EIT Health Centre, Napier

EIT Health Centre is run by The Doctors Napier and provides professional medical and counselling services to the EIT students and staff at reduced cost. 

Drop in or phone 974 8919 for an appointment. 

After hours and holiday service is available at The Doctors Napier or The Doctors Greenmeadows.

Festive Season Clinic Hours

The Doctors EIT will be closed from Friday the 20th of December and will reopen on Monday the 3rd of February.

For care during this period please contact The Doctors Napier on:

06 8354696

The Doctors Napier hours:

8:00am - 8:00pm weekdays

8:00am - 6:00pm weekends & public holiday's

Please note The Doctors Napier is CLOSED Christmas Day

Please make sure you get your repeat prescriptions and book in for your routine appointments early.  Urgent prescriptions and after- hours visits incur a higher fee.

Are you OK? It's OK to ask for help

Suicide rates within New Zealand are increasing at a rapid rate.  It is a worldwide problem.

Hawkes Bay alone has devastatingly high suicide rates, with the East Coast having the highest rate in New Zealand. 

Our whanau, our community, our nation need us!  Ask your loved ones the hard questions.  Don't assume "they'll be OK". 

If you need help, asking for help is OK! Asking for help can be daunting, but asking is your first step to get the help you need. 

Our team at The Doctors are always here to help.

How can I access help? 

If you are feeling suicidal or have concerns that someone is suicidal, we treat this as a matter of urgency.  Call our clinic and ask to speak to a nurse or GP urgently.  You do not have to go into detail with our call centre/front desk staff, simply let them know your matter is urgent. 

Alternatively, you can present into our Napier clinic, 30 Munroe Street and ask to be seen urgently, you will be seen as a priority. 

I can't afford to see my doctor but I need help?

Never let the cost of a consultation stop you from accessing help.  We have access to different funding streams when cost is a barrier, in particular for mental health issues.  This may mean your visit can be partially or fully funded.  If we cannot access funding for you and it is a mental health or medical emergency, it is our policy to see you regardless of whether payment can be made or not. 

Where else can I get help? 

  • 0800 112 334 - Emergency Mental Health Service (Crisis Team)
  • 06 8788109 - Hawkes Bay Hospital - Community Mental Health
  • Free call or txt 1737 any time for support from a trained counsellor
  • 0508 828 865 - Suicide Crisis Helpline
  • 0800 543 354 - Lifeline
  • 0800 787 984 - Youthline
Click the link attached for a comprehensive list of Mental Health & Wellbeing Apps

You can always find more information by going to Lifeline

Book an appointment online

We also offer our enrolled patients the Manage My Health (MMH) online portal to:

  • Request repeat scripts 
  • Book appointments with Doctors 
  • Access test results 

Please contact us directly to start your registration. Then click here for How to Use It and How to Register. You can click here to go directly to the portal to register with us

Our services

  • Full health checks
  • General illness reviews & treatment
  • Contraception counselling & prescriptions
  • Wound care & dressings
  • Sports injury assessment & ongoing care
  • Pregnancy tests
  • Vision checks
  • Vaccinations
  • Cervical smear tests
  • Minor surgery
  • Smoking cessation clinics
  • Counselling for all personal difficulties that might interfere with successful study
  • Bulk Billing available for eligible International Students

Nurse clinics

Our practice nurses offer a range of clinics to help you manage long term conditions or take preventative action:

  • Diabetes
  • Womens health
  • Smoking cessation
  • Lifestyle for heart-health
  • Emergency contraception
  • Sexual health
  • Nurses are available to do all smear and STD checks and help with any other women’s health issues.


  • Open 8:00am - 4.30pm Weekdays
  • Doctor consultations 8:30am - 12:30pm Monday, Wednesday & Friday 
  • A practice nurse is available Monday to Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm
  • Closed on EIT semester holidays 
  • After hours and holiday service, visit The Doctors Napier or Greenmeadows 
  • NB: All prices are subject to change without prior notice

Our Healthcare Team

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Diana Kirton

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, PostGrad Diploma in Health Science, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)

Diana joined our EIT Healthcare team in 2019.

