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Tuakau Health Centre Ltd

Primary Healthcare Service


8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Covid-19 testing

GP practice - enrolled and casual patients

This practice provides Covid-19 testing to enrolled patients, and casual patients if space is available. Casual patients must phone the practice first.

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Welcome to Tuakau Health Centre.

We are a rural practice situated in the heart of Franklin, approximately 50 minutes south of Auckland.

Our practice started out 25 years ago as a solo GP practice situated a little further down George Street. At the end of 2000, due to the growth of our practice, we moved into a brand new modern, purpose built surgery which was larger and closer to the CBD of Tuakau.

We are a teaching practice.

We have eight GPs and a Nurse Practitioner. They are: Dr Lorna Buhler and Dr Julia Lyons who are co-directors, as well as Dr Andrew Reid, Dr Nagham Hawa, Dr Angela Wagner, Dr Suyasha Lobo, Dr Istvan Orosz as well as a Registrar and Jo Eustace our NP. They all provide a variety of patient centred services as well as general medical consultations. Each has his/her own special interest.

We offer a wide variety of services including general medical consultations, minor surgical procedures, routine immunisations, travel immunisations, sexual health (U22) clinics, women's health clinics, diabetic clinics, spirometry, ECGs, diabetic retinal screening clinics, diabetic dietitian clinics and blood taking services.

We are currently accepting new patients.


Enrolling new patients


This practice is enrolling new patients.


Enrolled Patient Fees

Under 14 yearsFree
14-17 years$26.00
18-24 years$41.00
25-44 years$41.00
45-64 years$41.00
65+ years$37.00

Different charges apply to casual and non-enrolled patients and for other services.

If you have a Community Services Card an adult consultation will be $19.00 and youth is $13.00 

 Casual Patients 18 years and over - $70.00 - must be pre paid before consultation

Casual Patients 13 - 17 years       -  $40.00 - must be pre paid before consultaion


8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Please call our number for out of hours assistance. Your call will be answered by a registered nurse.

Thursday evening - late night - only one doctor operating on a roster.
Thursday late night closed if Friday is public holiday and under all Covid levels until we move to Level 0.

Saturdays: we are closed for public holidays and under all Covid levels until we move to Level 0.

Saturdays are for acute/emergency consultations.  As there are limited staff and appointments you may be triaged and requested to seek further medical help elsewhere.  Casual patients may be turned away.


Currently we are closed for late nights and Saturdays during the COVID-19 level 4, 3 , 2 and 1.

Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.

Preferred urgent care clinic out of hours: Urgent Care Franklin Limited.

Services Provided

Adult and Child Medical Care

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Minor Accident 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

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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…



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…



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

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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…


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55 George Street, Tuakau

South Auckland

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55 George Street
Waikato 2121

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55 George Street
Waikato 2121

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55 George St
Auckland 2121

This page was last updated at 11:43AM on January 27, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Tuakau Health Centre Ltd.