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South Westland Region

Introducing This Section

Find out about services provided in South Westland (South of Hokitika).


Simply click on any of the links provided on the right to find out about the service you require.



How the South Westland Area Practice Works

To make a appointment with any South Westland Practice, call 0800 794 325 or 0800SWHealth.

Our virtual receptionist service is available Monday to Friday 08.30-18.00hrs. All calls will be answered in turn, so please stay on the line.

Outside of these hours, and at weekends, your call will be answered by a Registered Nurse, who will be able to give clinical advice or put your call through the RNS on call if appropriate.

Payment is always required at the time of appointment. Charges do apply for after-hours consultations.

We invite feedback on our service. Please speak to Jackie Cadigan – the Practice Manager based at the Franz Josef Clinic.
Phone: 0800 SW Health / 0800 794 325

GP Fees

(effective 1 August 2016)

The full list of fees can be viewed by selecting the link just below.

Immigration New Zealand approved clinic

South Westland Area Practice is an Immigration New Zealand approved clinic that provides medical examinations for applicants for visas and permits for New Zealand.

Blood tests can be taken at your appointment but X-Rays require a separate appointment at Greymouth or Buller Hospital Radiology.

Immigration New Zealand requires all applicants to have an acceptable standard of health. For more information on the requirements of Immigration New Zealand, click here.

Our price for a standard Immigration medical examination is $185.00.

X-Ray and Laboratory tests will incur an additional cost.

Please allow at least 60 minutes for your appointment.

What you need to bring along:

  • Your passport
  • Any specialist reports / previous medical records that you may have with you.

All Immigration medical examinations done at our clinic are electronically submitted to Immigration New Zealand.

Information for Patients

The West Coast DHB would like to help all patients in South Westland understand how they can get the best service from the South Westland Area Practice.

Your local clinic is one of five that make up the South Westland Area Practice.

Each clinic is run by a Rural Nurse Specialist with a weekly Doctor’s day at each clinic.

The South Westland Area Practice effectively provides a one stop shop, and the services available include:

  • All general medical problems
  • Repeat Prescriptions
  • Injury treatment (all types/severity)
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Screening
  • Counselling
  • Long Term Condition Management: e.g. Diabetes, Heart Disease, Asthma, Bowel Cancer & Heart disease
  • Sexual Health: Family planning, Cervical Screening, Contraception advice, Implant IUCD’S, Depo-provera Injections & Vasectomy’s
  • Minor surgery for skin lesions
  • Pregnancy and post natal care
  • Well Child checks
  • Formal Medical Examinations: drivers licence, insurance, immigration
  • District Nursing services
  • Home visits (by arrangement)
  • Specialist referrals
  • Immunisations: Child/Travel/Influenza
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Education for Schools & community groups
  • and much more!