Nau mai, haere mai - Welcome to Whaiora

Whaiora Medical Centre

Enrolling with us
Enrolments for our Medical Centre are currently closed. To find a Medical Centre in the Wairarapa please refer to this website:

Whaiora Medical Centre is a choice in healthcare for:

  • Masterton Māori and Pacific people and 
  • Masterton people who have found it difficult to access or afford healthcare. 

Our General Practitioners are Dr Pete Morrison, Dr Christiane Schmidt and Dr Iynkaran Pathmanathan (Dr Nathan). Our Nurse Practitioners are Katie Inker and Sherry James. Our Medical Practitioners are supported by Nursing and Administrative staff. Whaiora Medical Centre staff also work closely with our Community Health Workers, Registered Nurses, Social Workers, Health Promoters, and Stop Smoking Coaches.

Opening Hours
Open: 8:30am
Close: 5:00pm
If you need to talk with us about your health and wellness please call us first on 0800 494 246. Let us know if you have any COVID-19 symptoms. We’ll make a plan with you over the phone. 
We are providing our medical consultations by telehealth (phone or video link) and by face-to-face consulation. All normal medical fees apply for our enrolled clients for all types of medical consultation.

After hours:
For emergencies & life threatening situations call 111. If you require medical care Saturdays, Sundays or public holidays, The Wairarapa After Hours Service provide urgent medical care 9am-5pm at Masterton Medical Centre, at the back of the old Hospital, 4 Colombo Road, Masterton. Telephone 06 370 0011.

Unsure if you need a doctor? Ring HEALTHLINE on 0800 611 116 for free advice 24 hours a day. Healthline is a free telephone service available for all New Zealand families. The service is staffed by registered nurses who will assess your health needs, and give information and advice to help you decide on the best level of care.  


Enrolled Clients - Low fees for Doctor, Nurse Practitioner and Nurse consultations

Age Doctor / Nurse Practitioner (ACC Included)
Nurse (ACC Included)
0 - 13 no cost no cost
14 - 17 $13.00 $12.00
18+ $19.00 $16.00

PLEASE NOTE: Additional charges may apply for a Driver's Medical, longer appointments, materials, and other services. Please ring reception if you have any questions.
Fees are effective as of 1 July 2019.

Making payment easy
We understand that visits to our Medical Centre are often unexpected and it’s not always easy to pay on the day. We offer two payment options:
• pay on the day before your consultation OR
• automatic payments set up at the time of enrolment
Automatic payments are credited to your Whaiora account. The cost of each consultation and any materials will be deducted from your account balance.

Repeat Prescriptions
Repeat prescriptions for certain stable conditions can be requested via our website link here. Alternatively, call our repeat prescription phoneline between 8.30am and 5pm Monday - Friday or via Reception between 8.30am and 5pm Monday - Friday. A minimum of 2 working days notice is required for non urgent repeat prescriptions. A fee will be charged which is payable before collection. If you have not seen a Doctor within the last 6 months, you will be required to book a visit with your GP.

Age Non Urgent (2 Working Days) Urgent (within 24 Hours)
0 to 13 years No Cost No Cost
14 + $15.00 $25.00

The Whaiora Medical Centre offers:

  • consultations with a Doctor (GP), Nurse Practitioner or Nurse
  • repeat prescriptions for certain stable conditions 
  • a full nursing service, including: 
  • guided care – clinics for people with long-term conditions including diabetes, heart disease, asthma and other respiratory problems
  • immunisations
  • flu vaccinations
  • sexual health
  • contraceptive advice 
  • cervical smears
  • blood tests