The Doctors Christchurch South

Welcome to our practice

As a family friendly medical centre The Doctors Christchurch South aims to provide our patients with first class general practice health care and service in accordance with the highest professional standards. Our service is accessible, affordable and responsive to our patients’ needs. Our practice is easy to get to and is fully equipped for the disabled with ample parking. We are also proud to be Cornerstone Accredited.

COVID-19 Notice: while in Alert Level 2 our consults will be through phone or video, and in person when you need them. 

Phone 03 332 0108 to book appointments. To ensure everyone gets the help they need, we'll be screening all appointment requests which may involve calling you back with more details.

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We’re providing our service in a new way to ensure you and your whanau remain safe. We're doing our part to support the COVID-19 response so when you phone us or visit the clinic we will ask if you have any cough, cold, or flu-like symptoms or if you're concerned about COVID-19 - let us know. This doesn't mean we think you have coronavirus, it's simply a small step we're taking to ensure we continue to keep our community safe and healthy.

Our practice is safe to visit

Safety is our priority. We are doing testing for COVID-19 and it's done in your car where possible or in an isolation room if an assessment is required.

This means when you visit us for other medical issues you won’t be exposed in any way. We have strict infection prevention standards in place, meaning staff are regularly wiping surfaces and keeping the practice clean and germ-free.

Thanks for your patience and continued support.

Choice of appointments and how to book them

In Person

Enrol With Us

We warmly welcome new patients

When you enrol with us, some of the benefits include:

  • Reminders and recalls for important health management
  • Pay less to see the doctor than non-enrolled patients
  • Access to our online patient portal to book appointment, order repeat prescriptions and to view lab test results
  • There is more information here about why it’s great to be enrolled

Enrolment Form

Ask at reception or download our  Enrolment Form

Complete all sections and email it to us including suitable identification or bring it in to the centre before your first visit.

Not enrolled but need an appointment? 

You can still get an appointment even if you are not enrolled with us e.g. if you’re a visitor to the region. Just phone our friendly team for a casual appointment.  Extra charges apply for casual appointments when you are not enrolled.

General information about enrolling with us

Online Patient Portal

Are you registered for the online portal?

When you’re enrolled with us you can register for this portal, called Manage My Health (MMH). Then, any time you like 24/7 you can:

  • book appointments
  • request repeat scripts
  • view lab test results

Phone reception 03 332 0108 to start your registration

Here’s How to Complete Your Registration  and How to Use The Portal

Our Services

  • General medicine and accident and accident and emergency care.
  • Children’s health checks and immunizations
  • Rest home consultations – Older Persons’ Health
  • Accident (ACC) consultation
  • Women’s health checks including cervical smears and breast checks
  • Men’s health checks
  • ECG – blood pressure checks and 24 hour blood pressure monitoring
  • Wound management
  • Sports injuries
  • Driver’s medical licence
  • Contraception, family planning, sexual health
  • Pipelle biopsy
  • Mirena insertion
  • Aclasta insertion
  • Jadelle insertion
  • Dermoscopy – imaging of moles to assist diagnosis of melanoma
  • Minor surgery
  • Acupuncture
  • Podiatrist on site weekly
  • Travel advice and immunizations
  • Diabetes checks and education
  • Asthma education
  • Spirometry clinics
  • Insurance medicals
  • Pre-employment medicals and ESR urine drug screening
  • Blood samples collected on site for testing
  • Sleep clinic
  • Audiometry
  • Liquid nitrogen

Standard Hours

Monday - Friday 8am – 5:30pm for booked GP appointments
We warmly welcome new patients to enrol with us
Closed on public holidays

Please NOTE: 

  • To arrange an appointment or request a prescription please telephone between 8am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday. Outside these hours your call will be answered by a registered nurse, who may advise you to go to the 24-Hour Surgery.
  • Prescription requests will be cleared at the end of every day. Please allow 3 working days to obtain a repeat prescription. We will notify you when the prescription is read to pick up.
  • We have free parking onsite.

After Hours

24 hour service is provided through our membership with the 24 Hour Surgery, Cnr Bealey Ave and Colombo Street, phone 365-7777.

