Waitara Health Centre (Waitara Doctors & Medical Centre)

Waitara doctor

and nursing

services.

Waitara doctors and medical centre

Our Waitara doctors and nurses can help you with all of your health care needs.
We provide modern, convenient and continuous care.

Regular
Checkups

Men’s
Health

Women’s
Health

Sexual
Health

Family
Planning

Pregnancy
Care

Minor
Surgery

Travel
Medicine

Prescriptions

Immunisations

Referrals

Specialists

(06) 754 8119
8:30AM to 7PM — Mon, Tues & Fri
8:30AM to 5:30PM — Wed, Thurs

You can book our Waitara doctor and nursing services online. Appointment times are available on our patient portal. Not registered on the portal? Please speak to reception staff.

COVID-19 vaccine

Immunisation against infectious diseases has been more effective in preventing illness and death than any other medical intervention.

Waitara Health Centre supports the New Zealand government’s COVID-19 immunisation program as current research data shows the Pfizer vaccine is safe and effective for patients.

We are not taking appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations, but we will update you as soon as we have more information.

Flu shots are available now and FREE for anyone aged 65 or older

For everyone else, it will be available from mid-May.

New Zealand’s 2021 flu vaccine protects against four strains of flu virus – two influenza type A strains and two influenza type B strains:

+ A/Victoria/2570/2019 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus
+ A/Hong Kong/2671/2019 (H3N2)-like virus
+ B/Washington/02/2019-like virus
+ B/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus

Throughout the year, the World Health Organization monitors the different flu strains around the world and each year decides which strains are likely to cause flu in the Southern and Northern Hemispheres. Flu vaccine manufacturers make each year’s vaccine by growing lots of these viruses, mostly in hens’ eggs. They then inactivate the virus and extract the bits that are needed to make the vaccine.

The vaccine:

+ Does not contain any live viruses and so cannot cause flu.
+ Does not contain any preservatives, thiomersal or mercury.
+ Contains only very tiny amounts of egg protein and is safe for people with egg allergies

General Practitioner

Dr Brian Wood

General Practitioner

Dr Rotimi Shonowo

General Practitioner

Dr Alice Turner

General Practitioner

Dr Lorna Wallace

Nurse Manager

Olivia Healey

Nurse Prescriber

Tegan Smith

Nurse

Lydia Thorby

Nurse

Rebecca Salter

Nurse

Jenni Liddall

Nurse

Kirsten Lawrence

HCA/Phlebotomist

Jo Pullar

HCA

Sandra Reade

Practice Manager

Kathryn Smith

Administration

Vanessa Lowl

Administration

Janet Bunn

Administration

Rose Sutherland

Administration

Sue Cox

Appointment fees

Exceptional Waitara doctor and nursing services. Affordable prices.

Registered Patients

0 — 13 Years

FREE

14 — 17 Years

$13

18+ Years

$19

Double Appointment

$55

Casual Patients

0 — 13 Years

FREE

14 — 17 Years

$45

w/ CSC — $35

18+ Years

$65

w/ CSC — $45
All Patients

Child

$12

Adult

$18

Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

$18.50

Urgent Repeat Prescriptions (Same Day)

$25.50

CD Prescriptions

$10

House Visits

Urgent Only

$72

"Dr Brian Wood was wonderful. He is polite, very knowledgeable and has a caring personality. There is no mistaking that the team at Waitara Health Centre (Waitara Doctors & Medical Centre) genuinely care about your health and well-being."

Patient, Waitara Health Centre (Waitara Doctors & Medical Centre)

Find Us On Facebook

Waitara Health Centre is on Facebook. And we’re sharing useful health information.

Health literacy is defined as "the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process and understand, basic information health information and services needed to make informed and appropriate health decisions."

Alongside treatment, it's one of the most important aspects of the health care our practice provides. And we're now using Facebook to help patients obtain and process health information in a modern, convenient manner.

We’re using our timeline to share informative posts, health initiatives, urgent practice updates and useful recommendations.

Find Us on Facebook

Need to see a Waitara
doctor or nurse?

(06) 754 8119
8:30AM to 7PM — Mon, Tues & Fri
8:30AM to 5:30PM — Wed, Thurs

You can book our Waitara doctor and nursing services online. Appointment times are available on our patient portal. Not registered on the portal? Please speak to reception staff.

Waitara Health Centre will use different approaches and resources to achieve equitable outcomes for the people we serve.

ADDRESS

Cnr McLean St & Grey St,
Waitara,
Taranaki 4320

CONTACT

P: (06) 754 8119
F: (06) 754 8461
reception@waitarahealth.co.nz

HOURS

M, Tu, Fr — 8:30AM to 7PM
Wed, Thu — 8:30AM to 5:30PM
EDI: waitmcwa