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 can always choose the healthcare provider you wish to see, but you are encouraged to see the same healthcare provider if possible to guarantee a more efficient continuity of care.

The FLU vaccinations have arrived. All eligible are encouraged to come in or make an appointment for a FREE FLU vaccination. Remember, there needs to be a 2 week break between the FLU vaccination and the COVID vaccination.

Opening hours

Monday to Friday 8.00 am – 5.00 pm
Saturday 8.00 am – 12.00 pm


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 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.


After hours service

Should you require medical assistance after hours, please phone 07 542 2277. The phone will be answered by Homecare Medical Services, you will be provided with advice and information by a registered nurse and they will be able to help you to be redirected for the appropriate service. Or visit Accident & Health, at 2nd Ave. Tauranga; phone 07 577 0010, open from 8am to 9pm, every day, including public holidays.


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 and to order repeat prescriptions at your own convenience. There is no cost attached to this.


Weekdays (Monday to Friday)

Fees for enrolled patients
Consultation Consultation + CSCACCACC + CSC
Under 14 yearsFree*Free*Free*Free*
14 – 17 years$41$13$21$13
18 – 64 years $49$19.50$44$19.50
Over 65 years $48$19.50$44$19.50

CSC = Community Service Card Holders

Fees for casual / nonenrolled patients
Consultation Consultation + CSCACCACC + CSC
Under 14 years$10Free*Free*Free*
14 – 17 years$50$30$21$13
18 – 64 years $85$70$44$19.50
Over 65 years $85$70$44$19.50

CSC = Community Service Card Holders


Weekend (Saturday)

Fees for enrolled patients
Consultation Consultation + CSCACCACC + CSC
Under 14 yearsFree*Free*Free*Free*
14 – 17 years$51$23$31$23
18 – 64 years $59$29.50$54$29.50
Over 65 years $58$29.50$54$29.50

CSC = Community Service Card Holders

Fees for casual / nonenrolled patients
Consultation Consultation + CSCACCACC + CSC
Under 14 years$15Free*Free*Free*
14 – 17 years$60$35$31$23
18 – 64 years $95$35$54$29.50
Over 65 years $95$35$54$29.50

CSC = Community Service Card Holders

New enrolled patients, first visit

A nurse consult $20 PLUS a doctors consultation fee.

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$ 20
Injection nurse$ 20
Steroid Injection Doctor$ 25
Blood Pressure$ 20
Punch Biopsy$ 100
Driver License Medical$ 95
Care Plus Co-Payment$ 19.50
Depoprovera injection (contraception)$ 20
Cervical Smear$ 40 (free for some, please enquire)
Liquid Nitrogen$ 25
Repeat Prescription$ 22
Urgent Prescription$ 25
Referrals $ 20
MaterialsWound size dependent $10+
ECG$ 40
Crutch Bond$ 50
Aclasta Infusion$ 170
Iron Infusion$ 170
Pregnancy Test negative = nurse consult$ 20
Removal of Stitches$ 25
LARC (Mirena, Copper Coil) insertion unfunded$ 195
LARC (Mirena, Copper Coil) insertion fundedFree
Jadelle Insertion (Contraceptive) unfunded$150
Jadelle insertion (Contraceptive) fundedFree
Jadelle removal unfunded$150
Jadelle removal fundedFree

Enrolment

We are currently CLOSED for new registrations. We are still OPEN for registration of new patients to the area or those who have family members registered with us.

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.