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Pihanga Health

Primary Healthcare Service


Covid-19 vaccination

COVID-19 Vaccination

  • Anyone currently eligible can access
  • Make an appointment
  • No appointment required
  • Drive through
  • Walk in

Our most up to date information on vaccination events, times and locations can be found on our website or Facebook page.

In summary:

We vaccinate in the practice every day and until 6pm on a Thursday.  Just walk in on any day, or we take bookings and walk ins on a Thursday.  To book an appointment click the purple button below

"Shotz on Whānau" is our mobile vaccination van.  It can come to you wherever you are - your workplace, house/whare, neighbourhood, community, church, marae, sports club or community event.  In fact wherever you are - we can be there too! To book us to come to you give us a call on 0800 PIHANGA (0800 7442642).

We occassionally run drive through and other events where you can either book an appointment or just drive in.  See our website or Facebook page for the latest details.

Covid-19 testing

GP practice - enrolled and casual patients

We provide COVID 19 testing for enrolled and casual patients free of charge.  For patients with symptoms we test Monday to Friday (when open) by appointment only.  Please call the practice.  You will be phone triaged by a doctor and given an appointment time - usually on the same day.  Occasionally we provide drop in clinics if demand for testing is high.  Please see our Facebook page for up to date details of these drop in testing times.


For patients without symptoms we provide community drop in clinics when requested by the Ministry of Health for surveillance purposes (free of charge) See our Facebook page for information on these clinics or call the practice.


We can also provide COVID tests if required for travel, employment etc.  This is a charged service.  Please contact us to make an appointment.

Testing for Travel

We provide pre-departure testing for people who are travelling. We take a 'one-stop' approach where you can be tested and pay for your lab fees at the same time.  We then follow up with your results as soon as we receive them.

Please call to book an appointment.  We can usually provide an appointment the next working day.

Registered patients - $200

Casual patients - $240


We are honoured to hold the name of Pihanga - a taonga, a treasure, of Ngāti Tūwharetoa and Ngāti Tūrangitukua in particular. Pīhanga is considered to be a living entity, an ancestor, with her own mana and mauri.

Our mission is to offer quality healthcare that best meets the needs of our community in a friendly and safe environment.  Our vision is that Pihanga Health is recognised as a leading rural health service, providing comprehensive, quality, and integrated health services to its community.   We are Cornerstone Accredited and one of the few rural certified teaching practices in New Zealand.


Click here to meet our staff.


Enrolling new patients


This practice is enrolling new patients.


Enrolled Patient Fees

Under 14 yearsFREE
14-17 yearsFREE
18-24 years$18.00
25-44 years$18.00
45-64 years$18.00
65+ years$18.00

Click here for our consultation fees.


Mon – Wed8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Thu8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Fri8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

After Hours: Call clinic number for Pihanga Health and then there is an option to speak to a nurse at an after hours service who can direct you.

Public Holidays: Closed Auckland Anniversary (31 Jan), 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). Open Westland Anniversary (29 Nov, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM), Wellington Anniversary (24 Jan, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM), Taranaki Anniversary (14 Mar, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM), Otago Anniversary (21 Mar, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM), Southland Anniversary (19 Apr, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM), South Canterbury Anniversary (26 Sep, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM), Hawke's Bay Anniversary (21 Oct, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM), Marlborough Anniversary (31 Oct, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM), Canterbury Anniversary (11 Nov, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM).
Christmas: Open 20 Dec — 24 Dec. Closed 25 Dec — 26 Dec. Open 27 Dec — 31 Dec. Closed 1 Jan — 2 Jan. Open 3 Jan — 7 Jan.

Languages Spoken

English, Māori

Services Provided

COVID-19 Vaccination

  • Anyone currently eligible can access
  • Make an appointment
  • No appointment required
  • Drive through
  • Walk in

Our most up to date information on vaccination events, times and locations can be found on our website or Facebook page.

In summary:

We vaccinate in the practice every day


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28 Te Rangitautahanga Road
Waikato 3334

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Street Address

28 Te Rangitautahanga Road
Waikato 3334

Postal Address

PO Box 58
Tūrangi 3353

This page was last updated at 3:27AM on October 16, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Pihanga Health.