Welcome to Waimate Medical Centre

The Waimate Medical Centre provides a range of preventative and treatment based health care services to our patients. We are a Cornerstone accredited teaching practice. Our team is committed to providing quality care to all of our patients in a warm, friendly and comfortable environment. Our Doctors are fully trained in General Practice and Family Medicine.

PRIME (Primary Response in Medical Emergency)

Waimate Medical Centre is on call 24/7 to respond to serious 111 calls. We appreciate our patient’s flexibility when this delays us, or results in appointments needing to be rescheduled.

Survival mode: Why some rural emergency services are under threat

Tess Brunton, Otago/Southland reporter.

Rural GPs and nurses are thin on the ground and the pressure on those trying to provide life saving emergency help is even more evident over the summer. RNZ's Otago/Southland reporter, Tess Brunton explores if they can continue as demand rises.  Read more here.

Free HPV vaccines now available

The HPV vaccine is now available free to boys and young men, as well as girls and young women, aged 9 - 26.  We recommend you protect yourself from this virus which can lead to genital and other cancers.

We will be contacting eligible people to offer appointments in coming weeks.
For further information on the vaccine and HPV virus please see list of relevant websites here.

Zostavax - Protects against shingles

Almost everyone is at risk of shingles because they are likely to have been exposed to chickenpox, even if they have no history of clinical chickenpox or chickenpox vaccination. Following chickenpox infection, the virus lies dormant in the nerves near the spine and may re-emerge many years later as shingles. Shingles most commonly affects older adults or people of any age with a weakened immune system.

Zostavax® is indicated for the prevention of shingles. It can be given to patients who have previously had shingles. 

Our services

We provide a range of services for our patients.

Meet our team

We have an experienced, dedicated and hard working team.

Important contacts

Phone numbers and websites of national helplines and services.


84 Queen St, Waimate 7924
PO Box 47, Waimate 7960

Phone (03) 689 8016 
Fax  (03) 689 8014

Our phone line is answered 24 hours a day.  For a medical emergency please phone 111 immediately.

Opening hours

Mon - Fri 8:30am - 5:30pm 


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