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The Doctors Te Whare Hapara

Primary Healthcare Service

Note: This is NOT a RAT Collection Site.  Please refer to the list of RATS Collection Sites. 


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.

Testing for International Travel

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

Supervised RATs for NZ Travel and NZ Courts

Supervised rapid antigen testing (RATs) is for unvaccinated people with no COVID-19 symptoms, who require evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result to travel within New Zealand, or for entry into a court of law.

  • For travel, the test must be done within the 72 hours prior to travel (preferably within 24 hours). See the Unite against COVID-19 website for more travel advice.
  • For court attendance, the test must be done within 24 hours.

For more information about rapid antigen testing, view the Ministry of Health website.


Enrolling new patients


This practice is not currently enrolling new patients.


Mon – Fri8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

After Hours:

Phone GP practice and follow instructions. You will be transferred to an after hours service who will direct you

Public Holidays: Closed Queen's Birthday (6 Jun), Matariki (24 Jun), Labour Day (24 Oct), Auckland Anniversary (30 Jan), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), ANZAC Day (25 Apr). Open Good Friday (7 Apr, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM), Easter Sunday (9 Apr, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM), Easter Monday (10 Apr, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM).

Contact Details

3 Desmond Road
Te Hapara
Gisborne 4010

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3 Desmond Road
Te Hapara
Gisborne 4010

This page was last updated at 10:45AM on May 10, 2022.