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West Otago Health Medical Centre

Primary Healthcare Service


Covid-19 testing

GP practice - enrolled and casual patients


Community testing centre

People in Otago or Southland seeking a COVID-19 test should 0800 VIRUS 19 (0800 847 8719) or their local GP for advice. If you are offered a test for COVID-19, please take it. It will help us ensure we don't have community transmission, and help keep your friends and whanua safe. Regardless of where you are tested, COVID-19 testing is free of charge

Call your GP or 0800 VIRUS19 (0800 847 8719) to get tested. If you don't have a GP, or your GP does not offer COVID-19 tests, you can be tested at a designated practise. Call 0800VIRUS19 / 0800 847 8719 to arrange testing.


0800 virus 19 call centre
9.00 am to 4.00pm, Monday to Friday
9.00am to 12.00pm, weekends


West Otago Health is a community owned general practice and rest home. We provide a wide range of services at our clinic such as family medicine, community nursing, midwife, physiotherapy, podiatry and we have specialists visit on a monthly basis.

We work in a professional, but casual manner, which fits our vision of care in the community.


Our team is made up of 1 GP (see details below under “General Practitioners”) and:

Practice Manager: Karen McHutchon (Registered Nurse)

Financial Administrator: Julia Body

Nursing Staff: Emily Street (Registered Nurse), Donna Pringle (Registered Nurse), Dawn Jarvis (District Nurse), Nicola Chittock ( DIstrict Nurse ) and Heather Park (Enrolled Nurse)

Receptionist: Bess Thomson, Kristin Calder and Heather Park (Enrolled Nurse)


Enrolling new patients


This practice is enrolling new patients.


Enrolled Patient Fees

Under 14 yearsFree
14-17 years$32.50
18-24 years$45.00
25-44 years$45.00
45-64 years$45.00
65+ years$45.00
  • The fees quoted above relate to patients enrolled with West Otago Health only.
  • The payable fee relates to a standard 15 minute consultation during normal working hours, Monday to Friday inclusive.
  • If the duration of the consultation is greater than 15 minutes, an extended consultation fee of $75 will apply.


 Age Group Patient Co-payment
0-12 Years Free
13-17 Years $30
18-24 Years $30
25-44 Years $30
 45-64 Years $30
 65 Years and over $30
  • The fees quoted above relate to any consultation covered by ACC
  • You do not have to be enrolled with West Otago Health to access services funded by ACC. Therefore, the fees above relate to everyone, irrespective of if you are enrolled with West Otago Health, or not.



 Age Group

Patient Co-payment

Full Fee

 Patient Co-payment

Holder of a Community Services Card or High User Health Card

 0-13 Years $0 $0
14-17 Years $80 $75
18 Years and over $95 $80
  • The fees quoted above relate to patients who utilise the services of West Otago Health on a casual basis and/or are registered with a medical practice elsewhere.
  • The fee payable relates to a standard 15 minute consultation during normal working hours, Monday to Friday inclusive.
  • If the duration of the consultation is greater than 15 minutes, an extended consultation fee will apply.


Mon8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Wed – Fri8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

The after-hours service provided by our highly trained PRIME practitioners will be:

Weekdays  5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Weekends and Public Holidays 8:30 AM - 10:30 PM

Please ring us so we can advise you over the phone or see you at the surgery when needed.

If you require a consultation outside of these times you can contact the Gore after-hours service who will see patients registered to West Otago Health.

Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.

Languages Spoken

English, Dutch, German

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50 Tapanui-Raes Junction Highway
Otago 9587

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Street Address

50 Tapanui-Raes Junction Highway
Otago 9587

Postal Address

PO Box 50
Tapanui 9542

This page was last updated at 12:54PM on April 12, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by West Otago Health Medical Centre.