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MaxCare Medical Centre - Great South Road

Primary Healthcare Service


9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Covid-19 vaccination

COVID-19 Vaccination

  • Anyone currently eligible can access
  • Make an appointment

Please call us for an appointment on (09) 360 6890

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.

Please make an apppointment by calling the clinic on 09 360 6890

Covid-19 testing

GP practice - enrolled and casual patients

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

Testing for Travel

This clinic provides pre-departure testing for people who are travelling. This Incurrs Fees of $180.00 to be paid on the day of Test. Please call to book an appointment.


MaxCare Medical Centre is a clinic focused on providing you with primary healthcare. As a primary healthcare provider, our role is to act as a first point of contact in order to determine whether we can treat you or whether we must refer you to a specialist for further care.

MaxCare is situated in the heart of Ōtāhuhu, the Ōtāhuhu Town Centre. The site was chosen for three key reasons:

  • to provide you with better accessibility to our facilities by being near public transport (bus, train) provided in the local region of Ōtāhuhu

  • to provide better access to those of you who travel via private transport, with ample parking space

  • to decrease the workload from our main hospitals with the additional benefit of reducing your waiting time.

If you choose to enrol with us we will provide a proactive approach to your healthcare rather than wait for a minor issue to fester into a major health problem. However this can only be achieved if you are willing to reach out. We believe that this approach will result in a healthier and more productive community with lower physical, mental and medical costs for you and your loved ones.


National Hauora Coalition Awards 2017

Primary Health Services Network

Whānau Whai Hua – Outcomes (High Needs Population) - 2018

National Hauora Coalition 2019 - Quality and Service Excellence Award


Dr Poanere Tapukura Rairi
Nurses: Mele Taufa, Veenita Rairi, Moka Haletama, Joshleen Jotika, Silia Titiuti, Saia Penitani

Practice Support: Denise Rairi, Ajesh Chandra

Social Services Team: Orapa Arona (SW), Margaret Ioane, Tai Tupa (JP/Budgeter) 
Receptionists: Anna Fretton, Raupa Elikana


How do I access this service?

Contact us

Phone: 09 360 6890

email: reception@maxcaremed.co.nz

Make an appointment

Please call and make appointment before visiting the clinic during the Lockdown period. You may be asked to wait in your car or outside to avoid overcrowding inside the building.…


Website / App

Use the Website: www.maxcaremed.co.nz  and Facebook page: Maxcare Medical Centre (page with our Logo) to get all the update

Enrolling new patients


This practice is enrolling new patients.

We have suspended enrollment for new patients to the clinic due to lockdown. Please check our Website and Social Media pages for update and…



Enrolled Patient Fees

Under 14 yearsFree
14-17 yearsFree
18-24 years $18.00
25-44 years $18.00
45-64 years $18.00
65+ years $18.00


Casual Casual with CSC
Under 18 $30.00 $20.00
18 and Over $50.00 $35.00
ACC - 18 years and over  $30.00 (Initial Consult)  $30.00 (Initial Consult)
Non-Resident - Under 18 $30.00 N/A
Non-Resident - 18 and Over $50.00 N/A

CSC = Community Service Card



Repeat Prescription -  $18.00. This service is only available for enrolled patients and notice must be given 24 hours in advance.
Minor Surgery - Free for ACC and POAC patients. 

Please note - Additional charges may apply based on additional services and/or third party funding. Prices may vary (higher or lower) based on additional services and/or third party funding. The prices above are only an attempt to provide greater transparency of our costings.


9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Clinic is closed for Public Holidays. All patients are adviced to go to nearest A&E clinic or seek Medical help from Emergency services in case of emergency.

clinic is advicing all patients to check and request your prescription 1 week before the Public Hoilday to prevent rush and delays. Thanks 

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).
Christmas: Open 20 Dec — 24 Dec. Closed 25 Dec — 28 Dec. Open 29 Dec — 31 Dec. Closed 1 Jan — 4 Jan. Open 5 Jan — 7 Jan.

Preferred urgent care clinic out of hours: White Cross Accident & Urgent Medical - Ōtāhuhu.

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

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Languages Spoken

English, Cook Islands Māori, Tongan, Fijian Indian, Hindi, Samoan

Services Provided

Adult and Child Medical Care

Your GP's surgery is far more than a place to go when you are feeling unwell and needing a quick cure. The doctor who sees you has gone through an…


Minor Accident Care

Primary care practices offer a range of services and are able to deal with most minor accident care. If they are not able to deal with an injury they will…


Minor Surgery

Minor surgery is commonly provided in primary care practices, providing fast, competent removal and biopsies of skin lesions. Other services include cosmetic work such as removal of benign moles and…


Repeat Prescriptions

Each GP surgery or primary care practice will have its own procedure for repeat prescribing but the following rules are common to most, if not all. Patients who are well-known…


Lab Results

Sometimes your doctor needs to take a sample of blood or urine either to discover what is wrong with you or to measure something in your blood so that the…


Liquid Nitrogen

Liquid nitrogen is a fast, effective treatment provided in many practices to treat viral warts, sun damaged skin, skin tags and many benign cosmetic lesions. It comes in a container…


IUCD Insertion

An Intrauterine Contraceptive Device (IUCD) is inserted into a woman’s uterus to prevent pregnancy. Depending on the type of device, it will need to be changed after between three and…



Immunisations are provided at all primary care practices and are one of the most important services they provide. Immunisation has led to the decline of many lethal diseases including meningococcal…


Cervical Screening

All women who have ever been sexually active should have regular cervical smear tests every three years between the ages of 25 and 69. This includes women who have been…



An ECG is a recording of your heart's electrical activity. Electrode patches are attached to your skin to measure the electrical impulses given off by your heart. The result is…



Spirometry is a tool that measures how effectively your lungs are working. It is able to show how much air lungs are able to hold (their volume) and how much…


Travel Advice / Immunisations

Another service offered to you at your GP surgery (primary care practice) is advice and immunisation before you go to another country. While you are likely to have the immunisations…


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

All New Zealand children are entitled to 11 free health checks from birth to three years. The checks aim to ensure that children are growing and developing as well as…


COVID-19 Vaccination

  • Anyone currently eligible can access
  • Make an appointment

Please call us for an appointment on (09) 360 6890

Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is an important step you can take to protect yourself, your kaumātua and whānau from the…


Telehealth Consultation

  • Telehealth consultations for enrolled patients only
  • In person consultation preferred, but virtual consultation provided as required
  • Phone consultations

A virtual consultation is a way of having an appointment with your healthcare provider, but not in person. This is usually done via a video app or a phone call.… More

Special Assistance Support (COVID-19 Vaccination)

Special Assistance Support (COVID-19 Vaccination)

  • Wheelchair access

Wheelchair Access


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5/225 Great South Road
Auckland 1062

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Auckland 1062

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5/225 Great South Road, Ōtāhuhu, Auckland 1062

This page was last updated at 2:14PM on December 3, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by MaxCare Medical Centre - Great South Road.