Hospital visitors don’t need a COVID-19 Vaccine Pass, but do need to scan in. See our COVID-19 page for general COVID-19 advice, detailed hospital visiting guidelines and COVID-19 tests. See for info on vaccinations.

Kaikōura Health (Te Hā o Te Ora)

Visitor restrictions effective from Friday 3 December until further notice

Visitor access for Canterbury DHB health facilities will continue to be restricted to enable safe physical distancing.

For more details about what to do when visiting please see our COVID-19 page.

The Kaikōura Health (Te Hā o Te Ora) facility provides primary care, aged care, acute care, maternity, radiology, and medical/trauma stabilisation services.

Located on the old Kaikōura hospital site, the new state-of-the-art Health Centre accommodates 21 beds, which includes 14 long stay rooms as well as six GP managed flexi-beds and a delivery/postnatal maternity suite plus a resuscitation room and observation bed and radiology. It also accommodates multi-purpose General Practice rooms, physiotherapy, community dental, and other visiting health specialists.

Services include palliative care, post-surgery support, pre-operation, nurse-led fracture clinics, dementia patient support, health promotion activities and wou​nd care clinics. Video conferencing technology also enables people to have face to face consultations with their specialist health provider without having to leave Kaikōura.


See Health Services for more contact phone numbers

Service Hours

Kaikōura Health (GP admitted inpatients, aged residential care and maternity)

  • Visiting hours: 10am to 12 noon and 3pm to 8pm daily. Or as arranged with nursing staff.

Kaikōura Healthcare (General Practice)

  • Monday to Friday: 8am - 6pm
  • Thursday: 9am - 6pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 10.30am - 12 noon


Kaikōura Health
25 Deal Street

After-hours and emergencies

Kaikōura Healthcare (General Practice)

Walk in clinics on the weekends and public holidays are for urgent and emergency care and patients with urgent conditions are given first priority, all other patients are seen on a first-come first-served basis.  After-hours charges will apply.

After-hours medical care: If you call the clinic you will be transferred to our after-hours service.

In a medical emergency, call 111 and ask for an ‘ambulance’.

Enquiries and feedback

We welcome your feedback about our services and your experiences at Kaikōura Health.

Note: We cannot give medical advice by email. Please contact your doctor or the person in charge of your medical care.

Kaikōura Health facilities at a glance

Accessible facility

Disability car parking

Food & drink vending machines

Language Interpreters

Patient and visitor parking

Smokefree hospital

Visitor & accessible toilets

Wi-Fi (Free to use)

Page last updated: 2 December 2021

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