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Kaipara Medical Centre

Primary Healthcare Service


8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Covid-19 vaccination

COVID-19 Vaccination

  • Pfizer vaccine (12+ years)
  • Child Pfizer vaccine (5-11 years)
  • Eligible GP enrolled patients only
  • Make an appointment

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 healthcare provider.


We are a general practice, aiming to provide quality healthcare to you and your family.

We are a community practice owned by Procare.

Consultations are by appointment only. Our standard consultation time is 15 minutes.

We are a normal General Practice and NOT AN ACCIDENT & EMERGENCY CENTRE. 

However, because of the distance to North Shore and Waitakere hospitals, we can provide first aid services, during normal opening hours.

It is still important to telephone us if possible before you arrive. This allows us to prepare to accept you and fit you into our normal appointments. 

Our team is made up of six GPs  (see details below under “General Practitioners”) and:

Practice Manager: Pettina

Nursing Staff: Barbara (Practice Nurse Manager), Courtney, Renee, Sarah, Marina,.

Administrator: Avalon

Receptionists: Hazel, Rhonda, Joanne, Allison and Vickie. Casual receptionists are Vivienne and Nicola


Enrolling new patients


This practice is enrolling new patients.


Enrolled Patient Fees

Under 14 yearsFree
14-17 years$13.00
18-24 years$19.50
25-44 years$19.50
45-64 years$19.50
65+ years$19.50

All rates from August 2019

Non-Enrolled Patient Fees

Under 14 yrs Free  
14-17 yrs with Community Services Card $40
14-17 yrs  $50
Adult with Community Services Card $75
Adult $87
Non residents (visitors - all ages) $110

 * ACC surcharge $19.50 ($13.00 for 14 to 17). 
Non-Registered / non funded (i.e. casual) patients: ACC Surcharge: $55.

ALL under 14 children are FREE.

* Extra charges apply for appointments after 5pm weekdays, on weekends, also for minor surgery, home visits and after-hours consultations.

* ALL Fees are to be paid at the time of consultation please. 

 Some Other Fees for enrolled patients (Casual patients will be higher)

Administration of injections $19.50
Asthma education / checks $19.50
Blood pressure + consult $19.50
Blood pressure with script $19.50
Cervical smear $26.50
Contraceptive injection $19.50

Diabetes check

Dressings  From $10.00
Ear syringe (both) $33.00
ECG + Consult $49.50

Family planning advice consult

Pregnancy test + Consult $19.50

Liquid nitrogen >  14yrs 


Liquid nitrogen < 14yrs  $10.00
Fire/LSV etc medicals various
Medical for driver’s licence under 65 $63.00
Medical for driver’s licence 65+ $44.00
Immigration Medicals: we are now unable to do these. Please contact Westgate Medical Centre.  


8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Tue8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed8:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Thu – Fri8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Note: Saturday Clinic - patient to phone for appointment 

The doctors are on duty at the Medical Centre as follows:

Dr Phillip Barter
8:30am - 5:00pm, Monday
9:00am - 5:00pm, Tuesday & Thursday

Dr Dean Foster
8:30am - 5pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

5.30pm - 7.30pm Wednesday

Dr Kathryn Elcock
8:30am - 5pm Monday, Wednesday & Friday 8.30 - 12.30

Dr Tomos Longworth
8:30am - 5pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday

Dr Martine Gerritsen
8:30am - 5pm Tuesday,Thursday & Friday & 10.15 - 6.30pm on Wednesday 

Dr Tomos Longworth

8.30am - 5pm Monday, Wenesday, Thursday & Friday

At times a registrar (junior doctor) may work at Kaipara Medical Centre

A registrar doctor is fully qualified, sometimes with years of experience in a hospital. The 5-month long placement with the Medical Centre is to enable the doctor to experience the varied cases that are part of rural practice. The registrar is supervised and mentored by the senior staff. The placement forms part of their ongoing education so that at the end of a year they will be ready to sit the exams for the first part of the specialist GP qualification.

When visiting the Centre, you may be asked if you would mind being seen by the registrar. He or she will have full access to your medical notes on the computer and will always refer to your own GP or senior staff member, if necessary. You will never be pressured into seeing them, if you would prefer to visit your usual Doctor.

AFTER HOURS: If you phone the surgery after hours (after 5pm or at the weekend), the surgery may be closed but your call will be diverted to a triage nurse, who will then contact the duty doctor if required. Note: This doctor may be at Helensville, Waimauku, Huapai or Kumeū and may not have full access to your records. The triage nurse cannot answer questions from your records or make appointments. Please telephone in normal working hours. Also ask about Manage My Health, our secure online portal that allows you to communicate with the practice after hours. 

Public Holidays: Closed Waitangi Day (Observed 7/2/22) (7 Feb), 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).

Preferred urgent care clinic out of hours: Westgate Medical Centre.

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COVID-19 Vaccination

  • Pfizer vaccine (12+ years)
  • Child Pfizer vaccine (5-11 years)
  • Eligible GP enrolled patients only
  • Make an appointment

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53-65 Commercial Road
Helensville 0800

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53-65 Commercial Road
Helensville 0800

Postal Address

PO Box 114
Helensville 0840

This page was last updated at 1:12PM on January 19, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Kaipara Medical Centre.