TKHC is the sole general practice in the town with Dr Baird recently purchasing from Dr Knight who has owned and operated it for over 30 years. It is a Pinnacle Practice, belongs to the Waikato PHO and is RNZCGP Foundation Standards
The practice population is around 3000 patients – this being made up of all ages and ethnicities. We cover rural and urban dwellers. Some of the town’s people commute to the bigger centres for work.
In 2011 we underwent major renovations, enlarging the practice building to be able to accommodate and offer more services.
Our hours of operation are from 0800 – 1700 hrs. The doctor’s first appointment of the day being 0830. Doctor’s appointment times are 15 mins with breaks for morning and afternoon teas and 1 hour for lunch. After hours is covered by the triage nurse answer phone service, this runs 1700 to 0800.
We have contracts for the MereMere Outreach clinic – two 1hr clinics per week; this clinic provides free medical care to the residents of MereMere Village. We visit Aparangi Care Centre for the elderly once a week and supervise the medical care of the residents.
Our practice offers comprehensive care to all the population e.g. well child checks, minor surgery, all medicals, accidents, patient education and advice.