Clinic opening hours
Mon, Wed, Thurs and Fri 8.00 am - 5.30 pm
Tuesday 8.00 am - 8.00 pm
5 Raroa Road, Lower Hutt
Tap to call: 04 576 2009 04 576 2009
Clinic opening hours
Mon, Tue, Thurs and Fri 8.30 am - 5.30 pm
Wed 8.30 am - 8.00 pm
5 Fitzherbert Road, Wainuiomata
Tap to call: 04 576 2009 04 576 2009
After hours and weekends
If you require medical attention outside of our normal hours we suggest you go to either the Lower Hutt After Hours Medical Centre, 729 High Street, Lower Hutt or ED at Hutt Hospital, High Street, Lower Hutt. More details
0800 611 116 Tap to call: 0800 611 116
Dr Lillian Mendez will be leaving the clinic to return to Auckland with her family. Her last day will be 21 November.
Dr Paul McMenamin will be leaving the clinic with his last day being 29 November. We will miss him but do wish all the best for Dr Paul and his family.
We have two new Doctors joining the clinic in mid and late January 2020 - details to follow.
Please be aware that due to a NZ wide shortage we are currently unable to offer MMR vaccines for our patients. We will update you on availability as soon as we can provide this service again. Please do not book on the portal until notified. Thank you for your cooperation.
To check if your child has had the measles vaccine (for children aged 0-14 years) you can email: RES-NIR@huttvalleydhb.org.nz to ask for a copy of your child’s National Immunisation Register record for measles. You will need to provide the child’s full name, date of birth, and include mum’s first and last name. This will ensure the correct record if there are children with similar names born on the same day.
Dr Nigel Gray regrets to announce that he is to return overseas with his last consulting day with Hutt City Health being August 22nd.
This has been a difficult decision to make, but one which has been made for family reasons above all else.
Nigel wishes his patients and colleagues good health & prosperity and very much hopes to be able to return to New Zealand at some time in the near future.
Please remember that there is a two day working turnaround for a routine script. If you require an urgent script (sooner than two working days) and this is ordered before midday it will be ready by 5 pm on the day requested at an additional cost.
Please note our patient fees will change from 22 July 2019 and our new rates are:
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We welcome Dr Eeva Alhava who is joining the practice and her first day will be 24 June. Eeva is arriving from Finland and will work in both Lower Hutt and Wainui clinics.
We are pleased to advise and welcome Dr Jane Booth who will be joining the team on 14 May. Jane is arriving from the UK and will work in both Lower Hutt and Wainui clinics.
Flu vaccinations are available from Monday 8 April at both clinics. Please call the Nurse for an appointment.
Cost is $45.00 (per adult) and for patients aged 65+years the injection is funded.
The Ministry of Health have advised that one MMR vaccine is considered to be 95% effective, therefore supplies are being saved for the unvaccinated population.
If your work place has requested that you have two documented vaccines the Immunisation Authorities are suggesting that you are to have your second MMR booster once the measles outbreak has settled down to preserve supplies for the AT RISK POPULATION.
Due to increased demand all over New Zealand we are unable to offer both Menactra and Nimenrix vaccines. Refer to www.immune.org.nz for updates.
We are no longer providing travel vaccines to our patients. Please go to the Travel Doctor website www.traveldoctor.co.nz for your closest clinic.
We are not currently taking on new patients and will advise on the website
once we have reopened our books.
We have become a Health Care Home practice. This means we are trying to become more patient focused and be able to offer you more services locally.
You will notice that if you phone for an appointment for the same day you will be told the call will be triaged. This means that the doctor or the nurse will phone you to assess the situation, usually between 9-9.30 am.
It may be your problem can be solved over the telephone or by a prescription or by seeing a more appropriate person other than the doctor.
If your problem is urgent and needs attention that day you will be seen. It might mean you will be seen quicker.
If as a result of a triage phone call you need an appointment there will be a normal appointment charge. If you need a script but no appointment, the usual script charge will apply.
The demand for appointments is on the increase and the range of services we wish to offer is increasing. This means we need to create some capacity during our opening hours. We also want to be able to offer you different ways of communicating with us other than always needing face to face consultations
Hutt Hospital is at 100% capacity, Wellington Hospital has a huge number of flu patients being admitted to intensive care and the wards, After Hours are overflowing every night and we are struggling to see all our patients that need to be seen.
About 120 patients with flu-like symptoms have presented at Wellington Regional Hospital's emergency department each of the past three weeks, adding to a significant surge in influenza cases across Capital and Coast District Health Board (CCDHB) hospitals.
A few key tips:
Please give our nurses a call and they can help you on the phone and please remember, we will always do our very best to see our little patients on the same day.
It is not too late to get a flu injection - Please if you have not had one - reconsider and give us a call to book a time to have one.
We are going to be extending our hours at Wainui clinic on a Wednesday from 8.30 am until 8.00 pm. There will be Doctor and Nurse appointments available from 25 July. Portal bookings are available.
Our late night clinic at Lower Hutt will continue to be open on a Tuesday evening until 8.00 pm.