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Wanaka Medical Centre

Primary Healthcare Service

Note: This is NOT a RAT Collection Site.  Please refer to the list of RATS Collection Sites. 


9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Covid-19 vaccination

COVID-19 Vaccination

  • Pfizer vaccine (12+ years)
  • Child Pfizer vaccine (5-11 years)
  • Anyone currently eligible can access
  • 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

WANAKA MEDICAL CLINICS: Wanaka Medical, Wanaka Lakes Health Centre, 23 Cardrona Valley Road, Wanaka

Vaccine Clinics (12+)

Book at https://bookmyvaccine.covid19.health.nz/or call 0800 28 29 26

Child Vaccine Clinics (5-11 Years): 

Book at http://bookmyvaccine.covid19.health.nz/ or call 0800 28 29 26

Covid-19 testing

Designated GP Practice

We are a desiginated Covid-19 testing practice.

Anyone can get a test who has symptoms or has been advised by Public Health to be tested. (Please note this swabbing service is not for pre depature travel swabs)

Testing clinics are held on (no appointment required):

Monday to Friday 9am - 1pm
Weekends and public holidays 9am - 12pm
If you feel your symptoms are severe and may require medical attention please call us on 03 443 0710.

The testing clinic is held at the back of the Wanaka Lakes Health Centre, 23 Cardrona Valley Road, Wanaka.

Drive into the main carpark area, drive straight ahead towards signage that says 'Emergency vehicles and after hours'
As you turn left you will see portacoms on  the left and carparking on the right.
Reverse into a free carpark.
Remain in your vehicle and call us on 03 443 0710 to let us know you have arrived. One of our team will then assist you.
Masks must be worn by all people over 12 in the vehicle.
Please be patient as we will get to you.

Testing for International Travel

This clinic provides pre-departure testing for people who are travelling. Please call 03 443 0710 to book an appointment.


Wanaka Medical is a rural general practice providing high quality medical care including accident and emergency services, to the Wanaka Community.

Our team is made up of 13 GPs (see details below under “General Practitioners”) and:

General Manager: Michael James

Patient Operations Leader: Clare Clarke

Nurse and Quality Leader: Maureen McNeill

Finance and Business Support Leader: Anne McLeod

Nursing Staff:

  • Maureen McNeill
  • Stephanie Still
  • Bridget Adams
  • Carol Hannon
  • Ceri Orbell
  • Chris Colbourne
  • Ros Nelson
  • Pip Ransom
  • Emma Burnell
  • Polly Dickson
  • Leigh Cohen
  • Jonelle Cochrane
  • Wendy Davie


  • Holly Davies

Health Care Assistants:

  • Kerri Evans
  • Ellie Morris
  • Ella Glynn


  • Clare Clarke
  • Leah Wheeler
  • Emma Breen
  • Anita Thayer
  • Suzette Verwey
  • Kathleen Fraser
  • Katie Ross
  • Nicola Peterson
  • Shelley Green
  • Bree Still


Enrolling new patients


This practice is enrolling new patients.

We welcome new patient enrolments



8 AM - 6 PM

Under 6 Years $0 $0 $50 $0 $135 $0
6 - 13 Years $0 $0 $60 $0 $145 $0
14 - 17 Years $33 $27 $80 $60 $145 $105
18 - 24 Years $43 $41 $97 $70 $177 $127
25 Years & over $57 $45 $97 $70 $177 $127

8 AM - 6 PM

 Under 6 Years $0 $0 $0 $0 $165 $0
6 - 13 Years $0 $0 $0 (NZ)
$110 (UK)
$0 $165 $0
14 - 17 Years $65 $55 $110 $70 $165 $105
18 - 24 Years $85 $70 $130 $95 $220 $140
25 Years & over $105 $70 $140 $95 $220 $140

 A standard medical consult charge is based on a 15 minute appointment.

There may be further charges for longer appointments, further testing, materials, laboratory fees etc.


9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Mon – Fri8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sat – Sun9:00 AM – 6:00 PM


  • Clinics operate between 9am - 12pm and 3pm - 6pm.
  • Clinics alternate between Wanaka Medical and Aspiring Medical Centre (both practices are located at Wanaka Lakes Health Centre)


After hours medical care is administered by Wanaka After Hours and contracts doctors from both Wanaka Medical and Aspiring Medical Centre.  Phone calls to the either medical centre will be taken by the NURSE TRIAGE SERVICE and directed appropriately.  THERE IS ALWAYS A DOCTOR ON CALL.

Public Holidays: Closed Queen's Birthday (6 Jun), Matariki (24 Jun). Open Labour Day (24 Oct, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM), Waitangi Day (6 Feb, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM), Otago Anniversary (20 Mar, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM), Good Friday (7 Apr, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM), Easter Sunday (9 Apr, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM), Easter Monday (10 Apr, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM), ANZAC Day (25 Apr, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM).

Languages Spoken


Services Provided

COVID-19 Vaccination

  • Pfizer vaccine (12+ years)
  • Child Pfizer vaccine (5-11 years)
  • Anyone currently eligible can access
  • Make an appointment

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Covid-19 vaccination booking URL

Special Assistance Support (COVID-19 Vaccination)

Special Assistance Support (COVID-19 Vaccination)

  • Wheelchair access

Wheelchair Access


Contact Details

9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

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23 Cardrona Valley Road
OTA 9305

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23 Cardrona Valley Road
OTA 9305

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Wanaka Lakes Health Centre
23 Cardrona Valley Road
Wanaka 9305

This page was last updated at 11:59AM on April 24, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Wanaka Medical Centre.