After Hours


When the clinic is closed there is a doctor on call at all times. We share the provision of urgent after-hours care with Wanaka Medical Centre. When you call 03 443 0725 outside clinic hours our telephone diverts to an experienced nurse triage team who will assess your problem, give advice, and call the doctor and/or ambulance if that is necessary. Depending on the care required the doctor may come to you or they may ask you to meet them at the clinic in the Wanaka Lakes Health Centre, where they have access to more materials and equipment.

Sometimes the nurse triage service has a lot of calls to deal with and you may have to wait for a while to speak to the nurse. If you feel that it is taking too long and you are anxious about the person needing care, please remember that you can get an ambulance by hanging up and calling 111 at any time.

If you have any difficulty accessing the nurse triage service or a doctor after hours, please let us know.


Photo: Geoff Marks – Southern Lights, Wanaka, New Zealand.

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Sexual Health Clinic
We run a confidential sexual health clinic on Tuesdays 3.30 - 6.00 p.m. This clinic is free to all New Zealanders under 25 years. Some charges apply for overseas visitors. No appointment is necessary. Outside these clinics normal charges apply.
Aviation Medicals
Dr Jayne Davies has a Certificate in Aviation Medicine and is a Certified CAA Medical Examiner. Dr Davies can do full Class 1 and Class 2 aviation medicals. Our Aviation Medical clinic is held on a Wednesday morning. If you are unable to attend at this time please talk to reception about arranging an alternative. Information for pilots about the medical exam is available here. Please note that you must pay the CAA fee prior to your appointment and provide us with a copy of the receipt. The application form for your medical must also be completed and brought to your appointment. You can down-load the form from the CAA website - Please DO NOT SIGN the application form. It must be signed in front of the examiner.
Mental Well-Being
It is part of our role to support people with problems of living, psychological issues and psychiatric diagnoses. We understand your need for privacy in a small town. It is helpful if you book a long appointment to discuss these things.