Bethlehem Family Doctor
Primary Healthcare Service
GP practice - enrolled patients only
This practice provides COVID-19 testing to enrolled patients. Please call the practice for more information.
Bethlehem Family Doctor (BFD) was established in 1999 by Dr Murray Hay, and his wife Jane whose vision was to see a medical centre adjacent to the Bethlehem College campus. From small beginnings the practice has grown, both in staff numbers and in the breadth of experience across the practice team. Even with the continued level of growth, there remains a commitment to providing healthcare for the wider Bethlehem community, while maintaining a ‘Family’ practice.
Our team is made up of GPs (see details below under “General Practitioners”) and:
Practice Manager: Fiona
Nursing Staff: Libby, Alana, Vicki, Jo and Sheryl (HCA)
Receptionist: Jocelyn and Rachel
Enrolling new patients
This practice is enrolling new patients.
|Mon – Fri||8:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
Phone GP practice and follow instructions. You will be transferred to an after hours service who will direct you
Public Holidays: Closed Waitangi Day (Observed 7/2/22) (7 Feb), 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).
Preferred urgent care clinic out of hours: Accident and HealthCare.
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Online Booking URL
Plenty of off-street parking is available directly outside the practice premises
Bay of Plenty
(07) 579 1248
(07) 579 1249
14 Elder Lane
Bay Of Plenty 3110
14 Elder Lane
Bay Of Plenty 3110
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This page was last updated at 1:37PM on November 24, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Bethlehem Family Doctor.