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Aotea Health

Primary Healthcare Service


9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Covid-19 testing

Designated GP Practice

We are a designated COVID-19 testing practice. You do not need to be an enrolled patient to get a test. Please call the practice for more information.

We are a 24 hr service and for urgent COVID-19 testing, please phone first for an appointment. 


Kia ora and welcome to Aotea Health.

As the sole contracted healthcare provider for residents and visitors to Aotea Great Barrier Island (and surrounding islands) we offer the full range of primary healthcare services. This encapsulates care throughout the lifespan from antenatal care to palliative care and includes general practice services as part of this.

Over and above the usual GP services we also offer:


  • covid-19 swabbing
  • resuscitation and stabilisation
  • diagnostic limb x-rays
  • plaster and cast services for non-operative fracture management
  • minor operative facilities for local anaesthetic procedures
  • medical laboratory collection
  • afterhours on-call doctor and nursing emergency services.

We are members of the community in which we work. As a team we are committed therefore to providing high quality care based on a partnership model of working with, rather than for, the community and individual patients. The team consists of: midwives (LMC), rural nurses (the role encompasses community mental health, district, public health, Plunket and practice nursing), general practitioners and administrators with support from a community worker.

Atawhaihia Manaakihia Mo Ake Tonu (to care always).


Note: Please note below that some people are not available at all locations.

  • Dr Jacqueline Claridge

    General Practitioner - Vocationally Registered

    Available at Hector Sanderson Rd, Great Barrier Island, Auckland

  • Dr Julie-Anne Higham

    General Practitioner - Vocationally Registered

    Available at Hector Sanderson Rd, Great Barrier Island, Auckland

  • Dr John North

    General Practitioner - Vocationally Registered

    Available at all locations.

Enrolling new patients


This practice is enrolling new patients.


Enrolled Patient Fees

Under 14 yearsFree
14-17 years$13.00
18-24 years$19.50
25-44 years$19.50
45-64 years$19.50
65-79 years$19.50
80+ years$13.00

Different charges apply for casual and non enrolled patients and for other services.


9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

For acute emergency 24/7 afterhours care please phone:

  • Central and Southern Island (09) 429 0356
  • Northern Island (09) 429 0047


Public Holidays: Open on all public holidays..

Languages Spoken


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Wheelchair Access


Contact Details

80 Hector Sanderson Rd
Great Barrier Island
Auckland 0991

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Street Address

80 Hector Sanderson Rd
Great Barrier Island
Auckland 0991

Postal Address

RD 1
Great Barrier Island 0991

This page was last updated at 10:59AM on August 21, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Aotea Health.