Full-time rural nurse specialists provide everyday care for the Ngakawau and Hector community. We also regularly hold GP clinics with visiting doctors.
Special clinics are also held here. These currently include: Smoking cessation (Tuesdays), Smear clinics (Tuesdays) and Mental Health (Fridays).
1a Main Road
1a Main Road
We welcome your feedback about our services and your experiences at Ngakawau 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.
If you live in the Ngakawau Health Centre region 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.
A full list of fees is available for all West Coast DHB GP clinics including Ngakawau Health Centre.
Please always dial 111 whenever there is a medical emergency or somebody’s life could be at risk
The Ngakawau Health Centre provides 24/7 emergency care. It depends on the type of emergency, which emergency care dept our patients end up in.
Cardiac patients tend to go to Nelson by helicopter. Our closest emergency dept by road is Westport. Other patients go by helicopter to Greymouth, Nelson or CHCH directly depending on best definitive care.
The Rural Nurse Specialists are on call 24/7 for acute care. If an urgent presentation, this will be triaged by the Rural Nurse.
Disabled & Visitor toilets
Visitor information reception
Note: The location of Ngakawau Health Centre is marked by a red flag.
|Blood Pressure checks|
|ECG heart checks|
|GP and family health care|
|Maternity and shared care maternity|
|Minor accident care|
|Palliative care and Advanced Care Planning (ACP)|
|Sexual health checks|
|Skin cancer and mole checks|
|Support to stop smoking|
|Spirometry lung function tests|
|Subsidised chronic care management and care plus programmes|
|Well Child Tamariki Ora checks|
|Women’s health including cervical smear tests|
|Ear, nose and throat services|
|Contraception insertion and removal|
Ngakawau 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.
For further details please phone Buller Health reception, 03 788 9030
Page last updated: 24 October 2018
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