Buller Health is the home of all West Coast DHB health services for Westport and Northern Buller.
Note, that In preparation for the demolition needed to make way for construction of the new Buller Health facility, we are relocating a number of services to other areas of the facility over the weekend starting Friday 22 November 2019.
From Monday 25 November, our Cobden Street entrance will become the single point of entry for the majority of our services, including Buller Medical Centre.
Buller Health is located on Derby St, between Cobden St and Pakington St in Westport. There are two entrances. Call our reception during business hours to find out which entrance you should use.
The Buller Health team works closely with colleagues in Greymouth to provide seamless care.
Note: Buller Health does not have an after hours Emergency Department. In an emergency, call 111.
If you are unsure what you should do, call 03 788 9277 at any time of day or night to discuss your situation with a Registered Nurse
The Buller Health facility has 2 entrances
Physical address: Cobden Street, Westport
Use this main entrance for accessing clinics and specialist services, i.e.
Physical address: 45 Derby Street, Westport
Use this entrance for GP and Nurse consults during normal open hours
The Derby Street entrance is closed in evenings and on weekends. Please use the main entrance on Cobden Street after hours.
Use the following to send mail to Buller Health
Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 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.
Red Cross provides a free shuttle service for patients travelling.
Westport to Greymouth or Greymouth to Westport
The service runs Monday to Saturday.
Times vary, but it is best to book early in the day. For more information or to make a booking, call Buller REAP (03) 789 7659 and ask for the Red Cross Transport Service.
Note: It’s helpful to do this early in the day. Grey Hospital receptionists usually have an idea about when the shuttle has arrived and when it might be leaving, but ring the shuttle service first to make a booking.
Patient donations are appreciated.
Phone: (03) 789-6900
177 Palmerston St
Call Free: 0800 274-888
177 Palmerston St
|Advanced Care Planning (ACP)|
|Blood pressure checks chronic care management|
|Cancer services (oncology)|
|Driving license medicals|
|ECGs heart checks|
|General & family medical care|
|Heart services (cardiac)|
|Help to stop smoking|
|IV infusions for osteoporosis treatment|
|Liquid nitrogen & cryotherapy|
|Mental Health services|
|Minor surgery services|
|Outpatients department serviced by visiting specialists|
|Plastering fractures and broken bones|
|Public health nurse|
|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: 20 November 2019
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