Primary Healthcare Service
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 (when open) 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 (free of charge) See our Facebook page for information on these clinics or call the practice.
We can also provide COVID tests if required for travel, employment etc. This is a charged service. Please contact us to make an appointment.
Testing for Travel
We provide pre-departure testing for people who are travelling. We take a 'one-stop' approach where you can be tested and pay for your lab fees at the same time. We then follow up with your results as soon as we receive them.
Please call to book an appointment. We can usually provide an appointment the next working day.
Registered patients - $200
Casual patients - $240
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.
Enrolling new patients
This practice is enrolling new patients.
Enrolled Patient Fees
|Under 14 years||FREE|
|Mon – Wed||8:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Thu||8:30 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Fri||8:30 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 Buller Anniversary (1 Feb), Queen's Birthday (7 Jun), Labour Day (25 Oct), Northland Anniversary (31 Jan), Nelson Anniversary (31 Jan), Auckland Anniversary (31 Jan), Waitangi Day (Observed 7/2/22) (7 Feb), Good Friday (15 Apr), Easter Sunday (17 Apr), Easter Monday (18 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr). Open Canterbury Anniversary (13 Nov, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM), Otago Anniversary (22 Mar, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM), South Canterbury Anniversary (27 Sep, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM), Hawke's Bay Anniversary (22 Oct, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM), Marlborough Anniversary (1 Nov, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM), Chatham Island Anniversary (29 Nov, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM), Westland Anniversary (29 Nov, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM), Wellington Anniversary (24 Jan, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM), Taranaki Anniversary (14 Mar, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM), Southland Anniversary (19 Apr, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM).
Adult and Child Medical Care
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(07) 384 7576
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28 Te Rangitautahanga Road
28 Te Rangitautahanga Road
PO Box 58
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This page was last updated at 11:18AM on April 8, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Pihanga Health.