Whaiora Medical Centre

Enrolling with us

Enrolments for our Medical Centre are currently closed.

To find a Medical Centre in the Wairarapa please refer to this website: www.compasshealth.org.nz

Whaiora Medical Centre is a choice in healthcare for:

  • Masterton Māori and Pacific people and 
  • Masterton people who have found it difficult to access or afford healthcare. 

Our doctors are Dr Pete Morrison and Dr Pierre Swanepoel.  Katie Inker is our Nurse Practitioner.  The doctors are supported by nursing and administrative staff.  Our staff at Whaiora Medical Centre work closely with our Community Health Workers, Registered Nurses, Social Workers, Health Promoters, and Stop Smoking Coaches.

Hours

Our Medical Centre is open Monday - Friday 8.30am – 5.00pm.  Appointments are available between these times. 

To make an appointment telephone 06 370 0818 or 0800 494 246.

PLEASE NOTE: During peak times, such as winter colds and flu season, we do have appointments available daily with one of our qualified medical professionals. If you require an urgent appoinment, we will transfer you to speak directly with our oncall Practice Nurse.

Whaiora Medical Centre is closed on Public Holidays. 

Car parking is available directly outside Whaiora in our car parks at 5 Park St Masterton or on the street. Some unmetered parks are available.

After hours:

For emergencies & life threatening situations call 111.

If you require medical care Saturdays, Sundays or public holidays, The Wairarapa After Hours Service provide urgent medical care 9am-5pm at Masterton Medical Centre, at the back of the old Hospital, 4 Colombo Road, Masterton. Telephone 06 370 0011.

Unsure if you need a doctor? Ring HEALTHLINE on 0800 611 116 for free advice 24 hours a day. Healthline is a free telephone health service available for all New Zealand families. The service is staffed by registered nurses who will assess your health needs, and give information and advice to help you decide on the best level of care.  

Enrolled Clients - Low fees for Doctor and Nurses Visits

Age           
GP                 
Nurse               
Repeat prescriptions
0-12 no cost no cost no cost
13-17 $12 $10 $10
18+ $18 $12 $12

PLEASE NOTE: Additional charges may apply for other services or materials used.  Casual fees apply for casual clients.

See below for urgent prescriptions.

All other health and social services provided by Whaiora are at no cost to our clients.

Making payment easy

We understand that visits to the doctor are often unexpected and it’s not always easy to pay on the day. So we are offering the choice of two payment options:

  • pay on the day before you see the doctor OR
  • fortnightly automatic payments set up at the time of enrolment

This fortnightly payment is credited to your Whaiora account. The cost of each doctor’s visit will be deducted from your account balance. 

Repeat Prescriptions

Repeat prescriptions for certain stable conditions can be requested via reception between 8.30am and 5pm Monday - Friday.  2 working days notice is required. A fee will be charged which is payable before collection. Currently, a non urgent prescription request is $12 (ready in 2 working days).  An urgent prescription request for all age groups (same day) is $17. 

If you have not seen a doctor within the last 6 months, you will be required to book a doctors visit.

You can order a repeat prescription online here.

Services

The Whaiora Medical Centre offers:

  • consultations with a doctor (GP) 
  • consultations with a nurse
  • repeat prescriptions for certain stable conditions 
  • a full nursing service including: 
    • guided care – nurse clinics for people with long-term conditions including diabetes, heart disease, asthma and other respiratory problems
    • immunisations
    • flu vaccinations
    • sexual Health
    • contraceptive advice 
    • cervical smears
    • blood tests