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Donovan Street Medical Centre

Primary Healthcare Service

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


Covid-19 vaccination

COVID-19 Vaccination

  • Pfizer vaccine (12+ years)
  • Child Pfizer vaccine (5-11 years)
  • Anyone currently eligible can access
  • Make an appointment

Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is an important step you can take to protect yourself, your kaumātua and whānau from the effects of the virus. For more information on the COVID-19 vaccines and eligibility visit Ministry of Health - COVID-19 vaccines

The majority of routine vaccinations can now be administered before, after, or at the same time as your COVID-19 vaccinations. The exception to this is the Zostavax (shingles) vaccine where a 7-day gap before or after receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 is advised. If you have any questions, please discuss with your health provider.

Covid-19 testing

GP practice - enrolled patients only

This practice provides COVID-19 testing to enrolled patients. Please call the practice for more information.


In keeping with Ministry of Health guidelines and to ensure that you are protected from exposure to other illnesses, all future contact will be by telephone or video consultations. Face to face consultations are available, please clear with our reception first, until further notice. A normal fee will apply. We are contactable on our phone number during normal hours.

Dr Vather (MBBS (AIIMS), MFGP (SA), FRNZCGP) has over twenty five years' experience as a General Practitioner. He is vocationally registered and has previously been Honorary Clinical Lecturer at the Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care at the University of Auckland. He has been actively involved in the training of 4th, 5th and 6th year medical students from 2000 to 2011. He has also been an examiner for the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners.

Dr Rachel Roskvist is a graduate of the University of Auckland and completed her postgraduate training in Auckland and Northland.  She is a Fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners and has a a postgraduate Certificate in Women's Health.  She has an interest in medical education, and clinically, in Women's and Sexual Health.  In addition to working as a GP she works at the University of Auckland as a Senior Lecturer.  Outside of work she has two young children who keep her busy and happy. Having had a long association with Donovan Street Medical Center, Rachel is excited to join the team here.

The Medical Centre is Cornerstone Accredited. This is the highest possible level of accreditation that a medical practice can aspire to, and acknowleges our pursuit of excellence.

We are a family centred surgery offering a full range of high quality general practice services to you and your family. We are committed to the highest possible standards and pride ourselves on continuity of care, preventive medicine, and a pro-active approach to all health issues.

We aim to provide quality healthcare and education on diabetes, weight control and asthma.

A midwife based at National Womens Hospital holds a weekly clinic here.


Enrolling new patients


This practice is not currently enrolling new patients.


Enrolled Patient Fees With CSC Without CSC
Under 14 years Free Free
14-17 years $45 $48
18- 24 years $55 $62
25-64 years $58 $66
65 + years $58 $58
Non-Enrolled Patient Fees
With CSC
Without CSC
Under 6 years $17 $32
6-13 years $32 $47
13-17 years $55 $57
18+ years $75 $80

Some variation may occur. Enquiries welcome.


Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Sat8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

For Saturday walk in clinic please call the week before to confirm we are open. We may be closed on occasional Saturdays for confrences or personal reasons. 

After Hours:

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

Public Holidays: Closed Queen's Birthday (6 Jun), Matariki (24 Jun), 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).

Preferred urgent care clinic out of hours: White Cross Urgent Care & GP - New Lynn.

Languages Spoken

English, Hindi

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COVID-19 Vaccination

  • Pfizer vaccine (12+ years)
  • Child Pfizer vaccine (5-11 years)
  • Anyone currently eligible can access
  • Make an appointment

Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is an important step you can take to protect yourself, your kaumātua and whānau from the effects of the virus. For more information on the COVID-19…


Special Assistance Support (COVID-19 Vaccination)

Special Assistance Support (COVID-19 Vaccination)

  • Wheelchair access

Wheelchair Access


Contact Details

8 Donovan Street
Blockhouse Bay
Auckland 0600

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8 Donovan Street
Blockhouse Bay
Auckland 0600

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8 Donovan Street
Blockhouse Bay
Auckland 0600

This page was last updated at 1:47PM on May 17, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Donovan Street Medical Centre.