Waitaha Primary Health

Most services provided in Waitaha Primary Health (formally known as Rural Canterbury PHO) are delivered through our contracted network of General Practice providers.

A general practice team is usually your first point of contact with the health system. Teams include General Practitioners (doctors), Practice Nurses, and other health professionals. They work together to improve, maintain, restore and coordinate people’s health care.

Waitaha Primary Health is also responsible for a number of services in the region that are not based in any specific general practice or health centre.

Find out more about Waitaha Primary Health general practices other health services on the Waitaha Primary Health website.

Enrol with a General Practice (GP)

There are many benefits to signing up with a GP team, as soon as you enrol with a general practice you immediately have a team of people ready to help you and your family stay well and healthy.

By enrolling, you and your family will have access to:

  1. Expert advice and check-ups
  2. Pay less for your health care
  3. Ongoing vaccination and health screening check reminders
  4. Cheaper prescriptions
  5. Free appointments if you’re under 14
  6. Some practices offer lower fees for enrolled people with Community Services Cards

Visit the Waitaha Primary Health website for more information including appointment fees and availability.

Page last updated: 10 May 2019

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