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Ōtara Whānau Medical Centre

Primary Healthcare Service, Kaupapa Māori


9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Covid-19 vaccination

COVID-19 Vaccination

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

You MUST make an appointment for a vaccine by calling 09 274 9135

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 healthcare provider.

Covid-19 testing

Not provided

This practice is not currently providing COVID-19 testing. Please refer to a list of other testing services available.


A primary healthcare provider that will deliver high quality, affordable and responsive services through respectful whānau values.

Our mission is to ensure that the needs of individuals, whānau and the community are met through the provision of quality care, affordable and responsive healthcare services that have a focus on enabling long term wellness, empowerment towards a healthier living, and uphold respectful whānau values.


Whanaungatanga (Connected as one)

  • We promise that the people will know that they belong, feel safe and are a connected taonga of the clinic through strong whānau values.
  • We will work in networks to be collaborative with each other, the people, whānau, the community and our stakeholders.

Manaakitanga (Cared for)   

  • We will encourage, support and care for the people ensuring that we are responsive to their needs and wellbeing.

Kaitiakitanga (Quality first)

  • We will deliver quality care and safe conditions to the people and community, and always look to better and expand our services to benefit the people.
  • We will promise to advocate for the people and the community.

Whakapono (Trustworthy)

  • The people can trust us to deliver what we say we will and feel safe that their confidentiality is a priority.

Our general consultation time is 15 minutes, however to ensure the practice aligns to its vision and values, we will apply flexibility where required. We also aim to keep a whānau-centric and patient-centric approach in all that we do.

As at 1 February 2018, Ōtara Whānau Medical Centre (formerly Ōtara Union Health Centre) was bought out by new owners, a Māori kaupapa community NGO service known as Te Hononga o Tamaki me Hoturoa. A majority of the staff have remained the same with a couple of new additions/changes. 

Our team is made up of:

GPs (see also details below under “General Practitioners”):

  • Dr James Te Whare - Monday to Thursday 
  • Dr Chong Lee Loh - Tuesday and Thursday ONLY
  • Dr Yasser Gamal El Din - Monday and Friday ONLY
  • Dr Tarucilla Tatui - Tuesday to Friday
  • Practice Manager:

  • Neel Patel
  • Practice Nursing Staff:

  • Silia Titiuti
  • Meiyun Ding (Maggie)
  • Medical Receptionist / Administration Staff: 

      • Gwen Stevenson
      • Eleisha Tuivaiti


    Enrolling new patients


    This practice is enrolling new patients.


    Enrolled Patient Fees

    Under 14 yearsFree
    14-17 yearsFree up to and including 17-year olds
    18-24 years$15
    25-44 years$15
    45-64 years$15
    65+ years$15

    Nurse Consult                                     $10

    GP Consult Review                             $10

    MATERNITY Initial                             $15

    ACC Initial                                           $10                             

    ACC Review                                        No Charge


    CASUAL (Non-Registered)                 $50                              Payment before Consultation

    NON-RESIDENT                                   $50                              Payment before Consultation


    Additional Regular Charges

    Driver’s License Medical                    $50                             

    Prescription                                        $8                               

    Dressings                                            $10

    ECG                                                      $10

    Liquid Nitrogen                                   $10


    Registering patient’s one-off payment 

    Patients 18 years and over                $35

    Patients 17 years and under             $10


    Please note that costs for other services will be provided to you prior to receiving the procedure for example Unfunded Vaccinations etc. Please ask your GP, Nurse or one of the Reception Staff to clarify if any costs are involved for any alternative treatments.


    9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

    Mon – Fri9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    Clinic operating hours are Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

    • Appointments commence from 9am, with the last being 3.15pm.
    • We take booked appointments, but we will do our best to take urgent walk-ins.

    We do not open on public holidays and weekends.

    The clinic is closed on Thursday's between the hours 12.30pm - 2.00pm for staff meeting and training sessions, we apologise for any inconvenience during this time.

    For assistance afterhours or outside the clinic's normal hours, please contact the White Cross on Station Road in Ōtāhuhu on Ph (09) 276 3000. You can also contact your nearest White Cross or Accident and Emergency Clinics.

    Please contact Healthline for advice on 0800 611 116.

    Alternatively, if it is an emergency then please dial 111 immediately.


    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: White Cross Accident & Urgent Medical - Ōtāhuhu.

    Languages Spoken

    English, Malay, Māori, Tongan

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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

    You MUST make an appointment for a vaccine by calling 09 274 9135

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


    Disability Assistance

    Wheelchair access

    Wheelchair Access


    Contact Details

    9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

    3/100 Alexander Crescent
    Auckland 2023

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    Auckland 2023

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    Auckland 2023

    This page was last updated at 9:43AM on February 14, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Otara Whanau Medical Centre.