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Covid-19 testing

GP practice - enrolled and casual patients

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

COVID testing is available on Whitestone family Practice Duty weekends


Whitestone Family Practice is a small family orientated medical centre based in Ribble St. We have been in operation for five years and have continued to grow steadily.

We are the top performing practice in the Southern PHO (WELLSOUTH Primary Health Network) for the North Otago region for health management and patient focused care outcomes, as evidenced by statistics provided by the PHO for the past 3 years.

We are an accredited Medical centre, offering diverse services including skin lesion removal, drivers medicals, ACC, chronic health care management. 

Our team is made up of 2 GPs (see details below under “General Practitioners”) and:

Practice Manager: Sandra Isteed

Nursing Staff: Carolyn Lister, Sandra Isteed, Leis Wouters

Receptionist: Eleanor Ainger, Paula Dunshea, Brenda Gresham


Enrolling new patients


This practice is not currently enrolling new patients.


Enrolled Patient Fees

Under 14 yearsFREE
14-17 yearsFREE
18-24 years$18
25-44 years$18
45-64 years$18
65+ years$12

Listed fees are for a standard appointment. For non Community service card holders Standard sessions occur during working hours.

These fees apply to enrolled patients. Charges may be different for casual patients.


Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

After Hours:

Phone GP practice and follow instructions. You will be transferred to an after hours service who will direct you

HCL is our triage line  093697024 and will contact the GP to assess patients outside of the clinic hours  

Public Holidays: Closed Labour Day (24 Oct), Otago Anniversary (20 Mar), Good Friday (7 Apr), Easter Sunday (9 Apr), Easter Monday (10 Apr), Queen's Birthday (5 Jun), Matariki (14 Jul). Open Waitangi Day (6 Feb, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM), ANZAC Day (25 Apr, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM).

Languages Spoken


Services Provided

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Minor Surgery

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Lab Results

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Cervical Screening

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Patient Portal

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Wheelchair Access


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32 Ribble Street
Otago 9400

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Street Address

32 Ribble Street
Otago 9400

Postal Address

PO Box 274
Ōamaru 9400

This page was last updated at 12:21PM on May 24, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Te Kaika Oamaru.