The Doctors Hastings

The Doctors Hastings Medical Centre

Welcome to our practice

At The Doctors Hastings we provide high quality general practice medical services and walk-in care with a team of health practitioners including: Doctors, Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nurses, Health Care Assistant, and Clinical Pharmacist. 

We provide a professional service for you and your family and we can offer a number of services to our enrolled patients making sure all our patients’ health needs are met. We are also proud to be Cornerstone Accredited to give you the best medical care.

Our enrolment capacity is currently limited

Please phone or email reception to discuss availability. In the meantime we welcome you to join our waitlist. Thanks for your understanding.

Get your flu vaccine with us - if you're enrolled with us booking a flu vaccine is easy and best done through the patient portal – book now! Or you can request an appointment using our online form:

Request flu vaccine here

For more info read more here

Click here for more info on:

Covid-19 Tests & Results, Managing a Positive Result,
Covid-19 Vaccinations and Consults

Covid-19 Tests & Results
If you have Covid-19 symptoms or are a household contact of a positive case please phone us to arrange your test. Most testing is now done via Rapid Antigen Testing (RATs) with results available within 30mins. You will need to self-report your result via My COVID Record or by calling 0800 222 478 and pressing option 3. The majority of positive cases will be able to self-manage and required to follow current isolation rules. If you have concerns or if your symptoms are worsening, call us on 06 876 8445 or 111 in an emergency.

Managing a Positive Result
Click here for managing a positive result and your symptoms at home.

Covid-19 Vaccinations
Phone us on 06 876 8445 for 5-11 year olds, standard vaccines and boosters.

Many consults are virtual (phone or video), with some in person. Phone 06 876 8445 to book and tell us if you have any Covid-19 symptoms. We will explain what to do when coming into the practice. Please scan in and wear a mask at all times.

Choice of appointments and how to book them

In Person

Enrol With Us

Our enrolment capacity is currently limited

Please phone or email reception to discuss availability. In the meantime we welcome you to join our waitlist. Thanks for your understanding.

Enrol Online

There’s no need to come into the clinic, you can enrol online - it’s secure and confidential. The online form will guide you and you will need to upload suitable identification:  

Enrol Here Online

After the enrolment form please complete an online medical questionnaire before your first visit:

Adult Medical Form   Child (>16) Medical Form

Paper Enrolment

Paper enrolment forms are still available if you're not able to complete the online forms. For each person enrolling, simply print and complete:  the Enrolment Form, an Adult or Child Medical Questionnaire and email all files to [email protected] including a copy of your suitable identification

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.

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 06 876 8445 to start your registration

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

Our Services

Our Services

  • General Health and Wellness
  • Minor Surgery
  • Immunisations
  • Womens Health
  • Chronic Disease Management

Medical Assessments

The Doctors Hastings provides most kinds of medical assessments including company pre-employment medicals, insurance medicals or driver’s license endorsements. Please contact our reception team to make an appointment. 

When booking please let us know what kind of medical check you need, so we can allocate the correct amount of time for you to see a doctor or a nurse.

Company medicals often need specific paper work and documentation  - please check with your employer before you come and bring any forms that may be needed by the company. 


CarePlus aims to help patients with long term conditions and/or high health needs by providing increased consultation time with the general practice team at lower cost, resulting in improved health management and health outcomes for patients. Patients must meet certain criteria before being able to access the CarePlus programme.

Please ask your doctor if you fit the eligible criteria.

Diabetes Clinic

Patients with diabetes are individually seen by our specialised nurses and by our doctors as part of a shared approach. Medication is reviewed and altered if necessary. Lifestyle counselling is also given during the clinic.

Being able to attend a nurse led diabetes clinic means that more patients, who wouldn’t necessarily be referred to secondary care, can receive specialist care in the community. Patients with diabetes are entitled to one free doctors appointment a year and the nurse led diabetes clinics are free of charge to those who fit the recommended criteria.

Our clinics are run weekly on a Thursday. Appointments are necessary - please call us on 06 876 8445 if you'd like to make one.

