Patient Info

To make an appointments please phone 07 542 2277 or come to the practice at 1 Tara Road, Papamoa Beach. You can also make an appointment through Manage My Health online patient portal.

You are encouraged to see the same healthcare provider if possible to guarantee a more efficient continuity of care.

Opening hours

Monday to Friday 8.00 am – 5.00 pm
Saturday and Sunday Closed


Doctor and Nurse appointments

Appointments for a 15-minute consultation with a GP or nurse can easily be made by one of the following options:

  • Through our Online Portal called Manage My Health
  • Or by ringing our reception at 07 542 2277

Please contact our reception when you would like:

  • A driving license medical (which includes a nurse appointment)
  • A longer than 15 minutes appointment.
  • A skin check appointment so that these can be booked in one of the special Skin Check Clinics.
  • An employment medical.
  • An insurance medical.
  • Travel Vaccine Advice or Immunisations
  • Or for urgent appointments

There is no appointments needed for our Walk-in clinic.

If you no longer need your appointment please inform our receptionist, not later than 1 hour in advance.

If you are very unwell or injured, let us know so that we can tell you where to park in close proximity to the building then prepare for your arrival.


Same Day Online and After-hours GP Appointments

If we are closed or too busy and you do not want to go all the way to Tauranga for medical assistance then:

Practice Plus offers same-day online and after-hours GP consultations as an extension to your regular medical centre team. Practice Plus is available weekdays until 10 pm and weekends and public holidays 8am – 8 pm.

This is not a free service.

No app download or GP change is required. Upon registration for Practice Plus, you’ll provide some personal details for identification, all while remaining enrolled with our medical centre. Read more about Practice Plus on their website.


After hours service

If you need medical help after hours, please call 07 542 2277 and follow the prompts through our nurse line. Homecare Medical Services will answer your call, offering advice from a registered nurse and assisting in directing you to the appropriate service.

Call Healthline

You can call Healthline any day or time for free on 0800 611 116.

  • You can choose to speak with a Māori clinician if you are calling between 8am and 8pm.
  • Interpreter services are available and NZ Relay support.

Alternatively, you can visit Accident & Health at 2nd Ave, Tauranga, phone 07 577 0010. They are open daily, including public holidays, from 8 am to 8 pm.


Patient Portal

To make things easier for you, we have a Patient Portal available to you called Manage My Health. This allows you to book appointments online, to order repeat prescriptions at your own convenience and to have access to your health records. Where other clinics might charge you for this service, we don’t. There is no cost attached to this.


Weekdays (Monday to Friday)

Fees for ENROLLED patients. (we do not take cash payments)
Consultation Consultation + CSCACCACC + CSC
Under 14 yearsFree*Free*Free*Free*
14 – 17 years$46$13$30$13
18 – 64 years $55$19.50$55$19.50
Over 65 years $54$19.50$54$19.50
Did not attend (DNA)$25$25$25$25

CSC = Community Service Card Holders

Fees for CASUAL / nonenrolled patients. (we do not take cash payments)
Consultation Consultation + CSCACCACC + CSC
Under 14 years$25$25Free*Free*
14 – 17 years$50$30$40$20
18 + years $95$75$60$25.00
Visitor / tourist / WH visa$125 / all agesN/A$125N/A

CSC = Community Service Card Holders


Weekend (Saturday); currently closed on Saturdays

Fees for ENROLLED patients. (we do not take cash payments)
Consultation Consultation + CSCACCACC + CSC
Under 14 yearsFree*Free*Free*Free*
14 – 17 years$54$23$40$23
18 – 64 years $62$29.50$55$29.50
Over 65 years $61$29.50$55$29.50

CSC = Community Service Card Holders

Fees for CASUAL / nonenrolled patients. (we do not take cash payments)
Consultation Consultation + CSCACCACC + CSC
Under 14 years$15$15Free*Free*
14 – 17 years$60$35$40$23
18 – 64 years $95$35$55$29.50
Over 65 years $95$35$55$29.50

CSC = Community Service Card Holders

New enrolled patients, first visit

A new patient check costs $ 95 (nurse consult PLUS a doctors consultation)

Skin Assessments

The cost is $100 for registered patients and $120 for non-registered patients

* Please note, there may still be a charge for materials, e.g. travel vaccines, liquid nitrogen, biopsies, waterproof plasters and for minor surgery.

ProcedureCost
Nurse Consultation$ 25
Injection nurse$ 25
Steroid Injection Doctor$ 50
Blood Pressure$ 25
Punch Biopsy$ 110
Driver License Medical$ 100 / $125 casual patient
Care Plus Co-Payment$ 19.50
Depoprovera injection (contraception)$ 20
Cervical Smear$ 40 (FREE for some, please enquire)
Liquid Nitrogen$ 25
Repeat Prescription$ 25
Urgent Prescription$ 30
Controlled Drugs; all ages$ 25
Referrals $ 25
MaterialsWound size dependent $10+
ECG$ 45
Catheter insertion$ 100
Crutch Bond$ 60
Aclasta Infusion$ 250
Iron Infusion$ 250
Pregnancy Test negative = nurse consult$ 25
Removal of Stitches$ 30
LARC (Mirena, Copper Coil) insertion unfunded$ 250
LARC (Mirena, Copper Coil) insertion fundedFree
Jadelle Insertion (Contraceptive) unfunded$200
Jadelle insertion (Contraceptive) fundedFree
Jadelle removal unfunded$200
Jadelle removal fundedFree
Form fee (any)$25
Medical Certificate virtual$10

Sorry, but we do not take cash payments


Enrolment

We are currently CLOSED for new registrations. We are still OPEN for registration of new patients to the area.

Enrolment is necessary to receive subsidies consultation. To enrol, you will need to complete a form, which also includes a transfer of notes request from your present GP. When enrolling, it is now a requirement to present your passport, or work permit, as proof of residency. You may obtain and complete an enrolment form by visiting our medical centre, where our friendly reception staff will be pleased to help you or alternatively download the form below.


Test results

Our policy at Tara Road Medical Centre is that patients will not be notified of normal test results unless otherwise specified by their doctor. If you wish to discuss your results, then you need to make an appointment with your GP. If you wish to discuss your results further with the nurse, this will be a nurse telephone consultation and will incur a cost of $15 for up to 10 minutes. Alternatively, if you are registered with Manage My Health you can view your results online for yourself and communicate through Manage My Health with your GP.