
- A Tubigrip compression bandage
- Plenty of water for rehydration
For wounds, lacerations or cuts, good first aid includes:
- always have clean hands before you treat a wound
- rinse the area with sterile fluid or antiseptic solution
- cover with a clean, sterile dressing
- apply firm direct pressure (with the exception of eye injuries where you should gently hold the dressing to the eye socket)
- Ensure your tetanus vaccinations are up to date.
- Come to urgent care if the injury or laceration needs stitches, bleeding does not stop after 15 minutes, or excessive swelling or pain is apparent.
Complementary onsite services
At our Botany Road premises, we offer a number of onsite services including a Pharmacy and Radiology to ensure your visit to the Centre is as stress free as possible.
Health care professionals providing advance care plans
Frequently asked questions
To join our clinic, you first need to fill out the patient enrolment forms to register with the PHO that we belong to. This is a Ministry of Health requirement. You will need to provide proof of identity and eligibility which may include the following forms of identification:
- NZ Passport or NZ birth certificate
- International passport with resident visa OR work visa of minimum 24-month duration
On the enrolment form you need to indicate which of our doctors (currently taking new patients) that you would like to be registered with.
Yes. As part of completing your enrollment, we request that you have a new patient screening appointment with one of our Nursing or Medical Centre Assistant team members.
This new patient appointment enables our team to work with you to better understand your current health and wellbeing.
Following the new patient appointment as above, you can book your first consultation with your nominated doctor.
The length of your first appointment with your new doctor will be as follows:
* Note: if you have a chronic condition, please make a booking for 30 minutes.
Payment is required at the time of consultation
You will get full access to the patient portal “My Indici” once you have completed your screening appointment.
Payment is required at time of consultation. Please note that unpaid accounts will incur an additional $10 monthly administration cost.
There may be additional costs for treatments/tests/materials
We recommend that you book your future appointments via your patient portal My Indici.
If you need an urgent appointment, then please phone the clinic. We have doctors available to discuss your urgent health needs on the day.
All consultations are by appointment only.
14-17 years $14
18+ years $16
Urgent prescription $27.50
We are open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.00pm.
For health services after hours visit East Care Accident & Medical, 260 Botany Road, Golflands, Auckland 2013. Their phone is 09 277 1516.
These are consultation prices only.
Under 14 Years - Free 14 - 17 years - $14 18 years & over - $16
Note charge is the same for in person or by phone or video as you are still receiving the same high quality health provider assessment, diagnosis and planning.