Asthma Clinic

The Doctors Hastings offer nursing services and nurse clinics to our patients who suffer from respiratory illnesses. Our Registered Nurses are highly trained nurses specialising in all respiratory illnesses. This can range from wheezy children to older patients with chronic lung problems. We also have the latest tools to be able to carry out lung function tests using spirometry.

Having a respiratory illness doesn’t mean that you need to suffer. Our nurses can help you to understand; your medications, benefits from using your preventers correctly, how to plan for winter and colds and illnesses. They are also able to support you while you become smoke free.

We accept referrals from doctors, nurses, receptionists as well as self referrals and from whānau. If you would like an appointment with our Asthma Nurse team please call us on 06 876 8445.

Tips for people with respiratory illness:


  • Have your flu injection early in the season - don’t let the flu get you.
  • If you are a smoker come and see your doctor or nurse about stopping. We have plenty of ways we can help you with this.
  • Stopping smoking could be the biggest favour you ever do your self. Make your home smoke free and ask others not to smoke around you.
  •  Use a spacer with your medications - a spacer will deliver up to 30% more medication to your lungs and you will feel better for this. Wash your spacer in warm water and detergent and let it drip dry at least once a week.
  • Use your preventer inhaler as your doctor has prescribed – this keeps you well. It also means that you will need to use your reliever less. Having good control of your asthma or COPD means that you will feel better, keep better health over winter and be able to do the things you normally do.
  • Keep your home warm and dry over winter.
  • Close your windows early in the evening. The air can be very smoky if you live in and area where lots of people have open firs and wood burners.
  • Keep your chest warm and wear a scarf especially over your mouth if you are going outside into he very cold air.
  • Be aware of what you need top do if you get ill over winter, ask your asthma clinic nurse or practice nurse to help you make a plan to keep you well.

Cholesterol Clinic

Cardiovascular / Cholesterol – Healthy Lifestyle Consultations

These are available by appointment with our Registered Nurse Team.

Conducted by a trained Registered Nurse who will do a thorough cardiovascular risk assessment including discussion regarding cholesterol levels, family history, diet and lifestyle all with the aim of a happier, healthier, more energised you!

You will NOT be told you must take up marathon running or jump rope for half an hour a day. Everyone is different and we are passionate about helping individuals manage their own lives depending on their personal circumstances and beliefs.

Smear Clinic

This is an independent women’s clinic staffed by certificated smear-takers, who have undergone specialised training in many areas of women’s health. The Registered Nurses provide a professional, warm, welcoming and private consultation.

Our nurses offer cervical smears, chlamydia screening and can offer information on menopause, mammography, fertility, sexual health and contraception.  

Casual patients from the community are welcome along with our enrolled patients.

Sexual Health

This service provides individual assessment, advice,  education and consultations regarding contraception for women and men who meet the criteria. If you are 18 or under your visit will be free.

Flu Vaccinations

Book your flu vaccination through the patient portal, using the online form to request an appointment or phoning us on 06 876 8445

Flu Vaccine - Patient Portal

Request Flu Vaccine Booking


Did you know that The Doctors Hastings has a great system called TXT2remind. TXT2remind allows us to send you recalls, notification of normal results and appointment reminders via your cell phone.

If you would like to take advantage of the recalls and results service via txt to remind let the practice nurse know the next time you are in.

Other Services On-Site

  • On-site radiology - x-ray
  • The Physio - physiotherapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Clinical Pharmacist
  • Before School Checks

Standard Hours - GP Services

Monday - Friday 8am – 6pm for booked GP appointments
Closed on weekends and public holidays

Walk-In Care Hours

Monday - Friday 8am – 6pm no appointment needed
Closed weekends and public holidays

After Hours

If you require urgent after-hours medical care please call the practice on 06 876 8445 and your call will be answered by a highly trained nurse who can provide medical advice and in need refer you to an appropriate Urgent Care After Hours service.  

