Finding a GP

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:

Ngati Porou Hauora

Midlands Health Network

National Hauora Coalition

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: