201 Main Rd, Waikouaiti

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Covid-19 vaccination

COVID-19 Vaccination

  • Anyone currently eligible can access
  • Make an appointment

East Otago Health are currently running COVID Vaccination clinics every Thursday between 11:30am and 2pm. 

Phone 0800 28 298 26 to make your booking and select us as your location for this vaccination, we are currently looking at extending these clinics we will keep you updated as these extra clinics become available.

Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is an important step you can take to protect yourself, your kaumātua and whānau from the effects of the virus. For more information on the COVID-19 vaccines and eligibility visit Ministry of Health - COVID-19 vaccines

The majority of routine vaccinations can now be administered before, after, or at the same time as your COVID-19 vaccinations. The exception to this is the Zostavax (shingles) vaccine where a 7-day gap before or after receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 is advised. If you have any questions, please discuss with your health provider.

Covid-19 testing

GP practice - enrolled and casual patients

This practice provides Covid-19 testing to enrolled and casual patients. Please call the practice for more information.


Covid-19 Testing 

People in Otago or Southland seeking a COVID-19 test should call 0800 Virus 19 (0800 847 8719) or their local GP for advice. If you are offered a COVID-19 test please take it. It will help us ensure we don't have community transmission, and help keep your friends and whānau safe. Regardless of where you are tested, COVID-19 testing is free of charge.

Call your GP or 0800 VIRUS 19 (0800 847 8719) to get tested. If you don't have a GP, or your GP does not offer COVID-19 tests, you can be tested at a designated practice. Call 0800VIRUS19 / 0800 847 8719 to arrange testing.  


0800 VIRUS 19 Call Centre 

9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday 

9am to 12pm Weekends


East Otago Health provides 24 hour, 7 days per week, Medical Care to the East Otago Community. Our main clinic is located in Palmerston, East Otago, with a satellite clinic in Waikouaiti, located 14km to the south.
We have a dedicated team of General Practitioners, Registered Nurses, PRIME Responders, and Administration/Reception Staff.

East Otago Health is a Rural General Practice, and also holds the PRIME response contract for the region.


Our team is made up of 2 General Practitioners and as follows;

Practice Manager: Jane Roberts

Nurse Team: Liz (Nurse Prescriber), Michelle, Briar, Laura

Prime Nurse Team: Jane B, Liz, Michelle, Briar

Admin Team: Jane R, Linda, Lillian, Lyan


Enrolling new patients


This practice is enrolling new patients.


Enrolled Patient Fees

Under 14 years0
14-17 years$35
18-24 years$45
25-44 years$45
45-64 years$45
65+ years$45
CSC Holders                          $19
CSC Holder Dependants      $13 
Casual Patients  
Under 13 yrs $25
13-17 yrs $70
18-24 yrs $80
25-44 yrs $80
45-64 yrs $80
65+ yrs $80


201 Main Rd, Waikouaiti

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Tue8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Fri8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

After hours and weekends: We provide urgent and emergency care outside of clinic opening hours. To speak the on call nurse phone 03 465 1444 option 1.

Public Holidays: Closed Waitangi Day (Observed 7/2/22) (7 Feb), Otago Anniversary (21 Mar), Good Friday (15 Apr), Easter Sunday (17 Apr), Easter Monday (18 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (6 Jun), Labour Day (24 Oct).
Christmas: Closed 20 Dec. Open 21 Dec — 22 Dec. Closed 23 Dec. Open 24 Dec. Closed 25 Dec — 27 Dec. Open 28 Dec — 29 Dec. Closed 30 Dec. Open 31 Dec. Closed 1 Jan — 3 Jan. Open 4 Jan — 5 Jan. Closed 6 Jan. Open 7 Jan.

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COVID-19 Vaccination

  • Anyone currently eligible can access
  • Make an appointment

East Otago Health are currently running COVID Vaccination clinics every Thursday between 11:30am and 2pm. 

Phone 0800 28 298 26 to make your booking and select us as your location…


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201 Main Rd, Waikouaiti

Dunedin - South Otago

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201 Main Road
Otago 9510

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201 Main Road
Otago 9510

Postal Address

117 District Road
Palmerston 9430

This page was last updated at 7:42PM on October 10, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by East Otago Health.