Hutt Central

Clinic opening hours
Mon, Thurs and Fri 8.00 am - 5.30 pm
Tues, Wed 8.00 am - 8.00 pm
5 Raroa Road, Lower Hutt
Tap to call: 04 576 2009


Clinic opening hours
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thurs and Fri 8.30 am - 5.30 pm
5 Fitzherbert Road, Wainuiomata
Tap to call: 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

Tap to call: 0800 611 116

Make an Appointment Enrol With Us

We offer late night appointments at our Lower Hutt clinic 2/5 Raroa Road on a Tuesday and Wednesday evening.  Please call reception or go on to the portal to book.

28/7/2021 COVID UPDATE

If you're aged 60 or over, or you are in rollout groups 1, 2, or 3, you can book your COVID-19 vaccination at Hutt Valley COVID-19 vaccination booking centre on (04) 260 6078 or email or visit Book My Vaccine(external link) 

The next age band is people aged 55 and over — bookings for this age band will open on 11 August.

Depending on vaccine supply and progress with other age groups, invitations will open up to people over 45 years from mid to late August, and from mid to late September for people 35 plus. Everyone else will be eligible from October.

People in Group 3 can also book their vaccinations by calling 0800 28 29 26 to talk to the national call centre run by Whakarongorau Aotearoa (previously Homecare Medical).  View the list of health conditions eligible for Group 3

Enrolments are open for patients new to the area and without a GP.


Wellington is now in Covid-19 alert level 2 from 6 pm on Wednesday 23 June after a tourist from Sydney was found to have tested positive.

The alert level for Wellington, which includes the Wairarapa region, Kāpiti Coast and Ōtaki, is expected to remain in place until 11.59 pm on Sunday 27 June. The rest of New Zealand will remain at alert level 1.

All of us at Hutt City Health Centres want to say thank you for your ongoing patience and cooperation during the return to level two.

This means we should keep 2m apart from each other, wash and dry our hands and sneeze and cough into elbows. If you have cold and flu symptoms, please stay home and ring Healthline (0800 358 5453) for advice on being tested.

You may be offered a COVID-19 test. Please say Yes To The Test, the test is free.  Continue to keep track of where you have been by using  the NZ Tracer app.

We request that you only call the clinic if we can assist you directly.  We are experiencing large numbers of phone calls so please be patient if you are calling us. 

If a face to face consultation is what is best for you, we have measures in place that this can be done safely.

Consultations with your Doctor may also be held over the phone and these will be chargeable.

All prescriptions can be emailed directly to your pharmacy so make sure you let us know who your pharmacy is when ordering.

This is a great time to join Health 365 (the portal) so you can order scripts and see your results online.

At level 2 – How you can help us keep everyone safe

You can also help us with this by:

  • Avoiding unnecessary trips to the clinic
  • Wearing masks provided
  • Answering our screening questions as we are actively not letting people into the clinic without screening for COVID symptoms, please be kind to the staff doing this screening, it is to keep us all safe
  • Arriving for your appointment at the time arranged; this helps us keep the number of people in the waiting room to a minimum, with social distancing recommended by the Ministry of Health
  • Respecting the 2m rule to keep us all safe.


A big welcome to Dr Dan Talbott and Dr Hannah Copeland who recently joined the clinic.

COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Groups 1 & 2 – started at the end of February

The roll out started with those most at risk of catching COVID-19 including people working at the border, health workers and those living in aged residential care facilities. The vast majority of people in these groups have now been offered vaccination.


Group 3 – started at the end of May

Our next group includes:

  • Older Māori and Pacific people, and the people they live with;
  • All disabled people aged 16 or older;
  • All people aged 65 or older;
  • Anyone who is hapū (pregnant), and
  • Several health conditions that put people at higher risk if they were to catch COVID-19 can also be vaccinated in this group.

View the list of health conditions eligible for Group 3

How to get the vaccine in Group 3

We will be vaccinating people in Group 3 over the next few months. You do not need to do anything at the moment.

Everybody in Group 3 will be invited to book their vaccination appointment by the end of July.

When it is your turn to book your appointment, we will let you know. This could be through a text message, by email, letter or phone call.

You could also be invited to book an appointment by a Māori or Pacific health provider, a community or faith leader, or from a disability organisation.

You will be able to get your vaccination at the clinic that is the most convenient to you – near your home or work.

Group 4

Later in the year, everybody else in New Zealand aged 16 years or older will start being vaccinated. This will take until the end of the year.

There will be a range of places where you will be able to get your COVID-19 vaccinations.

COVID-19 Vaccination

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is free, safe and effective. Everyone in New Zealand aged 16 or older can get vaccinated before the end of 2021, regardless of residency or citizenship status.

Two doses of the vaccine, at least three weeks apart, will protect you. We have ordered enough doses for everyone in the country.

Hutt Valley and Capital & Coast District Health Boards, working with our Primary Health Organisations, Māori and Pacific providers and disability partners are organising the vaccine rollout.

Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai. By joining together we will succeed

How the vaccine works

The vaccine works by teaching your immune system to recognize and fight off the virus. It doesn’t have the virus in it, or anything that can affect your DNA. The vaccine can’t give you the disease.

The vaccine is safe

Medsafe are the Government organization that looks at all medicine before it used in New Zealand. They make sure medicine is safe to use by looking at all of the research and information from around the world. Medsafe have assessed the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and they have said that it is safe to use.

The vaccine is being rolled out in stages
Everyone in New Zealand aged 16 or older is in one of four groups. Which group you are in decides when it will be your turn to be vaccinated.

Other vaccines and COVID-19

If you are having the flu vaccine, you need to either have it 2 weeks before your first dose, or 2 weeks after your second dose.

If you are having MMR or any other live vaccine, you will need to have it either 4 weeks before your first dose, or 2 weeks after your second dose.

For more information

The Vaccinate Greater Wellington website has the most up-to-date information on the local vaccine roll out