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Clutha Health First Health Centre

Primary Healthcare Service

Note: This is NOT a RAT Collection Site.  Please refer to the list of RATS Collection Sites. 


9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Covid-19 testing

GP practice - enrolled and casual patients

This practice provides COVID-19 testing to enrolled patients and casual patients who are symptomatic requiring testing.

If you are symptomatic and require testing please phone us on 03 419 0500 for more information.


We are not completing Rapid Antigen Testing for any purpose e.g pre-domestic travel.  

Testing for International Travel

This clinic provides pre-departure testing for people who are travelling internationally. This testing is not free and will incur costs to the patient.

Please contact us on 03 419 0500 for a booking and pricing.


Clutha Health First General Practice is committed to providing comprehensive quality care in General Practice to all our patients. We provide a wide range of services to the people in the Clutha District from our integrated family health centre.

We are a member of WellSouth Primary Health Network who support primary care that aims to develop and provide better health outcomes for the health of our South Otago residents and visitors.

Our practice is staffed by General Practitioners, supported by a team of Practice Nurses, an Emergency Clinician, Nurse Practitioner and Administration staff.


Enrolling new patients


This practice is enrolling new patients.


Enrolled Patient Fees

Under 14 yearsFree
14-17 years$31
18-24 years$45
25-44 years$45
45-64 years$45
65+ years$45
Community Service Card Holders
Under 14 Years Free
14 - 17 Years $13.00
Over 18 $19.50
ACC Surcharge  $31
ACC Subsequent Visit $20
Telephone Prescription $15
Nurse Consultation $31
Telephone Consultation $45

The following services are fully funded on your behalf, meaning there is no cost to you for these services during normal working hours.

  • Children's Vaccinations
  • Children's visits (under 14 years old)
  • Influenza vaccinations for those 65 and over, and sufferers of certain chronic illnesses

 If you are not enrolled at Clutha Health First General Practice, but wish to see a Doctor, additional costs apply. Please ask at the time of booking.


9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Mon – Sun9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

If urgent care is required outside of our practice hours, please phone us. Your call will be answered by a Registered Nurse at our Triage service where appropriate care will be arranged.

Weekend clinics, and clinics on Public Holidays are by appointment only which can be arranged by calling us on 4190500 and speaking to our Triage Service.

Public Holidays: Closed Labour Day (24 Oct), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Otago Anniversary (20 Mar), Good Friday (7 Apr), Easter Sunday (9 Apr), Easter Monday (10 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (5 Jun), Matariki (14 Jul).

Covid testing hours - for GP practices, if hours differ to standard hours

9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Mon – Fri9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Labour Day (24 Oct), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Otago Anniversary (20 Mar), Good Friday (7 Apr), Easter Sunday (9 Apr), Easter Monday (10 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (5 Jun).

Languages Spoken

English, Afrikaans, Dutch

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Contact Details

Clutha Health First, Balclutha

Dunedin - South Otago

9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

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9-11 Charlotte Street
OTA 9230

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Street Address

9-11 Charlotte Street
OTA 9230

Postal Address

PO Box 46
Balclutha 9240

This page was last updated at 4:29PM on April 7, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Clutha Health First Health Centre.