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Buller Health

About Buller Health

Buller Health is the home of all West Coast DHB health services for Westport and Northern Buller.

Buller Health is located on Cobden St in Westport. Please note that with the recent changes that have happened to the new facility there is now only one main entrance and that is the one from Cobden St.

The Buller Health team works closely with colleagues in Greymouth to provide seamless care.

A virtual fly-through of the new Buller Health Facility from West Coast District Health Board on Vimeo.

Note: Buller Health Westport, Buller Health provides 24 hrs Acute/Emergency services. In an Emergency call 111.

If you are unsure of what to do, call 03 788 9277 at any time day or night to discuss your situation with a Registered Nurse


Physical address (Buller Health): 46B Cobden Street, Westport

Directions to Buller Health main entrance on Cobden street

Use this main entrance for accessing the medical centre, clinics and specialist services, i.e.

  • general enquiries (or phone 03 788-9030),
  • outpatient appointments, and
  • to visit Buller Health after hours or in the weekend.

Postal address

Use the following to send mail to Buller Health

Buller Health
46B Cobden Street
Westport 7825

Phone & Fax

Clinics and specialist services

Reception GP and nurse consults

In an EMERGENCY: dial 111

After hours: Call your General Practice team. Your call will be answered 24/7 by a nurse who can advise you what to do and where to go, if you need urgent care.  More…

Enquiries and feedback

We welcome your feedback about our services and your experiences at Buller Health.

Note: We cannot provide medical advice to people by email. Please contact your doctor or the person in charge of your medical care.

Visiting hours (Inpatients)

Foote Ward
Kawatiri MaternityUnder traffic light ORANGE – no visitors except for two named support people


Medical Centre and GP services

Open Hours

Monday – Friday: 8:45am – 5:00pm

Saturday – Sunday: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Statutory Holidays: 2:00pm – 4:00pm


If you live in Buller or are staying for a while, we encourage you to enrol with the practice.

Enrolment is free, and means you can get cheaper healthcare when you need it.

GP Fees

Lower cost general practice visits for children aged 13 years and under.  We are changing things to make visits to this general practice more affordable for your family and whānau.  Find out more…

A full list of fees is available for all West Coast DHB GP clinics including Buller Health.

Specialist services, clinics and other healthcare

Clinics and other healthcare is available at Buller Health, including services provided by visiting specialists from Grey Base Hospital. Your GP usual team can arrange referrals for:

Buller Health facilities at a glance


Cycle stands

Disability car parking only

Hot drinks

Disabled & Visitor toilets

Visitor information reception

Four tips to help prevent infections when visiting a patient

1) Don’t visit any patients if you are feeling unwell

2) Use the alcohol hand rub at our hand hygiene stations

3) Avoid sitting on a patient’s bed – please use chairs provided

4) Don’t use patients-only toilets

Page last updated: 22 June 2022

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