East Otago Health - Palmerston
Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm
117 District Road, Palmerston 9430
Tap to call: 03 465 1444 03 465 1444
East Otago Health - Waikouaiti
8:30am - 5pm Tuesday
8:30am - 1pm Wed
8:30am - 5pm Friday
201 Main Road, Waikouaiti
Tap to call: 03 465 7599 03 465 7599
After hours and weekends
We provide urgent and emergency care outside of clinic opening hours
To speak the on call nurse phone
Tap to call: 03 465 1444 03 465 1444 - option 1
0800 611 116 Tap to call: 0800 611 116
We have made our enrolment form available for you to download and complete in the comfort of your own home. If you don’t have the availability to download this just pop into our clinic or call us and we will mail one out to you.
Complete the form for each person wishing to enrol and return it to our practice. We will process your registration and request you medical file from your previous practice. Children over 16 years need to sign their own form.
Once you have completed the enrolment form just drop it off at the practice, please remember to take some photo ID to the practice with you along with the completed enrolment form.
If you have multiple problems and require a longer consultation time please discuss this with reception at the time of booking your appointment.
If you move or decide to change to another GP we can forward your medical files to the new GP, all we need you to do is to give us signed permission to do so. Children over 14 years of age need to sign the permission themselves (this is a requirement of the Privacy Act 1993).
Enrolling with our practice gives you the following benefits:
Most practices throughout New Zealand are members of a Primary Health Organisation (PHO). PHOs receive funding from the government to provide primary health services to their communities. By enrolling with our practice you will benefit from these services and reduced charges. Enrolment is free and voluntary however if you do not wish to enrol you can still be seen at our practice but the cost will be higher as you will be defined as a casual patient.
The Ministry of Health website has a guide to the eligibility criteria for funding enrolled patients. Eligibility for non New Zealand residents funding is dependent on your work visa status.