The Doctors Napier, founded in 1989, provides a complete family and urgent general practice service. We are open every day of the year, except Christmas Day.
In addition to the full range of primary care provided at The Doctors Napier and recently refurbished and expanded The Doctors Greenmeadows, we offer a number of additional services, including nurse-led health clinics and programmes giving patients expert guidance, support, or treatment. For patient convenience, we are also home to a physiotherapist, x-ray, midwives and pharmacy. All our systems are fully computerised, allowing us to access test results directly from the laboratory. We are also contracted to provide health services to the students and staff at Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT), as well as the recent addition of our new centre at The Doctors Westshore.
Some exciting developments at The Doctors Napier
Here at The Doctors Napier we're always trying to improve how we deliver care and advice to you, your family and our community.
It's important that we make sure all our patients are seen at the right time by the right person, doctor or nurse. So, what's changing?
- When you phone us to make an urgent appointment our healthcare team will assess your needs. We'll take your details and someone from your healthcare team will call you back to assess you.
- If your medical issue is deemed urgent we'll book you in on the same day with an appointment. If the issue is less urgent we will book you an appointment in advance to suit your schedule. In many cases, we can even help you with care and advice over the phone.
We value your thoughts. If you have any feedback about any of our recent changes, please feel free to get in touch with any of our team.
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 828 866 - Suicide Crisis Helpline
- 0800 543 354 - Lifeline
- 0800 787 984 - Youthline
You can always find more information by going to Lifeline
The Doctors Napier turns 30!
On 1st of September 2019 The Doctors Napier proudly celebrates 30 years of providing healthcare to our community.
The Doctors was founded in Napier in 1989 by Dr Bednarek, Dr Edwards & John Reekie. It began at the current site at 30 Munroe Street, and since then has had several renovations. The Doctors became a franchise and opened in Hastings, Palmerston North and nationally. The Doctors (Napier) Ltd now has four sites, The Doctors Napier, The Doctors Greenmeadows, EIT Health Centre & The Doctors Westshore.
The Doctors Greenmeadows opened in 2006 and underwent major renovations in 2014 and since grown in size and capability over the years, including the addition of a call centre.
In 2007 EIT Health Centre became a satellite clinic of The Doctors (Napier) Ltd. Most recently in 2016 The Doctors Westshore was added to it's list of clinics, taking over from Dr Craig who had provided 30 years of care to the Westshore community.
Book an appointment online
The online patient portal Manage My Health (MMH) is available at The Doctors Napier for all enrolled patients 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.