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 heath 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 with 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 Tairawhiti are available at:

City Medical Gisborne Ltd, 134 Derby St, Gisborne, 06-868 6104

Desmond Road Health, 3 Desmond Road, Gisborne, 06-868 8887

The Doctors Te Whare Hāpara,  92 De Lautour Road, Gisborne, 06-867 4144

Puhi Kaiti Health Centre, Kati Mall Shopping Centre, Gisborne, 06-867 8550

Ruatoria Health Centre, 3 Tuparoa Road, Ruatoria, 06-864 8316

Tawhiti Health Centre, 4 Mckenzie St, Te Puia Springs, 06-867 8550

Te Araroa Clinic, 22 Paikea St, Te Araroa, 06-864 6803

Three Rivers Medical Limited, Three Rivers Medical Centre, 75 Customhouse St, Gisborne, 06-867 7411

Tokomaru Bay Health Centre, 4 Tokomaru St, Tokomaru Bay, 06-864 5859

Waikohu Health Centre, 76 Station Road, Te Karaka, 06 -862 3630


Midlands Health Network: