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Franz Josef
Health Clinic,
Surgery and Health Centre

Introducing This Section

Find out about services provided at the Franz Josef Health Clinic.


Making an Appointment

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

When contacting us

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.

After Hours Service

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.

Consultation Payments

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


(various South Westland clinics)
0800 SWHealth
(0800 79432584)
Franz Josef Clinic(03) 752-0700
EMERGENCY (24Hrs)111


Franz Josef Clinic - Fax(03) 752-0702


Franz Josef Clinic - Physical Address97 Cron St
Franz Josef
Franz Josef Clinic - Postal AddressPO Box 33
Franz Josef
South Westland 7856


Franz Josef Clinic has moved and is now situated on 97 Cron Street. You are visiting this medical practice's own dedicated web section. Find out here about popular services offered to locals and visitors to this beautiful region of the West Coast.

Ambulance Service

Run by St John volunteers


Our ambulance service is run by a great team of St John volunteers.

If you have any previous experience or are interested in joining the team, please contact Rebecca,
Ph. 021 337 052.


Making an Appointment

Appointments are needed for clinic consultations. Please ring 0800 SWHealth (0800 79432584), or (03) 752-0700 to book.

As we are also involved with the 111 emergency service, appointment times may need to be changed at short notice.

Health Services

We are able to offer many of the services that you might expect from a General Practice.

Please note that the nearest pharmacy is Westland Pharmacy in Hokitika, ph. 0800 107455 to set up an account to send items by post or on bus to Franz Josef daily.

The nearest X-ray facility and Emergency Department is at Grey Base Hospital in Greymouth.


If you are staying in Franz Josef Glacier for any length of time, and you fit the eligibility criteria, we encourage you to enrol with the practice as a way of keeping your health care costs down.

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


The Franz Josef Clinic Roster can now be accessed via the link below.

GP Fees

(effective 1 August 2016)

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

Other Health Related Services

  • We can refer to mental health care experts who can also help with alcohol and drug problems. They are based in Hokitika and visit weekly.
  • For people enrolled with us, we can provide Nicotine Replacement Patches and weekly support, if you want to stop smoking.
  • We can also provide low cost (or FREE if under 22 years old) condoms and other sexual health care for most people.
  • Ferngrove Souvenir shop has a stock of over-the-counter medicines ph. (03) 752-0731