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.
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
The following changes to how health care services will be delivered at Buller Health will come into effect (21/10/2022).
* Urgent patient stabilisation and observation services provided by our Foote Ward Open 7:00am – 11:00pm daily with the doors closing at 10:00pm.
Remember, if you are injured or experiencing severe symptoms, it’s critical that you call 111 at all times.
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Physical address (Buller Health): 46B Cobden Street, Westport
Use this main entrance for accessing the medical centre, clinics and specialist services, i.e.
Use the following to send mail to Buller Health
46B Cobden Street
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.
|Foote Ward ||Foote Ward is currently closed to overnight admissions until further notice – more information.|
|Kawatiri Maternity||10:00am - 02:00pm
03:30pm - 08:00pm
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.
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:
Disability car parking only
Disabled & Visitor toilets
Visitor information reception
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
Parking is free and plentiful all around the building.
If you are a patient; you can be taken by car to be dropped off at the main entrance.
Reception staff inside the main entrance can help you with directions to your destination.
If you are a mobility parking permit holder you can park in one of the designated mobility car parking spaces.
A St John Health Shuttle service is available in your community to provide transport from Westport to Greymouth for health-related appointments. This service is run by volunteers. We accept donations for Health Shuttle transport to help cover costs as we do not charge a fee.
The St John Health Shuttle service runs week days from Westport to Greymouth (through Reefton, if requested and available). Patients are welcome to bring a support person on request. The shuttle can seat 4 passengers and is wheelchair friendly.
The poster for this shuttle service can be downloaded here.
Buller Taxis is offering a FREE medical shuttle to Greymouth & Nelson (Terms and Conditions apply). Let Buller Taxis get you there and back to that needed appointment, on time, safely, and with a super caring team.
Call Free: 0800 274-888
177 Palmerston St
We invite you to view a document detailing an up-to-date hi-resolution floorplan of the new Buller Health facility, on the last page.
|24/7 Acute Services|
|Advanced Care Planning (ACP)|
|Blood pressure checks chronic care management|
|Cancer services (oncology)|
|Clinical Nurse Specialists for Palliative/Oncology/Respiratory/Cardiac/diabetes|
|Community Services (Physio, Occupational Therapy, Social Work, Alcohol and other Drug services, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Community Mental Health, Complex Clinical Care Network - CCCN)|
|Driving license medicals|
|ECGs heart checks|
|General & family medical care|
|General Inpatient Ward|
|Heart services (cardiac)|
|Help to stop smoking|
|Home & Community Support Services|
|IV infusions for osteoporosis treatment|
|Liquid nitrogen & cryotherapy|
|Meals on Wheels|
|Mental Health services|
|Minor surgery services|
|National Travel Assistance Coordination|
|Outpatients department serviced by visiting specialists|
|Plastering fractures and broken bones|
|Public health nurse|
|Sexual health services|
|Sexual health screening|
|Skin cancer and mole checks|
|Spirometry lung function tests|
|Subsidised chronic care management and care plus programmes|
|Suturing (stitching) wounds|
|Travel health advice, vaccinations (excluding yellow fever) and medication|
|Vaccinations (all childhood vaccinations)|
|Well Child Tamariki Ora checks|
|Womens health including a nurse cervical smear taker|
The nearest pharmacy is Buller Pharmacy in Westport.
Page last updated: 26 October 2022
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