Remember registering with a general practice is really important for you and your family. A GP can develop a relationship with you and have a better understanding of your unique healthcare needs.
For helpful medical advice go to the HealthInfo website.
The information on HealthInfo is specific to Canterbury, New Zealand, and is written by local doctors, nurses, and health professionals.
Make sure you have a medicine cabinet with pain killers, plasters, and antiseptic cream. Go to your local pharmacy for advice and medicine if needed.
For a list of pharmacies in Canterbury, go to the Canterbury Community Pharmacy Group’s (CCPG) website
For details about the Urgent Pharmacy in Christchurch see our urgent pharmacy page.
In an emergency, call 111. Otherwise you should phone your usual general practice number when you or someone in your family is not feeling well.
After normal opening hours you can speak to a nurse who will give you free health advice on what to do and where to go if you need urgent care.
For non-urgent health concerns, phone your general practice and book an appointment with your general practice team.
Some general practices have extended opening hours, you can find phone numbers, opening hours and other details on our General Practice Finder Map
Urgent & After Hours Service
|24 Hour Surgery, Christchurch||24 hours, every day||401 Madras St. Entrance on left before Bealey Ave||03 365 7777|
|Riccarton Clinic||8am-8pm, every day||4 Yaldhurst Rd, Church Corner, Christchurch||03 343 3661|
|Moorhouse Medical Centre||8am-8pm, every day||3 Pilgrim Place (just off Moorhouse Ave) Christchurch||03 365 7900|
|Urgent Pharmacy||6pm-11pm, Mon-Fri , 9am-11pm, Sat-Sun||931 Colombo St, corner of Colombo St and Bealey Ave||03 366 4439|
|Urgent mental health care||Freephone 24 hours, every day||–||0800 920 092|
In an emergency dial 111 and ask for “ambulance”.
The Emergency Department (ED) at Christchurch Hospital should be used in an emergency for critical or life-threatening situations.
If you cannot travel to the Emergency Department yourself, you should dial 111 and ask for an “ambulance”.
Page last updated: 18 December 2018
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