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Pihanga Health

Primary Healthcare Service


Covid-19 testing

GP practice - enrolled and casual patients

We provide COVID 19 testing for enrolled and casual patients free of charge.  For patients with symptoms we test Monday to Friday by appointment only.  Please call the practice.  You will be phone triaged by a doctor and given an appointment time - usually on the same day.  Occasionally we provide drop in clinics if demand for testing is high.  Please see our Facebook page for up to date details of these drop in testing times.


For patients without symptoms we provide community drop in clinics when requested by the Ministry of Health for surveillance purposes.  See our Facebook page for information on these clinics or call the practice.


We are honoured to hold the name of Pihanga - a taonga, a treasure, of Ngāti Tūwharetoa and Ngāti Tūrangitukua in particular. Pīhanga is considered to be a living entity, an ancestor, with her own mana and mauri.

Our mission is to offer quality healthcare that best meets the needs of our community in a friendly and safe environment.  Our vision is that Pihanga Health is recognised as a leading rural health service, providing comprehensive, quality, and integrated health services to its community.   We are Cornerstone Accredited and one of the few rural certified teaching practices in New Zealand.


Click here to meet our staff.

General Practitioners


Mon – Wed8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Thu8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Fri8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

After Hours:

Call clinic number for Pihanga Health and then there is an option to speak to a nurse at an after hours service who can direct you.


Public Holidays: Closed Labour Day (26 Oct), Northland Anniversary (1 Feb), Auckland Anniversary (1 Feb), Waitangi Day (Observed 8/2/21) (8 Feb), Good Friday (2 Apr), Easter Sunday (4 Apr), Easter Monday (5 Apr), ANZAC Day (Observed 26/04/21) (26 Apr), Queen's Birthday (7 Jun). Open Hawke's Bay Anniversary (23 Oct, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM), Marlborough Anniversary (2 Nov, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM), Canterbury Anniversary (13 Nov, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM), Chatham Island Anniversary (30 Nov, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM), Westland Anniversary (30 Nov, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM), Wellington Anniversary (25 Jan, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM), Buller Anniversary (1 Feb, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM), Nelson Anniversary (1 Feb, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM), Taranaki Anniversary (8 Mar, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM), Otago Anniversary (22 Mar, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM), Southland Anniversary (6 Apr, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM), South Canterbury Anniversary (27 Sep, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM).

Languages Spoken


Enrolling new patients


This practice is enrolling new patients.


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

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Adult and Child Medical Care

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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…



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…


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…



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…


Patient Portal

A patient portal is a secure online tool provided by GP practices that can allow convenient access to your health information as well as interaction with the practice e.g. booking…


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…


Wheelchair Access


Contact Details

28 Te Rangitautahanga Road
Waikato 3334

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Street Address

28 Te Rangitautahanga Road
Waikato 3334

Postal Address

PO Box 58
Turangi 3353

This page was last updated at 12:42PM on September 16, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Pihanga Health.