DOCTOR INFORMATION

Directory

A list of all Medical Centres and Doctors

Doctors Fees

A list of the fees charged at all our Medical Centres

After Hours Care

How and where to get after hours care.

Pharmacy Directory

A list of all local Pharmacies.

Enrolment FAQ

How to get enrolled with a General Practice.

Free Services

A list of the free services from your Doctor.

Patient Portal

ManageMyHealth™ is an online service to manage your health needs.

Cornerstone Accreditation

Accreditation programme.

Kawerau

Kawerau Medical Centre

26 Islington Street
PO Box 35
Kawerau 3169
P. 07 323 6249
F. 07 323 6349
Doctors Dr Emily McNicholas, Dr Pedram Zawarreza, Dr Indira Edwards, Dr Ruth Brennan
Health Link EDI kaw26med

E. admin@kaweraumedcentre.co.nz

Ohope

Ohope Beach Medical Centre

262 Pohutukawa Avenue
Ohope 3121
P. 07 312 5340
F. 07 312 5341
Doctors Dr Chris McKnight, Dr Joanne McKnight, Dr Alice Armstrong, Dr Meg Gustafson
Health Link EDI pohutcoh

E. admin@obmc.co.nz

Whakatane

MED CENTRAL

52B King Street
PO Box 360
Whakatane 3158
P. 07 308 5409
F. 07 308 4830
Doctors Dr Jethro Le Roy, Dr Indira Edwards, NP Pare O’Brien
Health Link EDI drtinsul

E. info@medcentral.org.nz

Te Teko

RIVERSLEA MEDICAL

8 Te Teko Road
PO Box 144
Te Teko 3160
P. 07 304 9106
F. 07 304 9107
Doctors Dr Cecile DeGroot, Dr Julia Eddington, Dr Mike Warren (closed), Dr Geoffrey Butcher
Health Link EDI riversmc

E. info@riversleamedical.co.nz

Taneatua

TANEATUA MEDICAL CENTRE

22 Tuhoe Street
PO Box 57
Tāneatua 3123
P. 07 312 9159
F. 07 312 9826
Doctors Dr Paul Butler, Dr Maria Boers
Health Link EDI Tāneatua

E. tmc@ngaituhoe.iwi.nz

Kawerau

TARAWERA MEDICAL CENTRE

104 Onslow Street
PO Box 102
Kawerau 3169
P. 07 323 8499
F. 07 323 7540
Doctors Dr Tony Whitehead, Dr Mick Lavelle, Dr Aidan Williams, Dr Rachel Shouler, Dr Paul Dollin, Dr Byrdie Johnston
Health Link EDI tarawera

E. christine.yeoman@xtra.co.nz

Opotiki

WHAKATOHEA HEALTH CENTRE

117 Church Street
PO Box 210
Opotiki 3162
P. 07 315 6126
F. 07 315 6129
Doctors Dr Ralph Wiles, Dr Sasi Nirainjanan
Health Link EDI wtohea

E. info@whakatohea.co.nz

Opotiki

TOI ORA HEALTH LIMITED

32A King Street
PO Box 342
Opotiki 3162
P. 07 315 7900
F. 07 315 7800
Doctors Dr Peter Conolly
Health Link EDI toiorahe

E. admin@toiorahealthopotiki.co.nz

DOCTOR’S FEES

 

Below are the approved fees for the EBPHA.

 

Practice Name 0 to 13 14t o 17 18 to 24 25 to 44 45 to 64 65+
Church Street Surgery $0 $12.50 $18.50 $18.50 $18.50 $18.50
Kawerau Medical Centre $0 $0 $18.00 $18.00 $18.00 $18.00
Med Central $0 $0 $18.50 $18.50 $18.50 $18.50
Ohope Beach Medical Centre $0 $23.00 $36.00 $36.00 $36.00 $36.00
Riverslea Medical Centre $0 $13.00 $19.00 $19.00 $19.00 $19.00
Tarawera Medical Centre $0 $0 $18.50 $18.50 $18.50 $18.50
Toi Ora Health Centre $0 $13.00 $19.00 $19.00 $19.00 $19.00
Tuhoe Medical Centres $0 $10.00 $14.00 $14.00 $14.00 Koha
Whakatohea Health Centre $0 $12.00 $18.00 $18.00 $18.00 $18.00

AFTER HOURS CARE INFORMATION

 

Phone your GP (doctor’s) clinic first or if you are a visitor to the area phone 0800 306 236.
A Registered Nurse will answer your call and provide the free professional health advice you need.

Dial 111 if you have a life threatening condition.

Enrol with a GP for your healthcare. Click on Doctor Directory (Blue button) below for the list of Doctors.

