Ground floor, Ilam Health Building, 110 Memorial Avenue, Burnside, Christchurch : Ph 03 351 6198 :

Services

At Ilam Medical Centre we are committed to providing you with all your primary health care.

Whether you see us for routine checks, or when things are not going so well we will always aim to treat you with care and commitment to managing your health well.

Use the quick finder to access our range of services or filter using the headings below

Health & Wellness

General Practice

Ilam Medical is a General practice, or family doctor surgery, providing primary health care and support within standard weekly work hours.

Outside of these hours we are supported by the After Hours service that can ensure you can get the support and care you need 24/7!

Booking an appointment

  • Phone our reception staff

Health & Wellness

After Hours Medical Care

It is important to us that you can access healthcare services at all times. Ilam Medical is open for care from 8.00am - 5.30 pm weekdays. If you call our number outside of our normal hours, your call will be answered by a nurse triage service who can guide you as to what to do... alternatively you can go to the After Hours Service

If you need help after hours

  • For urgent care call 111
  • Or call our number for guidance from a nurse triage service
  • Or visit After Hours 24hr Surgery
  • See bottom of our page for details

Health & Wellness

Smoking Cessation

Ilam Medical is committed to supporting people to quit smoking and remain smokefree. It can be a difficult time and we want to offer as much support as required.

How can you begin the process

  • Talk to your Doctor to discuss options
  • Our Nurses can help refer you to some support too
  • Start now!

Child/Youth Health

Child immunisations

Child immunisations are a significant part of the role we play to manage diseases in New Zealand. We recommend that you strongly consider vaccinating your child.

Booking an appointment

  • Most vaccinations are managed by our nursing staff and only require an appointment with them.
  • You may need to wait for a short period of time after your vaccination.

Child/Youth Health

B4 School checks

The B4 school checks are managed by the Public Health team, and aim to help identify any issues that may affect your child's early schooling

You should be contacted before your child turns 4 1/2 years old.

If you have not heard from Public Health

  • See more for contact details
  • Call reception at Ilam Medical

Women's Health

Cervical Smears

Cervical cancer is a highly treatable disease if detected early, and we recommend smears on a regular basis for 25 - 69 years old

Are you considering a smear?

  • Read our information page, or discuss with a nurse or doctor
  • We have a trained nurse, and female doctors who can do the smear for you
  • You can book a single appointment over the phone with nurse or doctor

Women's Health

IUD/Mirena

This is a highly effective contraceptive that can be ideal solution for some women, and especially to help manage those that endure heavy periods.

If you considering this ...

  • Talk to your doctor

Women's Health

Pipelle Biopsy

This procedure can often be helpful to investigate abnormal vaginal bleeding. Your doctor will be able to explain the procedure with you prior to booking an appointment.

Booking an appointment

  • Talk to your doctor first
  • Phone to book a 30 minute appointment
  • There may be a charge for this procedure

Men’s Health

Health checks

Men have health risks that they need to manage. Ilam Health are committed to seeing that men get regular check ups for male specific illnesses. These include prostate, testicular and cardio vascular illnesses.

Don't leave things too late men

  • Phone reception and book in to see your doctor
  • Create a plan to get regular checks as recommended
  • Commit to your plan.

Men’s Health

Cardiovascular Risk Assessment

Cardiovascular disease (heart attack or stroke) is the leading cause of death in NZ. A heart check (or cardiovascular risk assessment) will let you know what your risk is of having a heart attack or stroke in the next 5 years and how you can reduce that risk.

Talk to us first and arrange an appointment

  • Book an appointment with your doctor
  • A nurse may assist in the heart check
  • Do it now if at all concerned!

Checks / Assessments

Cardiovascular Risk Assessment

Cardiovascular disease (heart attack or stroke) is the leading cause of death in NZ. A heart check (or cardiovascular risk assessment) will let you know what your risk is of having a heart attack or stroke in the next 5 years and how you can reduce that risk.

Talk to us first and arrange an appointment

  • Book an appointment with your doctor
  • A nurse may assist in the heart check
  • Do it now if at all concerned!

Checks / Assessments

Insurance Medicals

Insurance Medicals are an integral part of our general practice work. They are more often requested by an insurance provider before they will provide cover for you.

In most cases we will need to carry out some form of medical checks and provide some level of health information, with your permission.

Of you are needing a check up for insurance

  • Talk to reception about the checks you need
  • Ensure you grant permission for sharing info
  • Book an appointment

Checks / Assessments

Blood tests

Blood test services (phlebotomy) are available Monday to Friday with our nurses.
Most results are available within a few days, but for anything urgent your doctor will request a faster response and contact you if required.

If you are needing a blood test or asked to get one

  • We can arrange it at the surgery
  • You can get it at other locations
  • There is often a small charge for a test

Minor Procedures

Minor Surgery

Our doctors are trained to complete minor surgery within the practice and there a number of common procedures we offer, including skin lesions, toenails and skin tag removal.

Where to start...

  • Talk to your doctor or nurse during a consultation
  • Call up our nursing staff for any advice
  • When you book, mention what you are coming for
  • Most only require a single appointment

Minor Procedures

Iron Infusion

Ilam offers in clinic Iron Infusions. The doctor will discuss this as an option for iron replacement if you meet the criteria.

Think you need iron?

  • Talk to reception first
  • They may then book an appointment with doctor
  • If you need iron the process takes a 1 hour slot

Minor Procedures

Ear Syringing

Ear wax is a naturally occurring substance in healthy ears, but it’s quite common for wax to build up in the ear canal and can impair hearing. Sometimes you may not even know you have a wax build up, or you may have a feeling of fullness in your ears, or you may have difficulty hearing.

Booking an appointment

  • Please book with your doctor first to check for other issues
  • Syringing can then be done by your nurse

Ilam Medical Centre - Hours

Monday – Friday 8.10am – 5.30pm

*Please note, our building is open from 8:00am but the phones are not switched over until 8:10am

reception@ilam.co.nz  (for Non urgent contact). Booking requests & Repeat prescription requests will not be accepted via this email.

Ground Floor, Ilam Health Building
110 Memorial Avenue
Burnside
Christchurch

After Hours

Pegasus Health 24 Hours Surgery

*From Friday 3 December 2023, 24 Hour Surgery have been able to increase some of their night and evening hours*
Please phone 03 3516 198 for our triage service after hours first.

401 Madras Street, Christchurch
Entrance just off Bealey Avenue

In an emergency, call 111. If you need urgent care or advice, please call Healthline on 0800 611 116.

Ilam Medical Centre now offers an option for non urgent after hours virtual support here: (click below)

Ilam Medical Centre - Hours

Monday – Friday 8.10am – 5.30pm

*Please note, our building is open from 8:00am but the phones are not switched over until 8:10am

reception@ilam.co.nz  (for Non urgent contact). Booking requests & Repeat prescription requests will not be accepted via this email.

Ground Floor, Ilam Health Building
110 Memorial Avenue
Burnside
Christchurch

After Hours

Pegasus Health 24 Hours Surgery

*From Friday 3 December 2023, 24 Hour Surgery have been able to increase some of their night and evening hours*
Please phone 03 3516 198 for our triage service after hours first.

401 Madras Street, Christchurch
Entrance just off Bealey Avenue

In an emergency, call 111. If you need urgent care or advice, please call Healthline on 0800 611 116.

Ilam Medical Centre now offers an option for non urgent after hours virtual support here: (click below)