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.

All Right?

Whether the going’s good or times are tough, there are lots of little things we can do to strengthen our wellbeing and boost the way we feel.

Mental wellbeing is all about feeling good and functioning well – and just like our physical health, our mental health is something we can all look after and strengthen. Doing the things that keep us well can boost our mood and outlook, and help us build handy ‘buffers’ so if times do get tough, we’re able to adapt more quickly.

Flu shots are available now

Flu is not a mild illness. It can keep you in bed for a week or more, preventing you from caring for others, going to work, doing sport, attending church or just about anything that requires leaving the house.

New Zealand’s 2023 flu vaccine will protect against four strains of flu virus – two influenza type A strains and two influenza type B strains:

+ A/Sydney/5/2021 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus
+ A/Darwin/9/2021 (H3N2)-like virus
+ B/Austria/1359417/2021-like virus
+ B/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus

The strain in bold is new for 2023.

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 Rotimi Shonowo

Nurse Team Leader

Candice

Nurse Prescriber

Yvette

Nurse (On Maternity Leave)

Lydia

Nurse

Susana

HCA

Sandra

HCA

Kelly Rae

Lead Administrator

Sue

Administrator

Rose

Administrator

Deanne

Appointment fees

Exceptional Waitara doctor and nursing services. Affordable prices.

Registered Patients

0 — 13 Years

FREE

14 — 17 Years

$13

18+ Years

$19.50

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

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

Your whānau shouldn't have to wait to see your doctor

General practice services across New Zealand are stretched and under threat. Help us ask for action.

General practice services across New Zealand are stretched and under threat.

While the government is investing billions in new health bureaucracy, it has lost focus on essential front-line services and keeping people well in their communities. The subsequent lack of funding, workforce shortages and increasing workloads put family doctor services — like our practice — at risk.

Thankfully, you can help us ask for action.

We're uniting behind GenPro's 'Save Your Family Doctor Service' campaign and asking the government to work with us to develop a sustainable plan for the future of essential services.

You can add your voice by signing GenPro's online petition.

Sign The Online Petition

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