If you have a medical emergency, call 111


Patient Fees

GP and ACC Consultation Fees for Enrolled Patients

 Age Fee
0 - 13 FREE 
14 - 17 $42
18 - 24 $50
25 - 65+ $52
CSC:  14 - 17 $13
CSC:  18 - 65+ $19.50
ACC consult:  0 - 13 FREE
ACC consult:  14 - 17 $32
ACC consult:  18 - 65+ $42
*Additional fees for non-enrolled patients will apply  

Prices effective 19 August 2020

NB: All prices are subject to change without prior notice

Pay Online

Good news, paying online is easy. 

You can pay securely using a credit or debit card or internet banking (Account2Account payments) - just click below to make a payment.  Payment is due on the day of your appointment. In addition to paying online you can pay in person at the centre with cash, eftpos and credit card.

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Our Team

Mandeeps Manage  
  • Dr Melissa McQuillan

    Dr Melissa McQuillan

    Locum GP, covering Dr Iuliana Botnarenco while on Maternity Leave

  • Dr Sanjeev Deo

    Dr Sanjeev Deo

    I was born and raised in Christchurch and studied medicine at Otago University, graduating in 2010.  I started my GP training in 2016 after working in Blenheim, Nelson, and spending a short time overseas. It is great to be back home in Christchurch. Outside of medicine I enjoy photography, tramping, music, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.

  • Nursing & Administration Team

    Nursing & Administration Team

    Nurse Manager: Katrina Mc Dermott
    Nurses: Maree Hibberd, Karen Fitzpatrick, Maureen Lyons, Kathy Chamberlain, Nicole McKenzie
    Administration: Marg Cloughley, Ann Stevens, Juliet McGuire, Felicity Levy, Debbie Callaghan, Leigh Maguire, Andrea Newton, Jasmine Weaver
    Medical Centre Manager: Sarah Knox

  • Dr Iuliana Botnarenco

    Dr Iuliana Botnarenco

      Currently on Maternity Leave.  Patients are covered by locum GP - Dr Melissa McQuillan

  • Dr Landon Hepi

    Dr Landon Hepi


  • Dr Robin Dawson

    Dr Robin Dawson

    I grew up in Scotland and graduated in medicine from the University of Aberdeen. I completed my GP training and gained membership of the Royal College of GPs (MRCGP) in 1994. While working at Dunedin Hospital in 1997 I completed the University of Otago Diploma in Child Health (DCH).  Since 1998 I have worked in general practice in New Zealand, the UK and Australia. I joined the Christchurch South Health team in 2014.My medical interests include child health, minor surgery, ophthalmology and musculoskeletal medicine.I love to spend time in the great New Zealand outdoors: tramping,  mountaineering, mountain biking, kayaking and triathlons.I also enjoy playing the guitar and singing.
  • Dr Clive Hunter

    Dr Clive Hunter

    I qualified in 1974 from Otago University. I was born and grew up in Dunedin. I have practiced medicine in USA, Australia and England. Dip Obstetrics, Auckland University 1978. I joined Christchurch South Health in 1979. Outside interests include fitness, sports (passionate skier), reading, pets, movies, music wine and food.
  • Dr Clare Botha-Reid

    Dr Clare Botha-Reid

    I was born in South Africa and I graduated from the University of Cape Town in 1983. I emigrated to New Zealand in 1993 and joined the team at Christchurch South Health in 2000. I enjoy all aspects of my job, and have special interests in child and women’s health. My outside interests include yoga, running in the hills, gardening and cooking.

Latest News

We've changed our name!

We changed our name to The Doctors Christchurch South. Click here for our latest newsletter and what is going on in our practice to meet your needs.

Your Feedback

  • We welcome your feedback and always strive to provide the best patient care and advice.  But if things didn’t go the way you wanted with our service, please let us know. Even though we may not be able to turn back the clock, there may be something we can do to help put it right.

    1.  Contact the practice directly

    • Click here for the best person in our centre to talk with.

    2.  Or fill out this form online

    • If you don’t feel comfortable talking with anyone in the practice directly, you can complete this online feedback form and one of our National Clinical Advisory Team will receive and follow up with you.
  • 3.  Or for more information and other ways to give feedback, you can also contact:

General Enquiry