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South Hill Medical LP

Primary Healthcare Service


8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

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 testing is free of charge.

You can also call 0800 VIRUS19 (0800 847 8719) CALL CENTRE

9.00AM TO 4.00PM, Monday to Friday

Testing for Travel

This clinic provides pre-departure testing for people who are travelling when we are on call for the town. Please call to book an appointment.


South Hill Medical is a long established and experienced practice in Ōamaru. It has a talented group of doctors, nurses and administrative staff that enable the practice to provide outstanding care to the Ōamaru population.


Our team is made up of 3 GPs (see details below under “General Practitioners”) and:

Practice Manager: Jan Alden

Nursing Staff: Robyn Cleverley, Michelle Stewart

Receptionist: Jacqui Edwards

Also available for consultations are;

Health Improvement Practitioner; Rachael Bentley

Health Coach; Ellen McAtamney

Community Support Worker; Brent Wallace


Enrolling new patients


This practice is enrolling new patients.


Enrolled Patient Fees

Under 14 yearsFree
14-17 years$40
18-24 years$45
25-44 years$45
45-64 years$45
65+ years$45


8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Please note that the practice is closed for lunch from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, and MAY close earlier some days.

After Hours: Call 03 434 9444 for on call GP

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: Open 20 Dec — 24 Dec. Closed 25 Dec — 28 Dec. Open 29 Dec — 31 Dec. Closed 1 Jan — 4 Jan. Open 5 Jan — 7 Jan.

Languages Spoken

English, Dutch

Services Provided

Adult and Child Medical Care

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Minor Accident Care

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Minor Surgery

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Liquid Nitrogen

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Immunisations are provided at all primary care practices and are one of the most important services they provide. Immunisation has led to the decline of many lethal diseases including meningococcal…


Cervical Screening

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Travel Advice / Immunisations

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Repeat Prescriptions

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Lab Results

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Well Child/Tamariki Ora Health Checks – Birth to Three Years

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Telehealth Consultation

  • Phone consultations

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Wheelchair Access


Document Downloads

  • Enrolment Form (PDF, 111 KB)
    We have made our enrolment form available for you to download and complete in the comfort of your own home.If you don’t have the availability to download this just pop into our clinic or call us and we will mail one out to you.

    Complete the form for each person wishing to enrol and return it to our practice. We will process your registration andrequest you medical file from your previous practice. Children over 16 years need to sign their own form.

    Once you have completed the enrolment form just drop it off at the practice, please remember to take some photo ID to the practice with you along with the completed enrolment form.

    If you have multiple problems and require a longer consultation time please discuss this with reception at the time of booking your appointment.

    If you move or decide to change to another GP we can forward your medical files to the new GP, all we need you to do is to give us signedpermission to do so. Children over 14 years of age need to sign the permission themselves (this is a requirement of the Privacy Act 1993).

    Enrolling with our practice gives you the following benefits:
    •Free appointments for children under 13
    •Reduced consultation fees
    •Reduced ACC fees
    •Reduced prescription charges
    •Free childhood immunisations
    •Free maternity care for the first 14 weeks
    •Free flu vaccinations for eligible patients
    •Continuity of care
    •Access to funded screening programmes

    Most practices throughout New Zealand are members of a Primary Health Organisation (PHO). PHOs receive funding from the government toprovide primary health services to their communities. By enrolling with our practice you will benefit from these services and reducedcharges. Enrolment is free and voluntary however if you do not wish to enrol you can still be seen at our practice but the cost will behigher as you will be defined as a casual patient.

    The Ministry of Health website has a guide to the eligibilitycriteria for funding enrolled patients. Eligibility for non New Zealandresidents funding is dependent on your work visa status.

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 9:26AM on November 3, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by South Hill Medical LP.