Full-time rural nurse specialists provide everyday care for the Karamea community. We also hold GP clinics with visiting doctors every week.
Karamea Health Centre offers many of the services available at larger GP clinics. However, you may need to travel for some services.
The nearest pharmacy is Buller Pharmacy in Westport.
The nearest emergency department and X-ray facilities are at Buller Integrated Health Services in Westport. Emergency patients may travel by ambulance or helicopter to Westport, Greymouth, Nelson or Christchurch.
21 Waverley Street
PO Box 43
We welcome your feedback about our services and your experiences at Karamea Health Centre.
Note: We are unable to provide medical advice to people by email. Please contact your doctor or the person in charge of your medical care.
Please note: Emergency services continue 24/7 throughout the Christmas/ New Year period
23 December 2022: Open 9am – Closing at 3pm.
24 December 2022: Clinical consults are arranged as normal via HML – after hours charges apply.
25 December 2022: Closed
26 & 27 December 2022: Clinical consults are arranged as normal via HML – after hours charges apply.
28 & 29 December 2022: Normal hours
30 December 2022: Open 9am – Closing at 3pm.
31 December 2022: Clinical consults are arranged as normal via HML – after hours charges apply.
1 January 2023: Closed
2 & 3 January 2023: Clinical consults are arranged as normal via HML – after hours charges apply.
4 January 2023 onwards: normal hours as per info just below is resumed for all clinics
If you are staying in Karamea 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.
A full list of fees is available for all West Coast DHB GP clinics including Karamea Health Centre.
We ask all patients to book their appointment by calling or visiting the practice.
Disabled & Visitor toilets
Visitor information reception
Note: The location of Karamea Health Centre is marked by a red flag.
|Blood pressure checks chronic care management|
|Driving license medicals|
|ECGs heart checks|
|General & family medical care|
|IV infusions for osteoporosis treatment|
|Liquid nitrogen & cryotherapy|
|Maternity and shared care maternity|
|Palliative care & Advanced Care Planning (ACP)|
|Skin cancer and mole checks|
|Spirometry lung function tests|
|Subsidised chronic care management and care plus programmes|
|Suturing of wounds|
|Travel health advice, vaccinations (excluding yellow fever) and medication|
|Vaccinations (all childhood vaccinations)|
|Well child checks|
|Skin cancer surgery, moles and other skin lesions|
|Removal of skin tags|
|Wedge Excision of Ingrown Toenails|
|Contraception Insertion or Removal|
|Plastering of fractures|
|Commercial Diving Medicals (Please call to discuss your situation prior to your visit)|
For further details please phone Buller Health reception, 03 788 9277
Page last updated: 19 December 2022
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