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Bethlehem Medical Centre

Primary Healthcare Service

Note: This is NOT a RAT Collection Site.  Please refer to the list of RATS Collection Sites. 


8:00 AM to 5:30 PM.

Covid-19 testing

GP practice - enrolled patients only

This practice is not a RAT distribution centre but has the capacity to provide COVID-19 testing to enrolled patients who are acutely unwell or unable to test themselves. Please call the practice for more information.


The Bethlehem Medical Centre was first established as a solo doctor practice in 1982.  At that time Bethlehem was a small rural centre serving a community of predominantly orchardists. In a whirlwind of change Bethlehem has grown into a major suburban housing area with all the amenities to service the growing population.

Bethlehem Medical Centre has grown substantially since 1982 and now operates from two purpose built sites, one at Bethlehem and the other at Omokoroa. The practice is now one of the largest in the Tauranga area with a patient population base of around 14,000. A Cornerstone accredited practice with The Royal College of GP's ensures patients receive a very high standard of care.  Bethlehem Medical Centre also provides teaching services for the new Registrars of the college.  The practice is privately owned by 6 Directors who are all working GP’s within the practice, each bringing their own specialist interests. Four Directors work at Bethlehem and two at Omokoroa, they are supported by five locums, seven registered nursing staff and a team of ten working in the management/administration area.

Our team is made up of GPs (see details below under “General Practitioners”) and:  

Practice Manager: Trevor Deane

Nursing Staff: Shona Campbell- Nurse Team Leader, Kathy Capp, Lynne Whitworth, Lorraine Wenzlick, Mary-Anne Johnson, Carinda Hook, Robyn Christensen, Kate Sykes, Bev Allen and Rachel Jenkins.

Receptionist: Angela Barraclough, Katrina Kinnear, Natalie Dawson, Nikki Brooks, Louise Robinson, Gay Clark 


Enrolling new patients


This practice is enrolling new patients.


Enrolled Patient Fees

Under 14 yearsFree
14-17 years$30.00
18-24 years$48.00
25-44 years$48.00
45-64 years$48.00
65+ years$47.00


8:00 AM to 5:30 PM.

Mon – Fri8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

After Hours:

Phone GP practice and follow instructions. You will be transferred to an after hours service who will direct you

Public Holidays: Closed Labour Day (24 Oct), Auckland Anniversary (30 Jan), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (7 Apr), Easter Sunday (9 Apr), Easter Monday (10 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (5 Jun), Matariki (14 Jul).

Preferred urgent care clinic out of hours: Accident and HealthCare.

Covid testing hours - for GP practices, if hours differ to standard hours

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Please call for an appointment

Public Holidays: Closed Labour Day (24 Oct), Auckland Anniversary (30 Jan), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (7 Apr), Easter Sunday (9 Apr), Easter Monday (10 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (5 Jun).

Services Provided

Adult and Child Medical Care

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Minor Accident Care

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Minor Surgery

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Repeat Prescriptions

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Lab Results

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Liquid Nitrogen

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IUCD Insertion

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Cervical Screening

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Travel Advice / Immunisations

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Well Child/Tamariki Ora Health Checks – Birth to Three Years

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Patient Portal

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Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access

Wheelchair Access


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16 Bethlehem Road
Bay Of Plenty 3110

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16 Bethlehem Road
Bay Of Plenty 3110

This page was last updated at 3:47PM on March 4, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Bethlehem Medical Centre.