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The Palms Medical Centre

Primary Healthcare - Accident & Medical Service, Primary Healthcare


8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

Covid-19 testing

Urgent Care Clinic

This urgent care clinic provides Covid-19 testing to people with symptoms or who are close or casual contacts. Please call the clinic on 06 354 7737 for more information.  If you have no symptoms and require a test please go to 575 Main Street.

Testing for Travel

This clinic provides pre-departure testing for people who are travelling. Please call to book an appointment.  Travel testing costs $250 which needs to be paid prior to your appointment.

We provide urgent tests for travel requirements. ( Cost to be included) 


Our visionary concept of providing a centrally located, one-stop health shop where a welcoming Community GP Centre and Urgent Care Centre is located next door to a pharmacy, x-ray, ultrasound, dental, physiotherapy, specialists, complete with a relaxing café and over 150 carparks was pioneering at the time.

The Palms has adopted a number of proactive innovative approaches to dealing with patients with long-term conditions, including developing ways for our patients to better manage their own health. The Palms is particularly proud of the marked improvement in patient health outcomes, with a marked reduction in avoidable ED and hospital admissions. As well as these improved health outcomes for our patients, there has been a marked reduction in doctor and nurse workloads and stress levels. 


The team at The Palms is committed to providing the highest quality health services for our patients, helping them get well, stay well, and live well.

Our team is made up of GPs (see details below under “General Practitioners”) and other health professionals.



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Enrolling new patients


This practice is enrolling new patients.

We only enroll patients in Palmerston North that do not currently have a GP, we also enroll patients that have recently moved into the…



Enrolled Patient Fees

Under 14 yearsFREE
14-17 years$40.00
18-24 years$49.00
25-44 years$49.00
45-64 years$49.00
65+ years$49.00


8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

Mon – Sun8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Public Holidays: Open on all public holidays..

Services Provided

Adult and Child Medical Care

Your GP's surgery is far more than a place to go when you are feeling unwell and needing a quick cure. The doctor who sees you has gone through an…


Minor Accident Care

Primary care practices offer a range of services and are able to deal with most minor accident care. If they are not able to deal with an injury they will…


Patient Portal

A patient portal is a secure online tool provided by GP practices that can allow convenient access to your health information as well as interaction with the practice e.g. booking…


Lab Results

Sometimes your doctor needs to take a sample of blood or urine either to discover what is wrong with you or to measure something in your blood so that the…



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…


Repeat Prescriptions

Each GP surgery or primary care practice will have its own procedure for repeat prescribing but the following rules are common to most, if not all. Patients who are well-known…


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

All New Zealand children are entitled to 11 free health checks from birth to three years. The checks aim to ensure that children are growing and developing as well as…


Cervical Screening

All women who have ever been sexually active should have regular cervical smear tests every three years between the ages of 25 and 69. This includes women who have been…



An ECG is a recording of your heart's electrical activity. Electrode patches are attached to your skin to measure the electrical impulses given off by your heart. The result is…


IUCD Insertion

An Intrauterine Contraceptive Device (IUCD) is inserted into a woman’s uterus to prevent pregnancy. Depending on the type of device, it will need to be changed after between three and…


Immigration Medicals

Applicants for New Zealand visas may be required to provide medical and chest x-ray certificates to demonstrate an acceptable standard of health. Immigration New Zealand uses eMedical, an online platform…


Liquid Nitrogen

Liquid nitrogen is a fast, effective treatment provided in many practices to treat viral warts, sun damaged skin, skin tags and many benign cosmetic lesions. It comes in a container…


Minor Surgery

Minor surgery is commonly provided in primary care practices, providing fast, competent removal and biopsies of skin lesions. Other services include cosmetic work such as removal of benign moles and…



Spirometry is a tool that measures how effectively your lungs are working. It is able to show how much air lungs are able to hold (their volume) and how much…


Telehealth Consultation

  • Telehealth consultations for enrolled patients only
  • Video consultations
  • Phone consultations

A virtual consultation is a way of having an appointment with your healthcare provider, but not in person. This is usually done via a video app or a phone call.… More

Travel Advice / Immunisations

Another service offered to you at your GP surgery (primary care practice) is advice and immunisation before you go to another country. While you are likely to have the immunisations…


Wheelchair Access


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445 Ferguson Street
Palmerston North
Manawatu-Wanganui 4410

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445 Ferguson Street
Palmerston North
Manawatu-Wanganui 4410

This page was last updated at 12:25PM on July 7, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by The Palms Medical Centre.