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Avon Medical Centre

Primary Healthcare Service


Covid-19 testing

GP practice - enrolled patients only

COVID-19 testing clinics

COVID testing will be done at Stratford Medical Centre (cnr Page and Miranda Streets) between 3pm and 5pm.  This is not a walk in clinic - Patients MUST call 06 765 5454 to make the appointment.  We ask you not to show up without an appointment, as this will help us manage the waiting times better.

There is a pop up clinic at the Stratford War Memorial Hall carpark daily between 12pm and 2pm run by Taranaki DHB.

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

Ōpunake Health Centre/Coastal Care, 26 Napier Street, Ōpunake
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.


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Enrolling new patients


This practice is not currently enrolling new patients.


Enrolled Patient Fees

Under 14 yearsFree
14-17 years$17.00
18-24 years$27.00
25-44 years$47.00
45-64 years$47.00
65+ years$43.00


Mon – Fri8:30 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 Hāwera Hospital ED if clinics are closed.

Public Holidays: Closed 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), Labour Day (24 Oct).
Christmas: Open 20 Dec — 24 Dec. Closed 25 Dec — 28 Dec. Open 29 Dec — 31 Dec. Closed 1 Jan — 3 Jan. Open 4 Jan — 7 Jan.

Preferred urgent care clinic out of hours: Phoenix Urgent Doctors.

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For after hours assistance please call the practice on 06 765 5454 to be triaged by our after hours service.

COVID testing will be done at Stratford Medical Centre (cnr Page and Miranda Streets) between 3pm and 5pm.  This is not a walk in clinic - Patients MUST call 06 765 5454 to make the appointment.

There is a pop up clinic at the Stratford War Memorial Hall carpark daily between 12pm and 2pm run by Taranaki DHB.

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8 Romeo Street
Taranaki 4332

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8 Romeo Street
Taranaki 4332

Postal Address

P.O. Box 90
Stratford 4352

This page was last updated at 4:45PM on November 17, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Avon Medical Centre.