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Te Kaha Medical Centre

Primary Healthcare Service


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.

Covid testing hours

Mon – Fri3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Please phone clinic to make an appointment for a Covid Test.


Te Kaha Medical Centre provides general practice services and a comprehensive community service including several Outreach clinics from Maraenui to Cape Runaway.

Te Kaha is a teaching practice with links to the Bay of Plenty DHB's Medical School.


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

Practice Manager: Phillipa Callaghan

Nursing Staff: Dorothy Keir, Kiritahanga Savage, Toma Walker, Vicky Hennessy

Receptionist: Ripeka Te Haara


Enrolling new patients


This practice is enrolling new patients.


As a Special Doctor Area, permanent residents who are registered patients of this practice do not pay fees to see clinicians.

Casual patients are charged fees.


Mon – Fri9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Three Outreach Clinics - contact Te Kaha for appointments:

Waihau Bay:
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Wednesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

After Hours: For After Hours Doctor or nurse - Caller to contact Te Kaha Clinic - 07 3252803 and follow the prompts, Homecare Medical will give advice, contact emergency Services if needed or  page person on call.

Public Holidays: Closed Labour Day (25 Oct), 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), Queen's Birthday (6 Jun).

Languages Spoken

Māori, English

Services Provided

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Minor Surgery

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Repeat Prescriptions

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IUCD Insertion

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Cervical Screening

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Wheelchair Access


Contact Details

6680 State Highway 35
Te Kaha
Bay Of Plenty 3199

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6680 State Highway 35
Te Kaha
Bay Of Plenty 3199

This page was last updated at 12:03PM on September 6, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Te Kaha Medical Centre.