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Whangamatā Medical Centre

Primary Healthcare Service

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


9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Covid-19 testing

Designated GP Practice

We are a designated COVID-19 testing practice. You do not need to be an enrolled patient to get a test. Please call the practice to book an appointment.


Whangamatā Medical Centre is a rural general practice providing high quality medical care, including accident and emergency services, to the Whangamatā Community. Set up in 1980, we are well established in the area with a good understanding of local needs and those of the many visitors to our town.

Our experienced team of doctors, nurses and support staff are focused on providing the highest standard of professional healthcare. To help you stay in good health we offer additional services such as immunisation and cervical smears as well as education and information clinics for specific health problems such as asthma and diabetes.

In addition to the services below, we also offer point-of-care testing.


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

Practice Manager: Rebecca Townsend

Office Manager: Amy Toroa

Nursing Staff: Glenda (Nurse Manager), Mandy (Senior Nurse), Jenny, Linda, Claire, Glenys, Sue

Reception Team: Kim (Senior Receptionist), Barb, Sam, Haylee, Hannah, Liana, Carolyn & Paepa


Enrolling new patients


This practice is enrolling new patients.

We are enrolling new patients, but ONLY residents of Whangamatā, not the surrounding towns.


Enrolled Patient Fees

Under 14 yearsFREE
14-17 yearsFREE
18-24 years$35.00
25-64 years$42.00
65+ years$35.00

Appointments for CSC holders are $19.00

Appointments for High Use Health Card holders are $13.00


9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Sun12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Note: phone is answered 24/7

After Hours:  call will be answered by after hours triage service who will contact on call doctor if required.


Public Holidays: Open on all public holidays. The following public holidays differ to standard opening hours: Labour Day (24 Oct, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM), Auckland Anniversary (30 Jan, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM), Waitangi Day (6 Feb, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM), Good Friday (7 Apr, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM), Easter Sunday (9 Apr, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM), Easter Monday (10 Apr, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM), ANZAC Day (25 Apr, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM), Queen's Birthday (5 Jun, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM), Matariki (14 Jul, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM).

Covid testing hours - for GP practices, if hours differ to standard hours

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

Mon – Fri11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

RAT testing and swabbing by appointment ONLY. Please call 078658032 to book an appointment or refer COVID-19 assessment and testing » Waikato District Health Board (waikatodhb.health.nz) for testing centre information.

Public Holidays: Closed 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), Queen's Birthday (5 Jun), Matariki (14 Jul).

Services Provided

Adult and Child Medical Care

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Minor Surgery

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Repeat Prescriptions

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Lab Results

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Liquid Nitrogen

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IUCD Insertion

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Cervical Screening

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Travel Advice / Immunisations

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Well Child/Tamariki Ora Health Checks – Birth to Three Years

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Patient Portal

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Telehealth Consultation

  • Telehealth consultations for enrolled patients only
  • Phone consultations

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Wheelchair Access


Contact Details

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

103 Lincoln Road
Waikato 3620

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103 Lincoln Road
Waikato 3620

This page was last updated at 12:52PM on June 21, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Whangamata Medical Centre.