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
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 ||10:00am-02:00pm
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.
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.
We have prepared some advice for those who have been affected by the recent West Coast floods, particularly those in and around Buller.
The COVID-19 Level 4 Lockdown comes at a particularly difficult time for those in Buller who have had to move out of their homes or are living in yellow-stickered homes.
To learn what help is available please visit our page: Psychosocial wellbeing after an emergency – Buller flooding – July 2021
Page last updated: 20 August 2021
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