Bester Mckay Family Doctors
Primary Healthcare Service
Note: This is NOT a RAT Collection Site. Please refer to the list of RATS Collection Sites.
GP practice - enrolled patients only
This practice provides COVID-19 testing to enrolled patients. Please call the practice for more information.
People in Otago and Southland seeking a COVID-19 test should call 0800 VIRUS 19 ( 0800 847 8719 ) or their local GP for advice. If you are offered a test for COVID-19, please take it. It will help us ensure we don't have community transmission, and help keep your friends and whānau safe. Regardless of where you are tested, COVID-19 testing is free of charge.
We pride ourselves on working as a team to provide quality family medicine to individuals and families of all ages.
Our team is made up of 2 GPs (see details below under “General Practitioners”) and:
Practice Manager: Debbie Shirley
Practice Nurses: Gill McRae
Reception: Lorraine Priest
Enrolling new patients
This practice is not currently enrolling new patients.
Enrolled Patient Fees
|Under 14 years||0.00|
|Mon – Fri||8:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
Public Holidays: Closed Labour Day (24 Oct), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (7 Apr), Easter Sunday (9 Apr), Easter Monday (10 Apr), Southland Anniversary (11 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (5 Jun).
Preferred urgent care clinic out of hours: Invercargill After Hours Doctors.
Adult and Child Medical Care
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Travel Advice / Immunisations
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This page was last updated at 2:01PM on March 4, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Bester Mckay Family Doctors.