In reference to the Notice to Members published on 28 January 2024 regarding Blood Screening Programme for NZPFU Members - Firefighters, Trainers and Fire Investigators.

As an individual, you can now arrange this check with your own GP, but the Auckland Local strongly recommends you get this done at one of the Specialist Clinics we recommend. 

The Auckland Local also STRONGLY recommends that if you haven’t done so already, you join the Protect Insurance Scheme BEFORE you attend health screening. Download signup form for new members here.

It is the intention of the Auckland Local to engage with a small number of clinics to ensure that the doctors and nurses conducting the testing understand the increased health risks to Firefighters, Trainers and Fire Investigators and respond early to any indicators. The next clinic ready to start screening is listed below. 

A Firefighter Blood Screening Health Check includes a visit to a Blood Testing Lab, up to 30 minutes with a nurse and 30 minutes with a doctor.  Ensure you indicate your preference for male or female doctor.  A screening includes full skin check and, for males, a prostate check. 

The Doctors New Lynn, 
19 Delta Ave  
New Lynn 
09 827 7810 

They are ready to begin screening from 27 May 2024. 

The process is simple: 

  • Contact reception on 09 827 7810.  
  • Request a Firefighter Blood Screening Health Check 
  • An appointment will be booked with your preference of male or female doctor and at a good time for you.
  • A confirmation email will be sent out outlining what the next steps are, including:
    - What to expect at the appointment, and your medical questionnaire to complete and return to the clinic prior to the appointment.
    - Location.
    - Where to get your blood tests done, etc.
    - It will also include a link to the online questionnaire with questions that will aid the doctors in providing a comprehensive exam. (We have a hard copy in our clinic that can be filled out on arrival, however, it is preferred that you come to the appointment with the questionnaire already completed.)  
  • On completion you will be invoiced $250.00.  The preference is that it is settled on the day (a receipt will be provided for reimbursement purposes.) Alternatively, and by prior arrangement (during the booking process), you can arrange to defer the payment and settle your account within 28 days. 

In the event that a health check finds something of concern you will be referred to your home doctor for further attention. 

It is important that everyone engages in this screening.  

Please provide any feedback or recommendations to Terry Bird or Jeff Shrimpton so that we can improve the process. 

Reimbursement is via on the NZPFU website. 

You do not need to enter a GL code or subledger.

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