Hutt City Health Centres was established in April 2010 in response to a critical shortage of primary care in our Hutt Valley community. We have since enrolled over 9,000 patients in two locations, Hutt Central and Wainuiomata. Our role continues to grow.

We have a commitment as a teaching practice for nursing students as well as providing continuing medical education for our own staff. Our local hospital is Hutt Hospital, managed by Wairarapa and Hutt Valley DHBs.

Our premises

In 2014 our Hutt City Central practice outgrew our initial High Street premises and moved into a new purpose-built Medical Centre at 5 Raroa Road. This has allowed us to expand the health services we offer you and provide attractive surrounds for our patients. Our new building is one of the safest in Lower Hutt, built to post-Christchurch seismic, construction and fire codes.

Also in 2013 we took over a Medical Centre in Wainuiomata, which is now located at 5 Fitzherbert Road. ‘Wainui’ is a very special place with its own character, friendly people and a true sense of community. We are fortunate to be part of it. In 2016 we took over Fitzherbert Medical and have relocated our Wainuiomata practice to 5 Fitzherbert Road.

Our goals

Being the best we can for those within our care remains our goal. We take this seriously.

In the future we will continue to focus on initiatives that provide improvements in healthcare for Hutt Valley and Wainuiomata. We want to educate, encourage and support our patients to achieve healthy lifestyles and live healthy lives.

Our promise

We are committed to not only treating you when you are unwell or injured but also to keeping you well. We endeavour to provide a high standard of services focusing on your health and wellness.


We are enrolling patients who are new to the area and without a current GP.

Our People

Business Manager
David Walker

Nursing Team

  • Liz
  • Elle
  • Kimmy (PCPA)

Administration Team

  • Cath
  • Caitlin
  • Josh
  • Lydia
  • Macy
  • Tiana

Dr Andrew Chaplin

Andrew works in Lower Hutt clinic on a Monday, Wednesday.   He is in Wainui clinic on a Thursday and Friday.

I completed my medical degree from the University of New South Wales, Sydney in 2000 and went on to qualify as a GP with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2005. I have had 15 years experience working as a GP in a busy suburban practice in Sydney.

I enjoy all aspects of family medicine with a particular interest in diabetes, the metabolic syndrome, weight management and minor surgery.

When not working I like running, hiking, camping and reading, when time permits as I’m kept busy at home with four kids aged 4 to 14 years.

Dr Dan Talbott

Dan works in Lower Hutt clinic all day on a Monday, Thursday and Friday morning.  Wainui clinic all day on a Wednesday and Friday afternoon.

I qualified in 2014 from St George’s Hospital Medical school having previously completed a degree in Biomedical Sciences.

Qualified as a GP in 2019 having experienced a number of different specialty rotations in hospital. I have a particular interest in Ophthalmology but otherwise enjoy the breadth of primary care medicine.

Outside of work I like hiking and mountain biking. I am a big rugby fan having played for most of my life. I also love travelling the world and experiencing different cultures.

Dr Hannah Copeland

Hannah works in Lower Hutt clinic all day on a Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.  Wainui clinic all day on a Monday.

I am from the United Kingdom and completed my medical degree at St George’s University of London in 2014. I did my GP training in Surrey, taking some time out to work in A&E also.

I enjoy the diversity of general practice, in particular oncology and palliative care, as well as urgent care.

I love to travel and enjoy most things that involve being outdoors; including hiking, cycling, kayaking and horse riding.