Primary Health Care
Primary care is the health care you receive in your local community.
Most services are based around General Practice (GP) clinics and provided by GPs, practice nurses and other health professionals (such as Māori community health workers and health promoters) who work to prevent illness as well as provide treatments.
Primary health care covers a broad range of health and preventative services, including health education, counselling, disease prevention and screening.
Primary Health Organisations in Tairawhiti
What is a Primary Healthcare Organisation (PHO)?
Each GP practice in Tairawhiti is a member of a Primary Health Organisation (PHO). The PHOs help health professionals to provide better community-based health services. The three PHOs are:
Choosing a general practitioner (GP)
Different practices provide different services. It is important that you know about a practice before enrolling in that practice and the Primary Health Organisation which they belong to. It is better to see your GP during the normal working day hours because after hours fees will be higher.
General Practitioner services in Tairāwhiti are available at:
Three Rivers Medical, 75 Customhouse St, Gisborne, 06-867 7411
City Medical, 134 Derby St, Gisborne, 06-868 6104
The Doctors Te Whare Hāpara, 3 Desmond Road, Gisborne, 06-868 888792
Puhi Kaiti Community Health Centre, Kati Mall Shopping Centre, Gisborne, 06-867 8550
Ruatoria Community Health Centre, 3 Tuparoa Road, Ruatoria, 06-864 8316
Tawhiti Clinic, Te Puia Hospital, 4 Mckenzie St, Te Puia Springs, 06-867 8550
Te Araroa Community Health Centre, 22 Paikea St, Te Araroa, 06-864 6803
Tokomaru Bay Community Health Centre, 4 Tokomaru St, Tokomaru Bay, 06-864 5859
Uawa Community Health Centre, 40 Banks Street, Tolaga Bay, 06-862 6650
Waikohu Health Centre, 76 Station Road, Te Karaka, 06-862 3630
Midlands Health Network:
- Patient website, including directory of all MHN practices – www.itsmyhealth.co.nz
- Corporate website, about Midlands Health Network – www.midlandshn.health.nz