In New Zealand another name for a doctor is GP or general practitioner. Your family GP has all your medical records and knows you best. It's free for children under 13 years of age to see a doctor - even after hours.
If you are not sure that you need to see a doctor or for any health advice call Healthline free on 0800 611 116 to get advice from a registered nurse.
See our After Hours and Emergency page for further information on after-hours medical centres.
If you are new to the area you will need to enrol with a local GP practice.
The Ministry of Health has advice on how to choose a GP practice.
It's a good idea to enrol with a GP practice when you are feeling healthy and well, so that you are prepared before you become unwell.
Click on this link for a list of all GPs in the Hutt Valley, their opening hours, addresses, fees and information on which GPs are taking on new patients.
A list of the GP practices available in Wairarapa is below.
For a list of Hutt Valley GP fees and services as a printable PDF click here.