Information For Patients

Appointment Criteria & General Info

Office hours are 8.30 to 5.30 Monday to Friday   * * *   9.00 to 12.30 Saturday

Consultations by appointment but emergencies will be seen at any time.

Repeat prescriptions require 24 hours notice, doctors review all repeat prescriptions.
For repeat prescription information please click here.

Free Services (during office hours) for:   Childhood immunizations ** Diabetes annual checks  **  ALL children enrolled with this practice  **  Sexual health for under 25’s.
Whangamata Medical Centre is a rural general practice providing high quality medical care, including accident and emergency services, to the Whangamata 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.

We offer our patients 24 hour emergency cover, 365 days per year.  
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.

Whangamata Medical Centre is an accredited teaching practice for doctors training in general practice and for students.  The presence of a student will be well advertised and should you not want to be involved in a teaching situation, please tell the receptionist or your doctor.

Practice Information

The Whangamata Medical Centre is a Cornerstone accredited practice and offers a wide range of administrative, nursing and medical services commensurate with its role in the provision of comprehensive rural primary health care.

WMC has an enrolled patient base of around 4200.  The workload requires 3.5 FTE GPs who consult four days each per week and share on call 1:3.

WMC holds a PRIME contract with ACC.  Specialised clinics eg INR, Diabetic, Asthma and Skin clinic are held on a regular basis, along with an outreach nursing contract operating daily.

The practice is equipped with Ultrasound and Radiology (plain film) services.

Our Team

WMC is a rural general practice with 4 FTE GPs, 8 practice nurses and 7 reception/admin staff.

Office hours are 8.30am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday and 9.00am to 1.00pm Saturday.

WMC runs its own on-call outside of these hours and is contactable by dialling 07 865 8032 24/7 every day of the year.

Teaching

WMC has a commitment to teaching at all levels including administration, nursing, medical students and post graduate general practice training.

Whangamata Medical Centre is an accredited teaching practice for doctors training in general practice and for students.  The presence of a student will be well advertised and should you not want to be involved in a teaching situation, please tell the receptionist or your doctor.