Find a doctor (GP)
If you need medical attention and it's not an emergency, contact your healthcare centre at any time for advice or to make an appointment to see a doctor .
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 think you may have COVID-19
If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms:
- a fever of at least 38°C
- a cough
- shortness of breath.
You MUST phone your doctor first.
Most consultations will happen over the phone (or by videoconference) to stop any risk of the disease spreading by person to person contact. If a face to face meeting is required, your doctor or other medical professional will organise this with you.
If you cannot get through and are severely unwell, for example having trouble breathing, don't hesitate to call emergency services (dial 111).
New to the area - want to find a doctor?
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.
Hutt Valley doctors (GPs)
Click here 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.