Avon Medical Centre
Primary Healthcare Service
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.
GP practice - enrolled patients only
If you have cold and flu symptoms, please phone the practice on 06 765 5454 to be triaged for an appointment.
We are testing enrolled patients who require assessment.
COVID-19 testing clinics
Please call or text the testing clinics first. If you’ve been referred to the testing clinics from your doctor/GP please go home and wait for clinic staff to contact you with a test appointment time. We ask you not to show up without an appointment, as this will help us manage the waiting times better. There is NO CHARGE for testing, it is FREE.
Please note, the testing clinics are only for COVID-19 swab testing and do not provide any other medical treatment, including influenza vaccinations. You need to contact your general practice, doctor or pharmacy for this.
Base Hospital, David Street, Westown, New Plymouth
Located in the old St Johns Ambulance building (Lorna Street/Gate 3 entrance)
PHONE: Please call/text in advance: 027 380 1433
HOURS: Monday - Friday, 9am-3pm / Saturday and Sunday, 9am-1pm
MediCross Urgent Care & GP Clinic, Egmont Street, New Plymouth
PHONE: Please call to book an appointment: (06) 759 8915
HOURS: Medicross is open 8am - 8pm, but testing hours are between 8am- 4pm, 7 days a week / e-referral will be operational soon.
Hāwera Hospital, Hunter Street, Hāwera
PHONE: Please call/text 027 380 0894 and discuss your needs with the testing team and they will arrange an appropriate time for you to come in, or find a solution for testing if you cannot access one of the clinics. There is NO CHARGE for testing, it is FREE.
HOURS: 9am - 12pm, 7 days a week in Hāwera
Waitara Health Centre, 26 Grey Street, Waitara
PHONE: Please call in advance (06) 754 8119
HOURS: Monday - Friday, 8.30am–5.30pm
Opunake Health Centre/Coastal Care, 26 Napier Street, Opunake
PHONE: Please call in advance (06) 761 7324
HOURS: Monday - Friday, 8.30am–4.30pm
Our purpose is to provide a service which meets the needs of our patients for all aspects of health care for the whole person.
We offer a full range of high-quality primary care for all ages and conditions, in a warm, friendly environment. Avon Medical Centre is a teaching practice and we regularly have registrars as part of our team.
Our team is made up of GPs (see details below under “General Practitioners”) and other health professionals
Our Nurse Practicitioner is Wendy and our Clinical pharmacist is Will.
How do I access this service?
Make an appointment
Enrolling new patients
This practice is not currently enrolling new patients.
Enrolled Patient Fees
|Under 14 years||Free|
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.
|Mon – Fri||8:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
After Hours: Call Healthline 0800 611 116 for advice or go to Phoenix Urgent Doctors - NP, Medicross Accident & Medical Clinic - NP. Go to Taranaki Base Hospital or Hawera Hospital ED if clinics are closed.
Public Holidays: Closed Labour Day (25 Oct), Waitangi Day (Observed 7/2/22) (7 Feb), Taranaki Anniversary (14 Mar), Good Friday (15 Apr), Easter Sunday (17 Apr), Easter Monday (18 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (6 Jun).
Preferred urgent care clinic out of hours: Phoenix Urgent Doctors.
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Online Booking URL
(06) 765 5454
For after hours assistance please call the practice on 06 765 5454 to be triaged by our after hours service.Book an Appointment
8 Romeo Street
8 Romeo Street
P.O. Box 90
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This page was last updated at 3:44PM on June 30, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Avon Medical Centre.