Other After Hours Urgent Care Options

Mon to Fri 6pm – 8pm, Weekends 8am – 8pm: Hastings Health Centre 303 Saint Aubyn St West 06 873 8999
Mon to Fri 8pm – 8am, Weekends 8pm – 8am: Emergency Department at Hawkes Bay Hospital 398 Omahu Rd, Camberley 06 878 8109

If you have a medical emergency, call 111

Patient Fees

Enrolled Patient Fees

Age Booked
Booked CSC
or HUC*
Walk In Care
0 - 13 years  FREE FREE FREE
14 - 17 years $44.00 $19.50 $47.00
18+ years $44.00 $19.50 $47.00

Nurse consults for enrolled patients are $25.50 ($19.50 with CSC), phoned repeat prescriptions $20.00 ($18.00 with CSC), ECG $40.00, blood tests $10.00, x-ray $20.00. Additional charges apply for materials used. Payment is required at the time of your consultation. 

Administration Fee $10 for consults not paid on the day.

*CSC = community services card | HUC = high user card
Prices effective 4 May 2022

Casual Patient Fees

Age Walk-In Care Walk-In Care


0 - 13 years  FREE FREE    
14 - 17 years $72.00 $56.00    
18+ years $72.00 $56.00    

Nurse consults for casual patients are $35.50 ($29.50 with CSC), phoned repeat prescriptions $20.00 ($18.00 with CSC), ECG $45.00, blood tests $15.00, x-ray $20.00. *CSC = community services card | HUC = high user card

Additional charges apply for materials used. Full payment is required at the time of your consultation. Administration Fee $10 for consults not paid on the day.
Overseas Patients – All Ages ACC or Non ACC - $110.00

Prices effective 4 May 2022

ACC Consultation Fees

Age Enrolled 




0 - 13 years  FREE FREE FREE FREE
14 - 17 years $25.00 $13.00 $40.00 $13.00
18+ years $30.00 $19.50 $45.00 $19.50


Additional charges apply for materials used. Full payment is required at the time of your consultation. Administration Fee $10 for consults not paid on the day.
Effective 9 August 2021


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 Godwin Marufu

    Dr Godwin Marufu


  • Dr Dita van Leeuwen

    Dr Dita van Leeuwen


  • Dr Penny Harger

    Dr Penny Harger


  • Dr Sarah West

    Dr Sarah West

    Dr West graduated from St George’s Hospital Medical School, University of London in 2001. Sarah was an Officer in the British Army for 7 years. Her GP training was completed in the UK graduating as a Member of the Royal College of GPs. She has interests in Musculo Skeletal medicine.

  • Nurse Practitioner Yvonne Little

    Nurse Practitioner Yvonne Little

    Yvonne is a Hawke’s Bay native, she trained as a Registered Nurse locally ( Hawke’s Bay Community College – now known as Eastern Institute of Technology ), moving to Auckland to work for a year before moving to Western Australia for 15 years, working in both urban and rural areas in medical / surgical wards, Paediatrics and Neonatal Intensive Care.

    She returned to Hawke’s Bay in 2001 and starting work at The Doctors Hastings and The Doctors Waipawa in 2003.  Graduating as a Nurse Practitioner in 2016, working alongside the teams at all our practices she is committed to providing and supporting the population of Hawke’s Bay and Central Hawke’s Bay with the best access to health care.

    Special Interests: Diabetes, Respiratory, Paediatrics and Women’s Health

  • Dr Sakhina Ahmad

    Dr Sakhina Ahmad

    Started with The Doctors Hastings in 2011.

  • Dr Rhys Parry

    Dr Rhys Parry

    MBChB DipPaeds PGDip (Health management) BAppSci

    Special interests: Paediatrics, Accident and Medical.

  • Dr Kevin Choy

    Dr Kevin Choy

    FRNZCGP - Director

    Experience / Special interest: General practice, family health, minor surgery, dermatology.

  • Dr Hannes Meyer

    Dr Hannes Meyer


    Experience / Special interests: General practice, minor surgery, travel medicine, dive medicals, post grad training in Skin surgery, Emergency Medicine.

  • Dr Brett Starck

    Dr Brett Starck

    MBChB (UCT), MFGP (SA), FRNZCGP - Director

    Dr Brett Starck has been with The Doctors Hastings since 1994. He graduated from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, in 1986 and has practiced medicine in South Africa, the United Kingdom and New Zealand. Dr Starck's areas of special interest are General Practice and Ear, Nose & Throat. Outside work he is married with two adult children who are university graduates.

Latest News

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