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Located at the top of Bureta Road, The Doctors Bureta, are a small friendly team who will work with you and your family to provide the best general practice medical care, advice and support that you may need. Each member of our expert medical professionals also has specialist interests ranging from children, women's and men's health, sports medicine, minor surgery, specialist ACC work and skin checks. We have a variety of nurses clinics including; diabetes, immunisation, wound clinic, biopsies, healthy lifestyle, care plus, asthma and flu.
Visit us 5 days a week for booked GP appointments from Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm.
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 - we are providing these through our drive-thru service. 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 07 576 7912 or 111 in an emergency.
Managing a Positive Result
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Many consults are virtual (phone or video), with some in person. Phone us 07 576 7912 to book and tell us if you have any Covid-19 symptoms. We will explain what to do when coming into the practice. Please wear a mask at all times.
Fees for Covid Care services from 13 February
Te Whatu Ora has introduced new funding and eligibility criteria for Covid Care which means many patients will need to now pay for these services. Talk with reception or go to this website to find out if you are eligible for free Covid Care. You can find out more about these changes on www.Unite.govt.nz. Let us know if you are concerned about these services or ability to pay. We are here to help and can discuss some options with you.
How to book
Download The Doctors App Today!
Video consults are a form of telehealth. Standard consult fees apply. Booking a video consult means you understand and agree to our Privacy, Consent and Terms
Phone consults are a form of telehealth. Standard consult fees apply. Booking a phone consult means you understand and agree to our Privacy, Consent and Terms
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 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@example.com including a copy of your suitable identification:
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.
Secure, confidential, fast and easy way to book appointments
While The Doctors is best experienced on the app, it can also be accessed online. You can use the above invite code to create an account online.
Monday - Friday 8am – 5pm for booked GP appointments
Closed weekends and all public holidays
For after hours care, please call us 07 576 7912 and you will be diverted to a nurse for medical advice. You can go to The Doctors Bayfair 42 Girven Rd, Mt Maunganui, open Monday - Friday 8am - 5.30pm and Saturday 8am-12pm. Closed Sunday and public holidays.
Accident & Healthcare, 19 Second Ave, Tauranga, is open until 9pm phone 07 577 0010
If you have a medical emergency, call 111
0-13 years $10.50
14+ years $26 (standard patients) or $16.50 (CSC).
Prices effective 1 July 2023
Read our Standard Payment Terms and Conditions here
0-13 years $10.50
14+ years $26 (standard patients) or $16.50 (CSC)
Prices effective 1 July 2023
The Cost of Health Care in New Zealand
Healthcare in New Zealand is a mixture of free and subsidised services, where patients pay a fee to cover some of the costs of providing healthcare services.
Free and subsidised care is only available to New Zealand residents, with exceptions in some cases for visitors from countries like the UK and Australia where New Zealand have reciprocal agreements. Ask our reception team if you think you may be entitled to a funded service for your visit or have any other questions on our fees.
Useful Information About Fees at The Doctors
Our practice will email or text your unique Medeor Pay by Link. It will give you access to view outstanding invoices on your account and flexible ways to pay. There may be a small transaction fee.
Megan is a Nurse Practitioner at The Doctors Bureta. She is an advanced nurse who can assess patients and prescribe medication. Megan works alongside our GPS to ensure holistic patient centered care and a team approach. Megan has a specialty area of diabetes and long-term condition management and enjoys women’s health. Outside of work Megan is married with three young adult children. She enjoys walking, biking and musical theatre.
BA, MBChB, Dib Obs, Dip Practical Dermatology, Dip Dermoscopy, FRNZCGP
Dr Gareth Blackshaw is a graduate of the University of Otago, with 44 years experience in general practice, care of the elderly and additional qualifications in skin cancer diagnosis and surgery. Gareth and his wife live in central Tauranga with 3 daughters in Wellington.
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We welcome your feedback and always strive to provide the best care and advice. Let us know how we did. If things didn't go the way you wanted there may be something we can do to help put it right.
The Health and Disability Commissioner (HDC) on 0800 112 233 or follow their process outlined by the HDC online. The HDC is an independent agency that promotes and protects the rights of those who use health and disability services
The National Health and Disability Advocacy Service and follow their process online.
07 576 7912
76 Bureta Road
Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm
Closed weekends and public holidays
For after hours care, phone us or go to The Doctors Bayfair, 42 Girven Rd, Mt Maunganui, Mon - Fri 8am - 5.30pm, Sat - Sun 8am - 12pm.
Closed 23 Dec - 7 Jan. Reopening 8 Jan.