Hawkes Bay born and bred, Diana has four adult sons and two amazing grandchildren.  Diana has worked in the health and education sectors for 25 years.  Her experience includes supporting adults, adolescents and children with mental health challenges. 

Diana's more recent training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) enables her to support people to re-orientate thought processes to create positive feelings and behaviors.  CBT challenges people to think differently in order to feel better.  CBT is particularly effective for those suffering mild to moderate anxiety and depression. 

Outside or work Diana lives with her husband on a small lifestyle block and in her spare time enjoys gardening, swimming, reading, yoga and generally keeping fit and active.  She loves spending time with friends and family, especially her grandchildren.

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EIT Healthcare Team

Click 'about' to see your EIT Healthcare Team members

When you are registered with our Practice, you will be assigned a Healthcare Team to take care of all of your needs.

EIT Healthcare Team

Your Healthcare Team  Doctor:

  • Dr Wendy Gush

Your Healthcare Team Nurses:

Joan & Paige

Your Healthcare Team Receptionists:

Nancy, Kay & Betsy

Other Healthcare Team members:

  • Tim Mapel - Counsellor
  • Diana Kirton - Cognitive Behavioral Therapist

Medical Centre Team Leads

Click 'about' to your medical centre team leads

Medical Centre Team Leads:

  • Dr Tony Edwards - Medical Centre Manager
  • Dr Mark Sweetapple - Clinical Lead
  • Andrea Halpin - Nursing Lead
  • Kath Fletcher - Administrator/Reception Lead
  • Kelly Baylis - Marketing, Communications & Operations Lead
  • Michelle Jensen - GP Coordinator



Are you interested in joining our team?

Click 'about' to learn more

If you are a GP or Nurse interested in joining our team, please contact info@na.thedoctors.co.nz

Watch this space for any job opportunities that we have available.

Tim Mapel


Tim Mapel is our cousellor on campus at EIT.  Tim is originally from the USA and has been living in New Zealand for almost 20 years. He has over 25 years experience working with a wide range of people in order to help them find solutions to the challenges that life presents. He has worked in residential, outpatient, and kaupapa Maori settings.  Tim enjoys working with the diversity and all of the issues of being a student at EIT. He is available to students and staff to discuss any issues that affect their health and well-being.

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Dr Wendy Gush

Wendy Gush joined the EIT Health Centre team in 2010. She has been working as a GP in Hawkes Bay for the past 20 years, since immigrating from South Africa with her husband and baby.  Wendy enjoys working with the enthusiastic team at EIT and has special interests in women's health, student health issues and research.

Their family has grown over the years and now includes two teenagers, a uni student, a dog, cat, two pet sheep and four horses. When not working, or looking after the lifestyle block, house and family, Wendy relishes the outdoors, especially horse riding, kayaking, and cycling.

Enrol now

Being enrolled has many advantages:

•    We send you reminders and recalls for important health management
•    Pay less to see the doctor
•    Pay less for prescriptions (for subsidised medicines prescribed by your doctor)
•    Appointment bookings

Simply ask at reception whether you are eligible to be enrolled. You may need to bring in an original ID document (e.g. Drivers’ License, Birth Certificate, Passport) before your first visit - call our team to find out.You do not need to be a patient with us to be seen by one of our medical team.If you’re a visitor to the region and need medical care, you’re also welcome. Please call our friendly team for an appointment.  All visitors and casual patients, please be aware that extra charges can apply when you are not enrolled.

There are many more benefits to enrolling, click here for Enrolment information.

After hours and during semester breaks, students and staff enrolled at EIT Health Centre can be seen at The Doctors Napier.  

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International Student Service

A No-Pay bulk billing service is now available for our eligible International Students.  This means you are able to visit your GP and your insurance has you covered without having to pay upfront.  See the Health Centre reception or your international student liaison for more details.


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