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Clutha Health First Hospital Services

Public Service, Community, Allied Health, Breast, Endocrinology, ENT/ Head & Neck Surgery, Gastroenterology & Hepatology (Liver), General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Laboratory Tests, Maternity, Maternity/Birthing Facilities, Mental Health, Midwifery, Neurology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Older People's Health, Oncology, Orthopaedics, Paediatrics


Clutha Health First provides a wide range of services to the people in the Clutha District within its building and within the community settings.  We offer to our community:

  • Inpatient services with a 15 bed inpatient unit and palliative care unit
  • Maternity services with a small rural primary maternity unit staffed by registered nurses and midwives
  • Midwifery services practicing out in the community
  • District nursing services
  • Day rehabilitation for the elderly
  • Occupational therapy services
  • Social work services (medical)
  • Needs assessment services to older people
  • Outpatient clinics with specialists visiting regularly from Dunedin Public Hospital
  • General practitioners provide primary care services from our facility
  • Radiology services provided by Otago Radiology
  • Laboratory services provided by Southern Community Laboratories
  • Physiotherapy services provided by Southern Physio Services
  • Mental health services provided by Southern District Health Board
  • Public health nursing provided by Southern District Health Board
  • Mobile surgical services operating theatre visits every 5 weeks.

Our hours of operation are from 0830 - 1800 Monday to Friday, with after hours services being available from 1800 - 0830 daily and at weekends. Please feel free to contact us on (03) 419 0500 with any queries.


Inpatient Ward Visiting:
2pm - 8pm daily. If you need to visit outside of these hours, please call 419 0550 prior to discuss this with the patient's nurse.

Maternity Ward Visiting:
2pm - 5pm daily. Partners and immediate family have no restriction on these visiting times.

General Practice Hours:
Weekdays: Doors open, and telephone appointments are taken from 8.30am Monday - Friday.
Consultations start from 9.00am.
Evening clinics from 6.00pm - 9.00pm.
Weekends: Urgent clinics, by appointment only, from 9.00am - 6.00pm.

After Hours:
Outside of the hours above, patient access is through our triage service by phoning 419 0500.


  • After Hours Services

    If you require urgent medical attention, please call an ambulance by dialling 111.… More

  • Inpatient Services

    Our inpatient ward has 15 beds. We cater for acute medical, rehabilitation and palliative care patients.… More

  • Outpatient Clinic Services

    Our Outpatient Department houses visiting specialists that come to Balclutha to hold their specialist clinics.… More

  • Day Rehabilitation Programme

    Clutha Health First runs a day rehabilitation programme three days per week.… More

  • District Nursing

    The Clutha Health First District Nurses are based at Clutha Health First and carry out their work in the homes of the patients in the community.… More

  • General Practice

    Clutha Health First general practice is a Cornerstone Accredited Practice located within the Balclutha Township.… More

  • Laboratory (Southern Community Laboratories)

    Southern Community Laboratories is proud to have been a part of Clutha Health First since it first began operation in 1998.… More

  • Maternity Services

    The Clutha Health First Primary Birthing Unit is a primary birthing facility that has a reputation for providing one on one care to new parents in a friendly, quiet and ‘homely' environment.… More

  • Midwives LMC

    Our team of four local LMCs offers personalised antenatal, birth and postnatal care for women at Clutha Health First, at home, or at Queen Mary Maternity Centre in Dunedin.… More

  • Mental Health Services

    Free helpline information
    0508 TAUTOKO
    24/7 confidential and free suicide crisis helpline.… More

  • Mobile Surgical Services

    On its 5 week cycle of New Zealand providing low risk elective day surgical services to the rural communities, Clutha Health First is a stop for the Mobile Surgical Services ‘Bus’, a fully equipped state of the art Mobile Operating Theatre.… More

  • Needs Assessment

    Needs Assessment is a process to identify your need for support services.… More

  • Occupational Therapy

    Occupational therapy is a professional health service, which uses carefully selected purposeful activities to promote, restore and maintain or develop an individual’s ability to accomplish tasks that are relevant to their daily lives.… More

  • Radiology - X-Ray (Pacific Radiology)

    Pacific Radiology Ltd is a private company wholly owned by radiologists resident in Otago and Southland.… More

  • Social Work

    Within our Clutha Health First Community Team we have a medical social worker that provides services to those in the inpatient ward and within the community.… More

Contact Details

Clutha Health First, Balclutha

Dunedin - South Otago

Day Rehabilitation Programme (03) 419 0500

District Nurses (03) 419 0530

General Practice (03) 419 0500

Laboratory: Southern Community Laboratories (03) 418 0042

Maternity Ward (03) 419 0540

Mental Health Team (03) 419 0440

Needs Assessment (03) 419 0520

Occupational Therapy (03) 419 0525

Outpatient Department (03) 419 0570

Physiotherapy: SPS Physio (03) 419 0435

Public Health Nurses (03) 419 0465

Radiology: Pacific Radiology (03) 419 0430

Social Work (03) 419 0523

9-11 Charlotte Street
OTA 9230

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9-11 Charlotte Street
OTA 9230

Postal Address

PO Box 46
Balclutha 9240
New Zealand

This page was last updated at 11:02AM on December 20, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Clutha Health First Hospital Services.