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UNICHEM ADAMSONS PHARMACY

adamsons@amcal.co.nz
52 King Street
Whakatāne
P. 07 308 7611
F. 07 308 5200

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K-TOWN PHARMACY

ktownpharmacy@yahoo.co.nz
26 Islington Street
Kawerau 3169
PO Box 22
P. 07 323 8859
F. 07 323 8869

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KAWERAU PHARMACY

kaweraupharmacy@xtra.co.nz
2 Tarawera Court
Kawerau
P. 07 323 8989
F. 07 323 8989

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KOPE PHARMACY

adamsons@amcal.co.nz
78 King Street
Whakatāne
P. 07 308 5345
F. 07 308 5344

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LIFE PHARMACY WHAKATĀNE

whakatane@lifepharmacy.co.nz
189 The Strand
Whakatāne
P. 07 308 6988
F. 07 308 5841

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PHOENIX PHARMACY

phoenixpharmacy@paradise.net.nz
11 Pyne Street
Whakatāne
P. 07 307 1409
F. 07 307 1409

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TARAWERA PHARMACY

pharmacy@tarawera-pharmacy.co.nz
106 Onslow Street
Kawerau
P. 07 323 9309

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TOTAL HEALTH CHEMIST

thchemist@xtra.co.nz
252 The Strand
Whakatāne
P. 07 308 9009
F. 07 308 9001

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ŌHOPE BEACH PHARMACY

ohopepharmacy@yahoo.com
262 Pōhutukawa Ave
PO Box 3099
Ōhope 3121
P. 07 312 4250
F. 07 312 5273

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ŌPŌTIKI PHARMACY

opotikipharmacy@xtra.co.nz
110 Church Street
Ōpōtiki
P. 07 315 6251
F. 07 315 6250

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KERRY KNOTT PHARMACY

kerry.unichem@xtra.co.nz
116 Church Street
Ōpōtiki
P. 07 315 6240
F. 07 615 6620

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EDGECUMBE PHARMACY

edgecumbep@xtra.co.nz
8 Te Teko Raod
Te Teko
P. 07 304 9734
F. 07 304 9736

What is primary health care?

Primary health care is usually the first contact you have with health professionals; for example, when you visit your GP or nurse. It is not hospital care but professional health care that is probably based near to where you and your family or whānau live or work. Your GP and nurse provide most of your primary health care.

What is a primary health organisation?

 A PHO is a group of primary health care providers in a particular area responsible for organising and delivering primary health care to meet the needs of all the people enrolled with them. A PHO will involve their communities in determining what are appropriate services for the PHO to provide.

Can I enrol with two primary health organisations?

No. You should enrol with the service you use most often. You can still visit other primary health care professionals, but you will benefit more if you get most of your health care from a regular doctor, nurse or health service.

Can I see another doctor or primary health care professional who doesn’t belong to my primary health organisation?

Yes.

What happens if I visit another service?

The Ministry of Health will inform your PHO of the date of your visit to another health service but will NOT give them the name of that other health service, the reason for your visit or any of your health information. The other health service you visited will check with you that you are happy for them to send your health information to your usual doctor or health service.

What will happen if I do not enrol with a primary health organisation?

Enrolment is voluntary. If you choose not to enrol, you will still be able to visit any primary health care professionals to get the care you need. However, your health professional may not have received Government funding for a particular service that you need, and they may not be able to access important details about your health history to help with your health care.

Can I enrol my children with a primary health organisation?

Yes, you can enrol any children in your care if they are 16 years of age or younger. Ask at your GP’s reception to find out how to enrol your children.

Can I enrol other members of my family or whānau?

No, if they are over the age of 16, they need to enrol themselves with a PHO, unless you have power of attorney or you are their authorised representative. However, you can take PHO enrolment forms and information home for other adult family members to consider. Ask at reception for the enrolment forms and extra information.

Will I still need to pay to see my GP or nurse?

You will still have to pay to see your GP or nurse in most areas of the country. However, some PHOs in areas where there are higher numbers of people with poorer health may be able to offer reduced fees, or even some free health care services. All PHO health services are legally required to publicly display their current standard charges. If you have any questions about the health services provided or the charges at a particular PHO, ask at reception.

What if I want to change my GP and enrol somewhere else?

You can leave or change your PHO or GP at any time. When you enrol with a new PHO, the Ministry of Health will advise your old PHO that you have enrolled somewhere else. However, they will NOT give your old PHO the name of your new health service or PHO. Your new PHO will receive Government funding for you instead of your old PHO.

Will I still need to pay to see my GP or nurse?

 Yes, you can still use your Community Services Card for all the same services. Some people enrolled with PHOs have found that they do not need to use their Community Services Card to get low-cost health care. However, we recommend that you hold on to your card in case, for example, you are out of town and you need to see a different doctor. For more information about getting the Community Services Card, contact Work and Income: 0800 999 999.

What happens to my primary health organisation enrolment information?

When you enrol with a PHO, the PHO will add your enrolment information to an enrolment register that is then sent to the Ministry of Health. The information you provide remains confidential at all times. To find out more about your health information go to our Code of Rights page

Patient Portal Service

ManageMyHealth™ puts you in control. ManageMyHealth™ is an online service that gives you the freedom to manage your health needs and that of your family anytime, anywhere.
ManageMyHealth™ services:

  • Book appointments with your doctor/nurse
    Request repeat prescriptions
    View test results
    Communicate with your health professional securely
    Manage your health goals and track progress
    Access Health Resources
    Receive recall and appointment reminders- managed in a health calendar
    Access and maintain your MedicAlert® profile

Note: Services offered may vary between medical centres
ManageMyHealth™ is available at some EBPHA doctor’s, ask at your doctor’s reception or see the Doctor Directory to see if they have a patient portal service.

The ManageMyHealth™ registration process is quick and easy, and you’ll be up and running in a few minutes.

 

How to register

Ask the receptionist at your doctor’s to register for the Patient Portal Service or ManageMyHealth™. You will need to provide an email and proof of identity. You’ll then be provided with an activation code and instructions on how to complete your registration online. It’s that simple.