Long-acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCS)

Long-acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCS)


Long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) available in The doctors Apollo now include two levonorgestrel-releasing IUSs (Mirena® and Jaydess®), the copper IUD (Choice TT380), and the subcutaneous levonorgestrel implant (Jadelle®). 
The benefits of long-acting reversible contraceptives include:

-    most effective reversible contraceptive methods 
-    “fit and forget” contraception
-    easily reversible with rapid return to fertility 
-    low cost contraception that lasts for a long time 
-    fewer contraindications than oral contraceptives  
-    first line choice for women of all ages and parity, including young nulliparous women

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Insertion and removal of LARCs are done by the well-trained doctors at our clinic. LARCs can be inserted at any time in the menstrual cycle, as long as pregnancy can be reasonably excluded. Reimbursement for services may be available for eligible patients. External referral of insertion and removal of LARCs is welcome.

For more information discuss with your GP or contact Sue Ruan (sue.ruan@apollomedical.co.nz)

Long Term Condition Management (Repeat Prescriptions)

The Doctors Apollo Long Term Condition Medication Management Process is based on researched safe practice. It is designed to ensure that you, and all our patients, receive the most appropriate treatment and are given the best advice in order to optimize your health and well-being.

If you have not read our Process before please read it before requesting a repeat prescription, by clicking here.

The Doctors Apollo's prescription service aims to complete your repeat prescription requests within 3 working days. If you take regular long-term medications please ensure prescription requests are made in plenty of time to avoid disappointment. 

If you require a same-day URGENT PRESCRIPTION ($45), please call us on 09 477 3700 and request it over the phone. Please note the cut-out time for same-day service is 10am. Requests received after 10am will be processed on the next working day. 

Thank you for assisting us to care for you.

The ordering of online repeat prescriptions can now only be accessed via our patient portal called ManageMyHealth.  
Registration to ManageMyHealth needs to be with the practice staff, and you may be asked for a photo identification and a current email address. Alternatively you can phone the receptionist on 09 4773700 to order your repeat prescription. You will need to provide your name date of birth, contact phone number and the medications you require.

Charges: (please note we do not offer an urgent repeat prescription service - if you need your prescription in less than three working days you will need to come in and see a doctor to get it).  All prescription requests for patients 14 years and older are charged based on the time taken for the doctor to review and prepare your prescription and are charged at a flat fee of $35 per patient. Patients not eligible for NZ healthcare funding will incur a higher fee.

You can pick up this prescription from our reception, once you have received notification that it is ready to be collected, or you can request it be faxed to your local pharmacy at no additional cost.

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