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Ranolf 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 healthcare provider.

We are available for vaccinations on Tuesday to Thursday from 7.00am to 8.00am, by appointment only.  To book in for your vaccine please go to 

Covid-19 testing

GP practice - enrolled and casual patients

This practice provides Covid-19 testing to enrolled and casual patients.

  • Testing is by appointment only.  
  • Please call the practice for more information, and a nurse will call you back.

Testing for International Travel

This clinic provides pre-departure testing for people who are travelling. Please call to book an appointment.


Ranolf Medical is a large, modern and innovative medical practice situated in the heart of Rotorua, New Zealand.

We have a core team of GPs,  Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Prescribers, Practice Nurses, Medical Centre Assistants and Administration staff. We are also a teaching practice and regularly have a Registrar in the practice for 6 month periods as well as a House Officer from the hospital for 4 month periods.  Our medical team are health professionals with diverse skills who provide expert quality care and friendly advice to individuals and families in our community.



Our team is made up of 8 GPs (see details below under “General Practitioners”) and:

Practice Manager:

Nursing Staff:

Caerlie Picken, Nurse Team Leader, Nurse Practitioner
Ros Rowarth, Nurse Practitioner
Rosanna Senior, Nurse Prescriber
Athena Corneal, Practice Nurse
Jennifer Brake, Practice Nurse
Lisa Adlam, Nurse Prescriber
Sonia Lewis, Tangata Ora Practice Nurse
Jemma McDonald, Practice Nurse
Cherie Smith, Practice Nurse
Kath Holmes, Practice Nurse
Geoff Rua'ine, Tangata Ora Practice Nurse

Medical Centre Assistants:

Chanelle O'Bryan, MCA Team Leader
Natalie Beamish, MCA


Sharon Miller, Admin Team Leader
Chrissy Merriman, Finance and Business Support
Esmeralda Hutchison, Senior Admin
Sam Rigney, Receptionist
Rebecca Knowles, Receptionist
Ashley Taylor, Receptionist
Amber Matthews, Receptionist
Holly Tuhakaraina, Receptionist
Karen Lowe, Receptionist


Enrolling new patients


This practice is not currently enrolling new patients.


Enrolled Patient Fees

Under 14 years$0.00
14-17 years$13.00 - $34.00
18-24 years$19.00 - $42.00
25-44 years$19.00 - $43.50
45-64 years$19.00 - $43.50
65+ years$19.00 - $41.50


Mon – Fri8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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: Lakes PrimeCare - Accident & Urgent Medical Care Centre.

Languages Spoken


Services Provided

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…



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…


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…


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…


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…



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…


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…


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59 Ranolf Street
Bay Of Plenty 3010

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Street Address

59 Ranolf Street
Bay Of Plenty 3010

Postal Address

PO Box 442
Rotorua 3040

This page was last updated at 4:37PM on April 6, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Ranolf Medical Centre.