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Lakes DHB Clinical Physiology

Public Service, Allied Health


8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.


Welcome to Lakes DHB Clinical Physiology.

We are a small but diverse team performing cardiac, respiratory and neurological diagnostic tests.

We are a dedicated group, passionate about patient care and accurate diagnostic test outcomes to help guide clinical management.

What is Clinical Physiology?

Clinical Physiology is part of Clinical Support Service. We are made up of Cardiac Sonographers, Cardiac and Respiratory Physiologists and Physiology Technicians.

Tests we perform are:

  • ECG
  • Exercise Treadmill Tests (ETT)
  • Holter Monitors, Event Monitors
  • Blood Pressure Monitors
  • Echocardiograms (Echo)
  • Transoesophageal Echo (TOE)
  • Spirometry
  • Full Lung Function
  • Pacemaker and ICD follow up
  • Electroencephalograms (EEG)

(Read more about these tests below)

ETT and Full Lung Function tests are only performed at Rotorua Hospital.

Thanks to the Heart Scanner Appeal fundraising, Echo clinics run twice a week in Taupō Hospital.

Where to find us: We are located on the ground floor, please report to the Outpatients reception. See the Rotorua Hospital map here.

We provide Pacemaker and ICD follow up clinics, and Echo clinics at Taupō Hospital.

Referral Expectations

Your GP may have requested one of our tests or requested you to be seen by a Medical Doctor at the Hospital.  The doctor may ask for you to have one of our tests prior to clinic or to assess the need for a clinic consultation. Or tests may have been requested for you upon discharge from Hospital.

You and your GP will be notified that your referral has been received and what the expected timeframe will be for your appointment.

If your condition changes while waiting please contact your GP


New Zealand citizens or those who have obtained permanent residence are entitled to publicly funded health care.

Non-residents may be required to pay for their health care.

Click here to read more about eligibility for funded care at Lakes DHB.


8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Procedures / Treatments

  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)

    An ECG is a recording of your heart's electrical activity.… More

  • Exercise Treadmill Tests (ETT)

    Exercise Treadmill Tests are only performed at Rotorua Hospital.
    An ECG done when you are resting may be normal even when you have cardiovascular disease.  During an exercise treadmill test (ETT) the heart is made to work harder so that if there is any narrowing of the heart blood vessels… More

  • Echocardiogram (Echo)

    Echocardiography is also referred to as cardiac ultrasound. This test is performed by a cardiac sonographer.… More

  • Trans Oesophageal Echo (TOE)

    Patients that require heart valve surgery or in situations where standard echocardiography provides limited information, a more advanced study known as TOE (Trans Oesophageal Echo) is performed.… More

  • Spirometry

    Spirometry is a test which measures the speed at which your lungs can be filled and emptied of air.… More

  • Full Lung Function Tests

    Full Lung Function tests are only performed at Rotorua Hospital.… More

  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)

    An EEG is a test to detect abnormalities in the electrical activity of the brain.… More


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  • Visiting hours
  • Travel directions
  • Public transport
  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Security

Contact Details

8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Corner Arawa Street and Pukeroa Road
New Zealand

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Street Address

Corner Arawa Street and Pukeroa Road
New Zealand

Postal Address

Rotorua Hospital
Private Bag 3023
Rotorua Mail Centre
Rotorua 3046

This page was last updated at 12:44PM on June 7, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Lakes DHB Clinical Physiology.